I dont know what caused this, but it wasn't really there for any other reason than for me to get myself together artistically, since my drawing's been a bit all over the place recently. Hopefully I'll be a little more sane now
rw:u got that right and the background is not a fail to me and in fact i feel that way every time i ride my bike i could almost feel like i am growing and flying with my wings literaly and i love the wolf pic.
It's a really nice piece. I love the wings. It's a pity that particular patch of fur on the shoulder is distracting from the overall piece. My eyes keep drifting there. Perhaps toning down the color in a future piece would do the trick.
Great job on he feathers, paws and hooves. the fur on the torso, legs and tail is specially well managed, and the glow of the sun on the border looks fantastic. I don't think the background is a fail. Overly detailed background would pull us out of the central focus of the piece, so I find the hazy, blurry feeling to it does the trick.