I made these a while a go when I was trying to figure out what to do with my life and art. Obviously I settled on pottery but before that I made these, eyes. The first is Heath Ledger (pastel) the last one is mine (oil paint), and the rest are Tom Hiddleston (pastel). They are based on the saying “the eyes are the window to the soul.” There was a time when I wanted to do this for everyone, but I prefer clay over pastel or paint. Yet, I still love these pieces and for Throw Back Thursday I am posting them.
I would tell you what emotion they were meant to convey (as I have done before) but as I stare at them the intent seems to change like a Rorschach test almost, so I will leave it to you to see what you need too.
The main easy reason that comes to everyone’s minds is
“Loki is hot.”
But there is more to it than that
There are at least three unbeknownst-to-the-masses psychological reasons I can see why Loki is so popular and loved.
Reason 1. Is actually born from a something Tom Hiddleston said, “Loki is the artist, and Thor is the jock.” Well if we were to take “artist” to mean anyone who feels like an outcast (nerds, goths, geeks, etc.). There are a lot of people that feel that way but there are also a lot of people that look like Thor/the jock, but feel like Loki/ the artist.
Reason 2. Loki’s psychological struggle is experienced in everyone’s life at some point, and some may still be struggling with it. I mean, how many times have we seen someone have something traumatic happen to them, then they view their self as a victim. Then every decision and behavior after leads to them creating their own prison: either literally, figuratively (believing themselves to be the victim in general and, subconsciously, choosing behaviors that keep them believing/feeling they are), or both (in Loki’s case).
Reason 3. Is for the fan girls
Why do girls love the bad guy?
Well, every girl has grown up being told that if the guy is mean to you he “likes you” hence the reason girls go for bad boys… Like Loki
Girls have also grown up with the prince charming fairytales…Loki is a prince
And then there is this innate need girls have to help the man with their issues “I can fix him” belief we are instilled with which makes Loki look exquisite.
I mean, if a girl could have a wet dream it would be a prince she could fix.