I painted this mini for a contest last summer, not long after the miniature was released. I attempted to give it as much of a lizardman theme as I could, especially with the base. I did a lot of searching around on the web for cockatrice images, and was led to many Mayan sites.
There were some that had a more muted set of colors, but the majority had the wild scheme that you see here. Besides, it did fit my very colorful army quite well!
Now for the images:
It was not always easy to get all of the transitions to go as desired, given the extreme contrast of the colors. The mini was a fun challenge, however!