Presenting, LOKI! Since I’m polishing my skills in drawing heads, I thought it best to draw a series of comic book character portraits. This is the second in the series, Catwoman being the first [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=562195787135875].
Though Tom Hiddleston has become synonymous to Loki because of his magnificent portrayal of the character in the films, this head was based on Adrien Brody!
Loki was created by writer Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, & artist Jack Kirby. He is one of the most powerful beings from Asgard & is Thor’s adoptive brother & archenemy. He first appeared historically in Venus #6 (August 1949) & in modern times in Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962).
“You pretend to be separate. To have your own code. Something that makes up for the horrors. But they’re a part of you. And they will never.. go.. away.” ~ Loki
Phase-by-phase drawing development of my most recent fantasy art illustration, Loki.
I was looking forward to drawing Loki’s face. I had it all planned in my mind even as I was drawing Thor! So, composing his face only took a minute.
The pose, however, was another story. I tried about 3 poses before finally deciding on this one!
Loki was the son of the giants Farbauti (father) & Laufey (mother). He was not an Aesir, but he lived in Asgard after Odin had taken him in & made Loki Thor’s blood brother.
Loki was quite a sorcerer - he had the ability to transform himself into other beings, including animals.
His time with the Aesir did not seem to influence Loki with their high regard for honor & benevelonce. Loki was just not to be trusted! He was full of mischief & as time went on, he became more & more crafty & scheming. Because of this, Loki often got the gods at Asgard in trouble, though he could also make amends on some occasions & make right what he had done wrong.
Did you know, Loki was described as being quite handsome!
Others in this series: Thor