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Filipino Mythical Creatures
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Published: July 3, 2010
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Working on putting a little art book together for the NYCC and one of the sections will be about Filipino Mythical Creatures. these are some of them.

These are my own take on them.

KAPRE - (related to the Agta in the Visayan dialect) is a Philippine mythical creature that could be characterized as a tree demon. It is described as being a tall (7 to 9 ft) Kapres are said to dwell in big trees like acacias, mangoes, bamboo and banyan (known in the Philippines as balete). It is also mostly seen sitting under those trees. The Kapre is said to wear the indigenous Northern Philippine loincloth known as bahag, and according to some, often wears a belt which gives the kapre the ability to be invisible to humans. In some versions, the kapre is supposed to hold a magical white stone, a little smaller in size than a quail egg. Should any person happen to obtain this stone, the kapre could grant wishes. Kapres are

TIKBALANG (also written as Tigbalang, Tigbalan, or Tikbalan) is a creature of Philippine folklore said to lurk in the mountains and forests of the Philippines. It is generally described as a tall, bony humanoid creature with disproportionately long limbs, to the point that its knees reach above its head when it squats down.[1] It has the head and feet of an animal, most commonly a horse. It is sometimes believed to be a transformation of an aborted fetus which has been sent to earth from limbo.[2]

Tikbalangs are said to scare travelers and lead them astray. Tikbalangs play tricks on travelers such that they keep on returning to an arbitrary path no matter how far he goes or where he turns. Supposedly this is counteracted by wearing one's shirt inside out.[3] Another countermeasure is to ask permission out loud to pass by or, not to produce too much noise while in the woods in order not to offend or disturb the tikbalang.
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vincegotera's avatar
Whoa, these are so good. You really capture the scariness of these creatures. Bravo! Fave.
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soulwrappin's avatar
more plaise!!!!
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EzJedi|Professional Digital Artist
These are flippin beautiful man, nice work! ;)
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CaptainLuckypants|Professional Filmographer
Thanksssss! :) Glad you like em!
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CaptainLuckypants|Professional Filmographer
THANKS EVERYONE! :D
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Brighthalk|Hobbyist General Artist
I do NOT want to run into one of those in a dark alley....
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TitanDraugen|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need a refresher. Is the Kapre the one commonly seen smoking a cigar?
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CaptainLuckypants|Professional Filmographer
Yup! - they smoke cigar and sit on a tree. I changed it a bit. I made him the tree. :D
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ReaLLyvii's avatar
panalo ser
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mk-awsome's avatar
i like tikbalang the best. it stould out ore to me
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amoylapis's avatar
Kapres usually carries a very big tobacco, sitting on a tree, smoking.
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Rionix's avatar
Astig to bro!
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changename433's avatar
good work... i love tikbalangs
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Budjette|Professional Writer
they look nasty! itching for a fight!
nice work!
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onin07|Student General Artist
wow.. i'm filipino and i've been trying to picture unique looks for these creatures but you made a so dramatic physical apperance to each of them.. well done..
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CaptainLuckypants|Professional Filmographer
Thanks Peeps! - Will add more soon! :)
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ironman628|Professional Filmographer
wow.. ang angas!
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Agimax's avatar
So cool! Ang galing!
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JNcomix's avatar
F'n great, brotha! So good to see some new stuff from ya!! More! More!
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E-Mann|Professional
nice one man
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VonToten's avatar
Pretty damn cool!
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CaptainLuckypants|Professional Filmographer
Thanks Guys! - Glad ya'll appreciate it!
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edwardaldrigo's avatar
Incredible!! Reminds me of the late great Nick Manabat's work.
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SteReoPoWeR|Student General Artist
Hey! very nice:D great job!:)
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