Sunday, April 15, 2007

middle aged monster

Finally found the time to get to a life painting workshop again. The Drawing Club had such an interesting theme that I couldn't stay away.

I'm tired of the classic image of Medusa with a huge afro of snakes so I decide to try something different. I started playing with the idea of her having no hair but having the fleshy snakes growing out of the lower sections of her head... In the end I needed to make the snakes hair colored for the sake of contrast but the early decision lead me in an interesting direction. The bald Medusa definitely has a more disturbing and alien feel then the classic depiction.


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