Awesome! It's more like an epic film cover to a really bad old scary movie .... Supposely that MLP FiM episode but with more RED TEXT(!!FUCKYEAH RED TEXT!!) (preferably bloody or something fitting ^^ (bloody isn't fitting... silly brain ._.) )
Some examples can be found and adored here: [link] ^^
Well, it's just a joke in the fandom. Just like how Fluttershy always wishes to be a tree.. then again she did get to be a tree in Hurricane Fluttershy. So there's no need to get annoyed with this association, if you do, you should get annoyed with other nicknames. Like Sweetie Belle being a dictionary. It's just a joke. :V
I do get annoyed with other nicknames it's just that well... I just feel sorry for Scoots for everything leading up to now. Stories leading to her being an orphan, having flying problems it's just not right... I just hope I don't look like a jerk now...
Very cool work on this, man! It does look kinda like a comic book cover- sorta reminds me of "Ultimate Spider-Man" #22 - [link] --- "...So, she looks over to her husband, then sets it back down in her lap and says, 'Honey, this one's eating my popcorn.'"- Agent K ("Men in Black", 1997)
I don't know. For me this red looks more like color of some refreshing drink rather than of intimidating, pertrifying eyes - it's too neon, too bright. It just doesn't work for me. Maybe with higher contrast/saturation... (Also, unshaded Fluttershy stands out from carefully shaded cockatrice - CMC are smaller, cuddled together and are bundle of small details, so you don't see that so much - Flutters is basically two patches of flat colors). (It was supposed to be constructive critique, and I hope it was helpful rather than offending you or something.)
Dude, everyone looks simply terrified in its eyes. And speaking of its eyes, holy moly! Look at the way those red eyes glow! The way it shines out onto its beal is sheer epicness in detail! One brow raised higher than the other so the eye can fit a larger character, very clever on your part I will say. ^^ His teeth are so sharp, that's what should give away to all the people that think this is Gilda that it's not. Only the cockatrice had teeth in that beak, which only provides to the creepy creature. It's awesome that you love it so much to do such epic art of it. XD