From prelimenary sketch to painting this one took an insanely long time to make. I blame the hedge maze. As has been pointed out (by many, many, people) yes, that is indeed a MALE peacock head on a female body. Colorwise it worked out much better than a peahen head (which are brown) but concept-wise it worked as well. I think if a peacock had its choice of what kind of body it would want it would pick a female one. This also continues on the Bi theme I was going for with this series. So there you have it; the first transsexual peacock.