© 2012 rocketpig Thor Flying with Lightning

It’s Thor’s Day, Thor’s Day, gott– (slaps self)

With SpringCon this weekend and The Avengers movie breaking records left and right, I figured I should have at least one or two pieces featuring the crew in my portfolio. I had drawn a pic of the Hulk last week so he was off the table. I did a quick Cap painting earlier in the week so that was old hat. I’ve drawn Iron Man quite a bit lately. That left Thor and the Black Widow. I butchered a Widow piece and decided to give Thor a whirl.

Then I realized that I hadn’t drawn Thor in well over 20 years. I’m not a Thor fan, never have been. The old Walt Simonson Thor stuff was great but that was kinda before my time and I’ve only read bits and pieces of it. I now realize that Thor is kind of a pain in the ass to draw. He has a lot of stuff going on. Lots of circles, armor, cape, and hair flowing all over the place. Now I know and knowing is half the battle. Or at least that’s what was drilled into my head by several badly animated characters during my formative years in the 80s.