I had this idea for a while but couldn’t figure out how to set it up in an illustration. Finally I got back to it and here is my version of Medusa having a bad hair day. I kept the snakes in black and white (drawing quality) while I painted Medusa in full color and a little more detailed. Otherwise I thought it would be too busy and distract from the story.
Below is the sketch and the color study for this painting. The color study is quickly done in Photoshop (it’s the easiest way for me to try different colors without spending a lot of time).