Your creature here made me think immediately of Leto II from Frank Herbert's God Emperor of Dune. 90% Sandworm, 10% prescient Machiavellian.
Well said. It's good to hear an artist reflecting over this issue. That being said, I think most of the pieces you post from your sketchbook are absolutely amazing and most of them very original. Keep it up, man, and try not to feel bad about selling stuff you don't appreciate 100%, I'm sure someone else (hopefully the buyer) actually does.
I never sell anything I don't appreciate 100%
I fucking love this piece.