I appreciate the use of space, and the human arm/hand quality of the snake - very nice!
Great use of color! I think its an ostrich or emu - birds love shiny objects, and I wouldn't mind that one, myself!
Nice creature; nice composition!
Colors, placement, character-- all add up to one shining ;) example of a pretty cool illo.I LOVE the gem (I think I would like to have one just like it ;) )