I always like these kinds of black, lizard-like beasts, and yours is very well executed. Things that I especially like are the snout and the anatomy of the limbs, but what made this character special was the story that came with it. It made me curious about your lockjaws.
This picture is amazing, and I like the story behind it very much. The background and pose just perfectly fit the description, and he really has that quietness and loner-aura around him.
How did you color it, colored pencils?
Oooh, awesome! Hehehe, the background makes meh think PIRATEY. ARR! His tattoo's great (I always wondered how tattoos would show up on such a DARK surface, do they use special inks or are those natural markings?), and the fact that he's wearing relatively normal pants is kind of a funny contrast. XD His wingiethingies are cool, too.