How to Draw Loki, Tom Hiddleston

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STEP 1. Let's first start with the basic frame for our body base of Loki. You'll want to try to draw these guides accurately, though, it isn't necessary. I like starting off with guidelines VERY similar to these as I draw my rough draft. The faint guide presents what the prominent guides will create (the hand and staff). I would recommend drawing these guides LIGHTLY.   STEP 2. Starting off with the beginning formation of the face is ideal. You'll want to shape his face shape first BEFORE you add the facials. By drawing facials first, you will confuse your proportions and get lost spending overkill to figure out how to place the face shape around the first drawn facials. That is why I always start my tuts with the face shape first.   STEP 3. Then, moving forward with the facials! I had utter fun with this, since Loki has a face perfect for a villain...a quiet - manipulative villain that is. His upper lip is faintly defined because Tom (the actor) doesn't have too much of a top lip. The lower lip is evenly divided from the top, creating an even effect. Now, this dude is KNOWN for the hazy eyes and rather feminine lashes. I gave him a subtle defining cheekbone to go with it.   STEP 4. Now, we must draw the entire head, which IS NOT necessary to draw from this point on. If you'd like, just skip this step. I only added this step just encase you do not want to draw his helmet on. Lots of people prefer drawing Loki without his gear to show off that oh so 'precious' face. Haha.   STEP 5. Then, (if you've drawn the previous step), we'll draw the helmet. Again, if you've skipped the previous step and straight to this one, just draw what the red lines define.   STEP 6. Because I simplified the original helmet design, we'll add a few definition that stripes through the armor. Use thin lines for this part; because continuously using bold lines will only tire the drawing. You will create confusing art by using the same line weights throughout. Use thin lines for detailing and bold lines for the outer shapes.   STEP 7. Working our way slowly, we'll sketch the shoulder as well as the cape cloaking the shoulder piece. This version of Loki doesn't retain the pimped out armor like the original Marvel designs.   STEP 8. Let's take a deep breath and prepare to draw the arm that will be grasping onto the staff. Notice how the cloak is squandered around the arm, showing that he has just raised his arm, conveying action in this unique pose. I would prefer working your way slowly and patiently for this part. When I first sketched this, I did the same, making sure the arm is anatomically aligned with the shoulder and neck.   STEP 9. First, sketch the thumb and squeezed palm BEFORE you draw the individual clenched fingers. I do this so drawing the rest of the fingers will be much easier. Remember, the index finger will ALWAYS be raised higher than the rest of the clenched fingers.   STEP 10. Taking your time, work on the staff top to bottom, or maybe from the middle. I decided to draw the staff from the top down. I found it easier this way.   STEP 11. Lastly, take your time and use LIGHT thin lines for the detailing. Like I've stated previously, it's best to use light lines for inner detailing to vary your line weights.   STEP 12. With further work on your drawing, you should have something very similar to this. I would prefer using Micron inking pens or black brush pens for the similar line quality. If you have neither of these tools, merely use a black marker or black pen you can find laying around. I hope you've enjoyed this lesson, folks! I had so much fun drawing Tom Hiddleson; which by the way is of English descent. At first I thought he was American but, nah. You always know someone is of English decent when they have very thin lips ;) Peace out!   STEP 13. Here's the completed digitally colored drawing. Note that I did not finish shading the hand and staff. Enjoy!   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10. Step 11. Step 12. Step 13.