Finished in about 4-6 hours in late June 2013, I always liked how I had his hand there.
He is twirling his cigarette, which is why the smoke is coming from the end pointed towards him.
The “screenprinted” version was made in a freak accident involving blending modes. The original version (the 2ndpicture) shows all of the lineart.
Since the mau5head is black, I think this was inspired by the carbon fiber mau5head.
This one looks more like my initial intention:
No progress animation with this one, but I do have the progress illustration below.