"He stood and held his arms out before him, pulling the chains taut. The muscles in his shoulders and his chest bunched, standing out in sharp relief, and a moment later, the chains snapped cleanly"
This month's assignment for James Gurney's Art by Committee is probably more definite and precise than usual, which, depending on your disposition, can make things easier or more difficult. Anyway, I've decided not to be completely literal.
The drawing was a bit unclear, so I decided to put some (digital) color on it:
With digital color it's quite easy to do some variations:
without the strong contrast between flowers and backgroud the image is somewhat less focused, but perhaps more subtle: