Marvel’s Thor film

Thor_Official_Poster

“Thor” is one of my favourite movies for a few reasons. My fascination with mythology, especially Norse, being one of them. I love the way the characters are portrayed, and how the ‘bad guy’, Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston) is shows to have a past and a reason for what he does to get revenge on his brother Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth). Loki is both my favourite character in the film and the God in Norse Mythology that I’m most interested in.

I often find that Loki is misrepresented in many things about Norse Myhology. He is often said to be evil and the villain of the sTories, but whilst he has three titles “God of mischief”, “God of chaos” and “God of lies”, not one of those suggests to me that he is evil, which is one reason why the Marvel representation of Loki appeals to me: his deterioration into darkness and the reason for it are all shown on screen.

To me, the backstory of a character is one of the most important things about them, it’s what shapes them into who they are, I always try to consider that when I make my own characters, whether in art or in stories, so it’s nice to see it done so well in a movie I both love and find very inspirational.

 

(image found: http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Thor_%28film%29)

Colour inspiration

One of the most overlooked things about the world around us, I think, are it’s colours. I never really thought much about it until I heard a conversation about colourblind artists, and it made me think. One of the most appealing things about art, to me, is it’s colours. I like work with bold colour, not necessarily bright, but bold and clear rather than faded and pale. Although this does conteast my love of manga, typically read in black and white, but I find the use of grayscale and markmaking appealing in place of the colour in the images as it allows your mind to fill in colours yourself based on the different Gray tones used.

My favourite time of day is evening because of the colours of the sky at sunset and dusk. I find it fascinating to watch the sunset and how it changes the colours in the sky gradually, and how no two sun sets are ever the same. Whilst I don’t particularly enjoy drawing or painting landscapes or scenes from the world around me, preferring fantasy and imaginative illustrations, I draw a lot of inspiration from the colours and tones I see in the world and in art.