( below) I enjoy exploring a few options for my client's request.
Here's a look at how I set up my sketches in Adobe Illustrator
along with my reference photos while I sketch using my Wacom Intuospro.
and delivered the first round with an exploration in Thanos' expression and background.
So we quickly went into Round 2-
where I delivered a spectrum of options pertaining to
lighting, mood and facial expression of Thanos. ( see below)
So I respectfully went into round 3. Below is the first evolution for the stylized Empire Branding but I felt it detracted too much from the original and explored a less extreme interpretation but smarter version leveraging the lens flares off the Gauntlet and adding them up top to the letters.
Below is a click through video of the actual vector created in
Adobe Illustrator + Wacom Intuospro.