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Perseus And Medusa by McGillustrator Perseus And Medusa by McGillustrator

One of the world’s most gripping tales of hero vs powerful beast, what would it look like to see the classic battle of Perseus and Medusa in the context of another culture?

As part of the course Painting Drama offered by the Oatley Academy (which I can’t recommend highly enough) focusing on the visual flow and composition of our images, I re-contextualized the famous Greek hero and petrifying Gorgon to the Indian culture and drew from the rich visuals, culture and artistry of the continent. Overall I’m very happy with the results, and hope you like it as well.

Feel free to drop me a line!

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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
I really like your treatment of Medusa here, it's an interesting depiction :)
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McGillustrator Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I had fun designing her
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autumncoloredmelodie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cool value set up! Your triangular composition is working really well.

My eye is struggling a fit to figure out what the focal point is. I'd try to make the first thing we see the brightest, and make the "brightest" on the other two points of the triangle just a little less bright. Also, remember the eye goes to the points of strongest contrast, so don't be afraid to push your shadows too!
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McGillustrator Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very true. Thanks!

I'm definitely in an intensive learning phase right now. When we created this image for Painting Drama, the only element of structure we'd discussed yet was visual flow, which is why you can probably tell that's the only thing in it that works all that well haha.

We only just touched on value last week, and it's caused me to go back and re-evaluate all of my older work to figure out what could make it stronger.

Thanks again for the thoughtful critique!
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autumncoloredmelodie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's so awesome you can feel yourself learning. The flow is definitely really working here, and I get a strong sense of story.

I'm excited to see your work before and after! I've heard that's a phenomenal course. 
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Moon-Side Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! :thumbsup: Great job on the shading
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McGillustrator Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Moon-Side Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
oo brilliant ^^
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McGillustrator Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :-)
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
You're welcome :D
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