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Medusa by Dianae Medusa by Dianae
Hi people, I'm new at DA, this is my first post :D
This is a self portrait as Medusa, I know I'm ugly like this, but it was fun to do ;)
I've tried to use a mirror, but staying more than 2 minutes with the mouth opened like that was too difficult, so I've taken a photo to continue.
HB, 2B and 5B pencils on A4 paper. It took me approximatively 15 hours to finish it. Hope you'll enjoy it

reference (used for the shading and the pose... it's not exactly the same face on the drawing) [link]

I want to thank everybody for the kind and constructive comments I've had :) Thanks a lot to twosilverstars who have featured this drawing :)

And sorry for my bad english.....



:star:THIS IMAGE IS ©DIANE ÖZDAMAR. DO NOT USE ANYWHERE WITHOUT MY WRITTEN CONSENT. ASK FIRST !:star:
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Given 2005-07-22
Medusa by ~Dianae is one of those pieces that very obviously speaks for itself...I could go on and on about how technically impressive it is...but I can't stop staring at this incredible work of art long enough to think of something intelligent. I suggest you do the same. ( Featured by twosilverstars )
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Gabrial-Dragon45 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
O.O I am truely now gonna be having nightmares for weeks about this now.

No wonder Persius's own father made that fatal error that got him turned to stone. After looking straight on into the eyes of Medusa herself. O.O Dayum that was crazy
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myartisticnonsense Featured By Owner Edited Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
finally not a sexualized Medusa with some grotesque features only and then all seductive in expressions and body language. I feel you portrayed her rage perfectly and the serpents are beautiful :rose:
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shump76 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really amazing.
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:icondeanjohnsonartstudio:
Your shading is unbelievably good!
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:iconscarred-samurai:
Scarred-Samurai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
((Welp,goodbye,sleep.
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princesspeachluver1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013   General Artist
MesusAAAAAAAAAHH! She's starin' at YOUUUUUU!! :D
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ScIKyraFi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I like it. Good piece, and an angle I at least haven't seen before.
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:iconwundaground:
wundaground Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Love her!
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Glicerinazul Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice! *w*
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PurpleSweets Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!!! the facical expression is great, funny too. :3
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nikolass83gianni Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:toocool: ... :star::star::star::star::star: BEAUTIFUL & AWESOME :star::star::star::star::star: ... :iconfav3dplz: .... :iconllama3dplz: ... :+devwatch: ... :iconthumbsupplz:
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Ramman42 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Very nice
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rugburnz2 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Excellent portrayal and fine work... Big fat kudo's on this piece...
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GregLakowske Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love the angle on this picture , great realistic looking mouth
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DaveParky Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
La Gorgon
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:iconspy1:
Spy1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
just WOW!!!! Great JOB!!!!!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Awesome take on Medusa here
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DaniellevanBelzen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freaky, but besides that it is a great drawing. Amazing :wow:
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borghal Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great work.
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AlexH-01 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still cant believe this is a drawing!!!! It looks like a real person! I seriously cannot see the difference between this drawing and a real person!
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Gymnastchic23 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
wow I cant believe this is pencil lol I thought it was like charcoal maybe or a computer did it.. like digital art! lol really nice job!
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Gymnastchic23 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Very impressive! I wish I could draw like that! I'm stone faced lookin at this! ;)
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Hebi87 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea if they asked for your permission so I tell you.....this picture has been published on an italian metal magazine called RockHard, on December's number.
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smartmonster Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
This is one of the best Medusa images Ive ever seen, mazel tov!!!
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DropWasHere Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
It's not ugly, it's amazing!
There is nothing wrong with this drawing.
Good job. :3
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TheodoreR Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
great job!!
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flare9299 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
The facial expression is amazing and the tones and textures of the snakes are really breathtaking I admire your style and I'm honoured to say that I want to aspire to become a artist and you prove that it is possible and well I can't think of what else to say other then the fact you're a amazing artist Diane Ozdamar :rose:
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XxBlood-PuppetxX Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, Amazing detail!!! you even got the serpent shadows on your face!!!
I wish my first deviation was this awesome!
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mmboplauren Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
god this is just awesome.
:worship::worship::worship::worship:
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LimeGreenSquid Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: Your gorgeous art has been featured: [link] :heart:
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mmmbaby Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Gawd, you know, this popped up in my "random favorites" window and I was reminded of how incredible it is, especially the cast shadow of the snake's tongue on her cheek. That is all.

Thank you,
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EvAnWuzhere Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
this is sweet ;) its different than the regular self portrait, this is me blah blah blah,instead u made urself into a sweet ass monster
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mmboplauren Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
dude i agree!
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Gajko Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist
OMG, she wants to kill meh! *Runs away* Great Job!
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Dyslexia6 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That's insane :D
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SilentPath Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Definetly a fav
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! I've featured your work there [link]
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shakirathebest Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ho lol c vraiment beau on dirai que les serpent son vivant
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moon-sorceress Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Pretty ferocious!
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Longshado Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
woow...while i'm not one skilled in art, I do know what I like. To me, this pic is very...alive, with depth and movement. Emotion from medusa as well as the snakes and the simplicity of colors puts mor emphasis on the subject rather then aback ground. My compliments!'
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Morya Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
C'est impressionant l'impression de voir ces serpent bouger.. lorsque l'on regade l'image..
ou c'est peut être que moi..
j'ail'impression d'entendre les serpent sifloter plus que Medusa...
Pour moi elle ne dit rien de plus que le gals du serpent!

j'aime boucoup!
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Pippatrista Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Holy hell D:
Shocked at both the scary-ass expression on her face and your shading.
I thought it was digital art at first D:

You've got talent, girl. *Z-click*
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etherwyrm Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
very impressive drawing!
your deviations are awesome.
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1Sandy1Claws13 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
That is so amazing. i trying to get around to doind a painting of medusa. but i am lazy :sleep:

but i could only hope that it would turn out that good.

medusa's story id my favourite in greek mythology. im obsessed lol
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mindkontroller Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
hi there,
I know it's a lot to ask..
but i found your profile by accident.
and i am completely fascinated
by this drawing. my english isnt that
splendid.. so it's a shame but i can't find the
right words to tell u how AMAZING i think this is..

now my question is.. I want an ink
of medusa, on my back..
And i whas wondering, if maybe you were interrested in making me a design?
cause i wan't something that's one of a kind.
so i will be absolutely sure it will NOT wind up in a book of ed hardy kinda tat's for all tourists to see.. haha
let me know, i'd very very very much apreciate it..
and i know its a lot of work. but ofcourse i'd give you all credit for the drawing...
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SkrianatheLostSoul Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
It's hard to find good art of anything Medusa-related. :) Glad to see it exists!
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BurnMyself Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
WOW!!! Cool.... totally awesome
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HateCrimes Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Added to favs ^^
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mysticaldreamzess Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Student Artist
omg, i love it! so scary^^
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