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A collaborative piece with my friend Enkel Dika - it's our take on the legendary Medusa of Greek mythology fame. Drawn in Adobe Photoshop and painted with watercolors (with digital editing.) Made for and printed over at Threadless.

EDIT: I AM aware that people have tattooed this design - though I would still prefer to be notified, if you'd like to take this drawing to your tattoo parlor by all means go ahead... just make sure you're really certain. ;p And send me a picture.

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Given 2009-12-10
Beauty Before Death by *alicexz is an outstanding t-shirt graphic that shows us a different interpretation of the wonderful story of Medusa's Myth. Very expressive, super detailed with wonderful colors. You must click on the link to see how it looks on a real shirt. Great concept! ( Suggested by longtu and Featured by NunoDias )
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ko357 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I find this so stunning, looking at this gave me an idea for a tattoo. And this might seem crazy but I was wondering if you'd draw it for me? If you did that would be freaking awesome because I'm not so great at drawing.
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FancyChocolate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOSH! I have this shirt! My sister ordered it for me!! Its so cool that I found it here!! I've worn the shirt sooooo many times! I (and my associates) love it!!
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Teal-Feather Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I got the outline of this tattooed on me almost a year ago, just need the money to get this beautiful piece finished!
I spent 6 hours in the chair to get this much done and the outline isn't really finished yet. Still looks amazing!

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alicexz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, looks awesome! Hope you get it finished sometime! Thanks for showing me a photo! :)
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Lola-Jasmine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I love this design! I actually got the Threadless shirt recently. Thanks for your awesomness!
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Airmoon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Interface Designer
sorry but that's funking awsome! :D love that
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SundialRain Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Artist
great work, love the use of colour!
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GirBaloney Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I bought this shirt awhile back...it's pretty awesome to find it on here
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AnglAlejandro Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
good work!
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totorohill Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
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ShadedRaven Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   General Artist
I just love this picture of Medusa so much, it's so unique but it still implies the legend of Medusa by looking at it. It's so wonderful and the usage of colours is amazing and eye-catching. Well done, I love it : ) [link]
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Artsouls143 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
awesome
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LifeBreedsArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I was anything more than dirt poor I would so buy this shirt, but then I would never wear it. It would be hanging up an my wall next to all of my other favorite works of art. I enjoy the movements of Medusa's snakes, giving them personality instead of having them just lay there. The added colors in her hair, rather that just the greens and browns of the serpents was a very nice surprise. Beautiful work. Also, I love the little tentacle in there. It was unexpected.
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Renegade-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is so gorgeous
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PETUVALEN Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Beautiful Art!
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MaximumValkrist Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
amazing!
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hey-mikky Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! THIS IS SO BREATHTAKINGLY STUNNING
SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL <3
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SamRosen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
holy crap I bough this t shirt! cool to find the original thing!
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shawngmyers Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
looooooove this!!!!!!!!!!!!
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tigerli-ly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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shigaugi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Amazing art
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shigaugi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Amazing art
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rainbowflop Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew I've seen this before on dA, but I couldn't remember where. I saw it on 9gag?tumblr a while ago. Love this!
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Jerry-she Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
wow, so cool....
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HeartofaWriter Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of the cover of Lord of the Flies. I love it!
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cogigoc Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Another print that I remember you of!
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Bhaarbara Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is Madonna
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Himedal Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Writer
reminds me of the Greek creature "Mendosa"
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bitnotgood7437 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Great colours. This is really beautiful :)
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byGran Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Так круто!
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nobodyasia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Wonderful! It reminds me of Patrick Woodroffe.
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badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo very awesome. Absolutely loved this.
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Tsukiyokasou Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
My god, I can't believe how amazing you are... Good luck on your career move! :)
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slalucy123sla Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
stunning. Absolutely stunning.
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megiemoo03 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this shirt, I bought it two years ago on threadless! Absolutely flawless.
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SerelyArtworks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really interesting piece, seems different from the others
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LuckyTorchic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this!!!<3 It's so amazing!
I love all the colors you used for her, she's so beautiful...<3
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TheGirlAtWindyCoves Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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recyclednewspaper57 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I have this shirt. It's on of my most favorite shirts.
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servagln Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Спасибо Вам за красивую работу !! Мне очень нравится стиль таких работ.
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minna-san56 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
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MentalSheep Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just keep thinking, "Poor Birdy," D:
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MissVal09 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply Gorgeous! :D
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xninjasixxx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
i really love this picture i love how you mix the colors keep up the awesome job!
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fujoshi-sama801 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
this is gorgeous
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autumscars Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
cool design!
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pyro-cire Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love your work.....^_^
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sinzzz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible! Awesome stuff, keep up the good work!
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DragonCheif Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Photographer
reminds me a medusa :D love it
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davidmstokes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Artist
love a good medusa piecie
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