I finally have some spare time to finish my Medusa illustration. It was actually an assignment for a client back in 2010 I think. But then I was not really happy with the background I had. I like the over all figure, design and lighting on her body but I feel the need to revise the background. So I spend half a day over the weekend finish it up. It took me a long time to actually know what I want exactly for illustration sometimes. This happens from time to time when it was finished but it was not actually the way I would like.
So here is one more I can put on my portfolio.

medusa illustration by Xia Taptara

medusa illustration by Xia Taptara

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More drawing video tutorial you might be interested in
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Medusa illustration finally finished

About The Author
- Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Business Inquiry please e-mail me.


  • Xia Taptara

    No problem, glad the tutorials are helpful. If you want to post your art, you can go post at our community at artistsarena.org There are thousand of members there. Cheers!

  • Tony Bell

    I’ve tried to paint Medusa 2ce and failed both times. I have a problem designing my characters. Personal problem, I know.. lol. But your tuts have always taught me a lot. Thank you so much for your time and patience in sharing your skills. You’ve been extremely helpful since I got my wacom tablet and started trying digital artwork. Keep up the great work.


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