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"Medusa was once beautiful.

She was a wondrous beauty that would draw all to gaze upon her from sheer wonder. She would gain the attention of men of all backgrounds. This of course would lead her to disaster. This would lead to the attention of a god.

Disguising himself as a lowly mortal, the god of the seas Poseidon lured himself to the beautiful woman. Taking her to the temple of Athena nearby he guided her to her fate. Once inside, he quickly grabbed Medusa by the arm, gazing down now at her afraid, but still glowing figure.

Medusa never deserved this. She didn't deserve to be taken by this man.

Discarded and wrongfully used, Poseidon left. Athena, watching her temple as all gods do, saw the unforgivable act unfold in her holy place. Not knowing who the male assailant was, Pallas Athena brought forth her rage of having her sacred place soiled by these mortals by cursing Medusa into a monster.

All who would gaze upon her now, would not be struck by beauty, but of a cold death.

Medusa grew cold and monstrous. She was wrongly judged. And thus became a goddess of darkness inside. This would be her nature until her end.

Because she never was able to bear children due to her state, she was gifted one miracle. Upon her demise, from her severed neck would arise her child. A child that would remind her of her once lover and destroyer. From the blood of her wound came Pegasus, the winged horse. A reminder forever of the true purity of a once beautify woman who met nothing but misfortune."


And that is the tale of how Pegasus was born (excuse my lack of writing abilities)8D

Just a digital painting I had to do for class. Really out of my norm with this one, but was definitely fun to take on.

Overall this was just a speed painting that took me roughly 7 hours from start to finish. Mostly happy with how it came out... Mostly. haha
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FeatherSpiral Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous.
To be honest, I find it so unfair that the mortal woman was punished for a god's sin (the irony). Plus, if Athena was watching all along, how didn't she know who he was?
Mythologies, so full of deities being jerks and dicks and bitches.
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Hawk-tip Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
8D Dude, amazing!
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Psycho-Dragon-Girl Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Artist
I hate your awsomness..........

7 hours is a lot but it looks like it was worth it! I love how the bloody water mingles with the fountain water!!!!
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Omegaro Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Yeah, I was surprised how this came out myself.
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Psycho-Dragon-Girl Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Artist
Hey did the print of it in the year end show sell?
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Omegaro Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
nope 8D
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Psycho-Dragon-Girl Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Artist
aww, that sucks!
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
"Your lack of writing abilities is unacceptable!" So spoke the English teacher. "You wrote 'beautify'. I'm sure you meant 'beautiful'." XD
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CythIthera Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I didn't think it was that bad. I mean that was the only mistake that I saw. Hehe. I loved all of it.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I was only correcting him on that one thing. I'm not saying the quality of the writing was bad. XD
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CythIthera Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know. I figured you weren't. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
It's okay.
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Omegaro Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
YOU SEE. This is why I should avoid using English, ever. I'll just be silent from now on.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Hehe. Don't mind me, this is just my craft. ;)
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BloodRedRayne3 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student General Artist
You did not give my genius true credit...... Though, I could never hope to come anywhere near doing this sketch anywhere as well as you did it!!!!
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Omegaro Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
haha, true true. You did help with the idea of the drawing. Thanks
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BloodRedRayne3 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
XD welcomes. Heheehhheehehe... I just like bugging you about this....
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