Interesting story behind the portrait, and how it formed your name. As for the image, it's interesting how the picture focuses on the lizards too, and of your face we see only the smile, like a divine entity casting down his light from above, unto a world where smaller creatures thrive. Less symbolically: you become like a background, and they the focus.
At first I was going to say something witty about how they're... maybe after the chip on your shoulder (not that you have a chip on your shoulder, it just seemed witty)? It's a nice portrait, with warm and natural colors (skin tone isn't always all natural, but it feels like it reflects the lizard tone somehow; looks good that way), and a cozy pastel texture to eternalize and add dimension. Nice work!
I love the layers of depth in this piece. the chalk gives it a great texture, almost making your art look like it is made from folded paper! I especially love how crisp your edges are and the strong color contrast between the foreground and the background.
the only critique I can think of is some of the shading on the neck looks slightly off.
Side note: your WIP is not a public link. you might want to fix that.
Oops, I'll fix that
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