OHMAIGAWD THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING DRAWING I HAVE SERIOUSLY EVER SEEEEEN!! THE DETAIL IN THE WATER AND THE WINGS AND THE SHADING IS JUST SPECTACULAR!! YOU'VE IMPROVED MORE THAN ANYONE IN THE WOOORRRLLDD!!
OHHH MYYYY GOOOOOD WHEN I SAW THIS, I LITERALLY GASPED AND FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR NOT EVEN KIDDING SHE LOOKS SO CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND HAPPY AND FREEE OMG I LOVE THIS SO MUCH AHSFGDAFUYHGB I CANT EXPRESS MY LOVE FOR THIS DRAWING ;W; THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
This looks stunning. Great pose and expression with splashing and motion blur to creative movement. The lighting adds dynamic appeal. I also like how you've experimented using textures for the sand. Lastly, I like the convex appearance you've drawn it in.
At first, I genuinely thought this was for the improvement meme. But carry the details from this into your contest entry and I think you'd do well.