The "Winter" is interesting artwork in traditional style. This decorative plot very laconical and colorful. Prettyquaint character. Picture can be used as a book illustration if bear in mind a compositional shortfails.
1 - Character is not interacted with onlooker. He is very strong shifted down and left. He just falled because his pikestaff, arms and tail formed a optical lines, getting out from the onlooker. Supporsing one of optical line going perpendicular or with other pith, (for example - a pikestaff) character can be interacted with onlooker.
2 - As always great texturing and clean linework. I wanna say only what character can be drawn with other paint. Other tint of a dark blue. I can be suggested blue-verdant tint. This colour scheme can be tear character away from the background and then light from the candie would be logical.