The lotus is your thing far as I'm concerned. Kudos on the drawing by the way, you've gotten so much better with faces/bodies. The eyes get me every time, they have a sense of complacency, not a care in the world.
Your line quality is delicious :9 I'm really digging the silhouette of the mech design. I wished it popped out from the portrait a little more, somehow. Maybe preventing the lines of the portrait from coming in full contact with the the thicker silhouette line art on the mech--giving the mech a bit of a subtle boarder to help separate it from the portrait? Then again, if you're going to color it, that will help distinguish the two forms from one another by itself, I'm sure :]! Looks gorgeous <3!
Yeah you're definitely right on the confusion. I tried giving a heavier line and fixing tangents around the main figure, but it still just looked a bit too jumbly. Its hard finding a good balance. I'm laying down a base coat color option to see if I have it in me to color it. Some atmospheric perspective can sort it all out if all else fails.