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EDIT: contest closed btw... I edited the drawing with the things people pointed out, meaning I redid part of the nose, the scan is still making it very light though, you'd have to take my word for it that it's good on the actual drawing...

And, number 4. With this one the set is done. Read below for easy way to get a sketch!
If you come by these, let me know which you like most of all.
Others are the Mad king of Asgard, Dark Royalty and Midnight black. If anyone can leave me a PROPER critique about which is best and why you might win a special prompt sketch of Loki. One you can choose, although I draw a few limits of things I do and don't. So.... that ought to be worthy. See you again soon, and give it a try, it's an easy way to win. But make sure to put some thought in it, I won't go for: "I love this because he is sexy..." doesn't cut it. I really need feedback and this is the way to get it
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Of the four, I like this one the best. This shot really brings out arrogant personality Loki has.

I like how you approach your line quality. It's very clean and readable. However, I think you can push the rendering a bit more. Right now his nose is formless. Add more shadow to his left side to bring out the form of the nose more. Don't forget that his nose also have a cast shadow.

The lips need a little more rendering. The upper lip is a little thin.

All in all, this is a good start. I think with the above mentioned corrections. Really push the contrast in the face itself. Find some Andrew Loomis references for drawing heads. The head is a series of planes, with the face having most of the plane changes. Use those plane changes to push the lights and shadows to their potential.
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Critique by ILoveAsgardians May 14, 2013, 2:03:14 PM
I love the lighting on this picture. When you look at it you know where the light is coming from.

His expression is calm and intense at the same time and that's usually the face that he makes.

I've never seen him with a head piece like this, I think it is very detailed and beautiful. I also like how the collar of his shirt matches his head piece.

I would make the nose more defined, It looks too light compared to the rest of the picture. I also think that the ears are too high and should be moved down quite a bit.

Over all I think it's a great piece and just needs a few small changes.
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Golubaja Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I featured you here --> fav.me/d7v0mpy ;) (Wink)
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Epselion Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I saw it. Thank you very much. And you put me with such great artists uhuhuhu I feel so honoured :')
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Golubaja Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're totally worthy. Your art is stunning. ;)
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Veyrius Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Eeep! You made this have that royal feel to it. It's not just Loki the god of mischief and chaos anymore- but rather you took his title as a prince of Asgard and put that into the mix as well~ made it a bit more POP. Like.. You wouldn't forget of his princely standing- rambling. :XD: I really love the intricate detail of his crown/headpiece- and the PROPORTIONS. Ugh.. I suck at proportions.. Anyhoo, nuff whining. It makes Loki look a bit elvish and more mystical. Which, IMHO, is what Norse mythology should really be like. Arcane-like, enigmatic, and perplexing. Even in Marvel verse- And like on your other pieces, I love the intensity of his gaze. How you people do that is unknown to me :shrug: .. Usually, when I draw eyes, they tend to look rather flat, dull and .. Dull. Yeah. :XD: But the way you made them makes it feel ominous. Sort of like having to hold your ground against a double-edged sword. :meow: It is beautiful~
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Epselion Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for being so very sweet! I luvs u :hug: . I like making Jewels. I see some people on deviantart or etsy make such beautiful ones. I don't have the materials or hands to do crafts. So this is my way of getting these designs out of my head... I put them on somebody else. XD. Loki is just very good for it because he has his hair all put back so you have an open forehead to do whatever with. :P But I surely did find it a pro that he is also a prince. That makes things a lot more logical... You can't draw some peasant in Jewels hm? Proportions used to be real hard for me too. But it's just practice really... Lots of it. I often cry over my early drawings beccause they look like derps. And I love elvish Loki.... I made this drawing... I'm not sure about uploading it. And there Loki isn't the prince of Jotunheim but of Alfheim and he meets Thor on the day of his coronation. I wrote a lil drabble with it and shit. But I can't decide between colour or black and white. Sigh... Anyhoo I am really glad you liked it so much and that thing u have with the eyes... It usually has to do with light. My eyes are often dull too until the light comes in. Specks of white or at least a small difference in colour and eyebrows... Study those, they have a lot to do with the expression as well. Kisses!
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Veyrius Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Heheee! You deserve every bit of praise, ;u; :huggle: nyaaa- :( I cry over my art right now. I suck. I really do. I THINK I'm improving.. but- IDK. *sob Dude~ did you upload it here? I would surely read it! :XD: But well.. if you're having problems with the art- that's alright- you can bet that I'd keep an eye out for whenever you decide to share it :D.. Mmmh.. alright- I'll try that :meow: Thank you for the advice :heart:
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Epselion Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Hi... I'm super late to answer this, but my laptop doesn't deal too well with heatwaves so I've been confined to my Phone for months.... Anyhoo, I don't have old drawings lying around on da but you can count that my old stuff is just hilarious. I have this one drawing I remember quite well. I drew him from a World of Warcraft comic book. And his head was the same size as his chest and his legs were also the same size and gods he looks like a munchkin with spaghetti leg and it's soooooo funny to look at it because it was a serious drawing and gods look at it....

That elvish thing with the drabble has had a set-back. I designed my own armour on them, and Loki's was super cool and intricate and sophisticated and Thor's looked so baaaaad. SO I redid the drawing and also redid composition and will get to, shade it soon. I decided for shading first, colour later, maybe. It will be here soon I think. In the mean time... I drew soft porn.... XD so proud that I finally drew naked people. It's in my gallery

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Veyrius Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Haha no problem. :) I understand the woes of horn- I mean.. laptops in heat- I mean. Heatwaves. XD *wink wink- Hahaha! I've also some drawings in my sketchbooks somewhere and.. they also seem so hilarious to me that I don't even think I really drew them. XD it's fun to do a rework of old stuff though- :D And it gives me a bit of a confidence boost to see that I really do have some improvement~

Ahhh Loki looking regal will be the death of me~ I always do feel a sophisticated aura from him- ;u; I'll be waiting for that- heheeeee :D SOFT PORN. Hahaha :XD: there's this FB page that calls Tom's neck, porn. XD .. yeeeep- neck porn.. I should look for that- NYAHAHAH! XD
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Epselion Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Horny laptops unnfff. That reminds me of some unsettling pics I once saw about i-Phone adapters... it was really bad.

And just for the record, everything about Tom is porn, just so you know...

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Veyrius Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh my.. Nope. Never mind XD

:O Nuuu- not.. everything. Just when people are feeling too.. uhh.. passionate about someone.. :meow:
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N0rks Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, this is really amazing! The headpiece looks great, and is very detailed. Great job! :)
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Danka42 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*bows*

It looks just like a real photo! I haven`t seen this crown-thingy before, it`s really nice! I love the amount of light in this one, the eyes, the smile, the perfect symmetry, basically everything :D
Would you mind me using it as my wallpaper?
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Epselion Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No use it! I'm okay! Just keep the signature in there, that's all :3
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ReplicatorFifth Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooo nice head-on portrait :D
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Modernmyth6277 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't even have words for this O__O ohmygod
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DeathNoteMyselfeLost Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think itīs...FANTASTIC !!! I really like it :)
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Epselion Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much...
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TigerSoul6 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is... Wonderful! I can't look away for even a second.. :omg:
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Epselion Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
U should tho... How else would u eat or drink or pee?
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gpcat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I seems like he's looking right into me. This is amazing!
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Epselion Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He knows everything >:D
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Draconicat Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous Loki! *swoons*
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bry-angel Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow , this art is beautiful
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DestinyArtist619 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow that looks like a real picture, you make him look so sexy. Your drawing style is Fun-nominal!
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D-HEARTED Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely !! :heart:
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VeronikaDark Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's beautiful.
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hazelrebecca Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing~!
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amilamorae Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
This is absolutely beautiful! You have captured his essence. I love it!
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Yami-Horus Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
YAY!! I LOVE IT! It's pretty good! (TOTALY LOVED THE CROWN :heart:w:heart:)
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marchesme Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's gorgeous! Nice work !
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cfwarrior Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I LOVE this! I love the clea lines, the simplicity, and yet you have caught the sense of mischief, and the 'regal-ness' of Loki...May I share this on my Facebook fanpage? I will give you credit, of course!
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Epselion Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes you can... If you indeed credit, and try to keep the watermark in there. That way other people can't take it from facebook and pretend it's theirs... But thank you and please do :3
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WolfishWyvern Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is awesome! :D :)
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LifeHasStarted Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student General Artist
this is SO pretty, the detail is just amazing :3
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KARYM-OLVERA Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EXELENTE SOBREADO BUENDETALLE
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punkmoxie Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Writer
It is perfect, and beautiful. You did an amazing work here
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Witty-Allowishus Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I'm having trouble with the Critique function too, but I'll give it a shot from here!

For me, this one takes the cake. His eyes are intense, and out of all 4, this is the one facing fully forward. The narrow look is my favorite look for Loki. It's as if he's hunting you, and gives you a feeling that he sees into your soul (but in a good way)!
I love the lighting. It may seem too intense, but I appreciate how bright it is! It's like sunlight!
It seems you might have had an easier time with the right side of the drawing than with the left. The right side has more flow, and the left side has less flow. On the other hand, it can represent two sides of Loki, metaphorically: one side being his softer, more sane side, and his darker half the more "renegade" side.
Now about the headpiece:
The details you place into these drawings never ceases to amaze me! All the folds of the headpiece are easy to follow, and each line is going somewhere, including the curves over his ears, and it gives a vivid image to the imagination! You don't just sketch out lines and make it look like a headpiece--it IS a headpiece, and every nook and cranny; curve and flow; every bead and jewel is its own character in this piece! The headpieces have this Elvish style, and it suits Loki very well! It is elegant, and I see elegance in Loki.
Same with the design on his collar! You have a consistent pattern, and still mirrors his style. In the other 3, you have Loki in (correct me if I'm wrong) a cloak (The Mad King of Asgard), a shirt (Dark Royalty), and a cloak and pin (Midnight Black). This one has him in a tunic. To me, it seems that he's progressed from prince, to full-out KING in this image. He is royally dressed, pampered, and not just with a headpiece; this could pass as a Crown! At least that's how I see it.
The only things I would change:
While I do appreciate the uneven flow of both sides, I think if you make both sides flow (like the right side), it would do much good to this image. Keep the darkness, keep the contrast, but making both sides flow could bring out the elegance.
I keep looking at the lips. They just seem a little long. I would say keep the dark line for the sake of the smirk, but maybe have the skin of his lips stop before the line runs out. Thin lips, but a long smirk, if that makes sense (the picture where he's narrowly glaring [can find it on Google Images if you type in "loki avengers], has a good smirk reference I think... Actually, come to look at it, I bet you used that very image as a reference already for this!)

All in all, I hope that helps! This is a wonderful, beautiful masterpiece, and I hope I didn't go on too long!
Keep up all the wonderful work!
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Epselion Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're totally right. I'm right-handed so the flow of hair on that side goes much easier as do most shades. The eyes however are Always other way around, the left one Always comes out a little better than the right... which is kind of dumb... I love that you saw a metaphor in it. I had no such thought but it does make for a very fancy excuse lol :p.
Ah yes.... the headpiece. That bloody thing gave me nightmares. I made the left side first, and then I came to the right side, and realised it had to mirror the other side perfectly.... Well fuck... You can be glad you never saw me drawing it... I ushered a few words in both english and my Original language that were not too kind. I Always need to make everything look physically possible, so every line starts and ends somewhere... Otherwise I would have lost track and cried.
Everyone thinks I had an idea behind all this... but I just made the mad king... and realised how large his forehead is... and empty... and I hate empty space in my drawings... so I made pretty Lokis because I needed to fill up that space... The secret revealed. The lips however, I must slightly disagree on... I had them shorter... but it made it look as if he was chewing on his bottomlip or something... almost pouting... and this was so much better... but I will keeep the rest in mind!
Also... sorry... I picked a different winner... but I still love that you write such sweet comments each time! I do appreciate them I swear!
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Witty-Allowishus Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I'll agree with you on the lips. I can't draw very well, so it's only my opinion as a viewer. I can't even mirror sides for a face. Every time I even try, it never works. I'll take your word for it.
Because you wanted to fill an empty space! That's actually a very good reason for these, because they really are elegant and wonderful! Loki with a headpiece. It really does honor the royalty part!
I'm glad you agree on a lot of what I said, and I'm glad if I am able to help! Your work is still amazing!
Then that winner is very lucky! I'm just glad you remember my comments! :love:
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how intricate the headpiece is :love:
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Epselion Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I hate how intricate it is ehehehe. I made the left side.... And then went fuuuuuu the other side must be the exact same how the hell am i gonna do that whyyyyyyyy.... But it worked out in the end
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it looks marvelous :heart:
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MarniUchiha Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
It's perfect *.* I love the crown and the tonal shading is amazing :)
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Writer
The intense look in his eyes; the intricate filigree working on his coronet; the delicate sweep of each individual strand of hair; the subtle angles and curves of his features; all these features, and more, inspire you examine the deeper intricacies of the picture (Full view people, please!), and they create a stellar image as a whole.
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Epselion Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh wow... That almost sounded poetic. Thank you very much!
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Lilithmae1231 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa... This is amazing. Simply amazing.
(I'd try to come up with something deeper to say; but I'm not even fully awake yet, so I got nothing. :XD: )
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Epselion Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
good morning :P
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Lilithmae1231 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha Thanks! :XD:
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startraveller776 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a crap artist, so I can't offer any critiques. And so I'm just going to gush like a rabid fangirl. This is simply breathtaking.
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Epselion Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
need a napkin dear?
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