4. Loki Picture

Loki: Norse God of Mischief

100 Gods and Goddesses Challenge

I always have trouble drawing Loki because there aren't really standard depictions of him. He is a shape shifter after all! Hahaha... I guess this is my amalgamation of my own headcanon of him...?

I was tempted to colour his hair red this time since he is associated with fire, but I'm pretty sure Thor is supposed to have red hair by default and that sort of draws lots of attention to him. Let's say Loki's hair is the colour of coal, then. XD

Loki is an interesting character for a couple of reasons. First of all, he is considered now to be a heavily Christianized version of old Norse myths- to the point where he's become an antagonist likened to the devil while before he had simply been a good-natured trickster figure. This may or may not influence the second reason: modern scholars find him impossible to figure out! I guess that's just him trolling us hundreds of years later. XD I sort of tried to pick contrasting colours to illustrate this, haha. That and fire + mistletoe = red + green.
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