How to paint Thor

How to draw and paint Thor. This tutorial, you will learn to paint Thor, a character from the Avengers, from digital painting video with in depth instruction along with step by step images lesson. It’s been quite a little while since my last update. And this time it’s THOR! I was trying to do Thor sketch quite a few times in the past few month since there is a movie coming up soon, I think it’s 2011. My first few attempts fail, well I didn’t post them because they are kinda suck but I might repost the quick digital painting sketch along with the new one. This one was suppose to be a quick sketch or speed painting (around 30-45 minutes) but then I got carried away and paint longer than I thought I would because I just want it to be better than it was. In this tutorial, I use Photoshop CS5 and Wacom tablet Intuo as a painting tool.
Usually when I am going to come up with new painting, my goal is to make it as consistence in term or quality of art or execution, if not better than the last one I painted. I constantly try to better my skill, but it doesn’t always turn out like I would imagine. It gets harder and harder, but once in a while I will have a break through in some technique or understanding of different angle to approach new painting in conceptual art. I always hope for better and all I can do is keep trying. :)

Marvel Studios 公司扩展了一个新的超级英雄类型:清华水池的电影世界。这部史诗冒险横跨惊奇宇宙,从地球到现今的阿斯加德境界。在故事的中心是坚强的雷神,一个强大,但是傲慢的战士,他点燃了古代战争鲁莽行动。索尔是投下来到地球,被迫生活在人类的惩罚。一旦在这里,索尔学习如何才能成为一个真正的英雄,当他的世界上最危险的恶棍发送的阿斯加德最黑暗势力入侵地球。

Thor painting

Thor painting

The final painting took me about two sitting sessions then to complete or hopefully. Anyway, a bit about Thor movie hype!

A bit about Thor and its origin:
Thor is a fictional superhero who appears in publications published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962) and was created by editor-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller Jack Kirby.
Debuting in the Silver Age of Comic Books, the character is based on the Thor of Norse mythology. Thor has starred in several ongoing series; limited series and has been a perennial member of the superhero team the Avengers, appearing in each of the three volumes.

Watch is a video tutorial demo how to draw and paint Thor.

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Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: THOR. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Kenneth Branagh directs this fantasy epic which stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the ancient Norse god, Tom Hiddleston as his evil brother Loki, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin. *Anything with Anthony Hopkins is pretty cool!*

As for Thor character in latest film:
Chris Hemsworth as Thor: The god of thunder based on the deity of the same name from Norse mythology. According to Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily blog, director Kenneth Branagh and Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige chose Hemsworth after a back-and-forth process in which the 25-year-old actor was nixed early on, then given a second chance to read for the part. In an interview Hemsworth told Access Hollywood that the film stays true to the comics stating; “There’s so many different versions of the comic books, they’ve sort of bonded quite a few of them to form this particular story, but it’s all very true to the original stuff”. On his take of the character Hemsworth stated, “We just kept trying to humanize it all, and keep it very real. Look into all the research about the comic books that we could, but also bring it back to ‘Who is this guy as a person, and what’s his relationship with people in the individual scenes?'”. The first publicity image from the film released depicts Hemsworth in costume as Thor, illustrating elements taken from the comic character’s design.

Below are step by step images how to draw and paint Thor.

How to draw Thor

How to draw Thor

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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9 Responses to How to paint Thor

  1. Castle says:


  2. Xia Taptara says:

    No problem, glad it helps.

  3. Beth says:

    This is AMAZING – I rarely watch youtube speedpaints in full but I couldn’t stop watching this one for a second – it’s brilliant! Thank you so much 😀

  4. mfrisch says:


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  6. Xia Taptara says:

    Wacom tablet, it said on the right column of the blog. Peace! 😉

  7. Xia Taptara says:

    Wacom tablet intuo. Look on the right column of the blog, there should be a link there.

  8. Monie Ganados Baisa says:

    man youre awesome!, you mentioned you do not use mouse so what kind of device do you use, is it like a digital pen.. what’s it called?

  9. WOW, it’s THOR!!!! >_< Very amazing one, bro! *big applause*

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