I've always loved Greek mythology; I grew up with them being lodged into my subconscious. Here I've designed some Greek monsters as they might appear in a story telling app based game aimed at getting kids to think about the oral tradition, and how it relates to traditional story-telling in myths and folklore. What is it about these old epics that have stood the test of time, and transcended European culture?
A cute character design cartoon of the gorgon Medusa.
Medusa! Probably one of the most famous gorgons in the common vernacular. Probably more well known than the name of her species.
I wanted to make her skin a kind of greyish green- a bit like a rock. Her hair is squiggly snakes, and her smile is big a pointy toothy. 
There's not a lot more to say about Medusa, other than I endlessly debated her eye size/ style. I almost wanted to make her pupils split, like a snake's, but I thought that she looked friendlier this way.
A cynical looking character design of the Greek myth monster the Minotaur
The Minotaur is another fairly ubiquitous Greek Monster.
A bit of man, a bit of bull (fairly standard really). I guess having humanoid monsters makes them a bit more uncanny- it makes you wonder what they're thinking- whether they can be reasoned with, or if you might actually be the monster for slaying them.
The Minotaur, like a good number of us, was the victim of the poor beast's parentage. Fancy being the son of a sacrificial bull and an adulterous goddess of witchcraft. It must have been rough.
Anyway, there have been numerous renditions of the minotaur. Mine-o-taur (I hate myself for that) has been doodled by hand on paper, and rendered in Adobe Illustrator as a vector image.
A vector illustration character design of a cyclops. This cyclops has blue skin and ginger hair, including a beard and a tuft around his horn. He also has eyelashes.
The cyclops. I haven't actually seen a ginger cyclops before, but it's completely plausible. 
Aside from the cyclops being a fairly mythical creature, there were apparently actually quite a few redheads in Ancient Greece. Ginger hair was associated with admirable traits such as honour and courage (according to my Google search, and a site called "ginger parrot", which I assume is a ginger supremacy website). Perceptions of people vary around the world; I'm sure that in most people's eyes, being ginger and burning in the sunlight runs pretty antithetical to a toasty mediterranean climate prior to the invention of sunscreen. Yet, despite this, gingers still survived and thrived. So there you go- I'm feeding the Google spiders, and praising redheads in one go. The truth is actually that I wanted to make my cyclop's skin blue, and orange contrasts quite well with blue.
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