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Banshee

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Published: September 11, 2011
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Banshee, read its legend via [link]

A legend of irish/scottish fairy lady who predicts or announces one's death by wailing. Some said it sounds like a mix of human wailing and owl moaning. Mmm, I have no idea how owl's moaning sounds like. Some described it to be like two boards scratching each other, which I in fact know how bad it is... I kinda played this 'joke' on some people since it didn't affect me. ;P Heh. I worked very hard on this and believe it to be one of my best. More to come I hope!

Designed for kitchen forum's RPG thing. Also a long study from me. I unfortunately do too many speed paintings which has became a crutch. Not good! I need to get more serious with it! I can do it, yes I can! Big thank you to all Kitcheneers for your support! ^^

A lot of things in it are symbolic, including her hair. It's an incomplete infinite sign, declaring that even though we want to be immortal, the infinite source of life in our body is not possible, something like that. And for the rest, I'll let you use your imagination and feeling to interpret it. ;)

Semi rant: Had both good and bad but LONG weekend. I just wanna call this finished and sleep. Got a lot to do tomorrow :

Chores and commissions for a starter :slap:
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Great,I love red and orange lines on her,maybe blood?
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DM7Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I think it's her blood. She's a banshee after all. Hehe! Thanks.
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RedDesiletsHobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful work!!! I featured this on my blog with a link back to here. :) [link]
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DM7Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you for the feature. :) Your blog is great - your description of Banshee is beautiful! I can see why you chose my piece for it and I'm honored. :heart:
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RedDesiletsHobbyist General Artist
Of all the banshee art out there, yours I felt was one of the best images. Sad, not terrifying. I've got my banshee short story up for free for now on Smashwords: [link] If it's no long free by the time you see it, let me know and I'll send you a free version. :)
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DM7Professional Digital Artist
I'm reading it as we're speaking. I've downloaded it in pdf format. Thanks. :D
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RedDesiletsHobbyist General Artist
Haven't signed into DeviantART for a while and just saw this. I hope you liked it. Kelpie is the next one but I've taken a break from all other projects for personal health issues as well as focusing on a sci-fi novel. If I can raise the money for it, I'll be looking for an illustrator. If you are interested then check in with me from time to time and I'll keep you posted on the progress and let you know when I'm going to be looking for an artist or artists. www.TerraBellum.com Thanks!
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DM7Professional Digital Artist
No problem at all, I hope your health issue isn't too serious? In meantime, take a warm break whenever you need it. :)
I have checked your site out and the idea of earth/space battle seems interesting. It reminds me somewhat of a book called, Ender's gamer. One of my favorite books I read in school. I'll keep on checking your site out now and then.
And for the progress and artist thing, please do keep me posted. ;)
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I'm glad you are interested in Terra Bellum. :) It's going to take longer to write than I wanted because of getting a part time job, but that's okay. I've rewritten "Bean Sidhe" and will be finishing up "Kelpie" soon. I hate the rush job I did for the book cover of "Bean Sidhe" and wanted to see about the possibility of using this piece in the cover... Please email me at reddesilets at gmail dot com so we can sort out details if you are interested. Thanks!
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DM7Professional Digital Artist
Ok sent you an email. ;) Yeah, sometimes it takes us longer to complete something, but at least it is still progressing for you. :) Good luck with your books! ♥
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You've been featured! [link]
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DM7Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much brody-lover for the feature! <3
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You're very welcome!
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I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 41 - Banshee", you can find it here: [link]
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Thank you very much ladyarch for the lovely feature! <3 <3
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You're very welcome!
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oops ladyarah ;)
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Thank you GCARTIST85! ;)
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This is the stuff I like from you :D
There's quite some movement and detail (skull at the bottom, and I like how the dress transforms from fog into fabric) in it.
But what's the circle in the background? It feels a bit distracting.
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DM7Professional Digital Artist
Thanks FiXato! :D Circle was added to give more contrast to her face and to draw our eyes onto her face. Also green symbolizes the delicate harmony that life has, which death plays a part of. Golden and red are also there to add some warmth to death because I believe it's not all cold even though it might appear so. Ergo, there's more to death than we think.

However, I think you're somewhat right that it's distracting. I'm afraid I don't know how to fix it.. I'll keep that in mind though for future. Thanks.
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