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4.64 / 5.00

Date
05/23/2013
Category
Illustration
File Info
1300 x 960 px
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270.2 kb
Tags
mythology
grief
stone
medusa

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Author Comments

this is a tribute for a very dear friend of mine. She is very close to me. I am very glad I was able to finish it.
Most people portray Medusa as a wicked evil witch who turns every hunter into stone. But I always felt that she has a side not yet shown..her grief or turning everything she looks at into stone..making her lonely and fragile.
painted in photosop using many references. took about 13 hours in total.

Reviews


KalitreKalitre

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 26, 2013

This looks nice. I like the blending of colour and the ambient light of the flames.
But i think this would be near perfect if the lines of the last colum and the hallway did not show just as much black lines, as they do.


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grim4141grim4141

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars May 23, 2013

Well, technically, this is a pretty apt depiction of Medusa's personality before she was cursed; Greek legend said she was a pretty maid until Posiedon raped her in Athena's temple... which made Athena turn her into Medusa. I like the pic.



hardtothinkofanamehardtothinkofaname

Rated 4 / 5 stars May 23, 2013

"Gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone (Wikipedia)" so a blind person/animal should be able live with/comfort her.

King Midas is also someone who is cursed turning into gold whatever he touches - hence only companions he cannot touch.

The picture as a hole is pretty good and captures the feeling you described very well. But in detail I think the snakes seem artificial(ly attached), like they donâEUTMt belong to the head. And she seems to enjoy the light instead of moaning her curse/the exceptional butterfly.



boregamerboregamer

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 23, 2013

I actually always thought the same thing about Medusa. She's more cursed than anything.