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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:

So cool. I love the motion and movement! :heart:
Constantine00 Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It looks like it from Mass Effect game. That sweet!
AMAZING, i love it <3
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