I see you have participated in the contest as well as some of my good friends here, but you did something interesting and changed it up with some color. Did you want to be different or make noticed? I think it works either way, and I always like color inside art more than the normal or simple black and white. I think this one here is a good submission for the contest, and even tho that has ended, I do wish you luck on future contest and endeavors as this one here is good work and has a lot of good things going on. I like the recreation of the main character and the props you've done as well. The faded background, almost like a page background, is a nice touch and adds something to it even more. I do wish you'd elimate the white space you have going on here, maybe crop it out more to have less white space and closer to the background. all and all a good submission and entry for a contest.
~~THINGS TO IMPROVE ON~~
Get rid of the white space by cropping it out