"It is for my birthday, Loki. Would you say no to a birthday wish?"
"Please, just… Not this. It will take all day, and I have important matters to tend to."
"More important than your mothers birthday gift?"
"That’s… not what I was saying."
"It’s settled, then!"
Her light hands on his armoured shoulders would not have been enough to make him take a seat in the chair provided, had he resisted, but of course, he could not. He could, however, keep trying to talk her out of the idea.
"I will get you something else. Anything. There must be something more useful than a rendering of my features to hang on your wall."
"Last year, you brought me flowers."
"You love flowers, mother. I do not understand -"
"They were illusions. Skillfully made, yes, but you knew they would vanish when I touched them."
"I had no time. This year, I will do better."
"Your brother gave me -"
"Mother! Please!" Loki buried his face in his hands. "I know how this story ends. If you have any love for me, spare me another retelling."
She was silent, until he glanced up at her again, his face still in pained lines.
"Is this the wrong moment to tell you that your brother’s portrait was finished yesterday?"
He heaved a sigh.
"I will be scowling. It will not be pretty."
"Portraits are not meant to be pretty, darling." She leaned forward to place a kiss on his hair. "They are meant to be honest. Whatever your face shows, I shall treasure."
There was no way out after those words.
Walking out of the room, she stopped to turn back, skirts twirling. “And no cheating. I will be back, later, and I will know.”
Loki rolled his eyes as she left. When he turned to face the artist, he caught the man staring.
"Not a word."
"No, my prince."
There was a short silence, only filled with the whisper of brush on canvas.
"Maybe, if I could suggest… Just, a hint of a smile?"
"You heard the queen." Loki sneered. "She wants honesty on her wall. This is what I offer. Honestly. Now, paint."
The artist swollowed. Hard. “Yes, my prince.”
And he did. Honestly.
DC Princess Bash!
They could be having a party, or looking for a villain to bash in the face!
Planning to have this available as a print at the Long Beach Comic Con , November 23-24.
I’ll be sharing a table with the delightful Amy Mebberson. Have to stick with the princess theme.
I’ll have sketchbooks, and whatever sketch cards I have left. No time to make new ones, and sorry, I’m not accepting commissions.
So, what lucky person would like to take his place? XD I’ll do a better image when someone wants to take the guy’s place. X3
I can do any expression you want for the character. Just add a random dialogue for this scene below in the comments and I’ll choose the one I consider the best! Lol (by the way, I meant that you must suggest a boy to fill the spot of the boy in the image... and add a random dialogue for the situation
This is completely for fun! Maybe if this turns out well, I’ll do the same with my other recycled characters!! ^^
DEADLINE: JULY 5th (it will extend if there is no comment *forever-frikkin-alone)
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