I had a vision in my mind of the effects I wanted to created and how I wanted it to look. I think it actually kinda worked. Yippee!
Yes, in case you were wondering, my previous sentence was deliberately worded that way, for I am actually quite surprised this painting wasn't a disaster. I created this lotus flower only using images as a source of inspiration and then drew my own flower based on what I thought looks "noice" - so it is completely drawn free-hand. That always is a challenge for me. I'm just so relieved that the flower actually looks like a flower!]