But, in case you’re interested why this god of mischief and shapeshifting trickster has such sad face… blame Tom Hiddleston. I didn’t mean to paint a portrait, but I do confess: his portrayal of Loki (the Marvel Universe version) in that recent “Thor” movie inspires me too much.
He actually stole the movie, I mean that. But I watched this gorgeous British gentleman and was like, “Oh dear, why isn’t he ginger, like in those myths?! Why doesn’t he have scars from the stitches on his lips?!!..” I was possessed by this idea for quite a while, and now I feel like I need to share the result; at first I didn’t actually want to paint something more than a plain sketch, but the subject appeared to be too tempting.
More over the mentioned facts… you see, Hiddleston’s Loki is VERY SMART – ergo, he’s mostly sad all the time. So I mixed the “modern version” with some hints from the Norse myths, and here’s what I got after few hours of work and endless Dave Gahan in my ears.
I do hope you like him…
I thought I'd paint The World Tree or a serpent underneath his robes, but alas, I'm always in a hurry to finish the work; maybe I'll re-paint this later, who knows...
Here's a "work progress" image HERE.
And few words in my art blog about this image (reasons for painting and few how-to tips included)) HERE.
Hope you enjoy :3
Wow, I am /extremely/ attracted to this
And at a loss for words...
I feel like saying this is amazing doesn't do it any justice. Do you happen to have any tutorials or tips for how you've done the hair? I cannot get over the colors and medium. Again, beautiful, stunning, tons of more appreciative adjectives!
I don't know about the ginger thing, but about the stitched-lips thing... since in the movie most of the things that make Loki tip over into darkness are happening during it, I always thought all those things that warranted those gruesome punishments just haven't happened yet in the movieverse. So I don't see the myths recounting what happened, but rather a prophecy.
I am in awe of you...I love this!
The changing eyecolor is perfect, and the scarred lips are one of the better versions I've seen
I don't know any myths that actually descibes Loki's hair color. There's only a few myths that descibes the gods atributes, like Thors red hair and Sifs new hair is golden (We don't know what it was before).
Many picures Freya and Frey with blonde hair, but I've red a few interpretaions where they are shown with dark hair as they are Vanir gods and Vanir are connected to the dark waters and brown rich eath.
Lately more and more people draw Loki with ginger to redish blond hair. But in older pictures he's just as often dark-haired. Some tell it because he's a fire-god too. I also like to connect Loki to Fire and Lightning. But I have no mythical background for doing that.
Not that I agree on the Marvel version, but it's mainly because of the ridiculus helmet!? (Marvels Thor never really got to Denmark before the movie, and even then we mostly went for the laughs)
But enough pondering of painted idols and other gods
I just like to se as many intterpretations of my favourite shapeshifter as possible
(Always wonder that he's a shapeshifter but still have to borrow Freya's feather-skins to fly though...maybe he's not very good with feathers)
But really this is just such a great portrait! the eyes are so mesmerising....... I love it!
And about the stiches...... I believe, well, since they are so OLD (the warriors three mentions that they are at least more than a thousand years old!) that he had the stiches, but the visible scars disapear...
My comment is long. Anyway, !
I think you're right about that his ability to change every now and then. I've murdered hours of work on making the doodle of Loki look a tiny bit alike to the one I imagined, and I did have a version with... different hair colour. I mean, I changed my own opinion few times before making him THAT ginger. So we are basically thinking in one direction.))
I DO hope you plan to do more~ Just as dark as this one~