The Blue Lotus Picture

This was actually supposed to be a smaller project, drawing only what's now visible on my banner in my profile on facebook. It turned out to be harder than I thought, and when I achieved something passable, I figured I should draw the rest of it. Now I love this drawing! What she's holding is an enormous blue lotus. Blue lotuses are blooms from the Tree of Life along with papyrus blossoms and the tree of life is said to be guarded by sphinxes in many versions of mythology including the judeo-christian one. Cheribum guard the tree of life in the bible and there is a significant link to Cheribum and the Sphinx. Who knew!
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