Now I bring that up because you've definitely changed things up here; not only is this "avianized" dragon not made so to make it more "relatable" when an artist could use the strengths of a reptilian design to still make something relatable, but it still has *plenty* of a serpentine aura about it that I think a lot of dragon designs, particularly on dA, lack to large degrees in favor of the "scaly wolves with bird wings and mohawks" design (not to disparage those who go for that design, it's just not my cup of tea). The choice to use a very serpentine body plan and slinking pose overlaid with well-integrated feathers makes for a rather visual interesting design in this case, showing what a truly chimeric dragon design ought to look like while also showing that feathers doesn't mean the dragon can't seem vicious, nor that they mean the dragon can't still come off as perfectly draconic.
To put it shortly, outside of Eastern and South American mythology, this is the first feather-dragon I've seen that I can totally get behind.
I want one, please^^
Powerful piece of work.