Another art challenge by , and For each challenge we interchangeably give ourselves an idea or topic to illustrate and a short, specified time to execute it in whatever shape or form... of course, without knowing what the others are going to come up with.
This week's topic is =daekazu's idea: Medusa. Portrayed in a different than typical way.
I summed up few things usually associated with this creature: at first she was just a common monster but her myth has changed with times, later she was shown as a beautiful, yet dangerous creature, hunted by heroes but also loved by gods (Poseidon), with wings and serpent hair which she got after Athena turned her into a monster, being jealous of her beauty (weird for a goddess of wisdom, but hey; she failed with the apple as well).
So to show her in a different era I decided to put her in space opera setting and give her holographic wings. It was a nice exercise - something new for me, that I always liked, but never painted. I also didn't use any references at all, wanted to see how far I can go without it. Done in Photoshop and SketchUp (simple 3D model of the city in the background, which I later repainted).
Believable... Even though shes not looking at the viewer her eyes are still captivating, always a necessity with medusa. Her hair looks alive, but not quite.... snakelike... Writing a critique for no evident reason. Beautiful work.
Vin, podejrzałem ją sobie dodatkowo na Twoim blogu i dopatrzyłem się znacznie więcej. Na pomniejszeniu gdzieś uciekły wężowe łuski i wężowe oczy. Ciągle jestem pod wrażeniem wkładu w detale tego artu. Tak sobie myślę, że i z samego zooma byłaby kolejna praca. ;]
haha, to prawda, sporo ucieka. Dziękuję Problem z tego typu pracami, pełnymi detali, jest zawsze taki, że o ile nie ogląda się ich w dużym, faktycznym formacie to sporo się traci.. Zawsze jak patrzę na prace niektórych koncepciarzy to żałuję, że nie wrzucają dużo większych wersji..
I love this Really well done and out of the box for her. Medusa was born as a mortal and beautiful but when Poseidon seduced her and made love to her on Athena's altar it offended Athena, thus her being cursed.
thank you and yes, this is one of many versions of her story. There are others where she was born as an ugly monsters etc. As I said - there are many variations. I just took few elements and put them in sci-fi setting.
A wonderful reimagining. I don't see much reason for Medusa to be beautiful. However, I really like the angle, the sweeping motion that seems to spin around her, and the detail in her holograms. Very cool.
thanks Well, in few more popular versions she was a beautiful woman turned into a monster, in few other popular ones she was a beautiful creature, yet dangerous, able to turn people into stone, in yet other ones she was just an ugly monster. So it depends on the version you like, I guess.