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The Modern Day Medusa by SuperNinkendo The Modern Day Medusa by SuperNinkendo
Hello there, it's been a while! :iconimhappyplz:

Well, I'm back with a piece I call "the Modern-day Medusa". It's influenced by the myth of Medusa in which her previously heavenly perplexion was ruined by Athena. Medusa's complexion was ruined so much that whoever looked at her, they would be immediately turned into stone.

Before her unfortunate change, Medusa had various suitors, including Poseidon.

The Modern-Day Medusa is someone who was once desirable, but for whatever reason, he/she decided to change for the worse, and become someone utterly despicable and ultimately undesirable; almost unrecognizable in character and in look.

This piece is for anyone who thought they knew someone, only to be betrayed or stabbed in the back as that person turned out to be someone rather horrid, so to speak.

Any comments and crit would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for looking! :hug: :w00t:

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Texture used ------> [link]
Face Reference ---->h[link]

99% Painted from scratch.
texture used in face was created using the "multiply" attribute of the layer.

Photoshop CS4
Wacom Bamboo :D
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Bamboost Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist
this is a great piece. her charisma is amazing!
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SuperNinkendo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
thank you very much :D
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Ahness Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this one is my favorite art of Yours :heart: This looks amazing, especially now, in the year of the snake :D
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SuperNinkendo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
thank you very much :):hug: i did this quite sometime ago, was thinking of doing something similar :)

Was going to ask, would you like anything painted, like a portrait of your lovely self, or anything? I'd like to paint something for you :D
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Ahness Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It definitely would make a great series, for example something like 12 Chinese zodiac signs or mystical creatures in human forms :D

Oh wow! Really? That would be so awesome! Thank You! :heart: I would love a portrait, of course if it's really not a problem :) Always wanted to ask someone to draw me but none of my friends really can ^^'
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SuperNinkendo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
hmm! that's an awesome idea! I've been needing another idea to get my creative juices going! ^_^

I'd be thrilled to paint you a portrait :) if you want to drop me an email with what you have in mind and im sure i'd be able to fix something up!

(bear in mind, they're not free but they don't cost an arm and a leg ^_^ it's just whatever you can afford)
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Ahness Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. When I'll have some more funds I'll contact You :) It can take a while though (it's a pain when you're struggling artist depending on you parents for the time being ^^').
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SuperNinkendo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
i know the feeling! it's horrible! i've been there several times....just a thought, i know you're skint but i'd love to paint you....so..

....How about, i paint you for say, £30, and you can pay me perhaps a tenner a month, or even a fiver? Yup, im that flexible ;) obviously you wouldnt get the painting until you fully pay me, but then that way you dont have to pay me all at the same time ;)
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Ahness Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, but that won't work for me. The little funds I get I'm trying to save for the awesome coloring set I recently saw ^^ It's very pricey and tools are my priority :) So for now I have to decline.
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SuperNinkendo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
wow! that sounds sweet ^^ i hope you have fun with them :) i can imagine they're pretty expensive. is it like paint, or pastilles or what?

Anyway, happy arting and give us a shout if you need anything :D
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