I must say, This is a very good drawing. The colors and shades are in place, the idea is pretty classic, and I pretty much love the lantern's glow. Although I wonder why it's a lantern, and not moonlight, I like the originality. What I also like about this drawing, is how you added the glowing eyes in the background. It puts a great effect on this piece, by letting people wonder what is back there. What could've made it slightly better, would've been if you added more pairs of eyes to the shadows. However, I still believe it's a good touch.
Thank you very much for your input! Honestly, I went back and forth between putting multiple pairs of eyes or just one, although I can't really remember my reasoning for sticking with this one. Nice to hear a contrasting opinion on it though. :3 And why is it a lantern? Because I like lanterns. XD Thank you again for the critique (I always get happy seeing one pop up in my inbox)!