This is an image I made for Verve magazine India for an article about Tamil Love poetry. Scroll down to see details, roughs & reference images.
Rough draft of final illustration (The client requested I change the figure from a Western, thin model to a softer more rounded Indian figure):
Final Illustration - 1st submission (revised as you see above):
Rough sketch 1 (based on an image of the Hindu god of love, Kamadeva):
Rough sketch 2:
A few images I used as references: