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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!!!



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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domenik15 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
so freaking awesome!!
Brobyster Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I guess he's raping the guy in front.
LVembArts Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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.
manalangmitra Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow just wow.
jrock03187 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
This piece is badass! I'm a big fan of hulk and would love to have this in poster size. Would it be possible to get your permission to blow this up to hang in my hulk room! My e-mail is, I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully having this great piece in my collection!!!!
OnlyAifos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Surprise buttsecks?
039520 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
OnlyAifos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
039520 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
only a year and a half past since that reply xD
OnlyAifos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
00greenhead00 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is awesome!!!
dreamyraynbo Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Awesome. Would seriously love to get this as a tshirt. Any chance of you putting it on Redbubble or Cafe Press or something?
Apokalypse03 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I want to buy this. Selling any prints?
wnter06 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
hulk anger!!!!
Quinn-S-Art Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so amazing i did a sentry piece inspire by this piece :)
TecComics Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
this artwork is....incredible!!!!!
No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I see what you did there... ;)

LittleShaolin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great piece of homage on so many levels! Keep working man.
Woody1881 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Sorry dude didn't read enough of your write up!
To busy looking at the drawing
Woody1881 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Awesome dude
What does your text say underneath
Woody1881 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Awesome drawing dude , what does your text say underneath
Seeb-san Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Kimsuyeong81 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Perfect. !!!
HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
This is really cool (but it looks like Hulk is having his way with Bruce)!
KBMG Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
im obsessed with this! wayy too awesome
liljonkillah Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
the leaf!! loooooooool!!!!
kengen83 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
woo,nice :>
jcciccio Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Galaxy-Station Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how does this NOT have a dd
RocknRolla1313 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Great concept! Very nicely done, my friend.
drew97 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
for some reason, my butt started to hurt after seeing thing picture o.o
Crimson-Crawler Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome man!Me and my dad love it.
Wilyum101 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Awesome !
aaay44 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Peoples hair doen't always fall out...My uncle had some very potent radiation and he didn't lose his hair
QKMASTER Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Bubbers123 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is the most awesome piece ever dude
Aman-About-Town Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
I love this piece so much! Da Vinci was my hero as a kid! Your rendering and anatomy are just gorgeous! (Though, now that I've read the surprise buttsechs comment, I can't unsee it... )
barksodaverne Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I love how you thought of many details, such as the fact that the hulk "busting thru the geometric frames as though he couldn’t be contained within them" or his being bald, which make perfect sense!
the rendering is just perfectly smart!!
good job!
alexanderhm77 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
cool man!! :w00t!:
isaic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Its realy inspayering
isaic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Its realy inspiring
HeyitsGoku1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Artist
My god this is fantastic :D
Chamillion12345 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really good piece of art, although it seems as if bruce is getting raped by the hulk :P
ferrignofan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mad-Mountain Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Saw this on pinterest first and followed all the sub links back to here. This has to be one of my favorite Hulks ever. Great job.
KarolSzaman3 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student
LuthienSsinOloth Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
From my husband; This is a masterpiece for marvel :)
You should suggest that to MARVEL!
Photopops Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I saw this featured on (not a plug), jumped right on over here to add you to my list and add this to my favs.
thoughtcracks Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stumbled across this on memebase just now and it led to browsing your gallery, and you sir are amazing!
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