Banshee Picture

"The banshee . . . ("woman of the sídhe" or "woman of the fairy mounds") is a feminine spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld." -Wikipedia

Finally done after much fiddling!

This was done in Adobe Photoshop Elements and took several hours, using a Wacom Bamboo Tablet.

I did use references for this, but everything is hand-drawn. For most of the references used, I just googled screaming women and observed how the wrinkles tend to form, and I even looked in the mirror once. However, this [link] picture was the most helpful, for I couldn't get the mouth and some wrinkles just right, and it happened to be the angle I had already drawn, so I placed the picture right next to where I was drawing, and looked at it as I drew. None of the actual image is in this drawing, though, for it was merely a reference to learn from and look at. (: It took many times and much fiddling to get everything as accurate as possible with this style, but I am pleased with the effect.

Old people are hard to draw. x.o

I have always liked banshees. I'm not entirely sure why. I came across the idea to do a banshee for this by flipping through "The Sorcerer's Companion" by Elizabeth and Allan Kronzek for ideas. Immediately, the banshee section jumped out at me, and instantly an image popped into my mind.
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