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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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MZ77 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
This rendition of Euryale is the most beautiful one of a Gorgon I've ever seen! It's amazing!! The twinkle in her smile is a nice detail...beware those pretty fangs! Brass and turquoise go so well together. Great job!
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LuvHades5 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
these are AMAZING Arbetta:happybounce: . i am a complete Greek myth geek and your Greek gallery is AWESOME. Maybe you could try some of the heroes. theseus, heracles, hector, etc. would be sooo coolThumbs Up 
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GeNeraLAndi203 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I like how you drew their facial expressions. Most of the time, I'd find pictures of them as these horned, roaring monster things, but this is really original. Plus, they don't all look exactly the same, each of the sisters has a color palette and sort of ok that makes them unique. Stheno looks all high and mighty, Medusa's all like "The f**k you lookin' at?!", and Euryale has a scary yet friendly look to her. Thx for the drawing, keep it up Clap 
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Kiyyukiyyu2277 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
My favorite is Euryale. Her eyeshadow us pretty lol
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Poor Medusa.

Long live the snake-haired triplets!
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SpiritZodiac Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Medusa's all "What you looking at? BITCH!" Serious lol!
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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.
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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?

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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I think Medusa was born an angel-type creature.
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TheEmeraldMasquerade Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a very great job! I love the expression of Euryale!
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TheseAreTheWords Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AAAwh! I love the gorgons. Both the pic and them as mythological beings!!
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lordaphaius28 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty work! I love the fierce look of Medusa!
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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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MissIp Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
nice creepiness
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cuttykitty345 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Medusa's gaze. SO FIERCE!
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phantomsox Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I love your descriptions of them XD
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ekkiart Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
omg i love this!!!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
So Medusa is the redhead? She's gorgeous. All three of them are lovely. I love the gorgons myself.
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, she's the one in the middle :aww: Thanks a lot, Im so glad you like this and also Greek mythology!
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Yeah, Greek mythology can be interesting--but it's also pretty messed up at times if you ask me. :giggle: Especially concerning the backstory of Medusa being raped in the temple of Athena by Poseidon and being turned into a monster because of it.
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steponme2please Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SOOO PRETTY!! I LOVE IT!!!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, you're so kind :aww:
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LBKsCorp Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Love this!! Greek mythilogy FTW!! Great job doing the Gorgon sisters :)
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I' so glad you like this! :aww: And glad you love mythology!
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ViolettaGiada Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Poor Euryale D:
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jejeje Pero nadie la mató a ella :dummy: joujou
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Mitsukichan17 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Amazing!! I love this Gorgons!! =3
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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I love this the faces are amazing! My favorite is Euryale!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like her! :aww:
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hrothila Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
¡Jaja, mola la sonrisa Profidén de Euríale! :D Parece que sea buena y todo.

Me encanta cómo te han quedado los ojos de serpiente, sobre todo la mirada de mala hostia de Medusa, y cómo las has diferenciado a las tres. Me gusta el detalle de que Esteno juegue con una serpiente como si fuera un mechón de pelo (:D), pero me quedo con Medusa.

Por cierto, Atenea es mi diosa favorita (aunque en mi edición de la Ilíada la llaman "ojizarca"... ¡con lo que mola el epíteto "la diosa de claras pupilas" que venía en la edición que tenía yo antes!), pero lo de poner la cabeza de Medusa en su escudo es un rato macabro. La verdad es que Atenea tenía muy mala leche.
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jejeje, iba a ponerle sangre en los dientes, pero no era plan de pasarse. Además, Euríale no es mala :aww: A mí también me gusta más Medusa, pero porque las hice con mucho tiempo de diferencia a cada una! Ella fue la última y le puse muy mala leche... ñejejeje :giggle:

Atenea también es mi diosa favorita, OFCOURSE :la: Lo de ojizarca me deja tó loca y se suma a mailo y otras paridas como alienado o "escuposobreello"! A mí me mola lo del escudo. A lo mejor un día la pinto toda equipada SEEEH! Gracias por comentar! :hug:
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hrothila Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
SÍIII, HAZ LO DEL DIBUJO DE ATENEA

¿Has vuelto ya o te has conectado en un rato libre?
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Acabo de volver de Lugo! :dance:
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candygirl39725 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! You should make more stuff with them. :)
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww: Maybe I'll draw them full-body sometime ;)
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candygirl39725 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :D
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Well done.
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :aww:
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