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Okay, so here’s my theory. Everyone keeps going on about how Tony Stark created Utron. But keep in mind his mental state at the time and the presence of outside interference.

Tony was already confronted by his worst nightmare when Wanda invaded his mind. Then, already vulnerable, he spent days in contact with the Scepter, which has already been established as having the ability to alter peoples emotional state in The Avengers. In a deleted scene in Age of Ultron, Thor clarifies that the Scepter brings out the monsters in a persons mind.

So Tony, already vulnerable from facing the vision of his worst nightmare, spends an extended amount of time with an alien device that brings out the darkest parts of the subconscious, affecting his judgment and fuelling his desperation to protect the world and the people he cares about.

You can buy prints and other things with this piece here: https://society6.com/product/flirt-with-danger-tasertricks_print#s6-4639357p4a1v45

Here is the video of some of the coloring process: https://youtu.be/Vehp-1iUCP0

I’m posting this as a sort of Tasertricks Day celebration for myself (because a year ago I posted my first Tasertricks work, though I was always intrigued by these two, I only got serious about a year ago.), and also as a late celebration of Kat Denning’s birthday (I only just learned about it the day after :S). I’ve been working on this for months now, I think since the end of last year and I didn’t think I would be able to color it before I left for Sweden, but here we are! I’m very happy with it and once again feel that I’m learning some new coloring techniques. I think I’ve spent upwards of 30 hours on this thing in total, so I’m also very happy to have it finished! Any of you that know or watch me know that I am VERY much inspired by Art Nouveau, especially works by the master, Alphonse Mucha. This here was referenced from a Mucha piece, but with some Tasertricks twists (and some twists of my own). The Flowers are not randomly picked, but chosen for their meanings. The Stargazer lilies on Loki’s side mean ambition while the gladiolus blooms on Darcy’s side mean boldness. I thought those flowers elegantly fit them and their roles of this piece.

All references: http://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/mucha-biscuit-ad-c1895-granger.jpg http://eveblackwoodstock.deviantart.com/art/gladioli-2-492164743 http://orlockblackraven.deviantart.com/art/Stargazer-1-9396767 http://botanystock.deviantart.com/art/Stargazer-Lily-05-367005420 https://segurancaprivadadobrasil.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/taser.jpg https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/ay_100217064-e1357225279867.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e1/40/cd/e140cdc87eed759007b55c5e98b13165.jpg

Brushes and Textures: http://falln-brushes.deviantart.com/art/Trees-Brushes-Set-2-26527921 http://mynti.deviantart.com/art/CS3-Great-Hike-Foliage-Brushes-108768099 http://www.myfreetextures.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/another-rough-old-and-worn-parchment-paper.jpg

Art Nouveau Tutorial: https://youtu.be/V6u1iX4hn4A

Programs used: Photoshop 6


Loki and Darcy Lewis ™ Marvel Studios
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“The Tesseract has shown me so much. It’s more than knowledge, it’s… truth.”
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