Medusa's Irony Picture

I think this is something that every artist should play with; the concept of Medusa. I don't know, I find mythology really fascinating.
The majority of this was done by hand in white charcoal on black paper, but the snake skin was rendered with my wacom tablet.

I had originally just set out to draw Medusa in bright reds, but the original BW looked like she was set in stone so I rolled with it. I guess I like to spark more questions than answers.
Medusa
Medusa
Medusa's Irony
Medusa
Medusa