A while ago, a friend asked me to help him out with an Egyptian-themed band project. The idea was to get a bunch of different arty people to submit a piece each to follow along with the solar barge myth, and then they’d be collated into a printed booklet to coincide with the CD release, or something? My memory is pretty bad. We were given a lot of freedom and it turned out to be quite interesting! I got the part of the myth where Apep/Apophis appears and tries to swallow the sun, I think? Anyway it was kind of embarrassing to be included in the booklet when there were all these artists who were ridiculously talented. I mean I like how much I’ve improved personally, but at the same time I definitely do not think I am at a level where I can call myself an ‘intermediate’ artist, I’m still amateur at best when you look at the kind of work I’m doing and take a step back to look at the wide range of skill/talent in the art world. And that’s all right! I’m cool with that. It just means I have a long way to go. It also means that I feel a wee bit uncomfortable if I’m asked to do anything that sets me up against advanced artists, but it was still a good opportunity to try something more similar to the art projects I did back in high school though. At first I decided to try creating a piece done in Thai traditional style to depict the Egyptian myth, since the way Thai art depicts Nagas is pretty fun, but then I decided that I wanted to play with texture and composition more. So this was the final result.