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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.

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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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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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