Jinn

The Jinn are (according to arabic mythology) one of the three sentient creatures of God, besides humans and angels.  They have been described as a smokeless fire.  My version isn’t smokeless, nor firey, but rather a variation of classically portrayed Jinn (more commonly known in American culture as genies).  

Jinn, like humans, can be either good or evil, and contrary to popular belief, they actually have free will, and are not meant to be a wishing well for a fortunate human.  Thus I have portrayed this Jinn to be escaping his lamp prison on his own accord, mixing the Eastern and Western ideas of Jinn.

Here are a couple earlier depictions of Jinn-

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Hungarian stamp representing a jinni from the One Thousand and One Nights.

And here is the Western interpretation from the popular Disney film, Aladdin.

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As usual, my interpretation varies from both of these.  I thought a Jinn who had been imprisoned in a lamp and escaped would be scrawny and angry.  Here is my Photoshop-

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