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Medusa: Is probably the crone aspect of the triple goddess Athena whose roots go back to the ancient kingdoms of Libya, Egypt and Crete. A beautiful, powerful and protective goddess whose association with the snake means she has many attributes both negative and positive. In this illustration I depict Medusa as a powerful protective goddess rather the destructive aspect that is often associated with her. Call upon her when you need creativity and change in your life.

This page shows the progression from the initial illustration to the digital imagery and colouration of the final character; using a graphics tablet I produced a similar effect to that of a painting using oils/gauche. I developed the image using patterns and textures which I refer to as swatches used during the development of this art work. You can see roughly how the pieces of the picture were developed.

Progression of Artwork from Initial drawing to completion.

Swatches: Patterned layers that were used in the creation of this illustration.

Medusa Illustration: This is the initial sketch before the colouration of the design began. Using the swatches above the goddess was patterned and transformed into the illustration below.

Close-up: Cross sections of the ‘Medusa-Goddess’ illustration. These images showcase the intricate detail for this piece of artwork. Each part of the illustration has its own symbolism associated with Medusa.

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Image2:

Medusa final illustration:

Medusa

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Created on: Sept 18, 2012