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Envy: Medusa by JessiBeans Envy: Medusa by JessiBeans
Final Project for Senior Studio, an exploration of how we consciously or subconsciously associate sin with femininity, demonizing women in the process. The seven deadly sins as various mythological monsters (however I purposefully removed all the fantastical bits because, in fact she is just a woman, not something to be feared).
:D

Medusa, powerful monster condemned to live alone until her murder because her gaze turned men into stone.

Model: Me ;)
2H and HB Pencil on Bristol Board
Colored in Photoshop 7.0 with my PRECIOUSSSSSSS
Image ME!!! 2007
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:iconbblackmoor:
bblackmoor Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
I've sent you a couple of messages, but I have not heard back. I would like to use this image in the logo for a small vanity-press roleplaying game, and I was hoping I could get your permission to do so. Please contact me? bblackmoor@blackgate.net
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bblackmoor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
We went with a different image for our logo, but I still love this piece. The look in her eyes is fantastic.
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ToughSpirit Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful hand in this piece.
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TheObsessiveBrowser Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Nice use of illumination here ! Not to quibble, but wasn't Medusa suppose to be ugly ? Hence her ability to turn men to stone ? Otherwise, I love this piece. :)
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MackBesmirch Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
i love this series you've created!
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:iconcrystalcage:
crystalcage Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
cool version of medusa!
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:iconastrogazer:
astrogazer Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   Artist
love this...
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:iconastrogazer:
astrogazer Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   Artist
love this...
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Blue-Crystal500 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
I love the colours and your interpratation of medusa!
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:iconfallkenow:
fallkenow Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
OH MY GOD! Amazing... really great work, I love her man, she is really lovely :)
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PuppyLivers Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student General Artist
I love your interpretation of Medusa, and how you make her snakes the background, instead of a focus. Very clever. :]
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PureBlissEuphoria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Great piece
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:iconlittledi:
LittleDi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009   Interface Designer
i also love the coloring and shading techniques :) cool!
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5t4r5y Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
I think I'll just :+fav: all your sins :D:D:D They're so sensual, and elegant and beautidul and sexy and its time to shut up and continue starring :D
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Elenor-Silver Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have been featured here. :heart:
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:iconneofran15:
neofran15 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
very beautiful form, and I love her raised eyebrow..
this is nice.
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danceolliedance Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
beautiful!
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:iconirethlasombra:
irethlasombra Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent!
I didn't know that envy could be so sensual^^
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:iconpigtailgoddess:
pigtailgoddess Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept! I love the project theme.
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SomeGirlNamedJhenne Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
The expression and colors are wonderful!!!
And the tense clutch of her hand really expresses the theme :heart:
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:iconthe1blur:
The1Blur Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very lovely!
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EmilyAngel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Awesome much?!

:P

xOx
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oddrikku12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful. She has that piss-off look in her eyes that fit the character so well. The bodly language is amazing and the colors are so cool. I adore your style to death!
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beatryche Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
love this one :heart:
especially the colours, lighting, dramatic pose and ornamental snakes :D
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Professional
sweet
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Very well done. I applaud you!
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:icond3n1s3:
D3N1S3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hehe she looks like you, very beautiful :)
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:icontrash63:
Trash63 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
This art is featured in here [link]
Thank you.
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JessiBeans Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
No no, thank YOU for the feature!
:D :D :D
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oheysteenz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
holy cow, that's cool. i really like the "snakes" in the background, and the expression! the color is amazing too. it IS my favorite. ^^
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cjhaacke Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Eh. Anyone who associates Envy with women has never been in a male locker room.
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MoonlitPredator Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
This peice and your' artwork is very beautiful, nice job :)
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rothmir Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Awesome picture - great concept and I love all 7 but this was my fav :D
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lunaluhve Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
this is so awesome. sometime coming up soon me and my friend/photographer are going to do a seven deady sins photoshoot. this is so inspiring.
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JessiBeans Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
That's fantastic, let me know when you do, I LOVE themed shoots like that
(I still geek out over the one they did on ANTM)
:D
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lunaluhve Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
ohhh yesss i know. that one was so incredible.
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kargath64 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
... but medusa was supposed to be fugly!
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Vixie-Greeneyes Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
I'm loving the details, and the concepts behind them all :)
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Eseopia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007   Traditional Artist
That's not the half of it! As mythology has it, she was cursed by Athena (a virgin goddess) to be a gorgon because she had sex within Athena's temple (fear of female sexuality). Furthurmore, according to the story, she was 'overwhelmed' by Posiden (ie raped, if one is to use straightforward language), and somehow that was reason enough to punish her.

This is a great illustration - I love the golden green glow of the skin....Your gallery is very enoyable. The work is beautiful, and the themes are interesting and refreshing in a world that seems to want to pretend these issues don't still exist.
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EmilieDionne Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
great pose :clap:!
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Astroluc Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
this series is great; the expressions are perfect for the subject matter... a bit shy on the contrast for my taste, but the color values chosen for each vice (sin) works very well.
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greenfroggies Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007   General Artist
I really really love the colours here.
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xBluexVanillax Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
oh how beautiful! her skin looks fantastic, and her shading is just lovely. :heart:
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OlayaValle Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
the lighting is soooooo cool *_*
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natelyon Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
I especialy liek the background of this. VEry nice.
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UndeadDustBunny Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
This entire series of pictures for the seven deadly sins was amazing! I love the whole style. =) This one is definitely my favorite.
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:iconmerryjayne:
merryjayne Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done.
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:iconellocobruja:
Ellocobruja Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
So Beautiful!
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khamuslestat Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
wow.... great job
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abeautifultyrant Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
I really love this idea.

beautifully done, too.
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