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Wizard 205 Thor Cover by mikemayhew Wizard 205 Thor Cover by mikemayhew
12X18 in watercolor. This costume was designed to anticipate what Thor might look like in the new Marvel movie.
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Hey Mike,
First off, I gotta admit my bias. I love Thor.
The piece is very strong, full of power and energy. Thor looks like he is about to face Jormungand, and do his worst!
Areas that stand out to me as off, or in need of possible adjustment are the hammer and the rain.
The hammer shaft seems to be a little too thin. The massive weight of the head appears a bit precarious above Thors head. With a heavier shaft (please dont read anything into all these 'shaft' references :-O ) that would not appear to be an issue. It also seems to be places a little off center (too far forward).
The rain effect on his person is pretty good. The overall rain fall seems like it should be reflecting more light. The rain itself is not very apparent.
I love the overall feel of the piece, and details such as the armour. Those couple things I mentioned would be a pretty easy fix in Photoshop, and really do not hamper the image to any extensive degree.
All in all fantastic work, keep it up!
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11 out of 11 deviants thought this was fair.

BRING THE RAIN!! Excellent work. Strong and really captures the eyes attention and draws it over the whole piece. I did notice that there is a slight unbalance on the left side with all the space there, possible needs some light background landscape for perspective and a little more depth...maybe some clouds or mountains or cityscape...something. This piece is dynamic and detailed but I might suggest that more rain interaction on the overall...more splashes on the armor and helmet and face, and I dont know if its just me or is the right eye off a wee bit. Love it and envious of your skill. Cheers bro!
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Control-A Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
TheArtOfConquist Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Suitably triumphant, certifiably awesome.

I admire you skills, good sir!
bostonb63 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
great work!
doubledeuce20x6 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
haha i used this picture for a reference when i had to draw thor on drawsomething.

here's the final product: [link]
Yueh-Sama Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow nice expression!!
heroicfairytale Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
i love thor and i love this! it is a very good image
King1cheetah Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Amazing art pic of Thor
AzzMcloughlan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
hey i know i should have asked, but i used your image in a collage for my uni assignment.
here's the link if you wanna see it:
djinnzfree Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Your magic touch catch me! Very good one!
IndioBlack619 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.... NICE
LadyDeadPooly Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very exellent coloration.
FredrikEriksson1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice expression on his face and excellent shading!
aladecuervo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
master love your style: i really like to paint with airbrush on cars and bikes and your work is pure inspiration!!
Manu thanks to share with us. Best regards!! :clap: :wave: :deviation:
Yarma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Incredible...... :+favlove:
JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very awesome!!!
HADOCON Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
is a very good work, is amazing..!!!!
TheDoctor3 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Nice cover!
Gigantard Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student
wow amazing! how many hours do you think you put in this?
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
a week or so. maybe 10 hours a day. Hard to say since I work on several things at once.
Gigantard Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student
ahh okay thank you!
Hawk1981 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
have no words for it

absolutely awesome
kamui2005 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
OMG !! u are the best, this is the best work i see for Thor, perfectly reflects the attitude and a god. I hope see u maybe one day in Barcelona (Spain) to beg for an autograph. God save your work.
mikemayhew Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
HACK1134 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Majestic...Your Work Is Amazing!
Batfan1989 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
This would be a very cool costume for movie Thor. It suggests the classic costume while keeping it grounded.
ZACH-WAS-HERE Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Oh...oh my this is fantastic...
PenDiablo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
the best part is that its in watercolour ^+^ wonderful stuff =D
Owdrha Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing picture itīs a FAV^^

But i must say I hope they dont portray Thor like that in the new movie. In comics it works but not on screen.

What I realy mean is.

I hope they stay true to the real norse god of thunder.
With red hair and beard without the winged FUCING helmet:P
Freebird2005 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know after seeing this image over and over for so long I've come to realize that I hate this image. Not because it isn't good, but rather because it's amazing. It has completely scorned my view of all other Thor's and I feel that everyone else needs to up their game a little. Stupid Mayhew and your awesomeness making me feel insignificant. hahah, seriously though this is amazing, I totally love this depiction of the Thunder God, great job.
bigmanhaywood Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
THE BEST Thor piece I have ever seen. wow!!
ArtLover1028 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
this one's definitely my favorite!!
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Samuraj-Jack Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
mikemayhew you make watercolors come to life. :) But there is only one thing i dont on this "perfect" picture. The Thor's face, in my imagination he is a bit younger. But still, excellent work.
octaviogfx Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats.. for the paint,, its really good but i also noticed that Thor`s right arm is a little too small for the musculature also the hammer needs a little more detail , any ways i just want to congratulate you for such demostration of talent.. keep it up man ^^!!
xavor85 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow, perfect tradizional color technic!!!
Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JohnsonAlexander150 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
as i am sick and totally out of it, i think ive had so much cough medicine and cold and flu crap that im like totally zonked!!
:sleep: anywho....
Your Amazing Avengers Piece has been featured in part 2 of my 3 part Marvel featurette here [link]
Im sorry its a bit late... like REALLY!!! late, my feature has been up for like 3 weeks and i havent told any of you... *feels bad*
Anywho... (lol second time ive said that) Captain America would be proud,
I must now go send this message to another 30 people....

okay offically my WORST FORM MESSAGE EVER!!! i guess the cold and flu medicine really does zonk you out...

PS. comments on my feature are always appreciated (well demanded) please and thank you
THOR980 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Amazing work!!
Can't wait for the live action Thor movie.
HyroProto Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
this is truly epic
gokhanproject Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
perfect watercolour wok...
nfoke Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Holy S#]t... I love the color and shading and everything!!... Great job
Sendolarts Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Amazing work!the best Thor I've ever seen,
AsGaRDiaN28 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
I really love this Thor. He is very detailed and looks incredibly powerful and badass. I like the fact that the armor doesn't cover his arms completely. I guess i can live with the change in his power belt. If the movie decides to use this costume, the actor will need to have well developed arms. Great pic.
Goyur Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
The water color is amazing. Great work ;)
rairyu Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Awesome picture.
TownPlace Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Vary naice! :D
barangayalchemist Featured By Owner May 4, 2009

you should've made him look like Triple H :D haha just kidding
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
they need to hurry up and make this movie already.....
Smangii Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Powerful and striking at the same time, really great work
iToyRobot Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
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