This image is brilliant. The colours are almost perfect, the mood you've created is amazing. The forms have that quirky, fantastical feel that I'd expect from a game like Morrowind.
The narrative you've created around a very unusual creature-pet in an unusual landscape with no visible owner is great.
There's an issue with the composition, however. The large, central rock formation divides the image into two halves. In the left half we have the pet, and on the right we have a cliff with some unexplained light on the rock. The issue is that as we look at the pet in the cage on the left side, our eye is drawn quite strongly by the contrast between the small patch of red light and expanse of black rock on the right side of the image. It feels almost uncomfortable to look at the pet; the eye is constantly being tugged rightwards. The small holes in that central rock structure also draw our attention away from the pet due to their very high contrast. I would be tempted to put some of those distant mountains behind the structure to reduce the contrast between the dark rock and the holes in this rock. Obviously no composition can ever be perfect, but these small changes would, I feel, benefit this image.
Another (small) issue is those areas of quite vivid blue that can be seen through the lower holes in that central rock form. They seem somewhat out of place.
The work “A Strange New Pet” is definitely peculiar, but the forms are still very pleasing to the eye. A good composition guides the viewer on a trip around the environment the artist have created.
When I saw this picture, a spiral mountain in the center sucked my eyes right in, and by studying the mountain, my eyes are then lured to a petish pandapus creature dangling below a crane.
I zoomed in with curiosity to investigate some details, and no doubt the colors used in the shadows, as well as the dynamic flow of positive and negative space created by some interesting holes in the mountain, are very well chosen.
Although the structure is very intriguing, there is one object in the overall composition that I find unnecessary.
I believe that the mountain of the right side can be omitted, or, even better, casted into the background by some fog. It is acting as a distraction from the main subject and it blocks off the open sky on the right.
Depending what kind of effect the artist would like to express, blending the mountain on the right with the sky would give the painting a more generous feel.
Over all the image is, indubitably, simply awesome.