wow that's so beautiful! i think the grainy-ness adds a nice effect, makes it look older. The dragon looks mighty good there and i love the way you painted the sky with the stars and clouds. The details are very nice too like the cracks in the dragons wings..
..only thing that kinda looks off is the birds, they look a little unfinished.. but the rest of the picture is very good and the attention goes to the dragon anyway!
WOW! I love this. This is awsome. I love the colors and the dragon is 100% " tight" Although I think this should have been a wallpaper, enenthough it was not I made it so It was a wallpaper. I think there are to many stars, but they look good. I think what It could have used is a shooting star. Anyways this is awsome work and I would love to see more things such as this, just because of this peice I'm going to put you on me DevWatch!
That's just fantasmal... pretend it's a word *sigh* wish I were a bit (understatement, bigtime) more visual, it would be rather lovely (again, understatement) to be as talented as you! Gorgeous work, bravo!
I don't mind the noise at all, it makes it looks sort of pointilist. Unfortunately, I must agree about the birds being flat; they should at least be a little darker, methinks, to be in there. I wouldn't remove them completely, though, 'cause they center out the piece nicely (not just one thing in the middle and a casual balance all around.)
I'm afraid I've seen just too many dragons to be impressed by them very much anymore, but I do so love that sky more than words can say!