How to Draw Medusa

In Greek mythology, Medusa is one of the three Gorgon sisters (the other two being Stheno and Euryale). Legends say that she has snakes for hair! And if you look her directly in the eyes, you will be turned to stone. That's harsh! Luckily, a guy named Perseus beheaded her when he had the chance. Here's a quick step-by-step guide to show you how to draw the monster with snakes in her hair.

Steps

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    Begin by sketching a skeletal guideline to base your drawing off of. In this case, Medusa will be drawn with the torso of a woman and the tail of a snake.
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    Use shapes as guides for your drawing as shown.
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    Sketch her upper body. Remember that you're drawing a woman, so pay attention to proportions!
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    Draw small snakes instead of hair on her head.
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    Add accessories. You can stick with just jewelry here, or you can add armor, a sword, or a bow and arrow.
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    Add detail her lower half.
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    Outline her with permanent media such as ink or paint. Don't forget to erase your pencil guidelines.
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    Color Medusa and you're done!

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