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Banshee by gothika248 Banshee by gothika248
In Irish folklore, the wailing of the Banshee foretells death.
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Mike-Chan92 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This Banshee looks like I always imagine them.
Full of hate against those, who sinned against them and threw out of life, the lost all the beauty they had and begann to prefer a revenge against all living forms.
Her opened arms seems to welcome te dying souls in the medley of horror
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nilescclover Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
love it. very scary.....I hope I never meet one, but she ( I guess it is a she) is beautiful, or at least this one it. great job!
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dpluver0819 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this pic scares me...it has to be one of the best pics of a banshee i have seen. i am scared to death of them right now....o my word D:
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raiku-san Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
used your art hope you don't mind [link]
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raiku-san Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
deleted it cause of hate mail sorry i didn't give perrmision before hand...
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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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SakuraWarrirorGirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Is the banshee real? I have Irish blood in me but I don't really believe in it...I heard if people do believe in it she will appear to you or whatever so that's why I don't believe in it XD
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K-o-o-k-i Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
No one is sure if it's real, but if you hear one someone you love will die. If you see one you will die. I'll make sure if I see one I'll tell someone so they know it's real.
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SpellsNSpooks Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Wow!
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dragonhearth300 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
nice
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Purl-The-Inspired Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Very nicely drawn. I love the fading of its colors, and the pose and appearance of the banshee, especially her hair...
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Kanashiishonen94 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
yeaah..its like the castlevania description for banshee......^^
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Mllrg973 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
That is so wicked!!! Love it !! ;) Nicely done ;)
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've featured this piece in my journal, here: [link]

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kilv Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, by short, this is the best depiction of a banshee, and take this from a guy who just saw one a very short time and is waiting to die: me...

no, my friend, banshees are not things of legend, but real...things...

and as i said, i hope that the legends are wrong, 'cause i have seen one...
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Kage-Koinu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done! This'll definitely help me describe the banshee to my friend. :D
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Sunagakuregirl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
great picture of banshee . like in my vision
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onclouds Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Hi. Just stopped by to say that although I'm a newly registered member of 'dA' I found this deviation maybe a couple of years ago and it has been my cell phone's wallpaper ever since!
I hope you don't find it diminishing but as you can imagine I see it dozens of times everyday.

Great representation of my favourite mythologic figure! :worship:
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! This picture has been featured in my journal ( [link])
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ShesInDenial Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Chilling and lovely at the same time...And maybe I'm wrong, but was the impression of unfurled wings in the background intentional, or a coincidence?
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gothika248 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks. :) Actually, no, I hadn't planned unfurled wings in the background but looking at the picture again, I can see the suggestion of wings. Maybe it was subconscious. :)
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o2jamdevil Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
*shiver*
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KeithByrne Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. This is one of my favourite 'appearences' or 'forms' Banshees are said to take. :+fav:
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gothika248 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much. :)
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Anoxica Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
thats kinda scary, not the folklore the picture. :D Very "your about to die" kind of thing. I like it.
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gothika248 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks. :)
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AmanoHikari Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
Scary and very impressive! Good job ^_^/
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gothika248 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. :)
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Hades-Sunrider Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Very Frightening :) A perfect representation of a banshee
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gothika248 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. :)
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absinthe-vampirate Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
O_O Woah that's cool.
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gothika248 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. :)
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NobleDreamhome Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
Whoa! This is cool and creepy. *shudders* I love the wispy-ness and flow of the dress and background. Very beautiful, but looks very deadly as well. I think you did a superb job portreying a Banshee.
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gothika248 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) There are so many ways to portray a banshee that I couldn't decide, so I went into the picture without a plan and let ideas come to me as I was drawing.
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DeepPoolsOfDarkness Featured By Owner May 6, 2005   Interface Designer
woahh....awesome. O.O
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gothika248 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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zeloco Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Professional General Artist
Wow... veryunreal... Love the dizzy thing going on around the banshee... her face is beautiful, so are her arms... great job!
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gothika248 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. :)
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zeloco Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Professional General Artist
No problem ^^
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Misaki-chi Featured By Owner May 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I think she looks exactly in what she is doing and that's the erie shreak. Wonderfully done.
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gothika248 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like her - thanks. :)
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Misaki-chi Featured By Owner May 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I sure do and it's good to see your works again. ^_^
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al-b Featured By Owner May 4, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
VERY NICE! She kinda looks like she's singing more than wailing though...
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gothika248 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I see what you mean - I wasn't totally satisfied with her mouth, but let it go at that. ;)
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al-b Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason she reminds me of Diana Ross (the singer Michael Jackson seems to aspire to look like) :)
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PuppyGirl Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
This is eerie as hell. But really beautiful. I guess the undead just have their own brand of aesthetics.
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gothika248 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like her. :)
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gothika248 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like her. :)
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manuelka Featured By Owner May 4, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aah, she's scary. I like the somewhat ascetic quality of the image - the practically monochromatic pallette, the use of whites and the hardly visible red in her eyes, it all makes the image immensely powerful and striking. Morbid, even gore, and yet there is beauty in this flowing hair. A stunning image, truly, but it makes me wanna run and hide.
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gothika248 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you. I'm so in love with more vibrant colors that I don't totally enjoy working in monochrome, but sometimes it's necessary to convey a certain mood.
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