Medusa Middle Picture

This was for my Illustration class. The assignment was to create a tryptic for an assigned story showing the beginning, middle, and end. I got the story of Medusa.

This is my middle piece. In the version I chose (there are many variations) Athena was outraged at her sacred temple being violated by Medusa and Poseidon. She punished Medusa by turning her into a monster with snakes for hair. She also punished her by giving her the destructive power to turn anyone who looked directly at her into stone.

Medusa had just been changed in this scene. This was created using watercolor and brown ink.

You can view the other pieces here:
Beginning: [link]
End: [link]
Goddess of the Sea Before and After
Princess Neptune
Medusa Middle
PoZeidon Pixel Study
Stuck Chimera