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Loki by Nero749 Loki by Nero749
I almost didn’t upload this, as I just painted it for myself because I found a reference I could’ve really used for Who am I. In fact, this one is much closer to the original idea of Who am I, though I like how that turned out (better than I liked my original idea).

Blue seems to represent Loki’s ‘dark side’ in the movies; his Frost Giant heritage of course (because despite their later objections to Loki’s plan, both Odin and Thor had been very clear about the Frost Giants being evil, that might not be true, but the certainly represent evil in Loki’s mind at the very least), and then the quest for the Tesseract. And the scepter, the powerful mind control weapon he uses in “The Avengers” also controls him. (His eyes turning bright blue, rather than the scary ‘dead eyes’ the humans under its control get.)

Anyway, as usual I am over-thinking things. But that was the idea behind this.

I really like how the textures turned out, and I used a new brush to do all the edges, making them sharper, and I like the effect I have to say. Of course it helps that this was a pretty large file, so more room for detail.

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Kelley-Michelle Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
His gaze/expression and the overall layout of this are very, very nice. It's all a very haunting portrait. I'm really in love with this.
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I just love how the movie gives you excuses or loads of blue shiny things in the background!
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JackunzelLuver Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice pic!! I love Loki:)
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Me too!
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JackunzelLuver Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah!! Loki'd La 
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DarkBlueVelvet Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I´m in love!
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:iconvarshavijayan:
VarshaVijayan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love it.
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Is that a zombie Loki in your icon? If so: very cool :)
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:iconvarshavijayan:
VarshaVijayan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. Well, i guess that can be called a zombie Loki too. And thank you. :)
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful~
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Mallu999 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
This is brilliant! I love the coloring you used in this, absolutely amazing!
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I kinda went all out with the colouring ;)
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
That is brilliant!
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcrystal-of-ix:
crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just stunning!
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:iconcrystal-of-ix:
crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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JessHavok Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding!
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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MoonaBluesky Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I fainted when I looked into his eyes...so breathtaking...I'm trapped now and I can't stop staring at Him...you caught his God side!
And, by the way, it was a very good idea to put his "blue side" in your drawing!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hehe, sorry ;)

And thanks!
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MoonaBluesky Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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frapioca16 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconwantplz:
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your icon is great!
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:iconfrapioca16:
frapioca16 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much! Your icon is awesome!
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:iconmiki61699:
miki61699 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student
oh wow this is just so...amazing!! and...and...im out of words...
*___*
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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miki61699 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student
ur welcome~ :D :heart:
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:iconlaynaa:
laynaa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I like this. Of course, blue is my favorite color...
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe, blue is great in paintings :)
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TiNkErKaT Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow blown away at the detail
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love adding little details, it's the best part :)
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theperfectbromance Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loki :heart: Tesseract
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha! Brilliant!
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TheDoctorsMistress Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning! Really, it looks very good - but to be honest I think your 'Who am I' is perfection, so obviously I like that one better! =P eheheheh.... but still - this one is cool too!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe, I do too ;) But that was just... I don't know, it just worked out perfectly, somehow!
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PalindromeIsntOne Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Are you going to do a full Jotun blue Loki? With your love for blue and all...

It's not my favourite of yours for Loki facially but I really love all that frosty surround... :heart:

More art for my heart, please... :D
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe, maybe :) It's just, it's very difficult to see what the markings on his face are - on DVD screenshots, so I can't really paint what I don't know :O
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PalindromeIsntOne Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Then you could invent them??? Or...there's bound to be concept art somewhere. I dunno. Something.
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pff... maybe there are blu-ray screencaps somewhere? I'd have to look...
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PalindromeIsntOne Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Haha, I love in hope ;)
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N0rks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I really like this one! I agree that blue seems to represent bad things for Loki, even though the magic he uses is also usually blue (as already seen in Thor before he came under the influence of the Tesseract).

Anyway, I really like his armour! It looks really good contrasted with all the blue. :aww:
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! The armour was fun to do :)
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N0rks Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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sami1010220 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
fantastic job, as usual!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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teetotally Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I'm not really into the whole Thor/Loki/Avengers thingie (spent all of Thor movie waiting for and drooling over the mighty Idris Elba ;)) but I love the pic, the colours in particular. and he looks as if butter wouldn't melt in his mouth ;)
of all the Norse gods I've always preferred Loki, maybe because of that mischievous streak that I share ;)

very good portrait - I could stare into those eyes for a while.

as for big file size - absolutely ;)
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe, but how could you resist Idris Elba! Even his name is great ;)
Haha! Yes mischief always wins out! I loved hearing Whedon compare him to Spike, my favourite charater from Buffy from back when that was still on :)

I prefer working big, but usually avoid it as my computer tends to crash :)
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teetotally Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
hah. do I know about crashing. ;)
as for IE - SMASHING!!! (must do some Luther pics)

and thanks ;) for the Spike reminder - another one on my list now.. loved him way more than Angel (though not too shabby either) :D
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MariaPereira Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Fantastic!!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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