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Loki: Summoning the ice giants by diablo2003 Loki: Summoning the ice giants by diablo2003
This is a sketch that got out of hand. Started as a pencil drawing and ended up being fully inked and rendered with ink, Copic markers, prismacolor, and white ink and then enhanced in photoshop. Depicts Marvel Comics Loki who is Thor's brother/sister. He/she was recently turned into a female when she was reincarnated through a woman's body. I know, weird right? But still a really cool design.

On another note, I have finally broke down and joined Twitter so please follow me on there and hear my day to day exploits and random thoughts as a pencil monkey: [link]

Hope you dig!
-Mark
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EDIT: Okay, there is a rash of comment from people who have taken the time to comment but not the time to actually read my explanation of the image. They are saying things like "But Loki is a dude!" or 'Learn your mythology'. As frustrating as this is I am controlling myself enough not to scream "read the text before you type!". Still though, I think a joke is called for in this case. Scroll down on this deviation or any deviation you see on DA and if you come across a person that obviously didn't read the text of the image before calling the artist out for a mistake they 'think' they made, reply to their comment calling them a 'frool' (meaning friendly fool or tool). No other explanation given, just the word. Maybe we can turn the tables and drive them a little crazy for a while as they try to figure out what a 'frool' is. Enjoy!
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empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Yeah for mythology!! Finally, someone seems to be getting the mythology right. In the myths Loki "constantly" changes from male to female, usually to freak out his enemies (of which he has many) or to just stir up trouble. I hope the movies show off that side of Loki's myths in the next few Marvel movies. Also I hope we get to see some of Loki's kids (seriously, he had like 7 at the least).
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Senkensha-Kitsune9 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
The people who told you to 'learn your mythology', do realise that Loki is also depicted as a Shapeshifter, right? (shakes head in annoyance) idgits.....
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Itemss Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the sketch story and ending effect! I'm amazed by the fact that this is traditional work... And winter, I love winter. Amazing job!
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inkquill Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Really nice, you depicted Loki's female form well. I think they should show more female Loki for kicks and giggles. Love it it is beautiful. ^^
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KennethFontanoArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Whaaaa!? Loki is hot! I'm soooo confused!!!!!!
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comic-geek-designer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
excellent,seriously!
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firelight-Elsa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Writer
Love it! :heart:

Hope you don't mind if I use this image as a reference for my cosplay? :D
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diablo2003 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Certainly! Would love to see it!
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TheCG Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Always loved Lady!Loki's design and I think I love this piece even more! *A*
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gA-rth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Great work man! Keep it up!
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LadyGorgon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
long live to the real Ice Queen!
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AkiraSatoYoshizawa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I thought Marvel was above such beautiful things as genderbend but I guess they're not. It's such a beautiful painting, I really really love it. ^^ Great job!
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brohne Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I think it is very Loki-esque to call people frools. And oh what frools they be.

That aside, this is excellent and dead on with Marvels Lady Loki. Even in Norse mythology Loki was known for being a shape shifter so there you frools. :) I now have inspiration for cosplay.
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Bekurah-Toshin Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really understand why people would say anything about the gender swap. =\ In the actual lore, he or she or whatever is a shape-shifter, Loki is often depicted as a woman, or even female animals, and actually gives birth to one of his offspring at one point. I for one am very curious to see if Marvel will incorporate any of Loki's other forms, including the female ones, into the later films (heh, would they hire a Tom Hiddleston actress look-a-like? or make Tom look like a woman? lol). Though, considering how loosely it's based off the mythology side of things, and how (for lack of a better term) pop-culturey it is, not sure they will go in that direction. But regardless, I won't complain... Tom/Loki is epic as is. lol :heart:

Anyhow, really awesome fanart! =o Love how it looks like Loki is emerging from the snowy smoke. Also digging the style, its very well done, but still has this comic art feel to it, which suits it quite well. Also, great moving snow effect! I love the intensity of certain elements in this, and yet there's something nearly tranquil about it. Great piece!
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PicturePixie Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
He's had more then one that way XD It's said he liked getting pregnant and having guy on guy sex. Loki/Tom FTW~!!!
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Bekurah-Toshin Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would hope he enjoys it... it happened a LOT! lol I dunno, can gods use contraceptives of any kind? lol xD

Yes, I've known about Loki through Norse mythology for a long time, but only just recently started doing more in depth research about him, so now I know there's more then that. Already found out so much, and I'm really shocked at how important and interesting his story and character is (how in the hell did I never bother researching this before? *hates self*). I have to say, Norse mythology owns Greek mythology, HARD. lol I really have enjoyed it much more then others I've read up on, though I'm sure Loki is a big part of the reason for that.

But yeah, I found out there's actually quite a few children he's carried himself, and for some he wasn't even in what you might consider a true female form when it happened, which leads me to believe all the more Loki is just... something else, regardless of how he appears at any given time. Loki is such a unique and complicated character, he manages to captivate and baffle scholars even to this day, and even his fellow deities are often at a loss towards him.

I'm so grateful Tom was cast to portray him. :heart: I know it starts with good writing, but I honestly doubt anyone else could have done such a perfect job at breathing life into Loki as he has managed to. It's one of those "was born to play this role" cases, me thinks. lol X3
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PicturePixie Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well if he could change forms maybe? :shrug: XD I don't know XD

Greek and Egyptian were my favorates as a child and right now it's norse and Shinto (japanese). Loki is awesome and reading all the stuff about him is great :D [link] A friend linked this to me and you may enjoy it too ^^

I found out he was the god of mischef, fire and the hokie-pokie :iconwthplz:

Tom first tried out for Thor... I am so glad he's Loki. In my mind Loki is a much better character XD
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Bekurah-Toshin Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah... it's not as though he could carry around some condoms and be set. xD Sometimes he's the woman, and sometimes... something else. lol Was mostly joking, but on a serious note, I guess there wouldn't really be a reason to want to prevent having more children in his case, it's certainly not the same for God's as it is for us mortals. ^^;

All of the above I have enjoyed learning about to be honest, but I dunno, something about Norse mythology specifically, I just find it so entertaining, for lack of a better term. There are moments I feel like it should be a script to some strange anime or something. lol

LOL! Cuz that's what its all about~♪ :dance:

Tom as Thor was never gonna happen. lol Chris was just.... good god, he just IS Thor. xD However, Tom and Loki completely blew my mind!! D8 I don't mean to knock the rest of the film and it's cast, but honestly, if it hadn't been for Loki/Tom, I doubt I would have even sat through the entire movie. ._. His character, his story, and the entire plot going on in Asgard with he and his family was the heart of the film, and why I kept watching. That is partially, though in no small way, due to the breathtaking performance Hiddleston gave us. He really fleshed out all the nuances of Loki's character, which lets face it, is no small feet... Loki in all his incarnations, past and present, has been nothing if not inexplicably complex. Sometimes it was obvious, sometimes it was subtle, but there were moments Tom managed to convey everything going on inside Loki with nothing more then a look in his eyes, eyes that spoke volumes and truth, when his tongue may not have been. Tom as Loki is really a match made in casting heaven. lol


Also, thanks for the link!! Very much appreciated. *bows head* I am going to share this with my friends too. :heart:
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PicturePixie Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ok one I love anime/manga~ <3 2 There is a Loki anime/manga out there. XD And it's strange.

Both guys did a great job and you can tell they were/are having fun doing X3 I went to see Avengers twice already and saw Thor 3 times. I can't wait for Thor 2~

You're welcome ^^ :hug: I'm glad you enjoy it >3<
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Isen-Vinter Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
wow...hot...or maybe it would be cooooool XD
well now i know why loki had so many children...what man would not fall for her...
great work!
it looks way awesome !!!
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Passin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Female Loki? Bet Thor's a bit weirded out by it. And yes, I know Loki's male, but we're here to have fun.
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xxBlueLoverxx Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lol just look at the description.
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TaharkaPiye Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Excellent.
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WeebleClock Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Wowowow your painting is astounding!! Absolutely love the lighting!
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MissouryLaufey Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Loki it's so beautiful woman in, I love it ;)
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This looks really cool! :D
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iloveadventuretime15 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student General Artist
wow man that looks AWESOME!!!! i wish i could at least draw good... but you are amazzing!
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MasonEasley Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Lovely.
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mzclark Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
damn thats sick!!! great job on depicting winter/snow. never realized blue is a great choice for that and not grey. lol
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Lovekeysan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha I like that idea about typing "frool" as a reply to those people who dont read! I really dislike that people just go through fave and skip reading then leave stupid comments. XD
I'm unfamiliar with Loki in a woman's body, so I hoped you would say something about it and you DID! It's an awesome drawing too! :]
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shauna-7devils Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sexy as all hell!
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IkuniHattori Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I adore this piece. It's so well drawn and detailed! ^.^
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kiknos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
cool design
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Leoren Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loki got turned into a woman? O_o *Has never read any of the comics* LOL, poor guy! XD What happened??
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Autheria Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
i think it's after twilight of gods and most asgardians were dead. while asgardians'bodies were made again, loki's soul went into sif's body. or he regain his own body but he hid himself in sif's body.

i havent read any Thor comics either, i just remember seeing it on wiki, so you can go on wiki cuz i'm not sure if im right...
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Leoren Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, ok. Thankyou!
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M-ri Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Well I read the comment and you shouldn't really care XD
I still think you and your art is awesome:heart: I must watch you!!!*Hopefully someday I will be as good*
On the other note I am glad you didn't scream :D
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PortmanAngel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, in Norse mythology, Loki turned into a woman to give birth to Fenrir and...I can't remember the other one.
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DasRueken Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
He also turned into a mare to conceive and give birth to Sleipnir.^^
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's other part I was looking for, thanks.
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
But it was revealed that the female body was not actually meant for Loki, but for Sif (I think, might have been Freyja). He was then reincarnated as a guy again. Then he died and was brought back as a child which is his current form.
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nefariousity Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Haha, seeing as Loki does turn into a female (horse) in the mythology, then they can't accuse you of being wrong! Excellent work as ever, by the way.
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Oh! It's a dark avenge those who came from Rocky? Perhaps she just needed to change as women? Rocky? haha
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mehkaela Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Actually, your idea makes sense to me, reincarnation is rampant throughout all different forms of mythology, and I recall that Loki was 'punished' for various things so it makes perfect sense that being 'reborn' as a woman could happen, say post ragnarok or something.

Anyway, my Norse mythology is a tad rusty detail-wise, but this version of Loki, being a Marvel character, and Marvel being renowned for tossing logic out of the window periodically in favor of the story, which I am all about (XD)

Anyway, enough of my ramblings; this is a FANTASTIC picture, do you have a wallpaper version of it? There is just so much detail and life to this piece, I would totally hang it on my wall among all of my collection of fantasy artwork.

Do you sell full sized versions of your work?
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Xylaka15 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
*about your edit* ... But... Loki's turned himself into chicks in the mythology before. Once he even turned himself into a mare and gave brith just to prove he was more of a man than odin... odin now rides the eight-legged horse. lol.

... do they still call her Loki as a girl? Hehe
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Trigger1234 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
If she were in anime, she might make a great arch-enemy of the Ojamajo Witches! :D
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Patricia-Balan Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
The painting is gorgeous. For those who ask you to "learn your mythology", know this: Loki, in one of his many disguises, seduced Svašilfari - a stallion. He was, of course, in the shape of a mare. Some time later, after dealing with Svašilfari, he gave birth to Sleipnir, Odin's horse - an eight-legged horse. It's all there, in the Poetic Edda. In spite of what people think of him, Loki was a loving mother of an odd foal.
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Cynthialin Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, the silver fur coat~~~You paint her sooo RIGHT!
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TheRevanchist13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Awesome piece. Don't know anything about Marvel, but at the very least, this is a awsome interpretation of Loki in the Norse myths! <3
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