This is kind of one of those commissions that I let sit unfinished too long, and it got "stale" to me. It happens, but despite that feeling, I'm pretty happy with how it came out. Honestly, I think the steam makes the picture--it would look a lot worse without it in my opinion. I also did a dumb idea with the throat, trying to do a semi-isometric view on it, and I feel I failed. Oh well.
I was just trying to avoid the norm.
But I'm rambling. Enjoy the picture. It might be the last one you see from me for a little while, since I'm going to be going on spring break, and switching to my new computer while I'm at it, and without an external hard drive, that may take awhile...