Thanos, the Mad Titan..... He destroyed everyone on his planet, took on the Avengers and beat them as well..... He had to be turned to stone in order to stop his murderous rampage....
In rebirth, he became infatuated with Death. So much so that he sought out to destroy half of the Universe to please her. This lead him on the quest for the Infinity Gems. Placed within his Gauntlet, he was master of all, yet still weakened by his love for Death. This love eventually was his undoing and he lost the gems, scattered to keep the universe from being destroyed.
All of that was inspiration for this image. Done traditionally, I used watercolor paint to tonally paint this after the penciling and inking was done. I hope to one day be able to paint like this, entirely by hand. Jim Chueng is a heavy influence for me right now, so you may see some of him in this work. This was a really tough image to pull together but I am continuing to learn, and this being done is extremely satisfying.
I hope you dig=]
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