Kinsei: Your sun is progressing nicely! I really like the latest additions. The clouds really accent the sun. One thing, though, while I like how it looks with the red sky and black clouds, it gives the whole thing a very dark and ominous atmosphere. If you wanna go with that, it's obviously your choice as the artist, and like I said, it looks badass, but you may consider also trying different tones and atmospheres just to see what you like better.
Also, yeah, the whimsical clouds probably would not have fit. Strangely enough, that was what I wanted to do with mine originally, but now, I don't think so. The overall tone and style of mine has changed alot from my original intent.