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.
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..
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. ;]
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.
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.
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.
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.