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imcharliewen Wacky Loki! My first sketch of him as someone a bit off for the first #thor
There were other options but this is the looniest one so I wanted to
share. As I think of his backstory and focused on the manipulative bent
than his relationship with his bro Thor which develops later, I put more
character depth in his final version. At this time I also wanted to
play with the idea that Asgard had magic based on science beyond human
tech understanding.  I’ll post the final Thor I Lokis next!

Charlie Wen: Designing
Tom Hiddleston as Loki (armor version) was my next focus. I’d just
completed Thor’s design for the film (Thor), so a design language had
been set.  The rest of the characters needed to play off of the main
character’s design.  Every character’s colors, shapes, materials needed
to not only be congruent with the story being told, but more
importantly, needed to elicit specific emotions from
the audience at particular points of the character’s arc in the film.  
For Loki (as well as the other characters), I kept with the interweaving
shapes motif in Thor’s costume.  These interweaving shapes come from
Norse symbols, which I referenced to some extent for all aspects of
Asgard.  The interweaving elements not only connected Thor’s world with
its Norse origins, but it also alluded to the interconnectedness of
Thor. Loki, and Odin.  I designed Loki’s armor to be more overtly
ceremonial than practical, showing that Loki’s gifts and attentions did
not lie in the battlefield like his brother Thor, but instead, his focus
was imagining and planning his ascension to Odin’s throne.  The fabric
elements have more pleating as well to further play up the ceremonial