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The Absence of Hope by Sanguine-Sky The Absence of Hope by Sanguine-Sky
So I had a bit of trouble with this drawing. I just didn't know what to do with the background and I asked for suggestions on Tumblr. One of the suggestions was: “Have you thought of making the backround of the asgard palace or have thor and his dad in the backround in an angsty sorta thing?” by cherryblossims, and there was something about an angsty Thor that I really liked so I came up with that. I feel like I must apologize to everyone because all my Loki drawings are drawings filled with Loki feels. :sad:

After I was done with the drawing I faced another silly setback: what should I call this drawing? And my sister helped me with that. She suggested "The Absence of Hope", Thor being said hope, and I couldn’t think of a more fitting title! Thor was, indeed, hope for Loki and in this moment, - the moment Loki finds he’s a Frost Giant -, Thor wasn’t there and Odin went into Odinsleep. Loki felt alone, betrayed, unloved. Thor wasn’t there to remind him that he was still his little brother, that it didn’t matter that he was a Frost Giant, that he was still Loki, son of Odin. That’s why I drew Thor in black and white, because he wasn’t really there. It’s true that Loki was to blame for Thor’s banishment but he still loved his brother and he wanted to make it right. He tried to tell Odin what he’d done but was shut down and never had the chance to come clean.

For Loki I used these ref. pics:
Face:
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Markings:
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Clothes:
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For Thor I used this ref. pic:
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This drawing was made on Photoshop CS3 with my Wacom tablet.
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MutaraPrimeDreamer Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is fantastic!! It is really striking and really hits emotions in me. And the title hits it over the top. Well done! 
(And this got me thinking since I have an OC that is named Hope. xD)
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! That was really the intention :D To bring out some kind of emotion on who sees it. I apologized profusely because it seems that all my Loki drawings are sad drawings, but I just love to explore that side. Tom is so great with emotional scenes and those are the ones I really love.
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MutaraPrimeDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No need to apologize! It does bring out emotion in me when I see it. It is really well gone.
Yes! I admired how he is able to do that with scenes like that.
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is such a great actor! Completely in awe with him. He's amazing with emotional scenes, they really suit him. 
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MutaraPrimeDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes! I completely agree. The man reason I started liking him was because of how kindly he treats his fans. ^_^
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is an amazing human being! So talented, so humble... I thought people like that didn't exist anymore, but I'm glad I was wrong :aww:
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MutaraPrimeDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Me too. ^_^ I hope he stays that way.
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rababco Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've thought about that too, I can't help but wonder if the real reason he's so angry at/hates Thor is because he wasn't there when he needed him most. He was scared, confused and felt unloved and Thor, the one the person he could turn to, loved him unconditionally and had always comforted him wasn't there. It wasn't Thor's fault but still. The fact that Loki is angry at/hates Thor because he's envious of him and lives in his shadow even though he never really seemed to have problem with it before, just because he's adopted doesn't make much sense either lots of people are adopted and are happy and well-loved. When Odin yelled at Loki when he tried to defend brother I was rather surprised, and angry at Odin (who yells at they're kids when they're trying to speak?! Poor kid was probably emotionally abused throughout his life.) Odin picked the worst time to tell Loki that he was adopted, it was like he waited for Thor to be gone before he told him and then he basically fell into coma at the worst possible time (that wasn't really his fault but still.)
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My point precisely. I don't think Odin made that on purpose, but it sure was a hell of a time to drop the bomb! A+ parenting from Odin, yay! The fact that he fell into Odinsleep was just the cherry on top of the cake. Loki has a lot to feel angry about. I just wish that the people who don't quite understand him can think a little and gather all the pieces of the puzzle. It's not that hard to come that conclusion. You understand exactly what I was going for with this drawing :hug:
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punkmoxie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Writer
WOW This is amazing!
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