Bonus challenge accepted: this is an undead dragon, except it's also an undead eastern dragon.
Much much better!
I actually had a version with a darker BG, but I didn't know if single-color backgrounds were permitted here after all. Thanks for the advice, I've uploaded that one now.
imo a dark background would make your piece stand out, as it is it kind of "blends in" and doesn't do your skill justice :)