Some images are spawned by things you read, or something someone says or just the way someone holds their lunch in their hands. This one was inspired by needing an image of a thief that could only be an inch or so high on the page. I didn't want to make him tiny, and I didn't want to just do a head and shoulders type portrait. Thus, we get the thief crouched in front of a lock. I think it made him more "thiefy", especially having him hidden in heavy robes. Plus, I love to draw drapery.