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My first piece of a rather large collaboration project I'm doing with =Dinosaur-Ryuzako!

We're illustrating mythological figures alphabetically, from all sorts of cultures to give it variety. A is done by her, so I did the next one. Obviously, banshee is representing B. :3

This lovely lady was drawn by her, and I did the color. :D I trucked through it in one day which was... an ordeal lmfao. I'm happy with the turn-out though!


A little about the myth (cut from Wikipedia):
The Banshee is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld.
In later stories, the appearance of the banshee could foretell the death. Banshees were said to appear for particular Irish families, though which families made it onto this list varied depending on who was telling the story.

The banshee can appear in a variety of guises. Most often she appears as an ugly, frightening hag, but can also appear as a stunningly beautiful woman of any age that suits her. The hag may also appear as a washer-woman, or bean-nighe (washing woman), and is seen washing the blood stained clothes or armour of those who are about to die.

Although not always seen, her mourning call is heard, usually at night when someone is about to die and usually around woods.
In Kerry in the southwest of Ireland, her keen is experienced as a "low, pleasant singing"; in Tyrone in the north, as "the sound of two boards being struck together"; and on Rathlin Island as "a thin, screeching sound somewhere between the wail of a woman and the moan of an owl".




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Collection:
A - [link]
C - [link]
D - [link]
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:iconvoltafiish:
voltafiish Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome colouring :D
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Deer-kun Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Thank you!
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voltafiish Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcomes!
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Uke-of-Death Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
FUCK, GIRL... She's gorgeous! I really, really love how you did the water and her hair...and her skin, it's pretty damn beautiful. :heart: Oh jeez, I can't wait to see the other ones.
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Deer-kun Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
:blush: THank you!! You are too kind. :3
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:iconuke-of-death:
Uke-of-Death Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thanks, pal :manhug: ilu
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Deer-kun Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
ilu 2 :hug:
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firenanaki Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg that is awsome! I love how she drew it and I love how you coloured it.
I like the background with how you got the little town at the bottom.
Ya both captured her very well! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE! -hero5-
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Deer-kun Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
I hate the little town. :iconcryingplz: ROFL Thank you! :love:
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:iconfirenanaki:
firenanaki Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BUT THE LITTLE TOWN NEEDS LOVE! XD
Ya welcome :heart:
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Torture-kun Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-shock4 This is so awesome! The coloring is wonderfully done. =Dinosaur-Ryuzako did an awesome job on her, I really like that hand.
The background is amazing, I really love the rocks and grass.
AWESOME JOB BOTH OF YOU :iconyeahplz:. Can't wait to see more!
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:icondeer-kun:
Deer-kun Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thank you! I like that hand too. ROFL There will definitely be more! -HAHA-
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Torture-kun Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! ROFL It's awesome! YAY5!!!
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Dinosaur-Ryuzako Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Holy crap you made my bad little drawing look so cool! I never would have thought to put it in a setting like that: I was imagining a typical forest landscape, but this is better and much more creative :nod: The little town is so cute, and I like how its on an island/peninsula. The lighting looks awesome, especially with the mist added in, which makes it look more mysterious. The coloring on the banshee is fantastic too! I love the skin especially, its all smooth. And thanks for partially hiding the bad feet :lmao:
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Deer-kun Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
YOUR DRAWING ISN'T BAD. -rage6- Actually after I finished this I realized I had meant to add a little bit of forest somewhere, but I forgot I guess jkndg. Oh well. I don't really know why I did this sort of thing, but I'm glad you like it. :iconyeahplz: I think the skin is my favorite part too. XD And I didn't mean to hide that much of them, it just happened. :paranoid: THANKS PAL.
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Dinosaur-Ryuzako Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Well thats okay, its a cliff and urbanish area, so you don't need forest, lol.
Also, I really like the yellow/green highlights, especially on the black, because it looks super special awesome!
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Deer-kun Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
I'm glad you like them, I thought I might've overdone it. :rofl:
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