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Glorious Purpose by astarayel Glorious Purpose by astarayel
"I am Loki, of Asgard, and I am burdened with glorious purpose."

This piece. Oof. I have been working on it for months. Have abandoned it in disgust, then rediscovered it and tried to make it what I envisioned in my head. Never an easy thing. But I've finally reached a place where I feel good enough about it to share.

I really wanted to go for the image that Loki had of himself: a hero, a saint, a savior. Hence the religious iconography style with the halo (fun fact, the details in the halo match the throne of Asgard in Thor: The Dark World). A big thank you to some friends who helped me push my comfort zone on lighting here, which was a nightmare.

As always, comments and critiques are much-loved.

Loki (C) Marvel
References from Avengers used.
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Riemea Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg omg omg this is amaaaaazing!! I actually don't have enough words for this right now so I'm leaving this comment here so that I don't just fave and run, and I'll get back to it later to try to adequately express my love for this painting. :faint:
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astarayel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
You are about the cutest EVER. Thank you, dear! :glomp:
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Riemea Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug:

Ok so. Firstly I love the colours, especially that pale blue. They fit the concept so well! Likewise, the lighting is really awesome, and THE DETAILS. Absolutely amazing job on the details, I especially like the subtle swirls (?) on the staff, and the halo of course. :love:

I'm very glad you didn't give up on this!
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astarayel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Thank you, darling!! Good catch on the staff detail, texturing was a nightmare :) 
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Riemea Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! I bet - worth it in the end though I hope. :)
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astarayel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
I'll leave that to others to decide ;)
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Riemea Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an others and I'm deciding it was. :eyes:
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astarayel Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
:heart:
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TicklishAndInLove Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional Writer
Regal!
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astarayel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Thanks!
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zetaxen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surely, Loki approves this.
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astarayel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
I can only hope!!
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esmeedamen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
nice job!!
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astarayel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Thanks!!
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TheTraitor44 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Amazing!!!
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astarayel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Thanks!
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TheTraitor44 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
You`re Welcome!!
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Isabell-K Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so amazing! Rick and Morty Emote - Stunned Morty 
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astarayel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Thank you so much! :D
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome artwork!!

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astarayel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Thanks :D
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!!!

Underfell Sans AU Icon 
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faintsolus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks amazing! I think you nailed it :)
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astarayel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Thank you!!
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