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The Absence of Hope by Sanguine-Sky The Absence of Hope by Sanguine-Sky
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The Absence of Hopeby Sanguine-Sky

Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / People / Portraits©2012-2015 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:
[link]

Markings:
[link]

Clothes:
[link]

For Thor I used this ref. pic:
[link]

This drawing was made on Photoshop CS3 with my Wacom tablet.
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AndreaAdaway Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Absolutely beautiful and so sad........
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, and I know... It seems my Loki drawings are always very depressive and I apologize for that ^^; But it's so amazing to explore those unresolved issued of Thor and Loki through drawing... I just can't help myself.
Thank you for the :+fav: too :hug:
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AndreaAdaway Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Not depressive...poor Loki has a most depressing life I think and you are doing a great job bringing it out.  After all, his main problems were Odin and Thor.  I believe he lost the only one to love him when Frigga died. Crying 
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I truly believe Thor loves Loki. After all they were raised as brothers and Thor was just as surprised to find out Loki wasn't his blood brother as Loki was. Plus Thor never sensed any rivalry towards Loki. He was, and always will be, his little brother. There was no jealousy from Thor's part of the relationship. The jealousy came from Loki and even so he always tried to hide it until the truth came crashing down. Then I guess Loki threw all control out the window and just showed all the repressed emotions. He just didn't do it in the best way. But you have a point there... Frigga was his mother, not by blood, of course, but Loki was hers. She raised Loki as lovingly as possible, while Thor was raised by Odin, and she taught him everything she knew. He did lose one person who had major impact in his life and who loved him dearly. Odin loves him too in his own way, but nothing compared to the love Frigga had for Loki. You can say Loki lost the one person he truly loved. Because the love he felt for Frigga was one without any pain. I mean the fact that she didn't tell him he was adopted pained him, but he could understand her motivations, so he was never angry with her for not telling him. Loki is just tragic and I love him so much. I wish they made some kind of twist in the movies and made his life a little bit better. Some therapy would be nice
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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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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :bow:
This one was a lot of work. I spent a lot of time in it and then I had a block and didn't know what to draw on the background... It was really a pain in my butt xD But I really like it now. I love that it's finished and that everyone seems to like it too. Even though it's another drawing where Loki is feeling miserable. I've already appologizes everyone for the Loki feels in the drawing :XD:
Thank you for the :+fav: :hug:
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punkmoxie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Well I love it, poor Loki. . .he needs a hug and Ahem a lot of love!
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, he needs a LOT of love. He's very misunderstood and that's what makes him the way he is. If people saw his side of things then maybe they'd understand him. I hope Loki gets some love in the next Thor movie. He really deserves it and most important: he NEEDS it!
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punkmoxie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Writer
there are lots of us women that would love LOki!
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes... he would be showered with love by all of us :XD: If we only could *sigh* :giggle:
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punkmoxie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Writer
a shower would be a great place to start . . . .
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my... :giggle: Indeed it would :XD:
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: That is just beautiful!
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww: It's kinda sad, but there's something about the sad Loki that really strikes me. I think I have a problem :XD:
Thank you so much for the :+fav: :smooch:
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think a lot of us have that problem :giggle:
Mine's more along the lines of hurt Loki, so I'm not much better ^^;
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'm realizing that :XD: We hate to see him all angsty because... feels! But at the same time, he looks so beautiful *-*
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I tend to feel that way for all my fave male characters, so it isn't surprising ^^;
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here. Not only about the male characters, though. There's something about it that just leaves me awestruck! Love it!
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always interesting to see characters being pushed to their limits.
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed. I like a movie, or a series, that makes me feel something. I don't get emotional with movies, or series, that easily so I know some thing's good when I feel something.
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N0rks Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there! :wave:

You've been featured in my journal! :aww:

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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey dear :D
I'm so sooooo sorry for not answering! I'm very busy with college but I promise I will answer your messages today :thanks:
Thank you for the feature :happycry: It means a lot :tighthug:
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N0rks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nawww, don't worry about it! :tighthug: You're very welcome! :heart:
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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N0rks Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love the concept behind this. :heart: Especially how Loki's non-Jotun side is the side that Thor's holding. Great concept, and great drawing! :hug:
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had some problems with the drawing because of the background and the title, but then with that suggestion on Tumblr and with the ridiculous amount of time my sister and I spend analyzing Loki I was able to come up with that concept. I feel like I should apologize for it though because my Loki drawings are always so sad and angsty :XD: But I'm very happy so many people liked it :dance:
Thank you for the :+fav: dear, and sorry if I didn't respond earlier but college is killing me x_x I have 3 paper works to deliver this week *sigh*
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N0rks Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, with Loki I'm not sure you can avoid the sad and angsty angle. Unless you take the mad-as-cats angle, which works really well too. :lol:

No problem and no need to apologise! College is important, even though it is kinda annoying. ;)
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ehehehe Mad-as-cats! :rofl: I guess it does! But hey, anything works with Loki... he makes it work with all that sass :XD:

Oh I feel like I do need to appologize. People might think I don't care and it's the exact opposite! I do care and I insist in thanking everyone for the nice comments, for the critiques, for the :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s. I appreciate each and everyone of them as well as the people who fave, watch and comment my work :hug:
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N0rks Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes he can! :lol:

Same here, I feel like I have to keep up with it all because I really do appreciate it when people favourite or comment on my art, or watch me. I had a really hard year at uni because I was graduating and I didn't have the time to be active on dA and felt kinda bad about it. But then again, we are doing this art thing for ourselves and not for others so. :lol:
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I do my drawings for myself. I do commissions too, but mostly drawing is my hobby. I'm very passionate about it but I know I can never make a living out of my drawings... I feel kinda bad when I don't update my deviantArt in a while but I think everyone understands. College is important and we need to make it through college first and then relax and make awesome drawings =D

I just realized I wasn't :+devwatch: you and this will not do! I apologize for not watching your deviantArt sooner ^^;
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OskarRimanetz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
so hard to understand without knowing the language and having only the Google translator :) ehehe.
but I understand what this art without reading a story about him.
so triggered feelings and impressions.
then read (via Google translator) - yes yes yes, I understand the author's intention.
this moment - such moment, and no one around. and all strangers.
dear god Loki :( .
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I'm sorry :hmm: Google translator can be awful sometimes...
Indeed that was a horrible moment and he had no one to turn to. I hope things get better for him in the second movie, though.
Thank you so much for the comment and the :+fav: I really appreciate it :glomp:
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I really like your reasoning, and this is beautifully done (though admittedly the deviantART logo gets in the way a bit). Lovely work with the coloring!
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you =D
My sister and I spend lots of time analyzing characters so we come up with these theories that later translate into my drawings ^^;
I know the watermark is a pain in the butt, but this drawing is on Tumblr without it: [link]
Thank you so much for the :+fav: :hug:
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RachelO394 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this makes me wanna cry :'|
anyways you did a FANTASTIC job on this, well done, you have made my day.
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry :(
When I was making this drawing my sister kept telling me: "Seriously, everyone is going to kill you! The Loki feels we have are enough as it is without you adding to the mix with your drawings!!!" And I think she's right, but I can't resist! I see that sad little face and I just have to draw it :cries:
Thank you for the compliment :aww: and for the :+fav: :huggle:
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RachelO394 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU MONSTER D: AKSJHFLKSJFHAS
haha no worries mate, its a fave and compliment well deserved :)
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry ;_____________;
I'll try not to do more Sad-Loki drawings... but I can't promise anything :XD:
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sheandherheart Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
LUV THISSS!!!!
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Sanguine-Sky Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :bow:
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Henai Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh. Wow. This is beautiful! And the feels... :iconthesefeelsplz: I love the little tear in Loki's eye too, really brings it to life.
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