How to Draw a Banshee, Banshee

Artist: Dawn / August 17, 2011

Step 1.

Draw a circle for the head of the Banshee, and then draw out the long slightly bent line which will be for the body.

Step 2.

Begin sketching out the side profile of the Banshee's face like so, and as you can see the jaw or mouth is pen and it's screaming. Sketch in the eye, ear, and the hairline which frames the face.

Step 3.

Since you are drawing the Banshee from a side view, the hair is also only going to be drawn from a side view. Begin drawing out the long, thick hair. The easiest way to start this step is to just simple draw the actual shell shape of the style. Draw    

Step 4.

Here you will begin sketching out the sharp tooth filled mouth and be sure to make them as nasty as possible. Sketch out the long curled tongue, and then add the blemishes all over her face and neck.

Step 5.

The next thing you will be doing is starting the task of drawing out the torso. Begin with the shoulders, and arms and then finish off by sketching out the breast, and torn, worn, tattered clothing.

Step 6.

Okay guys, now you can finish sketching out the left arm and creepy decrepit hand. As a matter of fact, draw in both hands, and then add the bone, and aging detailing once the hands are all drawn in. Sketch out the holes in the clothing and you are a   

Step 7.

For the last drawing step just simply sketch out the entire dress or gown that this Banshee is wearing. The ends are supposed to look shredded and old. Once the dress is sketched in and all the detailing, definition, and shading is done, you can eras   

Step 8.

Here is what the finished drawing looks like when you are all done. Now you can get busy as you color in the sketch and make it look creepier than it does done. Great work everyone!

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: August 17, 2011
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Description: Hey guys, what about another epical lesson for today? We'll be diggin' into a lesson on “how to draw a banshee”, step by step. Of course, I've got the inspiration from World of Warcraft, with the ghost witch ladies that you kill at undead spots, (like graveyard areas). These creatures of lore have always raised curiosity in my mind since I was a little kid. Just the other day I rented a movie from the After Dark series, and it was on a story called Scream of the Banshee or something like that. Lauren Holly was in the flick and aside from watching a horror movie, I felt myself going back in time because the feeling that the movie gave off almost made it seem like I was back in the late nineties. Anyways, you should have a blast with this tutorial, and be sure to try and stay logged in because I have some more drawing fun coming your way.