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engkanto encounter by jbballaran engkanto encounter by jbballaran
My entry for CGhub's Natives of the Lifeless Forest Challenge. [link]

Didn't really plan on submitting this at the end of the contest coz I got bored with it coz everyone else's entries looked cooler than mine xD To my surprise the submission system for the contest was still up and running 15 days after the deadline. So I finished it up this morning. Figured I started painting it, might as well... It turned out a little better than expected.

Ere's my write up:

Engkantos are forest spirits in Philippine Mythology. They have the ability to appear in human form if they wish to mingle and mess around with humans. Some of them are evil and they sometimes confuse people in the path they are taking around the forest and lead them to fall off cliffs (They can appear as someone you know). Some of them are simply mischievous and will usually misplace your things around to make fun of you and confuse you.

In the case of the challenge, the forest they live in is dead. They have lost their powers and have no choice but to appear in their true form to confront the father who is camping and resting in his journey with his sons... I've always imagined the true form of these "Engkantos" as glowing monkeys coz of stories of their mischievous behavior ever since I was a child.




Ere's the other entries to the challenge: [link]
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:iconmiguelleugim17:
Miguelleugim17 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
naks galing !
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   Digital Artist
salamats
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RAOcreations Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really a great work!
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconlustado:
Lustado Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
need art director [link]
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011   Digital Artist
would love to be an art director, but I got a good job right now :D i am however open to freelance work. please email me at johnbarryballaran@gmail.com for any of your freelance art concerns :D thx!
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Lustado Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
ok..
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:iconlustado:
Lustado Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
ok..
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:iconlustado:
Lustado Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
awesome!!
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconlustado:
Lustado Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
ur welcome
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic piece
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010   Digital Artist
thx :D
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:iconcushikitten:
CushiKitten Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist
\m/

hardcore
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010   Digital Artist
:ahoy:
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:iconjohnbecaro:
johnbecaro Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
freaking amazing!
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010   Digital Artist
salamat john! ;D
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:iconfantomdranzerx:
fantomdranzerx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Very nice! The engkanto look really good. I like it when my relatives tell me stories about them :)
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009   Digital Artist
:ahoy: glad you like man
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JohanndeVenecia Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Epic scene.
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner May 5, 2009   Digital Artist
tnx man!
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is really well done! You are kicking so much ass :>

I know that feeling though, where you feel everyone's work looks so much better than yours. Don't let that get to you, you just never know how other people look at your work. Would be nice to see through other people's eyes...

But yeah, this is pretty epic :) you worked hard, you deserve the praise
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009   Digital Artist
hehe tnx Marissa. That's one of my problems. I get intimidated too quickly. I'm trying to convert that intimidation into jealousy so that I force myself to improve rather than get downed by the talents of other awesome artists out there. Probably not the best way to go about it, but it's working for me so far xD Good point about different pips see different things and appreciate different artworks. I'll keep that in mind :ahoy:
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sometimes I get down too, but I do become motivated to try something more when I see other great artwork...while I get jealous at others, but in a good way.

So weird ...lol
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009   Digital Artist
Motivational Jealousy is the key ;D
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:iconwickedmikel:
wickedmikel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
mahusay!
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009   Digital Artist
salamat :)
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The-Hand Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
RESPECT man, and that's no kiss assin'.
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009   Digital Artist
tnx bro :ahoy:
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:iconteemunkle:
teemunkle Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009   Digital Artist
this is so amazing and gorgeous.
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009   Digital Artist
tnx dude :ahoy:
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:iconnightwish666:
NightWish666 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
looks EPIC. don't know how else top describe it. Its vast. And gorgeous of course :)
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:iconjbballaran:
jbballaran Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009   Digital Artist
tnx man :D
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