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The Gorgons by Arbetta The Gorgons by Arbetta
Quick paintings of my favourite monster sisters ever :meow:

Stheno: the oldest one, the biggest one. Immortal as Euryale, but less nice. She has, as all of them, brass hands, sharp fangs, venomous snake hair and really, really bad temper :fear:
Medusa: the youngest one and the most famous. Medusa was born prettier than her sisters, but mortal. Because of this, she had the power to turn people into stone with just a gaze. Perseus killed her and used her head as a weapon, then gave it to Athena, who then wore it on her shield because it was very practical :dummy:
Euryale: arguably the kindest one. She had some affairs from time to time... Also, she cried a lot when Medusa died :cry:

I hope you can have a happy Halloween! ;)
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Kiyyukiyyu2277 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  New member
My favorite is Euryale. Her eyeshadow us pretty lol
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Poor Medusa.

Long live the snake-haired triplets!
SpiritZodiac Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Medusa's all "What you looking at? BITCH!" Serious lol!
Dotterall Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   General Artist
Very nice. The story I know is that they were born nymphs and got turned scary-ugly after Medusa got it on with Poseidon in Athena's temple, and Medusa was so ugly it turned people to stone to look at her because Athena hated her most. When she was killed, Pegasus was born from her spray of blood.
singertobe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014

Nice! I would've thought Medusa would be the kindest since she used to be a beautiful woman who got turned ugly for being raped. Then again, maybe it made her bitter?

Actually how can they be sisters if she was born human and they weren't?

Nutcase9 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I think Medusa was born an angel-type creature.
TheEmeraldMasquerade Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a very great job! I love the expression of Euryale!
TheseAreTheWords Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AAAwh! I love the gorgons. Both the pic and them as mythological beings!!
lordaphaius28 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty work! I love the fierce look of Medusa!
You could do a before and after of medusa because she was beautiful as a child but was transformed by... I think it was Athena... Or maybe like a split face? Anyways, These are amazing!c
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