The two main critiques I have for this piece are: one, the contrast isn't really enough to give emphasis or motion to the piece, ans two the black outlines for the leaves in the background also distract from the dragon in the foreground. The line work on the dragon is nice a clean while the lettering and leaves are thicker and messier. My advice would be to try a pallets with a bit more variation in the levels of saturation allowing for greater contrast and to use a less dominating color for your lines in the background, like a brown or red. Dare to be bold with your shading and contrast on the foreground, but keep your pallet unified. Hope this is helpful to you, and if you have any questions feel free to ask. Nice work and keep at it.
A dragon of the autumn sweet. I can see this reflected quite nicely in the color pallet with it red orange yellows and browns. I also notice that in the frills and fins of this dragon that the look to me reflects that of sugar maple leaves in shape somewhat, and as such nicely done.