So, this afternoon I sat at my desk determined to give it another go. I ended up taking one of my usual approaches which is to turn a pattern into a flower. This is about 4 sankegg "jets" rotated and layered over each other, along with the next set of long triangles in the pattern coming out from each point. That probably doesn't make much sense, but I've included a little diagram below. The second set of triangles remain uncapped so I can use them for the seeds. Just a lazy bit of shading with a greylead.
Here it is, my sankegg Dandelion. I don't love it, but I don't hate it. That's about it.