The first element that comes to the eye is the use of colors. Bright red and blue that clash together, along with the texture giving a neat impression of fire and water dancing. The contrast of orange and blue on the blue macaw produces a feeling of harmony as well.
The glare you depict both birds with may seem, indeed, quite creepy. The subtle feather lines above their eyes gives them an angry expression that could at first appear unsettling, but if one looks with enough imagination, the birds looking at something outside of our point of view, appear to be determined. Ready to take their flight. Hence a suggestion of why this unusual pose rather than another: a last comforting accolade before some great act, as suggested by the title?
As for the technique, the effect of crumpled paper is nicely done, and gives off the impression of a collage rather than a drawing. Quite an usual but imaginative way to paint birds, which are usually associated with fluffy feathers and softness, rather than harsh-looking material.
Bref, this painting has so many unusual elements in both technique and topic, and thus earns points in imagination, although some might even relate it to "horror art" due to the uncomfortable-looking glare of the birds and the confusing background.