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October 4, 2012
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HP Scanjet G2710
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Oct 4, 2012, 8:57:51 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Loki by akreon Loki by akreon
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Hello! First off I'd like to say that my review is in no way impacted by my love for Tom Hiddleston.. >.>

The color palette that you chose for this piece is delightful; the greens and blues from Loki's coat and staff really steal the show. And honestly, my only complaint about the color is that there's so much...yellow. A wonderfully painted yellow, mind you, but it gets a bit overwhelming to the point where I think of the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" when I look at it. (Though Loki is a bit of a nutter himself, is he not? Ehehe. Anyway.)

You've managed to articulate his garments very well. Watercolor can get "mushy" but your lines are crisp in all the right places; it is easy to see where layers overlap (bottom of jacket and leg, forearm and chest) while still looking cohesive. The touches of pattern here and there are a nice touch as well, though the pattern on the green at the bottom of his coat gets a bit "loud" compared to the rest of the composition. Still, it creates a new level of interest and makes the detailing on the cuffs and pauldron less isolated. So it's a double-edged sword, I suppose.

The way you've handled the background and staff are particular favorites of mine. Already talked about the background color a bit, but I feel it prudent to mention that I truly enjoy the technique you've used on it to create some additional texture, and which is again mirrored in Loki's coat.

Overall, I give this piece 4.5 stars out of 5. The low originality score has to do with the fact that it's fan art, so while this composition and style are all your own, it's still someone else's character (not a bad thing, just something to mark down for the purpose of the "Originality" moniker!)

Hope this was helpful. Have a nice day :)
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Cirriku Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EdelineDawn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Loki :love:
thislovelyworld Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous! I adore the colors and textures! Especially the sort of floral-y pattern on the green part of his clothes! I love this so much :D
LolaTheSaluki Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just realized... Loki is Iki/Skoll and Hati's grandfather XD His son Fenrir is their father.
Will Sleipnir appear in Off-white?
Tribal-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Wow. This is just amazing, beautiful, and perfect in every way.

that's really all there is to say on the matter
Inksplotch55 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Great commission! Is that salt you used for the effect of the "bursts"?
ksavvyx3 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loki!! :D My favorite evil character ever created!! :) Awesome job on this, I love the colors and the way you've made the weapon particularly. It's so pretty...I want it!
Darantha Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Digital Artist
I absolutely love all the little patterns and swirls. Really adds character to the picture! Beautiful work! :)
ayame-maiden Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the details on the face!
fiszike Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love him... for him being evil and cool ,not as for many of his fangirls love him (puppy eyes! so cute! bloeh, I hate this...) I'm also planning on a picture of him, since I saw the Avengers movie the first time :)
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