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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.

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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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:icondemon971:
Demon971 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Wow, interesting version of Medusa. I like the futuristic attire, sexy! :)
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:iconsophieshimazu:
SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
So cool. I love the motion and movement! :heart:
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:iconsanaez:
sanaez Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You made Medusa with awesome look!
COOL!
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:iconnexshadowsoul:
nexshadowsoul Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:iconrebeccapark9:
rebeccapark9 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
couldn't help but think of tron when i saw this o.o
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:iconconstantine00:
Constantine00 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It looks like it from Mass Effect game. That sweet!
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:iconcrazycairn:
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.
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:icondarkdryad17:
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.
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:iconjoejr63111:
joejr63111 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
looks really cool, love the details and the futuristic thing going on.
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
fantastic work!
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
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..
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Super gorgeous.
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:iconfum316:
fum316 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Cool
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic job
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:icondaekazu:
daekazu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
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. ;]
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:iconlightangel91fi:
lightangel91fi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
AMAZING, i love it <3
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:iconhrwilliams:
hrwilliams Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh! I hadn't heard of those other versions. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconcreativsis:
creativsis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
(:
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:icondeliciousbutdeadly:
Deliciousbutdeadly Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconsaucymuse:
SaucyMuse Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Its really well done :)
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
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.
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
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.
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:iconraiderladd:
Raiderladd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Woah. This is awesome. I love the colors and the sci-fi ish element you put in this.
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:iconsaucymuse:
SaucyMuse Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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.
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:iconmizutala:
Mizutala Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Beautiful <3
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:iconlinton1002:
Linton1002 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Dope
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:iconhrwilliams:
hrwilliams Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
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.
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:iconnachtstalker-kaneda:
NachtStalker-Kaneda Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
??
Naprawdę mi się podoba, to było "nice" pełne uznania. Może deficyt emotek sprawił, że tak to odebrałaś. Gomen ^^'
Naprawdę nice :)
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
thank you! :heart:
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
thanks! :)
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
epic thanks! :D
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
oh, nice one! didn't hear this one before :)
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
haha, good association!
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
wiesz co, z jakiegos powodu zabrzmialo to naprawde jak przykry komentarz. podejrzewam, ze celowo?
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:icontheunseen50:
theunseen50 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
It's epicly amazing. =D
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:icondeliciousbutdeadly:
Deliciousbutdeadly Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I've heard another version where Aphrodite was responsible for her ugliness because she slept with the goddess's of love's boyfriend.
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:iconakai-la:
Akai-la Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
I like the space-y feel of this.
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:iconnachtstalker-kaneda:
NachtStalker-Kaneda Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Nice
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:iconneko-and-koy:
Neko-and-Koy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
COOL! I like how she reminds me a little of Tron, kind of like a future version of Medusa!
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:iconthedeadzoner:
thedeadzoner Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work on the wings there.
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:iconcreativsis:
creativsis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how you depicted your Medusa! So very interesting and creative.
I especially like the wings. tehe. ;p
Nice work!
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:icondarthmarlan:
darthmarlan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Looks really nice indeed :)
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