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Leanan Sidhe - Original by prettypunkae Leanan Sidhe - Original by prettypunkae
This is a picture I started a long time ago, and you'll note there's a small, lower resolution, colored version of this in my gallery as well. This is a Leanan Sidhe - a vampyre fey from Irish faerie lore. She is rumored to be the muse of poets who live rather suspiciously short melancholy lives.

Charcoal on medium thickness Art paper. 2010.

Please respect my rights as an artist and do not distribute or change this work without permission. Thank you. :)
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Hi,i'm a digital artist, so i'm not familiar with traditional medium, but the basic are the same so the first impact : this look very realistic, the technique of using charcoal is great. the anatomy seem correct. there are more detail at the face and the hair, focus viewer to this area, and less detail at the border, good simple composition. But i don't know what is she doing, what is the story here? if this is just a potrait then it's fine. She look a bit not happy, maybe thinking some thing?

In the overall: it a good looking piece, show off your techique of using charcoal.
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TrajanII Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Great charcoal work....but wait....in all the Irish fairy stories I heard there are no vampyres only banshee's :-)
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prettypunkae Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Lol. I only made mention of vampyre is because she is a type of vampyre of sanity. She gives inspiration but drives men mad, stealing their sanity. That's sort of the logic behind it.

For some basic information on the Leanan Sidhe: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leanan_s…
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TrajanII Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aha....I see...she inspires poets and sucks the life out of them...

So long as she doesn't do that to artists - maybe the occasional love bite would be OK  Wink/Razz 

Funny but we don't have vampires or werewolves in Gaelic or Celtic mythology
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dATweet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Whoa. This is EPIC.
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prettypunkae Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! That's actually one of the quickest traditional pieces I've ever done (besides the retouch that was done on it over the years since I first drew it). :D
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dATweet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Heh- it seems like the less time an artist spends on something, the better it looks!
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prettypunkae Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey, it's those random moments of inspiration, I think! xD

Sometimes it takes a LONG time to make something, and it ends up being pretty damn good too. ;3
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