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‘Gorgon’ derives from the Greek word gorgós, meaning ‘dreadful’, and is used to describe a female monster. Medusa is probably the most notorious gorgon from Ancient Greek myth. Armed with hair made of snakes and a horrifying gaze that turned those who beheld it to stone, she is dangerous to the highest degree.

Medusa symbolizes the sexuality, intelligence and power of women. Yet the alluring curves of her physicality hide a danger within. The myth teaches us not to judge anything or anyone by appearances.

In this image Medusa’s eyes remain in shadow, giving us a brief chance to look upon her.

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:icondoctamagickfingaz:
Doctamagickfingaz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I had always wanted to see more gorgon art that obscures the eyes.
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:icononrie07:
onrie07 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dangerously beautiful
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:icontimkaiseronline:
timkaiserOnline Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So well done. I love the way you capture my eye on this piece. Beautiful yet dreadful.
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:iconloverhage:
LoveRhage Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Love the details that you put into her skin!!!! AMAZING
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:iconlavendereyes16:
Lavendereyes16 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
It's really beautiful. I love the dark macabre feeling it gives off. You have wonderful talent I hope you know that. Because DAMN. Stunning.
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much. The encouragement means a lot! Very pleased you like the atmosphere, I love trying to capture moods.
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:iconmorriganfearn:
MorriganFearn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Wonderful concept. It's amazing to see the snake hair being represented by a tail instead of the front of the snake.
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful look Love that skin texture and lighting truly an electric look!!
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:iconstibium62:
Stibium62 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty kick-ass, my friend. You did a great job on this. Keep it up!
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:iconfurorart:
FurorArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011   Digital Artist
great!
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:iconjesspyre:
Jesspyre Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Absolutely appealing. Bravo.
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:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Fantastic!
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:iconsnapdragon:
snapdragon Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
You don't see a lot of "soft" images of Medusa...love what you did here.
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I didn't want her to look horrific, but still suggest a certain danger.
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:iconsilencenoise:
SilenceNoise Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congratz for the work!
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:iconmurkaz:
murkaz Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :la:
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:iconsilentartists:
SilentArtists Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
May i use this in a noncommercial video? i will give credit
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:iconbluamu:
BluAmu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
wow.
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconblackravendesign:
blackravendesign Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Stunning piece, as always from yourself.
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I appreciate that, thank you.
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:iconfetalnightmare:
FetalNIGHTMARE Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i honestly think this is DD material! someone needs to do it!
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Someone like you perhaps? hehe. Thank you i'm flattered that you think it's worthy of a DD.
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FetalNIGHTMARE Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i would it i know how :O
all i know how to do is feautres :)
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:iconking-behemoth:
King-Behemoth Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student Filmographer
Amazing. Great work with the coloring. I really like how the shadows creates very unique atmosphere. Both mysterious and tight. You really can feel the strength of the character.
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:icondanceswithwacom:
DancesWithWacom Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
This is really great. I love your style, and the textures you achieve are wonderful! :love:
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:iconmindcollision:
mindCollision Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here.
Hope that's ok :D
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, that's very flattering. I appreciate the support!
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:iconmindcollision:
mindCollision Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I know you're a pro at this stuff but I think you deserve a bit more recognition on this site :)
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:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Looks really nice :)
:+fav:
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome colors and compo :faint:
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like :)
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:iconblackluna:
BlackLuna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconblackluna:
BlackLuna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome ;)
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:icondrusila333:
Drusila333 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Gorgeous! I love the how the smooth lines run together and the color palette is simply beautiful!
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I really enjoyed painting it. Glad you like!
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:iconmelyannam:
MelyannaM Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Totally underrated! Awesome work and very serious one, compared to what I usually see on deviantart. I hope you understand.
Must :+devwatch:
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I know what you mean. Thank you, I'm glad you understood what I was trying to capture.
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:iconlapoetry-n-photo:
LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very hot! I love the shadows you created. It looks insanely realistic. The snake seems alive and moving; I can practically imagine how it would feel. The anatomy is perfect! Totally faved!
And Medusa just rocks. Although maybe I'm biased with my feministic views - and femininity!
:star: :heart:
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I wanted her to be alluring, but not vulgar or erotic. She had to be an artistic nude.

And I agree Medusa is an awesome female character. Powerful women are always great.
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:iconlapoetry-n-photo:
LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Then you definitely suceeded.
They certainly are.
:)
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:iconfunlovinartist:
Funlovinartist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This looks great, I love the positioning of the snake and how it breaks the panel of the main image.

P/
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:iconpunkasskriss:
PunkassKriss Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Insanely good. The shapes, the atmosphere, the way the snake goes into the frame as he does.. Whaw. :)
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:iconchaotic-canine:
Chaotic-Canine Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
I like both versions... But this one is still very beautiful!
Awesome work on both Gorgons! ^_^
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:iconjeff3333:
Jeff3333 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful piece - I love the whole composition and the overall effect that you've captured.
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