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’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!
I’ve been a fan of Thor as a kid - the comic books & the cartoon show, especially the cartoon show (The Mighty Thor).
Sing it with me: Across the rainbow bridge of Asgard, Where the booming heavens roar - Ker-ack!
Anyhoodles, it was exciting news to me when Thor was in the spotlight at the SF Comic Convention last year (Thor: Ages of Thunder) with the release of an exclusive action figure & a publication! Then came an animated movie about a month ago (Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers) & finally, mere days from now - the motion picture!
It’s about time I put Thor on ink & paper. Here’s a preliminary sketch. Sorry, the head’s a bit misshapen - I drew this lying down - still, it’s a start!