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!
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Loki’s looking great! I’m very satisfied with how he turned out. This would be the final sketch before inking.
I designed Loki’s costume & weapons, then built background effects around his figure.I’m trying out a tilted bird’s eye view to make the overall picture interesting & dynamic.
In Norse Mythology, we all know Loki as the instigator of discord; He’s always in the midst of chaos. Whenever I encounter the word “chaos”, an image of a full-blown storm & crashing waves almost immediately come to my mind. So, I illustrated Loki on a pillar, enveloped by raging waves of - not water, but active plasma!
In Norse Mythology, Thor was the son of Odin (the chief god) & Fjorgyn (Earth). He was known to be temperamental like the storm & the strongest among all the gods in Asgard.
Thor owned a magical hammer, Mjolnir. Mjolnir could hit any target, afterwhich, it returned to Thor’s right hand all by itself. His brother, Loki caused a disturbance at the dwarves’ dwellling as they forged the hammer, which is why it had a short handle.
Thor wore a pair of iron gauntlets, which allowed him to wield Mjolnir. He also wore a magical belt, which doubled his strength!
I modified all of Thor’s costume & accessories, except his magic belt (not limiting myself to how he was known in Norse mythology - thank you, creative license!):
Phase-by-phase drawing development of my most recent fantasy art illustration,Thor.
Marvel’s Thor has been in the spotlight since the San Francisco Comic Convention 2010. An animated movie followed then finally, a live action film!
As a kid, Thor was one of my favorite heroes. I was especially fond of the cartoon, where Thor rides a rainbow from Asgard down to Earth!
Anyway, back to drawing… To create my Thor, I’m mixing a little perspective for the background & foreshortening for the figure.