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Lo9. King of the Outyards by midwaymilly Lo9. King of the Outyards by midwaymilly
(First post of the new year! Happy 2012 everybody!) c:

I won't give too many details about this guy just yet, but... here's Utgard-Loki! <: I'm going to be doing something kinda funky with the connection between him and the Loki we're most familiar with; it's gonna get kind of weird, but I'm really excited about the way it ties up a lot of the oddities that never really get an explicit explanation in the myths, so I'm just gonna go ahead and roll with it~ :'D

Utgard-Loki's appearance is nearly identical to Loki's, with a couple of exceptions: both irises of his eyes are green, as opposed to Loki's one red/one green, and he doesn't have the pointy teeth that Loki has. c:

aaaand the silhouetted shadow in the background is Utgard-Loki's most commonly-used disguise~ I'll have a better picture of him in that form one of these days~
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Aqua-The-Smiter Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He has a very slappable looking face, I'll give him that.

And, wait, you're Loki has pointy teeth?

Granted I always thought fire giants might have harder teeth.
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BlackberryFinn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Sexy Utgard Loki is Sexy.

YellowEyes + Raven hair + Miischievous smile = Awesome .
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awwfffff, thanks so much~~! ;D
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BlackberryFinn Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
You are welcome.

He is so handsome.
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cozzypaper Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
awesome concept!!!
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:iconmidwaymilly:
midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~! <:
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nadgamgee Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I always thought they just shared the same name, no?
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, in the written mythology that's basically all it consists of.
But it's just too good a coincidence for me to simply leave it at that; it offers too many fun possibilities for taking the story even deeper.... <;
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nadgamgee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Definitely worth a try :)
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful :)
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:iconmidwaymilly:
midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! C:
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Kakashi-Kati Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooow, awesome :D I really like how you drew him *both thumbs up*
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very very much! *v*
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Kitty-Hel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And things just got a hell of a lot more interesting.
UtgardeffingLoki.
<3!!!!
-swoons and falls over to roll about on the floor-
can't wait to see some shit happening hereeeee~! -maimed-
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heheheheh, shit's about to go down big time~ xDD
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Kitty-Hel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-gleeeeeeeeee-
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Rei-Yami-Hikari Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS MYTH,
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's such a good one : DDD
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Rei-Yami-Hikari Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it. ; w;

Which one is your favourite?
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thrymskvida will always be my top favorite~ :'D It was one of the first Norse myths I ever read, and it's what finally convinced me to start studying the mythology further~ The character interactions and humor in that myth completely won me over~ ;v;
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Rei-Yami-Hikari Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Because Thor crossdressing is always the best. xD

I think it was one of the first myth things I ever drew, too....
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's the truth! xD
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Snigepippi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice shadowplay :D

I always thought it was an interesting connection too!
Especially because Loki is so uncharacteristically restrained in the myth where we meet Udgårds-Loki… It might be because it hard to be two places at once ;) Even for Loki
And as the other challenges Thor and his followers meet are aspects too, I have been working on making both Loki, UdgardsLoki, Hu (Lokis mind), Lue (Lokis flame) and Elde (Lokis ageing) the same. Og at least resembling each other.
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! *v*

Ohh, so you're going with the idea that Utgard-Loki and Loki are the exact same person~ :lol: I've always enjoyed that interpretation as well. It's a very intriguing notion, and definitely the sort of trickery that Loki would do!
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Beldarius Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Utgard-Loki's the guy Thor thought he was bashing on the head, but ended up making three valleys, right? XD

...Also, do I remember wrong or is Loki supposed to be a glutton? At least based on the whole Utgard-Loki myth and the eating competition thing...

And now for the picture, argh, I LOVE that angle like... askdjjsf. Dude, I just love it. And that particular shirt/vest/tunic-thingy looks so awesome, I just want to try wearing it. *___* Probably without the flaming super cape, though. >.>;
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, depending on who you ask! :lol: In the myths the guy that Thor tries to bash on the head was a giant named Skrymir who was showing them the way to Utgard... but I've seen a few interpretations where it's believed that Skrymir was actually Utgard-Loki in one of his disguises, and I'm probably going to be using that as canon as well. c:

And yeah Loki's apparently quite a glutton if you go by the scene in that story. xDD If he wasn't, he probably wouldn't have picked an eating contest~ :T

aaaa and thank you..! : DD It's really tricky for me to draw at distorted angles like that, so I'm glad you like it! ... and I wish I could wear his tunic too... X'D aaaa my love for military-esque jackets has no end~
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Is it just me or does he look just a tad more dashing than regular Loki?
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I could believe that..! He's a taaad less batshit-insane than regular Loki, so I imagine he has a greater capacity for being suave at all times.
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hmmm. Less insanity = greater capacity for suaveness. This is an interesting possibility.
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Isn't it though?
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes. I shall have to file that away for later. It be useful.
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bouken-adventurers Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
His clothing is so grand and awesome!!
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~~! *v*
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teenbeen42 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Oooh, fun! The one guy who can out troll Loki! Clearly they should have a troll-off. :P It'll be great for them, great for us to watch... less great for the rest of the universe, but who cares about that? :P
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh believe me, they WILL have a troll-off. xDD It's proving to be extremely challenging to write for actually... since they're both mastermind sorcerers of nearly identical intellect with an equal taste for trickery. It's gonna get insane, but I must say I'm looking forward to it. xD;

(also I'm way behind on comments again which is why it's taking me so long to respond to all the other ones, but I'll get to those very soon~ x'D)
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teenbeen42 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
It's gonna be so great! ^^ I'm sure you'll rise to the challenge. :P After all, who could resist a challenge like a Loki/Utgaardhaloki troll-off! XD Oh dear god... I flatly refuse to ship that. XP I won't do it! XD

It's cool bro. Must be busy on this site when you're an actual artist. :P
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I will indeed rise to the challenge. xD I am determined to pull it off~

buuhhh yeeah it can get kinda busy at times... :'D
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teenbeen42 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
This is gonna be so great! I'm all excited about it now! :P Are you nearly done your planning? :D


I bet! I have a friend who's part of so many groups and does so much stuff on here that she literally gets 300 messages a day! She has to check it every day or it gets ridiculous.
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nnnnnope, not even close. :'D I've still got a looooooooong way to go... :'T

Yess oh man some groups really fill up your inbox. x'D Sometimes I have to clear group submission things out of my inbox without actually checking them because it gets to be too much... :T;;
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teenbeen42 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Ah well. :P I can wait! :D I'm sure something cool and shiny will distract me in the meantime... like for example this guy Ovid. You should go check out his blog Better Myths. It's so great! (distract distract shit wooops :P)

That's why I'm only part of 2 groups so far... all the other groups just get stalked whenever I feel like it. :P Works out pretty well. Although I keep being REALLY tempted to join new groups...
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FaerieDragon19 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Whoa, this is great! I actually thought this was the Loki we're most familiar with (you know, the one that lives in Asgard), until I read your description. It actually makes sense that the two of them would resemble each other - not because they're related (or are they? :O_o: ), but because Utgard has its own version of Loki ;)

...And I'm probably just rambling now. Anyway, this is fantastic! You should definitely draw him more!
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh, to me that's a good thing that it fooled you at first..! ;>
As for if they're related or not... aaaaa well I won't answer that quite yet, but I will say it's probably not what you are or would be thinking~ xD

I will definitely be drawing more of him in the future! : D I really want to draw him together with Loki soon, haha~
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FaerieDragon19 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Ooh...interesting...I look forward to seeing more of him, then ;)

Yes, that would be awesome! They'd probably get up to all sorts of mischief together. xD
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed they would! xD I imagine it's nearly impossible to resist causing trouble with someone who's nearly identical to you! It's like the ultimate partnership/rivalry.... xD
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FaerieDragon19 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Oh, for sure! Especially since, at first, people would be like, "WAIT, THERE'S TWO OF YOU?!" xD
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Iiiiindeeed... ;D
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Maralyss Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Seems like I have a new favourite chara of yours now.

Noo, I'm kidding, stay where you are Hod and Heimdall !

But seriously, I can't wait to see more of him :la: Of all of them, actually... Do you plan on doing a comic with them, anytime soon ? =3
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha..!! :lol: I'm so glad to see Hod and Heimdall getting some love~!!

And yesss, a comic series is exactly what I've been working towards~ *v* I can't say for sure whether it'll be "soon" or not, because I've still got a ton of stuff to do before I can get it started, but maybe within the next year or so if things go well~ :'D
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Maralyss Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
They deserve it ! 'Specially Hod, because he recently realised a dream of mine~

I'm gonna be honest... I can't wait until it begins *superexcited :la:*
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midwaymilly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh, say what now~? : D

aaaa I'm so glad to hear that..! *v* I can't wait until I can get it going..!
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