A great illustration should always have a great story attached, even if it’s only in the background.
I love telling the story subtly and letting the viewer piece it together a little at a time. In this case, a thirsty little dino has traveled far in a barren wasteland before finally finding a decent watering hole, and boy is he thirsty! And there is even some juicy looking fruit on the other side! Could it be a mirage?