I am so useless lately. This was waiting for me when I returned from my trip to NYC, and I have been meaning to note you about it for a whole WEEK!
'tis even more handsome in person. I really like what you did with the background, a forest environ is so fitting for him. And I very much enjoy the warm autumn colors in the background as they contrast to the 'cool' figure. You did a wonderful job with his markings, and the wings, as usual, are magnificent.
I do not know the character or this kind of monster-OCs (is there a word for it?), but I really love your art. It makes them look REAL. Well, maybe I should avoid a meeting with this one, but I would love to walk through this autumn forest ... the colours are beautiful. And I would love it, too, to touch the fur and the feathers ... it looks so smooth.