I took the inspiration for this from the story of Medusa. It's up to you to decide if this is before or after she was changed. I drew the original a year or two ago, liked it, and then messed the whole thing up terribly when I added the background. I added it to the try-again-later-pile and let it go. I got a shiny new Wacom tablet recently, so I gave rescuing this piece a go. It turned out all right. I'm still not happy with the background but it's miles better than it was.