I based this illustration off of the English fairytale of Jenny Greenteeth, a sort of water hag who was wont to lure children into the water, drown them, and then carry them off for supper.
It was a really last-minute decision to use this story, and I am really glad that I did, because it turned what would have previously been a loveless, lackluster piece into something a bit more special. There are still things I want to go back in and fix/tighten up, but for all intents and purposes (and time constraints!!) I am calling it done for the time being.
I'm not going to lie, though, I am pretty excited with how this came out. For many reasons it is my most ambitious piece to date, and something that never would have crossed my mind to even attempt a few months before. Though it's flawed in some ways (that I don't know how to really fix at present bah) I'm still pleased.
Done in Photoshop CS5 w/Intuos tablet.