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Loki the Trickster by littlecrow Loki the Trickster by littlecrow

This is based on this stunning photo manip, which is by by horns-of-mischief

This piece is of Extreme Personal Significance and as such I’m not really sure how much I can intelligibly say about it, besides the following very general thoughts:

I have always been fascinated / obsessed / with tricksters in mythology, and Loki particularly. I love the contradiction of tricksters, how they are agents of chaos and destruction, but a particular kind of destruction that makes way for new creation. How they sometimes do terrible things, but it’s terrible things that had to be done and that no one else was willing to do. I love how they are more personally, specifically involved with humanity than other gods in their pantheons, I love how so many cultures have creation myths that involve a trickster making the world or making people, or giving very important help to an emerging people, often in defiance of the other gods.

(the lines on the mouth, those are not the stitches, rather they are the scars from the stitches)

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Ink-Teardrop Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is marvelous!
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teamoth Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!
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hardboiledegg Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Wow, this is a beautiful drawing. It looks like an illustration from a book. I love how you combined the myths with the MCU Loki. Tom Hiddleston's features are so distinct.
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Ohdotar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful my mind went blank and ahsjdkfl. I love the criss-cross texture and the unsaturated warm hues here, and the way you did his hair is amazing. Lovely expression and it fits Loki perfectly - he seems sort of amused and maybe slightly mocking, but in a really chill way.
I also really liked to read what you said about this - trickster characters are great.
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