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Given 2014-04-05
Medusa by DanDanDanTheMan ( Featured by mamiffer )
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Just-a-Nomad Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that looks like a medusa to fear.
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Ulben Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Very nice piece, especially her hands.
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I think this Medusa warrants a visit from Kratos.
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Valadix Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its so odd how Medusa is so often depicted as outstandingly sexy in artworks when mythology explicitly tells us that she's an ugly bitch. Well done for sticking to the original description! I especially like your interpretation of her snake hair...
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ElZahir1989 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
AWESOME
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DeeJay1993 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
wow freaky as hell
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DanDanDanTheMan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Thanks for all the comments peeps! Much appreciated :)
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Pink-Death-Pigeon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Wow first time I've seen a Medusa I could actually call "scary"

I realy love the way her face resembles swollen corpse, her toungue and eyes are awesome.
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Mistrele Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
oh my fuck
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Terrific interpretation: really looks like a punishment from the gods!
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Darklarik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
With a mug like that, i think id turn to stone too.
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DoomBringerNumber9 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really creepy:| (Blank Stare) . Congratulations on the daily D:) (Smile) .
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123Andras456 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Amazing and original. Well done
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draigodragon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
your gonna give me nightmares man...
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joychopsticks Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   General Artist
this is amazing 
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putridCheese Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Is there something in my teeth?"
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HarlXJoker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Joker: yes...
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tbonegirl28 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow! I think this is by far the ugliest medusa I've ever seen! I also love the power medusa holds in this piece as well. She is deliberately and easily turning this man to stone and thats something I haven't really noticed in other medusa pieces either.
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BloodyWilliam Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
having her skull open with a nest of vipers coming out is an original take on the concept of Medusa i haven't seen before! fantastic colouring! it really does the job of showing the viewer that this poor warrior is right in the middle of being turned to stone. the figures themselves are of course amazing. she's all twisted and horrifying, and he's utterly terrified! BRAVO!
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kpelto-illustration Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
medusa in all her proper ugliness...! she looks like a waterlogged corpse, which is pretty horrifying to behold. this is fantastic. in so many illustrations, i see medusa depicted as this beautiful sex object, and it goes against the lore of her face and her power.

in this illustration, i hear her disembodied voice, "LOOK AT MY FACE", and she ensnares her victim with absolute horror and the grotesque. i love this. love it love it love it.
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1ghostwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Awesome!
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elijarman Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Artist
i think i just killed that in DooM
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Bronounce Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
stab the fuck out of it until it dies!
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Bobeagle77 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome art! Nice details and great colors.
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astrofan1993 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
How about if somebody was blind, but could "see" using optical sonar?  They could see her silhouette, but not the horrifying details.  Do you think they would turn into stone then?
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ZakSaturday2468 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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ezeker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
You ask the right questions.
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latinoman Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Photographer
id turn to stone too if she looked like that..
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kevho8461 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. The motherfucking horror!
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AidenShield Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Quite gruesome, an excellent take on the famous gorgon.
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R-P-Porter Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
thank you, THANK YOU! for making Medusa ugly! i'm getting so sick of her being depicted as good looking.
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ZakSaturday2468 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a reason to why you turn to stone if you look at her
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R-P-Porter Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
and it's not just something in her eye. 
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ZephyrChaos Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yes but that is the reason the Greek myth came up with; Medusa's beauty was said to rival Aphrodite, so Aphrodite turned her into a monster (not taking away her beauty) that is cursed Medusa to turn anyone into stone that looked at her to make sure no one would question the true beauty of Aphrodite. In other words Aphrodite is a jealous bitch lol. But this is a really cool take on a classic monster.
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R-P-Porter Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
that's only one version of the myth. in another more popular one; Medusa was turned by Athena into the monster because she defiled her holy temple and her station of being a virgin priestess by having intercourse inside of her temple. sadly it was Athena being cruel, because the sex was actually a rape by the god Poseidon, but Athena couldn't very well punish him because he only acted as an ancient greek god should. so Athena turned her into the monster and said that no man would ever be able to look let alone touch her. the moral is less obvious to our modern sensibilities. 
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ZephyrChaos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh ya :p
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R-P-Porter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
from one smart-a** to another, it's generally a good plan to have your facts straight before you say/post anything. also being more selective about your targets is also a good idea. when you can see them making smart-a** comments already, avoid unless you are sure enough to bet your baby on what you're going to say.
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ZephyrChaos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Haha good advice but I was not trying to be a smart ass just sharing a fact about some that is made up, ever myth usually has many versions and interpretations.
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R-P-Porter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
now pay attention to the artwork
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verygentle1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   Artist
Very nice detail work
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arya-tabs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...Nah! no chance of TheMan killing her! His only chance was to overcome his fear and bounce up and behead her.....but alas, he stared in her eyes!



As a matter of fact.... dan how will we get more art works from you....when you have already turned to stone! :P
No, I disagree! pun intended with fun Sad dummy 
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garitoaga2006 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh!!, even if her eyez where closed he'd still turn to stone looking at that ugly face.
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arya-tabs Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh Heh......I can't agree more....................................................but it's her nature that's ugly......a good heart-ed ugly faced person is way better than a beautiful Medusa like woman! Alas, the later types are more...
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arania Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very interesting interpretation - I know that classically, art of Medusa's face (such as on pottery/etc) was said to intentionally resemble a corpse- widened eyes, bloated face, the tongue sticking out - and I think that your interpretation really brings that across!  Nice work. 
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albanian0 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Heh.  Sucks to be him.
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EshianFulika Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looks like shes saying PPPPPPPPPPPPPPTTTTTTTTT

Amazing creativity with the head, really nice details.
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Sonic-CDX Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sick work dude!
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Rowoss Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me Look: "you have alot of dandruff, my son!!"
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Infamaty Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the hell?
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TheAC Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is actually very cool! The gorgon herself! now do one with her head being severed, and her two sons being born from her neck! o.o I'll wait -grabs popcorn-
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