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This image was inspired by the classic Greek myth of Medusa.

Snakes are beautiful creatures, very elegant in poise and movement, slow and calculated. However some can also be toxic and deadly. Medusa needs to embody all of these traits.

I discovered that it's very easy to make the snake portion appear cumbersome, especially where it morphs into her human torso. The scales in particular were a big challenge.

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:iconartbrojohn:
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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88monkies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Epoch
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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MaraDElean Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is perfection!
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
AWESOME !!!
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SiteLine6 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice to see the finished piece
the tones really add to the feel of this one
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ColorKKey Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work
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Mandokitty Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
wow! amazing!
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MiladyDuchess Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Medusa doesn't get enough love in my opinion. This piece of her is stunningly gorgeous! I think you did a great job embodying all of the qualities you listed. I have to note as well that I like your different take on her "hair"; that the snake are long, straight, and sleek rather than curling and writhing every which way.
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I definitely wanted to give her a certain elegance and sophistication, rather than wild and monstrous, the 'hair' style helped me do this.
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Wemuht Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   Digital Artist
I just love your work!! It's so amazing&intricate. :P You're very inspiring indeed. C:
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shiftmaker Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
THIS.IS.AWESOME.PERIOD.
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Alexus585 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
la adoro como conseguiste esos efectos es simplemente magnífico
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lildreamer6281 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Lovely. I love the look on her face,. Will kill anyone, for that is all she has left to get her revenge. May I share your work on my Facebook page? I love to share art that touches my soul. ++ Fav
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mike-nash Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it and appreciate the mood I was going for. Yes you can share it. I have a Facebook page also, I'd appreciate it if you were to tag me or make sure I'm credited in some way. :)
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Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is truly amazing!
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GillTav Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
My gosh this is stunning! Absolute perfection!
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MdnghtDsgndStck Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful :D
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IRideAMagicalLadle Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg:.........:faint:....:worship: OMG ITS SO EPIC!!!!
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neokastoras90 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
i'm honestly speechless this is propably my favourite picture so far i saw your youtube video of making this drawing but seen now the final product is just unbelievable great jop!
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Keith251099 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Just gobsmaking.... would very much like to follow in your footsteps!! Would this piece of work be appearing in your tutorial books by any chance?? :D Brilliant work and looking forward to picking up your tutorial book when you release it!
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks. Yes she will :)
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Keith251099 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Many thanks again Mike!! Will she be a tutorial, or will she be in a kind of 'Gallery' ? As there are some tutorial books, that has pieces of artwork in gallery form and the tutorials are of other projects.

Great stuff Mike and keep em coming!!
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I-Foxess Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the atmosphere of this picture. Really well done!
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Hibisko Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Digital Artist
This is so intensive and real, truly amazing! I want to say more, but i lost my words...
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Devaly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is beautiful. I watched some of your videos in awe.

I hope you don't mind that I mention you here [link]
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh! It works well as a background. I'm flattered you chose to use it. Glad you enjoy the videos :)
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timkaiserOnline Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
just amazing. nothing more I can say. So inspiring.
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Gumby95 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Wow, you definitely got the snake mood spot on! Because there is just so much of her snake body it appears to be very slow - but like you said, in that calculated and looming kind of way. I keep expecting to see a shimmer of scales as the muscle ripple in that slow-moving way snakes have! well done!
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SorrowEndure Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work.
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Cristosius Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Dear mike-nash,
Congrats on a job well done on Medusa :)
I like what you did ^_^
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CyanShutterbug Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
I just love this! :deviation:
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LoveRhage Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Wow this is BEAUTIFUL, you did an amazing job. Love how you changed her hair, wow speechless!!!!!
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoy it. Thanks :)
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LoveRhage Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Anytime!
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SandraWhite Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow!!
Cool Medusa!
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medusa548 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Simplemente magnifico, admiro su trabajo.

Perfect!!!
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias, te lo agradezco.
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philippeL Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb painting :clap:
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Zeyphyr Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
More shape to Medusa's body and this picture will be epic.. Since She's really beautiful according to the story.
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:iconmike-nash:
mike-nash Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
More shape in what sense? I think she's already beautiful. :)
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
May I use this in a noncommercial video? I will give credit
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, that's fine :)
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Wasitora Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
She's beautiful
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AsetNuit Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
This is wonderful!
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starrskreem24 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like snakes and archery, you get both in this one!!!!! :) and i love the added fog and haze in the air, makes it even more ominous ;)
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Umbraserpent Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
beautiful work
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tinawhatsittoya Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful scene of rich use of color, light and shadow it just makes this piece come to life!!
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AnnaBelial Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful art works :clap:
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