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How to Draw Thanos from the Avengers

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“You could not live with your own failure. Where did that bring you? Back to me.”
- Thanos

Thanos, Marvel Comics villain and antagonist in films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity War, and End Game, is from the planet Titan.

After watching the extinction of the Titans, Thanos believed that the massive population of the universe would eventually use up all resources and die out. To avoid this eventuality, he decided to destroy half of this population on the assumption that the other half would thrive.

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To achieve his goal, Thanos set out to gain the six Infinity Stones, “six elemental crystals” that “each control an essential aspect of existence.” Thanos had them set into a gauntlet. With a snap of his fingers, his aim was accomplished.

Would you like to draw the evil Titan Thanos? This easy, step-by-step supervillain drawing guide will show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Black Panther, Hulk, and Spiderman.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Thanos from the Avengers

Thanos from the Avengers drawing - step 1
How to Draw Thanos from the Avengers Step 01

1. Begin by drawing Thanos’ head. First, draw an irregular rounded shaped. Then, draw a wavy line across the middle of the shade. From each end of the wavy line, draw additional wavy lines, downward. This forms the basic outline of Thanos’ helmet.

Thanos from the Avengers drawing - step 2
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2. Draw Thanos’ shoulders. Extend short lines beneath the head and connect them using a curved line. Draw another, longer curved line roughly parallel to the first. Connect these using curved lines, noting the lumps or ridges that they form near the corners of the figure. Draw curved lines from the two lower corners, giving the armor texture and dimension.

Thanos from the Avengers drawing - step 3
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3. Draw a pair of lines downward from the armor. Enclose them at the bottom by drawing a bone-like shape. From each side of this shape, extend straight lines. Draw a short, straight line downward from the end of each, and from the ends of the bone shape. Connect them using curved lines.

Thanos from the Avengers drawing - step 4
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4. Draw Thanos’ hand and gauntlet, erasing as necessary. Use a long, curved line to outline the shape of the arm. Allow it to double back and overlap itself, indicating the bend elbow. Band the upper arm with short lines to indicate bulging muscles, and the lower arm to outline the gauntlet. Draw circles above each finger and on the back of the hand. These are the infinity stones.

Thanos from the Avengers drawing - step 5
How to Draw Thanos from the Avengers Step 05

5. Detail Thanos’ torso. Use overlapping curved lines to indicate bulging muscles. Begin to outline the arm using “C” shaped lines

Thanos from the Avengers drawing - step 6
How to Draw Thanos from the Avengers Step 06

6. Draw the lower arm and its gauntlet. Use a curved line to outline the shape of the hand and arm. Use additional lines to indicate the cuff of the gauntlet, its armor, fingers of the hand, and details of the gauntlet.

Thanos from the Avengers drawing - step 7
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7. Draw Thanos’ leg. Use a long, curved line, doubled back upon itself, to form the leg. Use a series of straight lines to form the stair-shaped armor at the top of the leg. Then, use straight and curved lines to detail the leg. Note especially the details of the knee and foot.

Thanos from the Avengers drawing - step 8
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8. Draw Thanos’ remaining leg. Again., use a long, curved line that doubles back upon itself to outline the appendage. Then, detail it using straight and curved lines. Continue detailing the chest plate, drawing a small inverted triangle at its center and circular curved lines beneath it.

Thanos from the Avengers drawing - step 9
How to Draw Thanos from the Avengers Step 09

9. Detail Thanos’ face and head. Enclose rounded shapes within the helmet. Use curved lines to establish the eyes, nose, and mouth.

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Color Thanos. Then, check out our character drawing guides, where you’ll find more of your favorite superheroes and villains.

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