A Work in Progress: Medusa's Revenge

This guide was made for entry:
Medusa's Revenge
In Contest:

Original image

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Source material
- Stock soldier from Fotolia (download receipt included)

My photos (I took all of these photos personally with my own camera and hands, and eyes, and they are not photos I found on the internet)
- Medusa's clothing
- Cave background
- Boulder
- Medusa eyes
- Soldier and wreath texture
- Medusa Arms & tubes
- Snake heads

Creation of Medusa's Revenge: Step 1
sources used for this step:

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Background blurred, models added, trimmed female to prepare for other graphics to come. Added mono to color gradient on soldier.

Creation of Medusa's Revenge: Step 2

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- Added my photo of eyes
- Added my photo of arms with tubes wrapped around them
- Changed hair and wreath color to red
- Added cement texture to hair wreath
- Tinted face slightly
- Added my photo of snake heads
- Added my photo of green flowing blouse
- Added lower snake head shadow

Creation of Medusa's Revenge: Step 3

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Added my own gradient stone texture
Added shadowing

Creation of Medusa's Revenge: Step 4

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Add my boulders photo to foreground with slight brightness and contrast adjustment.

Bring into PS Lightroom for further color modification and dodging & burning for final look.

Creation of Medusa's Revenge: Step 5

Final result

Creation of Medusa's Revenge: Final Result

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