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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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Nighteba Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Da Vinci would be proud!!
ilovedonaldtrump Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
Marvelous. Geddit? Spammer Spammer 
Jonsukka Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how Hulk brakes the circle. ^^
Davian714 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have an idea as to why Banner is so upset...
SaradTheMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I want this as a t-shirt!
MrApplegate Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah! Missionary!
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!
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 =)
TeslaEffect Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When you drop the soap in a public shower. 
JahDenDraww Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  New Deviant
Nice idea and good job :D
TimeLordJikan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDDD Made my day
NekoHime07 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 
Lymati Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like he's rapping that guy or what?
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?
xaithas1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  New Deviant 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.
AC-MONEY Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so unique and awesome!
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
coherent-incoherents Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015   General Artist
You are doing it wrong. lol
coherent-incoherents Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015   General Artist
I did not just see that.
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
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