Medusa Portrait, me, digital, 2021

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  1. Your composition is fantastic! All of the comments that mention how her snakes are styled instead of running amok on her head are right. That’s a very nice visual break from the standard.

  2. Like someone else said, I like how you’ve managed to mix a new hairstyle with the snakes instead of doing it the same way everyone else does. AWESOME AF
    You did a fantastic job.

  3. This is a fantastic depiction. One of the coolest I’ve seen, and I’m even more impressed with how you finished the piece once you got to the eyes.

  4. This is one of the most unique interpretations of Medusa I’ve ever seen. I really like how you made her seem kind, serene, and very human. Not the monsterous edition we’re used to seeing. She was a beautiful human girl transformed into a demon by Athena for sleeping with Posiedon, according to Ovid’s version of her “origin story.” That’s what I’m seeing. Also, the snakes are insanely cool!

  5. This is incredible. Myths and stories about the Gorgons fascinate me. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen her snake hair portrayed in such a thick, flowing style. Stunning job.

  6. This is fantastic! Such beauty, intelligence, and youth, giving her a put-together and elegant look rather than the crazy demon beast vibe she typically gives off. I’d like to learn more about Medusa.

  7. It’s kind of strange that this is the first and only time I’ve ever seen Medusa portrayed with snakes that look powerful and menacing in and of themselves. There’s a deep creative tradition of turning them into a swarm of adorable little garden snakes.

    This version is insanely cool.

  8. This appeals to me greatly. The colors are fantastic, and I especially enjoy the subtler play on the tension between good and evil:
    1) Her eyes have a childlike quality to them.
    2) However, snake hair

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Rylee Huffman

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