My jaw dropped when I saw the thumbnail in my messages. And now...I can't stop staring! Your ACEOs are always awesome, but man! This one is off-the-charts awesome!! Great composition. ACEOs may not have a lot of space to work on, but you use the available space perfectly!
I was a bit sad about the bad scan that I couldn't fix but your comment makes me happy! Maybe this starts to look better also in my eyes when I don't have the original version to compare with it anymore...
I just love it! :3 You did an amazing job! He looks so sweet in your style. I really like how you drew his mane. Most people forget to draw the hairs falling on his shoulders but you did.^.^ The ears are also very sweet, i wanna touch them right now xD Pose and anatomy are well done, too. The wings have such an dynamic pose. It's seems like you can feel the fresh air and the wind :3 Only things i have to metioned is that he's red eyes not brown eyey. But it doesn't matter. You had no ref sheet and did a great job with his design. And i love the colors of the background. I don't know what to say, i'm so happy about this sweet card ^///^
He was really nice creature to draw - especially those cute ears! I also enjoyed coloring those bright green stripes - they were challenging in this small scale (and I like challenges). His eyes actually are red in my drawing but evil scanner changed them brownish... luckily you will get the original version; colors are better there. ^^ I send you the original today so it should arrive to you at the beginning of next week.