"Thep Kinnaree" completed. This has been one of those pieces where you like it one moment and go away for a few and come back and you find something that you don't like about. I got tired of going back and forth. Last time this happened was with "Crimson Wings". I started out really liking the line art and the idea, but as the time went by, I grew tired of it before I could complete it. Something is just 'not right' about the shades of red/orange backlit on the monitor screen... I'm thinking that this one is a similar situation. Maybe I will like the printed version better. (Or else, I can always paint a different color version if it doesn't stop bothering me. lol)
All troubles aside, I do like making fantasy art with Buddhist flair. I do like drawing lotus flowers. Many of the deities are actually quite suited for fantasy work with wings, multiple pairs of arms, ornate decorations, flowing clothes, etc. I played with the clouds on this picture with the typical styling that we see in Tibetan Buddhist thangkas of the round swirly shapes.