It looks awesome but I was hoping to see some wicked snake heads
Man thats awsome. those tentacles look like they are going to start moving on their own. amazing job
more than fantastic
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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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.
I like it.
The tails feel a bit more like octopus arms than snake tails.
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!
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.
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.
In looking at it further It seems like you gave the tenticles a mind of their own. It looks as if they have sort of infected her brain or something. The only thing that concerned me about the tentacles was if someone unknowing looks directly at it what is the first thing they think? Im not so sure I would say medusa when I first look at it, but I could be wrong. Please dont take this too personally, you are an amazing artist whether you use tentacles or not!
Ps Have you ever thought about posting your design process from start to finish? I think it would be really educational to all of us if we could see how you do things. I hope you take it in to consideration. If you have done this before and I missed it then that is too bad.
What a beauty! This has re-inspired me to sit down and do a medusa sculpture. I've always thought of her as a very erotic character, and your sculpture illustrates that wonderfully! If you decide to paint her, I'd love to see those tentacles all fleshy, veiny and slimy.
Five stars! Absolutely mind blowing!!
I just love the point at which you cut off the bust.. tasteful, but still very sexy. As for the face, I think it needs a little more emotion, but that's personal taste. She's powerful- you can tell in the face & the writhing tentacles that she's about to do something painful.
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beautiful work...I just love looking at this piece.
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Wow, that is incredible D:
she has a verry exotic look.
i could see myself gettin turned to stone
i like her alot