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Medusa by dewmanna Medusa by dewmanna
Was working on this over this week. I felt demoralised sometime during the process because it just looked like a mess but I think I managed to salvage it somehow. I've been hoping to paint her for sometime now. Let me know your thoughts!

WIP: [link]

[Edit] thank you for the feedback guys! I refined the scales and added more depth to the background. hope it looks better.

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Beautiful composition. The dark, cool colors really reflect "the snake." The warm part of the background really helps emphasize the hair snakes and does a great job drawing the eye to them. Overall it gives off a dark, menacing energy, which is perfect given the subject. Great attention to detail. Lovely use of colors in her scales with the blues and greens. I love all the snakes eyes and her expression as well. This makes for a great print! The elbow does seem a bit weird but it doesn't pose a threat to the piece as a whole. GREAT JOB!
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   Writer
Love this!
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconoffermoord:
offermoord Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Fantastic work!
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ShadowsHeir500 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
A very eerily beautiful gorgon. =)
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconstolvezen:
Stolvezen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good !
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks!
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SocQA Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Very nice interpretation of Medusa. She looks beautiful, yet her expression says that she's plotting something. Very nice :nod:
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks for the kind words :)
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SocQA Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Sure, but it's the truth ;)
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DeathIncarnate15 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great work. I'm pleasantly surprised to see how you used the traditional view of Medusa (a beautiful woman with snakes for hair) and one of the more modern views (a half snake, half human monster) to create this.
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks for the kind words :)
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:iconanime1999:
anime1999 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Digital Artist
:) thanks!
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:iconczarnyoskar:
czarnyoskar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
good work
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Digital Artist
:) thanks!
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:iconartmakerportrait:
artMAKERportrait Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really beautiful.
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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xXEpiceclipseXx Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Artist
This is a real detailed and exquisite drawing. The expression suggests she's sly and not to be trusted. The snakes suggests they are deadly and the dress shows she was cursed.
The shades and light make it look relistic.
Wonderful!
From Epiceclipse o3o
i give 67000000/90
And i give u an epic-eclipse!
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the kind words :)
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xXEpiceclipseXx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Your welcome! :D
One of my thingies is being Nice. So then you get respected back . Its called Friendship XD
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Evee1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning! I really love how you captured the beauty of Medusa. She was actually more beautiful than the legend portrays her, and you demonstrated it flawlessly. The colors are dramatic, soft and very captivating. Elegant lines and the detail on the snakes make them look very realistic. Just beautiful, I cannot say one negative thing about it..but then again, I wouldn't dare!! It's truly a very beautiful piece. 
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your kind words :)
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DharmaGoesMeowx3 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OHMAIGAWD .. THAT IS SUH PURDY !
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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DharmaGoesMeowx3 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome.
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow :wow:
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhondaisue:
Hondaisue Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Artist
this is so breathtaking painting because we can see the medusa and not 
be petrified whit here beautiful looks.  
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
hahah yes of course :) Thank you!
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:iconhondaisue:
Hondaisue Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Artist
you're welcome! =P (Razz) 
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KayleeRydder Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is unlike any Medusa pic i've ever seen. I love it!
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KayleeRydder Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
your welcome!
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Shagliy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Owh! I like background!! :)
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dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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silvelily Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
AmazingLa la la la 
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dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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blackwidow733 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
beautiful i wish i could draw like that:( But its fan freaking tastic:)
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dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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blackwidow733 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Your welcome. Although i should be saying thank you that was BEAUTIFUL it made me happy to see something so wonderfully drawn.
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Beavis-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, it's looking great!!!
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ilir21 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it 
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ilir21 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yw
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fantasygirl2000 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautyful Medusa!
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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