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Here's an original piece : D I wanted to paint my own take on the classic Medusa, I haven't seen any piece where her hair was depicted as translucent /albino like snakes, so I though that's be fun to try. It was a good experiment : ) I had made some special snake brushes just for the occasion !

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used: photoshop CS6
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:iconkarst45:
karst45 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
awww i so want to give her a hug :$
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:iconravenhairedspectrobe:
ravenhairedspectrobe Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eerily beautiful and absolutely stunning! I love it!
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:iconcreekheart:
Creekheart Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Nooooo.... *Turns to stone*
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:iconcherrygirlprime:
cherrygirlprime Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
ROFL
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scarrednotbroken Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
the level of detail in the snakes is amazing
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:iconteibei:
teibei Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Absolutely amazing! 
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:iconkonohashid:
konohashid Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
So coool!
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SIN-16 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece! I absolutely adore Greek Mythology and your take on Medusa is stunning~ The idea of albino snakes is incredibly unique and very interesting! :D
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:iconnplaysmc:
NPlaysMC Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
Whoooaaaa... *turns to stone*
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:iconpatchworkjunkie:
PatchworkJunkie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D'aww she looks so sad. Poor Medusa, I love her though. Awesome job!
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:iconinkofspades:
InkOfSpades Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly don't understand how not all of your work doesn't have daily deviantarts...
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:iconpilldiet:
PillDiet Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I really like how you made her look like that, she looks really good : )
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:iconbroqentoys:
broqentoys Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
the tears are really awesome! itwas also the jerk athena who made her like this :/
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:iconnyuugao:
Nyuugao Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sick!
amazing
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:icondervalanana:
Dervalanana Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Not sure when this was posted, but in the monogatari series (monogatari second season, hitagi end) you do get a Medusa with the albino coloring
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:iconqueenanime99:
QueenAnime99 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful and expressive.
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:iconkonatagina:
KonataGina Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015   Traditional Artist
And it was all because of Poseidon
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:iconmagianmistress:
MagianMistress Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
I thought it was Athena who had cursed the woman.
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:iconkonatagina:
KonataGina Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
well it was Poseidon's idea to take Medusa to the statue of Athena(maybe for some payback) to makeout or whatever that Athena saw and she cursed Medusa
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ObsidianGladiator Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If Medusa's hair is made up of snakes, then does she have snakes for pubes as well?

It's these kinds of questions that keep me up at night.
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OutofBounds61327 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i feel you. 
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deactivated1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
omg great idea!
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:iconkatlovesmlp:
KatLovesMLP Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen a new world
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:iconmagianmistress:
MagianMistress Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
...wow, I never thought of her in that way.
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:iconfloralouija:
FloralOuija Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The snake that looks like it's licking her face is like "is okie mommi"-lick-
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:iconjeffsaberx:
JeffSaberX Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is the cutest reply anyone can ever think of for this.
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:iconfloralouija:
FloralOuija Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] I mean, it does look like it -u- <3cute blush Tubby Dummy 
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:iconvilsia:
Vilsia Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist
Beatiful <3
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Sedrik-the-Blue Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Writer
I love this one. The way you made the sorrow so real is wonderful. I feel a little sorry for this girl, honestly. I always did think her punishment harsh. ^~^
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yaoiprincess21 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
One of my most favorite mythological creatures. You can feel her sorrow. I love the original take you did with her.  It's quite breathtaking really :) :love: :clap:
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Shalafi-sama Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Oh, I love the emotion in this. And the snakes are really cool.
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KGIRL246810 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Artist
Not turned to stone yet.…… :3
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:iconmyrnnecromanson:
myrnnecromanson Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student General Artist
One of my favorite renderings of my favorite "villain" character. I submit real villain is Athena.
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AkatsukiFuKuNinja Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional Artist
LOVE THIS PIC....OMG....TOTALLY ADDED TO MY FAVS....MEDUSA IS ONE OF THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD AND VILLANIZED OF ALL THE GODS AND GODDESSES AND SHE WAS ONLY MADE THE WAY SHE IS BECAUSE VENUS WAS A JEALOUS BITCH!!!! MEDUS WAS ONCE A BEAUTIFUL MAIDEN WHO WAS A SIMPLE FARMERS DAUGHTER....SHE CAME FROM A LOW STATION AND WAS A VERY HUMBLE AND SWEET PERSON....ANYWAY THE MEN IN THE LAND HEARD OF HER BEAUTY AND WOULD COME TO PAY HER ALL MANNER OF ATTENTION HOPEING TO GAIN HER HAND IN MARRAGE...IN A CRUEL TWIST...SHE WASNT EVEN INTERESTED IN ANY OF THEM SHE ONLY WANTED TO FIND HER ONE TRUE LOVE AND SHE KNEW THAT NONE OF THEM WITH THEIR WEALTH AND GIFTS WAS IT!!! SHE WAS EXACTLY THE TYPE OF ROLL MODEL GIRLS TODAY NEEDED INSTEAD OF VENUS!!! INSTEAD OF GIRLS LEARNING THAT THEY ONLY HAVE VALUE WHEN THEY ARE SEXY AND ATTRACTING MEN THEY SHOULD BE LEARNING THAT THEY HAVE VALUE WHEN THEY STAY TRUE TO THEMSELVES AND FIND THEIR TRUE LOVES!!! SO PAST THAT  THE PEOPLE STOPPED GIVING VENUS OFFERINGS AND SHE THEN WANTED TO KNOW WHY SO SHE CAME DOWN TO SEE AND FOUND MEDUSA....SHE THEN CURSED HER TO BE BEAUTIFUL BUT NEVER EVER TO HAVE LOVE BECAUSE SHE WOULD TURN ANY WHO LOOKED AT HER INTO STONE!!! BUT ON A HAPPY NOTE....DEPENDING ON HOW FAR YOU GO WITH HER STORY SHE DOES FIND LOVE WITH A MAN WHO IS BLIND AND THUS CANT SEE HER AND BE TURNED TO STONE...AND WHAT DOES THAT BITCH VENUS DO....GIVE HIM HIS SIGHT BACK SO WHEN HE COMES TO SEE THE WOMAN HE LOVES FOR THE FIRST TIME HE IS TURNED TO STONE....IT IS AFTER THIS THAT MEDUS BECOMES THE MONSTER EVERYONE ASSUMES HER TO BE AND SHE ACTIVLY KILLS OFF MEN TO GAIN POWER SO SHE CAN KILL VENUS!!! AS SHE GAINS POWER VENUS BECOMES AFRAID SEEING WHAT A MONSTER SHES CREATED WITH HER SELFISHNESS AND BEGS ZEUS TO DESTROY HER BUT HE REFUSES TELLING HER THAT HE KNOWS WHAT SHE DID TO THE GIRL MEDUS HAD BEEN AND THAT WHEN SHE COMES TO KILL HER IT WILL BE WHAT SHE DESERVES....AMAZINGLY THIS IS ALSO WHEN WE FIND OUT ZEUS ACTUALLY DOESNT LIKE VENUS DESPITE HER BEING THE GODDESS OF LOVE.....AMAZING BEING HES THE KIND OF SLEEPING WITH EVERYTHING WITH A VAGINA.....LOLZ.....AND ITS EVEN MORE AMAZING THAT VENUS IS CONSIDERED A GODDESS OF LOVE AFTER SHE DID SOMETHING SO HATEFUL AND PETTY TO MEDUS....JUST SAYING....WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK LOVE IS?? ANYWAY, VENUS GETS SOME OTHER DUDE WHOS NAME I CANT REMEMBER TO KILL MEDUS BUT ZEUS KNOWING WHAT SHE HAD PLANNED IN TURN MAKES IT SO SHE HAS IMMORTALITY SO WHEN SHE IS KILLED HER BODY AND HEAD DO NOT ROT AWAY BUT INSTEAD STAY VERY MUCH ALIVE. THUS WHY HE HAD TO KEEP HR HEAD IN A BAG AND THROUGHOUT MANY OTHER STORIES WITH OTHER TALES AND GODS MEDUSA'S HEAD IS SOUGHT OUT AND WHEN THE PERSON FINDS IT AND USES IT ON THEIR ENEMY IT STILL WORKS....FUN TIDBIT THERE THOUGH...ZEUS MADE IT SO THAT EVERYTIME SHE TURNED SOMEONE TO STONE SHE WOULD STILL CONTINUE TO GAIN POWER ALSO.....HE REALLY DOESNT LIKE VENUS....LOLAZ.....ANYWAY HER HEAD AND BODY WILL FOREVER SEEK TO COME BACK TOGETHER AND IF THEY DO MEDUS WILL THEN COME AND KILL VENUS!!! AND THATS MEDUSA'S STORY IN A NUT SHELL....LOLZ...IM SURE I MISSED THINGS BUT IF YOU LOOK UP HER WHOLE STORY YOU CAN FIND OUT EVERYTHING....OOOOOH...ALSO SHE DID HAVE A CHILD WITH THE BLIND MAN IF YOU WERE WONDERING AND THAT CHILD WAS BORN A BOY AND WAS AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL....ITS FUNNY BECAUSE IF YOU EVER WATCH MONSTER HIGH DEUCE IS MEDUSA'S SON AND HE IS LIKE THE MOST POPULAR BOY IN SCHOOL.....ITS FUN TO SEE THAT SOMEONE ON THEIR TEAM DID THEIR HOME WORK....LOLZ!!! ANYWAY ENOUGH WITH THE HISTPRY LESSON!!!! THIS PIC IS BEAUTIFUL AND TOTALLY GOING INTO MY FAVS!!!
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myrnnecromanson Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student General Artist
That's the roman version. My personal favorite is the Greek one. Athena's even more of a bitch, because it isn't jealousy, it's bullying. Poseidon rapes medusa in one Athena's temples. Since her uncle is so powerful, being a god and all, Athena takes out her rage on the helpless human. The victim is made the villain, and then Athena sends Perseus to behead medusa later on. Oh, and lets not forget, Athena also cursed medusa's sisters for no reason whatsoever. Wow, these god's were such wonderful role models. I can't imagine why the ancient greeks and romans were so violent.....
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VictoriousforChrist7 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Best reply ever :clap:
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:iconmyrnnecromanson:
myrnnecromanson Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student General Artist
:) I like mythology.
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:iconvictoriousforchrist7:
VictoriousforChrist7 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student General Artist
^^ i only like Hade's and Persopohne
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:iconmyrnnecromanson:
myrnnecromanson Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, that was a good tale too.
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:iconvictoriousforchrist7:
VictoriousforChrist7 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student General Artist
^^ have you ever read "the Goddes test?"
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:iconmyrnnecromanson:
myrnnecromanson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Not sure.
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Kitsurie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
oh my god
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ysa27 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
ikr xD
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Rida-Mirror Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Masterpiece. 
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roseshaveThornes Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's great take on a well known mythological character, and one where she is depicted as being the bad guy, but in fact the victim, as you can see the sorrow in Her eyes.
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bleedingAce Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
This is just...Wow!
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Oh I feel so sorry for her, there's such sorrow in her eyes.
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:iconcempion:
cempion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student
EXCELLENCE.
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Edward-Smee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how this shows her as the victem instead of an evil demon.
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GryffinRogers Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
I like the sadness you give her eyes. Despite being depicted in modern media as nothing but a monster, she was always a tragic figure in Greek myth. You've made her sympathetic and mourning her losses in life and the knowledge she will not have happiness, only death. 
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