Nov 4, 2009

Thor + Odin + Loki

Hello everybody!

Here is a triptych with the Norse Gods: Thor, Odin and Loki. I always wanted to draw those three...




Thor, the god of thunder. There are many possibilities to depict Thor but it was important to include his three most important possessions: Jarngreipr (the Iron Gloves), Megingjord (the Power-Belt) and - of course! - the mighty hammer Mjollnir. Here, Thor is wearing a full wedding dress (with bridal head-dress) because it is from a scene of the "Theft of Mjollnir" tale. This is the moment when Thor recovers his hammer and tears his disguise revealing his true identity to Thrymr, the King of Giants. After that he gladly proceed to smash Thrymr's skull. And after that he killed Thrymr's sister. Oh, and he also destroyed Thrymr's soldiers. In fact, he killed everyone attending the wedding...



Odin - with his pair of ravens Huginn and Munnin - disguised as the "Wanderer" with long beard, hat and staff. I made the staff to look more like Odin's spear - Gungnir - and since Odin is related to the writing form (he discovered the runes) I thought it would be interesting to make the spear tip to look like a pointed nib.



Loki was... well... the trickiest to portrait. He has an interesting scarred lips (Loki had his lips stitched up once). Since he is an "outsider", always creating problems and provoking the other asgardian gods, I choose to put him in those strange clothes and in a totally non-dynamic pose (if compared with Odin and Thor). And the gesture of lifting his tunic and pissing on the floor, as if he's trying to ruin the "picture". He is a trickster, after all. Here you can see the "censored" version :0)



See ya!

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6 comments:

ZackRock said...

Wow, these look great! Nice, original take on such an old theme. I like the textures, too.

GOGOPEDRO said...

Great looking images man...
really clean and very creative..

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Tim Baron said...

These are beautiful. Love the stylization.

sandybau said...

Wow, great illos! You have a great style and that vintage look looks perfect!! Amazing work!

jim bradshaw said...

really loving the last one most!

WAM said...

Great work.
Love distressed quality and limited palette.