This Artist converts Real-life Avengers’ Cast into Amazing Illustrations

Xi Ding is a famous face design specialist, who created stunning digital illustrations inspired from the real-life cast members of Marvel’s original film, Avengers. This includes the illustrations of Benedict Cumberbatch as ‘Dr. Strange’, Robert Downey Jr. as ‘Tony Stark’, Chris Hemsworth as ‘Thor’, Chris Evans as ‘Captain America’, Chris Pratt as ‘Star-Lord’, and Scarlett Johansson as ‘Black Widow’ among others.

The artist used the painting app ‘Procreate’ on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil for all of the Avengers drawings. It took him almost a day to finish each of the artwork. He explains the core of his drawings by saying,

Many ask me how to do this kind of cartoon designs. I think the first and crucial step is to have a very solid foundation in realistic drawing and a good understanding of anatomy. Then one can learn the language of stylization by studying other artists’ designs.”

The illustrations shared by Xi Ding on Instagram show each one of the drawings along with a layer-for-layer breakdown that sheds light on his fascinating creative process.

It’s time for you to now witness his awesome Avengers drawings. We have got here some of his best illustrations for you. Go ahead and take a look.


Robert Downey Jr. as ‘Tony Stark’.

Chris Pratt as ‘Star-Lord’.

Scarlett Johansson as ‘Black Widow’.

Benedict Cumberbatch as ‘Dr. Strange’.