Approx. 36 hours total (Used Paint tool Sai and Photoshop)
~~~~The sun resembles the " blistering heat" and the swirling of the sun symbolizes the "hallucinations" Pi had gone through. Hallucinations are in the mind itself, which is why that part of the illustration is between the eyes. Most of this illustration was done unintentionally.
Overall, It was worth a shot to illustrate it. Hope you all enjoy!