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February 6, 2011
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Medusa by vinegar Medusa by vinegar
Another art challenge by :icondaekazu:, :iconteanah: and :iconvinegar:
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).

Close up of a face on my blog: [link]

Hope you'll like it! :heart:

=daekazu's version:

=Teanah's version:

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Demon971 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Wow, interesting version of Medusa. I like the futuristic attire, sexy! :)
SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
So cool. I love the motion and movement! :heart:
sanaez Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You made Medusa with awesome look!
nexshadowsoul Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rebeccapark9 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
couldn't help but think of tron when i saw this o.o
Constantine00 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It looks like it from Mass Effect game. That sweet!
CrazyCairn Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Portraying Medusa in a sci-fi is a real new angle on her good idea. Love the wings.
DarkDryad17 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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.
joejr63111 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
looks really cool, love the details and the futuristic thing going on.
wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
fantastic work!
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