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Medusa by GENZOMAN Medusa by GENZOMAN
Hi there guys! Love Medusa. I remember it was the first mythological monster that caught my mind, first when I saw the old Clash of the Titans flick (stop motion rocks!) and then in castlevania ganes (still my favorite enemy along legion). I have a couple of versions more of Medusa on the gallery but I tried to do something diferent with hair/snakes compo on this one.
I hope you like it :)

Photoshop CS/bamboo/7 hours and a half/music:  Clock Tower - Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
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Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), "guardian, protectress") was a monstrous chthonic female character; gazing upon her would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon, until giving it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity and today, the image of the head of Medusa finds expression in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion. She also has two gorgon sisters. The three Gorgon sisters — Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale — were children of Typhon and Echidna, in each case chthonic monsters from an archaic world.

In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid, Medusa was originally a beautiful maiden, "the jealous aspiration of many suitors," priestess in Athena's temple, but when she was raped by the "Lord of the Sea" Poseidon in Athena's temple, the enraged goddess transformed her beautiful hair to serpents and she made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn a man to stone.

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EyeCandyAddict Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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EyeCandyAddict Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
thank you sir for this epic rendition of my personal favorite lady from mythology!
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artdog22 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Great work.
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daftpunky Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Love it!
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Micheal81shadilver Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the hair of serpents length
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Pierogiman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Beautiful!
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Gingko19 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
I love this work. 

But i always have pity for Medusa. She was Raped... And punished for that, being transform into a monster. And after beheaded by Theseus.

Thanks Athena ! Thanks Poseïdon !  
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MARCELO-Xd Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Bueno me gusta su cabello, el color de piel se ve bien los detalles son geniales, buen trabajo
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jigsawmind Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's badass!
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CountAwesomeness Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh. Poseidon is such a dick.

...Then again...Zeus.
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h-i-d-a-l-g-o-l-o-m Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
...niiice,...like all your work,..i can,t really compare,..i do a bit o' sketching ,..nothing on the scale you,ve done ,..feel free to check it out though,..
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Coders-Dagon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Great detailing, especially on those scales (that is one of my weaknesses when drawing). Keep it up!
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michaelchernoff Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
I love the skin tone and body posing in the composition. Great work on a classic character!
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konohashid Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Very well done comrade
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
AWESOME!!!!
the weird thing is that her power to turn someone into stone was dependent on the target fearing her...
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MyrvanaMiseria Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifull
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IroquoisPlissken Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Clap Love 
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coffeeboy1000 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Excellent depiction of the Gorgon.  
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assassins-creed1999 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
I'd be awesome to see her before becoming a gorgon
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RexBlazer1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because of what happened with Medusa, I can't really forgive Athena.  Little Ms. "I-Turn-Rape-Victims-Into-Horrifying-Monsters."  I'm aware of the version of the myth where it was consensual, but that feels more like something a victimizer would say so as to blame the victim.

Anyway, great job with this.
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EarthPhantomTS Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015   Writer
That...is one gorgeous Gorgon :love:!
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AeroWindsTheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
*o* Dayum..you did a splendid job on this..its stunning! I cannot stop looking! Lamias are pretty rare to see for me..but still love em when I can see them. Keep it up! Watcher Gained!
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Stop-motion ALWAYS FTW!!
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SavianoMarcio Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Um linda medusa para incentivar as vitimas a olha-la? Adorei!

A beautiful jellyfish to encourage victims to look at her? I loved it!
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Suiyin02 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one sexy Medusa!+fav 
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Icarus-blade Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
though most gorgons(medusa and her sisters) are said to hideous some say that was their beauty that turned their victims to stone. This is a good portrayal of that belief.
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InfernaLord666 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very good job :)
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assassins-creed1999 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Although her beautiful hair is gone, she still has a beautiful face
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Loki7z Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very beautifull!
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FanoBelmont Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Maravilloso! Clap La piel buenisima y la textura de las escamas ni se diga. He sido un fan de tu trabajo desde que empezaste con MyL.

Sigue con el buen trabajo, saludos desde Texas! 
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Mr-EskimoMadness Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They should call her "Seduca", because she's gorgeous! c:
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Akida01 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
I'd turn to stone just for a good stare, and I'm not even gay!
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spyrofuckingcynder Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Breathtaking.       I'd wouldn't mind laying with her.   Howl.     💟💟💟💟💟
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JustArielle Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Beautiful. The colour choice is a-stone-ishing (get it?) and it looks like you've paid very much attention to detail while making this, which is great. Your other works look nice as well. Keep up the good work! ^_^
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WH5 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2015
Gosto da sua arte GENZOMAN ela é realmente especial  Clap La la la la :happybounce: +fav :happybounce: La la la la Clap  sabe como agradar. Spooky Scary Swiggity Swooty Marionette (Chat Icon 
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Odinhand Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
this is awesome!
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BerenyiArts Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Great Artwork!
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nightoflepus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
so cool work, congratulations!
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Sir-Cums-Alot Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
i'd love to add this into a card game, it is amazing omg :)
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badger1965 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
AAAAA! I'm turning to stone!....well parts of me anyways :D
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July102 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
i wonder if she lost the snake hair would anyone try to bang her
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OpinionsProfile Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Who would let the hair stop them?
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ryernest Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Incrível!
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ROHAphoto Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic version of Medusa!  Great feeling of movement and action in your images!
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JosephMorrison Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing art work 
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PeteTheGrouch Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2015
So.. Let me get this straight: Poseidon raped this poor girl; a priestess of Athena, thereby defiling the temple & insulting the Goddess herself.. Yet, rather than punish the perpetrator, Athena (the so-called "Goddess of Wisdom" no less..) decided it would be a better idea to add insult to injury by turning Medusa (the innocent victim) into a disgusting freak of nature... Facepalm

GEEZ!!! OMG No wonder the Greek gods were widely considered to be the biggest bunch of A-holes in all mythology! Angered

Man.. Never thought I'd say it, but I actually feel rather sorry for 'ol Medusa now.... Petting is sensual! 
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katkatir Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
The point was that Gods > Men.  The sex of the person meant nothing.
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PeteTheGrouch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
..Not entirely sure what you mean by that reply - are you simply saying the attitudes of the so-called "Gods" were meant to reflect the generally misogynistic mindset of that period, where women were basically considered no more important than cattle..? I could quite readily understand that if the "punishment" had been inflicted by a male deity; however, we're talking about Athena here - supposedly one of the least douchebaggy of the Greek pantheon.. The fact that she would so cruelly curse a loyal follower of hers; one who had technically done nothing wrong... Well, to me it just beggars belief! WTF?! 

Sheesh.. No wonder Kratos wanted to kill all those f**kers! Stabbed with a Fork! 
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katkatir Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
God or Goddess is irrelevant:  The Greek Pantheon cared little for modern feminist ideological concepts, only themselves as Gods and Goddesses as a whole.

Athena cared nothing for Medusa's gender, she cared that a lowly human, her priestess or not, came to her about an advance of a God.

This absolutely disgusted Athena.

There's Gods and Goddesses, and then there's us.  And they didn't give two cents about us regardless of gender.

You may find it interesting that "Medusa" translates to:  "Female sovereign wisdom".
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PeteTheGrouch Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Hmph.. They should've changed it to something more practical - like: "Never worship a bunch of narcissistic A-holes"!! Smoking 
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