The last drawing is pretty awesome hahah.
Nice use of shapes ya got there. I'm also a fan of the last one lol
I like the uncropped version better. His foot being on the small barrel shows some personality, but in the cropped version it's difficult to tell what his legs are even doing. If anything, add more space to the left and right sides of the uncropped version if you like the horizontal framing.
Makes sense, Kevin. It would be best to probably just redraw the whole image with the new framing in mind.