Medusa Picture

This was the first in a series of four drawings that I did for my last drawing class.
I copied the face and figure of portraits done by Leonardo Da Vinci, but I altered them to make them into mythological figures (all from Greek mythology). Each figure is meant to appear serene and beautiful, as each of these women were before, for whatever reason they brought the wrath of either the Gods or man down upon themselves. I was trying to make a comment on the public and the private personality, meaning how we perceive ourselves to be and how the world sees us and the things we do.
This is Medusa. She was punished for her vanity (by a jealous goddess) by being turned into a horrible snake-haired monster who turned all who looked upon her into stone.
Medusa for halloween
Colour Palette Challenge: Mythology
Medusa
Medusa
Medusa