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Anatomy of The Hulk by No-Sign-of-Sanity Anatomy of The Hulk by No-Sign-of-Sanity
I’ve been so busy lately that I totally forgot to post my final Marvel submission piece.

This one was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster ride for me in that it ended up in a piece that I really liked, but that I knew halfway thru would never be used by Marvel. Why you ask? Well I know you didn’t really ask, but it helps if you just play along…:sarcasticclap:

Okay, here’s the deal: I decided to do a take off of the old Leonardo Da Vinci drawing called “The Vitruvian Man” after thumbing thru an old college art history book while cleaning up my apartment. I thought it would be kickass to have Bruce Banner in the front just beginning to change, and have the Hulk behind him busting thru the geometric frames as though he couldn’t be contained within them. I was also being bombarded by a bunch of Leonardo retrospectives on the History Channel breaking down the book “The Da Vinci Code”, so I figured it must be fate right? Um… not quite.

Well, it seems that good old Joe Q (EIC at Marvel) must have been being watching the History Channel quite a bit himself because he personally did a version of the “Vitruvian Man” with Spider-Man as a promotional poster for this huge story arc called “Spider-Man: the Other”. As I was midway thru finishing my piece, I logged on to Marvel’s site to see what was new, and I was slapped in the face by a huge splash page of Joe Q’s version!!!

:jawdrop:

YOU GOTTA BE FUCKING KIDDING ME!!! :shakefist:

So with my spirit crushed, I limped thru the completion of my piece, with the knowledge that they’d never, ever, publish it. You can’t win ‘em all I guess, but… FUCK! What are the odds?

The text at the bottom of the page was adapted from “The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe”, and I tweaked and rewrote it to better suit my needs. For all of the unfortunate non-eagle-eyed-backwards-text-reading souls out there, the text at the bottom reads as follows:

“Anatomy of the Beast

Born as the result of a freak radioactive incident, the Hulk possesses the capacity for near limitless physical strength. The gamma radiation that mutated Dr. Robert Bruce Banner’s body, somehow fortified his cellular structure and added, from some as yet unknown source, over eight hundred pounds of bone marrow and tissue that comprises the core of this monstrosity christened “The Hulk”. In times of great stress, the Hulk’s adrenaline level escalates, causing a corresponding escalation in the beast’s strength. To date the Hulk has never apparently been provoked into demonstrating a maximum output of strength; hence, its upper limit has yet to be determined. God save us all should that day ever come…”

Oh yeah, I made the Hulk bald on purpose. It just makes sense to me that if the Hulk is the result of massive of amounts of gamma radiation, that it should cause his hair to fall out, since it’s a common occurrence for patients undergoing radiation therapy. See? It’s all scientific-al and shit.

Pencil rendering on Strathmore smooth surface paper, colored in Photoshop.

Edit: A desktop version for your computer can be found here :pointr: [link]

“The Hulk”, and “Bruce Banner” characters © Marvel Comics
This image of “The Hulk” and “Bruce Banner” © Walter O’Neal 2005.
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:iconballoonprincess:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Magnificent work!  :)
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:iconballoonprincess:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Magnificent work!  :)
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:iconcrisis-comics:
Crisis-Comics Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew Da Vinci was missing something.
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:iconkiki-mimi222222222:
kiki-mimi222222222 Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  New Deviant
it's cool!
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:iconthesilentvoice-arts:
TheSilentVoice-Arts Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Bald hulk is best hulk.
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:iconartmaster122:
ArtMaster122 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
GGuytyler's thing not mine just passing it around

WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!

Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up aSPECIALROOM to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.

Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death.

Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or imSORRY
(Sorry I have to) 
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:iconhiya19:
Hiya19 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God damn it! Not this Clarissa shit again!
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:iconartmaster122:
ArtMaster122 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
what are you talking about?
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:iconhiya19:
Hiya19 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the chain mail .-.
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:icondarkmoonmistblue:
DarkmoonMistBlue Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What the actual fuck. Was it really necessary to comment this here?
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:icondw13-comics:
DW13-COMICS Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
"RAAAAAGGGHH!! Why puny Banner wear Fig-Leaf?!" ;p
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:iconsolar05:
Solar05 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
C'EST L'HOMME DE VITRUVE !!!
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:iconsanmasola:
Sanmasola Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  New Deviant
foxey23 you made me laugh there
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:iconfoxey23:
foxey23 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
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sarcastic-overlord Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
This is amazing!!

I also like the Hulk is busting through the circle & the pieces are flying everywhere!! XD
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:iconazabachesilver:
AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, bad luck. At least great minds think alike?
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:iconmalkavianamerican:
MalkavianAmerican Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
His dick is a man, whose dick is a leaf.
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:iconhonedgethief:
HonedgeThief Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks amazing. Dang shame about the coincidence, though.
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:iconkaaslave:
kaaslave Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
Awesome piece.

And radiation sickness or not, the Hulk heals like a motherfucker. :D
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:iconsaradthemonkey:
SaradTheMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Now that's what I call ''fuck the rules''!
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:iconinvaderskull1995:
Invaderskull1995 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always wondered,When Bruce turns into the Hulk,would his bones reshape?
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:iconno-sign-of-sanity:
No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
They would have to because he gets taller during the transformation. ;)
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:iconinvaderskull1995:
Invaderskull1995 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm,Good point.
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domenik15 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Please contact me, domenik.peterson@asu.edu I want to make a shirt out of this.
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:iconperunakukuna:
PerunaKukuna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job :D
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:iconnighteba:
Nighteba Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bra-vo! 

Da Vinci would be proud!!
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:iconilovedonaldtrump:
ilovedonaldtrump Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Marvelous. Geddit? Spammer Spammer 
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:iconjonsukka:
Jonsukka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how Hulk brakes the circle. ^^
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:icondavian714:
Davian714 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have an idea as to why Banner is so upset...
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:icondarkmoonmistblue:
DarkmoonMistBlue Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Same....
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:iconceilibeag:
Ceilibeag Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
You and I are on the same wavelength.  Someone better warn domenik15 before he starts printing this out on tee-shirts.  ;-)
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:iconsaradthemonkey:
SaradTheMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I want this as a t-shirt!
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:iconmrapplegate:
MrApplegate Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah! Missionary!
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:iconstufferoflegends:
StufferofLegends Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Insane! I don't know if I will ever reach your niveau of artistic prowess, but this piece of art sure isnpires me to at least try!
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:iconimadmagician:
imadmagician Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Absolutely marvelous work you did (and it seems you put a great deal of effort in it), and it's simply that great minds think alike, do not feel bad in the least about this incident (maybe Marvel went back in time after stealing your idea in the present? XD). Though your idea of the hulk "bursting outside" the 2D boundaries is different from Joe's one, and you didn't copy it =)
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:iconteslaeffect:
TeslaEffect Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When you drop the soap in a public shower. 
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Bloodybookraven Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Solution: just get down on all fours. Keep your head down.
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JahDenDraww Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Nice idea and good job :D
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TimeLordJikan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDDD Made my day
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NekoHime07 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nive
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coherent-incoherents Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015   General Artist
I think this is brilliant. And lulz at the rape comments :lmao: But daymn I wish I posessed your skillz Worship 
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:iconlymati:
Lymati Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like he's rapping that guy or what?
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JUNGDRAW Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool drawing . u going to sumbit this piece to marvel.  ru trying to get in as cover artist or penciller?
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:iconxaithas1:
xaithas1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
By the look on his face, this is what happens when you try to fit a square peg into a circular hole.

Squaring the circle. Not even once.
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AC-MONEY Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so unique and awesome!
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:icondomenik15:
domenik15 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
so freaking awesome!!
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Brobyster Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I guess he's raping the guy in front.
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:iconlvembarts:
LVembArts Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Rape
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:iconjustmecoconut:
Justmecoconut Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you can't win them all but this would absolutely would made it:) (Smile). But it didn't because someone beat you to the punch line, now just like the hulk strength this pieces upper limit of fan +fav may never be nowNo, I disagree!. Keep working hard for you have talent.
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manalangmitra Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow just wow.
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