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Holy Switcheroo - Thor by urban-barbarian Holy Switcheroo - Thor by urban-barbarian
Want to hear a funny story that will bring a tear to your eye?

Of course you do. You're still reading this. So I get a call from an Art Director friend of mine on Saturday as I was preparing to get my place ready for the Fedor/Arlovski fight. He asked me if I could submit a last minute design for the Thor movie that Marvel is doing.

Over course I was thrilled. They needed it Monday morning. Fine, whatever! They could of needed it in a few hours and I would of complied. It's Thor! Hell, I did design work for [link] Superhero, the Movie - I was waiting for a REAL superhero movie to come along!

Anyway, I factored in a few things. Like creating a suit that could successfully pad an actor and give him some heroic bulk, etc. I also knew that the colors had to be a bit more subdued than the Kirby comic book. And sadly, I had to come up with something that wouldn't look ridiculous on. A tall order.

So, I did what I could and enjoyed every minute of it. I managed about 65% of what I envisioned. Generally that's a decent success when it comes to applying your vision to paper.

I even incorporated the marks on Thor's plates into his logo...

Here's the sad part. I turned it in and that's when the AD mentioned it was a design for the ANIMATED movie. I just assumed it was for the Live Action film I've heard buzz about... Clearly I need to learn to ask more questions...! Assumption is the mother of all... what's the word I'm looking for? ;)

Hell, at least I got to design a Thor costume, right?
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:iconsteele67:
Steele67 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We all fill in the blank with our hearts at times-Too freakin funny
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:iconconde-hiro:
Conde-Hiro Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
the best thor that i never seen!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thanks man! Appreciated!
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:iconconde-hiro:
Conde-Hiro Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
: D
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:iconbdstevens:
BDStevens Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! Really cool design.
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:iconmr-redx:
mr-redx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome job on the costume!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
;) Thanks!
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:iconmr-redx:
mr-redx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome! While i have you, may i please have your vote: [link]
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
done!
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:iconmr-redx:
mr-redx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! Tell all of your friends and watchers to vote for me PLEASE!! I really want to win this one!!
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:iconspikedpsycho:
spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Good drawing, ugly face, look's like he could swallow a banana whole, or a VCR tape.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Perhaps both!
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:iconecchigod:
ecchigod Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
im not a fan of this version of the hammer...maybe cuz it looks like a regular hammer on steroids

still a stellar piece though
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I like the Kirby hammer too!
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:iconstruggbuggstudios:
StruggBuggStudios Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconvandersteen:
Vandersteen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
You're good at godlike characters... if you want to do a picture for my blog, [link] me know at jvdsteen@hotmail.com
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
If I had the time, sure! Been busy as can be these days! Thanks for checking out my work though! ;)
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:iconworldofoko:
WorldofOko Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Great costume design. IMO much better than the one from the actual movie costume.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Much appreciated! Thanks!
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:iconworldofoko:
WorldofOko Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome: great art!
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:icondougdabbs:
dougdabbs Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Just Wow!
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:icongammarallyson:
gammarallyson Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
It's still fantastic work, that brings a tear to MY EYE (of joy that is)!

Keep it Up! :+favlove:
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:iconjbyrd117:
jbyrd117 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hell, I'd be thrilled to do it for the animation as well.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Thanks man!
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:iconmoose-herring:
Moose-Herring Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
This would definitely work for the live-action. And I like the hammer, but I prefer the classic look of it myself. Still, kick ass all the way!!!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Me too. Classic all the way!
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:iconmacgwyver:
MacGwyver Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Digital Artist
I know the Thor movie is about to be released and it's a bit late in the day but, I would have loved to have seen more work like this in the promo material. The final movie design isn't bad but it's a little too plastic if you can dig it.
If they were playing up the mythology, ancient Gods and Giants angle in the film, this would have been the guy on screen cracking Troll skull on a snow ravaged mountain. Best take on Thor's hammer I've ever seen. And the runes lighting up? Man, what I wouldn't give to see that.
Thanks for sharing it. Take it easy.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I was channeling 13th Warrior! Thanks man!
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:iconmacgwyver:
MacGwyver Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Digital Artist
No problem. Yeah it's totally Beowulf .Stripped down and functional. Saw this concept artwork when I googled THOR MOVIE and was blown away.Didn't know you had a deviant account though. Great gallery btw. Catchya later.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Thanks so much! Funny story behind it but in the end - still a blast to draw a version of it!
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:iconmacgwyver:
MacGwyver Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Digital Artist
You're welcome. Funny story bit annoying too I guess. Would have worked well for both mediums I think. Keep more of that awesome stuff comin'.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconmacgwyver:
MacGwyver Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Digital Artist
you're welcome.
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:iconwilyum101:
Wilyum101 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Like it ! Also like the new take on mjolnir ! Who says what it has to look like ! I like it ! good job !
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Thanks! It was a lot of fun!
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:iconchuckdee:
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
awesome design Sir, live action movie, or animated, all kinds of Barbarian awesomeness regardless! :)
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Thanks! It was fun at least!
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:iconcavernaman:
cavernaman Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
awesome!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Thanks!!
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:iconkawenzmann:
Kawenzmann Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
One of the best Thor I've ever seen. Wonderfull.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Thank you very, very much!
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:icon1pez:
1pez Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Well that's a kick in the teeth.

Still sweet ass design, and it would've definitely held up in camera. I dig the hammer, though it's sort of a love/hate deal for me right now. It looks stellar, it just doesn't look 'Thor.' But I DO love it over all!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
It's "movie" Thor! But I love Kirby Thor!
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:icon1pez:
1pez Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
by the way, I meant the "kick in the teeth" about your story, not the design. Love the design.

I guess you can call it "movie" Thor and get away with it. I personally don't really like the movie prop they've been showing for Mjolnir. Looks like a kid's costume prop. This would've at least had realism behind it,
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Cool! thanks!
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TimothyMably Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Writer
Fantastic!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Thanks man!
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:iconj-scott-campbell:
J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Diggin' this!!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Thanks Jeff! Man, that latest batch of yours has me reeling!
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