A quite nice, simple design. I'd rather like a painted shield of a similar design mounted on a wall in my house but maybe that's just my sense of style and it's probably the cartoonish use of line and curves.
There are a few little things that stand out to me as needing some improvement for example I'm not too sure about the lines coming off of the snake, is it on fire? Is it hairy? I'm not sure what you were aiming for with that one. If it's meant to be on fire I would always stay away from showing something on fire in all black. It just doesn't give that sense of light that is really needed even in a cartoon. Either flames in silhouette or the object not both, this may just be me.
Another thing is the yellow of the flowers don't stand out very well again the green of the shield. Maybe a different colour scheme would have been better (I'm aware that there is an orange version that you have also uploaded). In that area the vines that the flowers are on also look a little thick.
And Finally the boat on the right. I really think that it isn't needed at all in the piece and it really is taking things just that bit too far into the minimalistic, cartoon design side of things. It looks like the boat on the picture in The Simpsons. I get the impression that you put it there so that it was clear that the waves are indeed waves, this would be clear without the boat.
All in all it's not a bad piece I just feel that the little details were either under thought or were added when they simple weren't needed.
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