Faszinating xD This pictire is all about light, shadows and expression. The lacking of color deepens the light/shadow effect and makes it, together with the pose/expressions, stand out much more.
Not much yo say about the dtagoness xD you always draw them greatly, no exception this time^^ Your currently taking huge leaps in expression and poses, body language in short^^ Cuddled up in her corner, whide eyed, tail curled around herself and backing away of the magical light... It perfectly shows that she is scared . Even withou the title and your description it would be clear that this fear is not just normal fear but much more xD
Once again your lughting is great and the shadows are too^^ The outstanding part of it in this artwork.iny opinion is the play of light and shadows on the dragobess's face and body^^ it makes the who scene even deper and more realistic^^ her face, fightfully illuminated by light but the rest alreafy starting to hide herself. Her back nearly melts together with the darknesd, hiding her perfectly, which is what she trus to do afterall ^^ I can even se the light playing in her eyes^^ they are so detailed^^ I love it^^