Aww, this is a lovely picture! It's a mix of cuteness, elegance and light, I just love it! First I love the bright colours. The yellow scales seem to shine themself, and the lights are very well done, it's just like as it were flying in the sun light. Oh, yeah, and that fluffy crest! And I love his cheerful expression.
Why lame? He doesn't look lame, indeed, this is a great pose, looking at him I could think he has just taken flight, it's dynamic, the effect of movement is well made.
Briefly: IT'S AAMAAAAAAAZIIIIIIIIIING!!!
I don't know how to thank you for this beautiful picture!!
My part could be done in the next days, not much time, I hope it's OK.
I'm total curious about how Soorn will look in your style <img title="La la la la" height="19" width="19" /> but... don't you want to draw that contest entry (you told me about) first?