This illustration was the original inspiration for Gorgocutie. As soon as I saw, it, I thought it was like a contemporary Medusa taking a selfie.
I made a Medusa Selfie image in 3D, the one below:
I even turned it into petrifying 3D. (Not sure if it works in embed, you might have to visit Facebook to see it.)
I actually named it ‘Gorgocutie’ but decided to just call it Medusa Selfie. Afterwards, when I got the idea for a mythological influencer and was looking for names, I thought about Lil.Medusa and Lil.Gorgon and things like that. I went through a lot of them until I realised I already had the perfect name.
I reworked the original selfie pic into this:
My skills with 3D rendering had increased considerably in the mean time. Gorgocutie has been lots of fun to create and I’ll keep making new pics for her over time.