I'm here on behalf of because your piece was in the group's critique requested folder.
I like how you have the dragon in a dark light to show hesitancy or maybe curiosity when he saw the girl. And just beyond that, you could see the ocean, which adds beauty to this piece.
The trees and it's roots adds mystery and age and you get this feeling and you'd wonder 'how long has this dragon been here?' And that bridge you drew there like the girl just crossed uncharted waters.
Overall, I'd say you have done a great job. Your lighting is good, your use of shade is good. Great job!
I think this is my favorite piece so far. A lot of dragon art is all.. LOOK A DRAGON. This is more.. a lovely forest and a lovely dragon. It's more harmonious, more natural then striking. It is a calmer more relaxing type of awe. If that makes any sense. I'd love to see you continue in this vein, maybe make pieces that are calm, and maybe you don't even see the dragon at first, it's just there. Dragons don't always get to strike a pose after all. I also feel like the trees should fade a bit more, it's sort of too bright in the forest... you have all those thick branches and it makes my mind wonder where the light is coming from, but it doesn't seem too bad, becuase there is a lightsource at the end of the path.
I LOVE THIS!! I particularly like your trees--not only are they beautifully rendered, but they also look unique. Most people put all the uniqueness into the creature, but you had some left over for the trees--which also match the style of the creature. Bravo!