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Deceiver of the Gods by Muirin007 Deceiver of the Gods by Muirin007

" Sá er enn talðr með ásum, er sumir kalla rógbera ásanna ok frumkveða flærðanna ok vömm allra goða ok manna. Sá er nefndr Loki eða Loftr [...]. Loki er fríðr ok fagr sýnum, illr í skaplyndi, mjök fjölbreytinn at háttum. Hann hafði þá speki um fram aðra menn, er slægð heitir, ok vélar til allra hluta. Hann kom ásum jafnan í fullt vandræði, ok oft leysti hann þá með vélræðum"

"Also numbered among the Æsir is he whom some call the mischief-monger of the Æsir, and the first father of falsehoods, and blemish of all gods and men: he is named Loki or Loptr [...]. Loki is beautiful and comely to look upon, evil in spirit., very fickle in habit. He surpassed other men in that wisdom which is called 'sleight,' and had artifices for all occasions; he would ever bring the Æsir into great hardships, and then get them out with crafty counsel."

~Gylfaginning, from the Prose Edda. 

Marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and ink. 

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Beyworld101 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
So wicked here Cute wolf girl dancing emoticon/avatar 
fairypower Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
I like how this Loki's face resembles the Marvel one. I feel like it is a mixture of the old fashioned version mixed in with the modern version. Although there are many ways Marvel botched the original myth, that isn't necessary a bad thing. Considering the time period Thor came out the idea of a trickster God being good was not a popular concept, but although he wasn't adopted he did not really fit in among the Aesir.
Corrupthoughts Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
I named my cat after this God. Your version is inspiring, I love the contrast of his hair with the border. Great detail on the hand.
Kara135 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
I love the fact that when I first saw this I was like 'Pretty, pretty, pretty man OH GOD HIS HAND AAAAAAAHHHHHH!' Now looking at it, it just makes sense. His hands look so wonderfully foreign hat it suits him, and I love the claws at the end.
darkrose1310 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful I think I've fainted. 
Draconicat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Exquisite artwork!  Though I take great exception to the Prose Edda quote where it says Loki is 'evil in spirit.'  That's the Aesir's version of the truth, and I hardly consider them to be reliable narrators....
rama-momo96 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Student Artist
this is really powerful artwork you made...almost brought tears into my eye (not kidding cx)Ai A-chan Fuuyuumi (Tears of Joy) [V1] 
Guericke Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
I think I fell in love with that work)
NevaSirenda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
OOOH, so gorgeous!!
deanwinchester1990 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Red-haired Loki! Love your works! Especially the Phantom of the Opera ones!
AsphodelMandrake Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
It's beautiful, I especially love the colors and the softness of his expression! 
Amazing work :)
Mominator Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Wow, very nice!  :wow:

Ohdotar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This must be the prettiest thing I've seen in a while. Gorgeous pose, stunning facial expression, amazing colours... this looks so warm and balanced!
DragonsAddicted Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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September 13, 2015
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