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    MEDUSA bust WIP 11-06-01

    Hey everyone! I've been away for a while but finally have something to show you guys and gals! It's my version of Medusa to go along with the Gorgon sister busts that I did last year. Let me know what you all think. Take care and thanks for looking.
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    MEDUSA bust WIP 11-06-01
    MEDUSA bust WIP 11-06-01


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    It looks awesome but I was hoping to see some wicked snake heads

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    Man thats awsome. those tentacles look like they are going to start moving on their own. amazing job

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    she looks beautiful, those tentacles from the side view, and all over are georgous!

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    more than fantastic

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    Stunning work my friend
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    Beautifully modeled, excellent range of detail. Both the treatment of the hair/snakes and the horns/crown are innovative and interesting, brings the old subject to new life, but the face, though very well done, seems a little too pretty, not wicked enough to me.

    What's the scale of this piece? And (if you don't mind my being even more nosy), what are the "glinty" spots in the sculpting medium?
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    Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

    kaze0099- I've always liked the idea that the legends that get passed down sort of get things wrong here and there, so I went with sort of weird tentacles rather than snakes.

    masque- She's 1:6 scale. The glinty things are not intentional. I work in both Super Sculpey and Castilene and those are bits of Castilene that got stuck to the Sculpey and then baked in.

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    The tails feel a bit more like octopus arms than snake tails.

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    I love that you have chosen to re-interpret the legend. Isn't that what makes mythology fun? It's that we don't know the actual truth behind the story, and yet find ways to connect with them. I really like what you done here, your skill and craftsmanship is undeniable, the tentacles are brilliant in that you can almost feel their slimey, writhing movement. I also like that you have made her face attractive, which is seldom the choice...It makes you feel like her beauty is what compels people to look at her and ultimately turn to stone. Well done and excellent vision!

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    Bai Fan- I think what I was picturing in my head for the tentacle-things was something like leeches or fat worms. I imagine them making a sort of squelching noise as they move. I've got some interesting things in store for the casting and painting on this one to really bring out the creepy feel.

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    This is beautiful. which was one aspect of medusa. I cant wait to see the painted version so that we can see how well you bring out the other side of her.

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    I'm quite interested in the response this is receiving. This is one of those opportunities to decide whether you can embrace an new interpretation or retreat to the all-too-common.

    Sam, you've thrilled me with this one. I'm all for the replacement of the more recognizable snakes for something that better fits with your aesthetic. Like your Fu Dogs, this bust twists a subject that has been done time and time again into something refreshing and new. And, as myth often grows out of misinterpretation, this could easily represent the source for tales of a woman with venomous snakes in her hair.

    As usual, your talent for blending fantasy and the female form shines through. Will we be seeing this offered with your other kits?

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    KingUnicorn- I think the reinterpretation of the Medusa myth works especially well since, if you really think about it, who would've been telling the tale? Most would've been turned to stone, and the ones that made it out of her lair would've only gotten a glance. Of course this'll be a kit! Half the fun is seeing what everyone does with these paint-wise.

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