It's a bit tough to make gold and black original, but your item choices are good. That cloak along with the hair makes you look short and stubby—which is cute whee I also love that mischievous facial expression and the shine on the nose. It adds a lot.
The only thing breaking the balance are the stockings. It's too detailed while everything else is a solid black. But if you don't want to get rid of it, maybe Seracila Pendant's Laocoon stocking would help? I'm not sure.
Not a big fan of the whole scene style avi. I do like i how you vertically split the light and dark of the scene. 8/10.
If I remember correctly, you have always done monochromatic avis. In particular shades of grey. But it has been almost a year since I have logged onto gaia.
the cream is balanced throughout the avi, but i feel like the other colors aren't as balanced.
from neck down, I believe is a pretty good start and looks pretty~
but maybe replace your animal legs with some stockings or other items to balance the colors?
It's my first time to rate a non-human avi, if you know what I mean. But then, it looks quite interesting esp. that you put the colorful stuff in the center serving as focal point of attention. It looks well done but I think something is really missing and I can't put my finger on it. 9/10
Thank you so much for your kind words. Love shall find you one day heart