One of the thumbnails i liked shows an almost 'animated' effect of the monk in 1,2,3 poses, but this may have been a bit too complex visually - so we ended up going for the nice bold flying pose in the end. This made the monk iconic a bit more central to the illo, but I also tried to keep the sense of a moment frozen in the middle of an awesome attack. I wanted the viewer to get the impression that he had already taken out the other samurai, spun around and taken another before even hitting the ground ....
hope that comes across anyway haha
kicking arse and taking names
the ol' 1 2 3
surprise, airborne arrow stab attack!
same thing with alternative FG samurai being pwnt
and paint it!