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Leader, Ruler, GOD! - Tom Hiddleston as Loki by arthawk87 Leader, Ruler, GOD! - Tom Hiddleston as Loki by arthawk87
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Do not use in any way without my written permission!

It's finally DONE. I should never again predict the completion date of a drawing / painting - it ALWAYS takes at least twice as long ... (emphasis on the 'at least' part!). When will I learn?! :shrug:

So anyway. Loki Laufeyson, as everybody sees him (according to himself), namely as Leader of Mankind, Ruler of Asgard, God of All *cocky bastard*. I put a lot of thought into this and played with the scan of a WIP in photoshop for HOURS until I found a composition I liked. And I have to say; I'm very proud of this painting. It took a lot of time, patience (damn armour!), and, for a change, I like the outcome without having to add a "but ..." or an "except for ...". I especially like the crown, which was a b**** to get right. And even though this might seem like a mixed media piece, it was all done with ink.

As usually, the scanner messed it all up! I had to darken it a lot in PS because, for some reason privy only to my scanner, it sometimes likes to scan black as light grey ... *angrily shakes fist at scanner*. MOVING ON!

Time: I guess about 15 hours
Size: 19.5 x 28.9 cm (on DIN A4 paper)
Materials:
:bulletblack: Acuarela paper from Oxford
:bulletblack: Compass, ruler, brushes, dip pen
:bulletblack: 0,5mm HB mechanical pencil
:bulletblack: White, black, and gold ink
Reference pictures:
:bulletblack: Loki, aka Tom Hiddleston at San Diego Comic Con 2013 (does somebody know who took this awesomesauce picture? I'd be happy to credit them!)
:bulletblack: Stock picture of raven (by Momotte2stocks)
:bulletblack: Crown
Title: "Leader, Ruler, GOD!" is the last line in ihni's great poem "Loki on humankind", which can be found here on dA ( www.deviantart.com/art/Loki-co… ) and also on her personal website ( www.ihni.net/ ). Thank you, Moa, for letting me use it :heart:!

Comments and critiques are very welcome. Thanks in advance for having a look.

:pointr:See more Hiddles art here.
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:iconben10ysonfan:
ben10ysonfan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
😍 love this so much!
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:iconysydora:
Ysydora Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! Great Loki !! Magnificent!! la in love 
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Pelegrin-tn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Very good work!Love 
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :cuddle:
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Pelegrin-tn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
You are welcomeHeart 
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
You should be proud of this, it is wonderful and I do like Loki. I think he is more interesting than Thor, much more mischievous! :giggle:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I am quite proud of it and am happy that you like it :cuddle:! He's way more interesting than Thor. Somehow, most good guys are quite boring, but when you have someone who's as multifaceted and brilliant as Loki, well ... lets just say no wonder 99% of people go to the movies because of him :-).
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
You are more than welcome and like I said you should be proud of this as it is an amazing picture! :nod: I agree he is more interesting than Thor. I think women are supposed to like him because he is blonde and has big muscles, but I much prefer that mischievous twinkle in Loki's eyes that makes you wonder what he is up to lol! :giggle:
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Good work !
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very interesting work! Congratulations!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you so much :cuddle:!
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AlienTormentor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :clap:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, also for the fave! :D
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:iconalientormentor:
AlienTormentor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Tabitha138 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
love it 
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :-)
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:iconkeyshe54:
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the colors, that gold looks fantastic with the whites, greys and black!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you so much :cuddle:! The gold actually looks much better in real life, but yeah, the combination with black and white ink kinda rocks (I bought a bottle of gold which should allow me to give it at least another try :D).
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masseva Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soooo good! Totally worth all the time and effort, I would say. Very inspired choice of reference and very nice idea to include a raven and a crown. :D
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly, happy to hear you like it! :hug:
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:icontheeemmykay:
TheeEmmyKay Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Excellent work!! :aww:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :cuddle:!
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:icontheeemmykay:
TheeEmmyKay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
You're welcome! :aww:
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Really great work :)
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :hug:!
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It really sucks the golden anything can't be scanned. :D Lol, that little crown above his head. Another great work! Like the composition, the dripping effect and the costume is really great, it took quite some time I guess.
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes, it does. Maybe it depends on the medium? Like, maybe it would be better if I had used gold leaf instead of ink ... Hmmm, something new to reseach :D.
And thank you very much for your lovely comment. It did take a lot of time, but I'm glad I stuck with it and actually completed it. The costume took up most of the time, and the dripping part actually caused me a couple of sleepless hours, but otherwise I really enjoyed working on it. Happy to hear you like it.
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah, there are things that scanners just can't scan. I gave example of "gold" color, medium doesn't matter. It's the same with scanning paper money, paper that has other things on it for protection, as proof of something, etc. stuff that is not printed in ink but is something else - golden, silver ink excluded, of course, as you can see for yourself. 

The only dripping/something I don't have much control about its exact result/look I wouldn't dare to do after all the rest is completed, too high risk of ruining the whole work if it doesn't turn out good.
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Fayeren Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your wonderful work is featured in my journal feydrim.deviantart.com/journal… ! :)
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :hug:!
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:iconfayeren:
Fayeren Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :aww:
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Suanin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :w00t: This portrait has been included in #CelebrityPortraits's 'Best Of' feature for the month of August! :clap: You can see the feature here!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks so much :hug:!!!
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Suanin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, hon! :tighthug:
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing! I can't stop staring at all the little details on his armour. Great job, I love this! :heart:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :hug:!
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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aNameaNameaName Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Nah, this is Moriartys crown! :lick:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Not possible, because Loki's "Leader of Mankind, Ruler of Asgard, God of All". ;-)
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HerMajestyVB Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fucking brilliant-love him!! :heart:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D!
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outlaw393 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice! :D
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks :-)!
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Mikhal-Strange Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOVE IT
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D!
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afroline Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I AM IN LOVE WITH IT I LOVE LOKI SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!bunneh icon1 bunneh icon17 bunneh icon3 bunneh icon8 bunneh icon12 bunneh icon16 bunneh icon14 bunneh icon14 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 bunneh icon5 
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yeah, me too :D. And thank you :hug:!
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:iconafroline:
afroline Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was time consuming but it was absolutely worth it! That armor is to die for :faint: Love the composition as well. Plus everything was made with ink! :wow: What can I say? Perfect as always! :worship:
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