While searching through a drawer of old sketches I found this oddity on a piece of tracing paper (a common method of transferring a sketch to art board). The image is odd because it’s substantially more of the figure than was seen in the final card image.
I suspect this is because I drew the whole figure and then placed the image within the boundaries of the card image, repositioning it until I got a balance of dynamism and seeing as much of the figure as possible.
Well, that’s my guess anyway. It was painted eight years ago so things aren’t exactly crystal clear…
I can’t help but hear “HULK SMASH!” when I see it.