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Loki by ladyavali Loki by ladyavali
Painting from Livestream. I wanted to do a quickpaint of whatever came out, and it was all sort of flowing along a ‘I don’t know what this is going to be line’ until I thought about Loki and what spellwork was like back in ancient times. How he might appear as more of a force of nature and a little less like a goat.

To me he just seems like the type to be silently watching the world from the brush, barely noticeable, waiting for his chance to pluck at the strings of fate.

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valentinaviciute Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Student General Artist
This is so amazing i can't take my eyes off it! The shading is my favorite thing from this piece. clap remake 1b 
Akane168 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist
So Beautiful! Love the ruff sale and th colors. The skull on Lokis he'd and the painting are pointing the way he looks at the viewer out (crappy english sorry, bot I think u know what i mean :))
Awesome snake! It looks like really cared in the wood!
fairypower Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
He is just sitting there and he is somehow intimidating...maybe it is the skull.  There is a look of what a person especially someone involved with magic would dress or something like it.
Ripplingwaves Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
samoojatar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Love this in every way! The colors, lines, details...

The feeling of old Lapland shamanism in this makes me shiver ^^
creepy & hot
fairypower Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Hiding in the shadows does seem suitable to his character.
Daku-DarkNess316 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
love this its amazing it has the tribal or shaman feel to it  
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Awesome use of shadows
SgtPepper758 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Love it. 
Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice 
MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ooooh handsome. :3
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
whoa - amazing!
Darkbookworm26 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that is incredible, I love it.
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lokin666 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
a silent and quick striker, that is Loki. You have done him in an amazing way
Waldmaer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're so amazing, and it makes my suffer, I just can't colour digital... I tried it so often, but it just doesn't look right >_<
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly beautiful!!!!
Beginte Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous, I love the style! :love:
sayuri4muu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
New love of Myth Loki.
Alpha993I Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!!!! I love it, this picture is very beautiful :3
Serenity279 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that last phrase, about Loki being a silent observer, reminds me of a neat little book: Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by A. S. Byatt where Loki is shown as such :)
Ikneel4Loki Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
This is fanastic!! He is a beautiful force of nature. Nice Work!!!!!
IchorForInk Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A fairly unique take on the Norse god - I always imagine him to appear Elvish (even though I've been a Marvel comic fan for years) rather than actually Norse in any way. I don't really know why, either... But this is fantastic; the skull coupled with furs, and even the branches add to a savage, beautiful take on him. I think you've captured the essence so well in this image, honestly.
Disneylyric Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
That's probably because many illustrations of Loki show him with an Elvish appearance, as far as I've seen.
IchorForInk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No, it's not - it's how Loki 'appears' to me. I usually try to avoid Loki art, because as gorgeous as it usually is, it never seems to be... Loki to me. Do you know what I mean? I'll have to pay closer attention to it though, if you say they're often more Elvish in appearance - though, I think this is probably the best piece I've seen of him. He's very.... sombre. It's beautiful to see people showing him in something that doesn't involve that seemingly tireless chaos and fire or undying agony.  :happybounce:
Disneylyric Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah. Oh, I understand. 
twinkletoast Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Wow. Beautiful. I love it!!
wareni Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool, actually. Love the atmosphere and the skull idea
DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012

Your splendid work has been featured in my journal: [link]
ZtheDoomyPirate Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fffffffff, so awesome. The colors and the composition and! And! 8[
DarkSetoOfHate Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
evil or misunderstood
Gryphera Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite beautiful, so earthy. <3
ViraMors Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!
pickyurpoison Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
I really love how this looks. It appears so raw and sad and the simple colors make it beautiful.
miraxterrik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Oh wow! For me, the Norse gods were always like this (unlike in Greek mythology), something raw and very close to nature - much more its embodiment than anything else.
viciously-witty Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just plain cool looking! Such a fitting setting and great composition.
Scrapzilla Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I love it, and the snake as well~
BlueChord Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
This is really nice, gives off an air reminiscent of the gods of the cold and vicious Norse. It feels very elemental. :#1:
CDS-03 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is lovely! :D
Thorskegga Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful, out of the fancy palour and into the hedge, perfect :)
starchild334 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
well alright then
I-Am-The-Lawr Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, I LOVE how it works! :heart:
The quickpaint is consequent to the description, closed shapes wouldn't work the same. It adds emphasis to the silent and unpredictable atmosphere that you created with this character. I definitely can perceive the "force of nature" feeling.
Also, I like the colour scheme C:
Well deserved fave! :+favlove:
Shukria Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Oh this looks so awesome.. Love the mood you have set in this work.
graciebunsart Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are awesome ^^ X) this is so wonderful ^^, he's like a hunter X)
CelticMoonDust Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
SO TIGHT! I love it!
bilirrubina Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I can almost hear and see this moving, it's so good.
EverJustCurious Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Gorgeous pic and I *love* your description as well--very poetical like. :nod:
MimaButtons Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JESUS! OAO* thats awsome!
Azelma Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Not Jesus - Loki! ;D
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