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The Flying Head by kyoht The Flying Head by kyoht
Commissioned concept art for a table top RPG company. This will be turned into a miniature.

The Flying Head is a monster from Iroquois mythology.

Creeeeeeeeeeeeepy.

Graphite.
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:iconkvcate:
kvcate Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
I wonder where it's digestive system would go though. Would it just feed on a person's life energy?
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cyborg450 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student
Dat ass! XD
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Awsassin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
This one is similar to the Penanggalan of Malay Mythology 
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IzhanHarris67 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
yup and leyak
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:iconthe-crows-eye:
The-Crows-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
The mapuche have a creature similar to this, almost identical; known as a chonchon.
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drakesweeper Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I really like the design. As long as you get swallowed whole its not so scary, you just pop out the back :P Still, I think if you also added some sort of tail, for balance, like owls or perhaps a bit like the dragon from how to train your dragon. It has nice long hair but a tail of some sort would help with air mobility.
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Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Looks almost scary enough to be a Japanese Yokai (spirit)
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tigerbreath13 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
This reminds me of an old D&D monster I read about somewhere. They're basically one of these, and if they bite you, your own head will eventually sprout wings in place of your ears and fly off your neck, turning into a flying head monster.
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm going to need a bigger flyswat.
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:iconraven-amos:
raven-amos Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've had nightmares filled with things like these before. Thanks. I won't sleep for a week now. ;)
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LeeshaJoy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Reminds me of Leeds from Castle Waiting, only he didn't have the wings.
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avancna Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You plan to do his cousin, "No Body" the rolling head?
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome take on one of my favorite kind-of-comical-but-you-would-still-crap-yourself-if-it-came-after-you monsters.
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Friggo-Glicker Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Funny...here in my country, (Chile) we got a very similar myth, in witch a warlock can detach its head, which turns into a head-bird thing. Great job by the way
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NightWolf84 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't this guy from some sorta Japanese mythology? I seem to remember something about a floating head but can' remember in detail. But over all I like! ^-^
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:iconawrah:
awrah Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
That thing is cool. Does it grab stuff with it's hand/feet?
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Halasaar01 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Artist
I like it!! HHHAHAHAHAHA BUm awesome
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KatyaTheButler Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god taht's just so awesomely creepy~ If I'd ever see such thing flying up to me I'll run for my dear life or be really stupid and atthempt to punch it in the...eh.....face..........*shot*
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Sin-Nombre-RPG Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I am loving this latest series of illustrations you're doing. May I ask what the RPG is called? Does it revolve around Native American mythology?
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kyoht Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The game revolves around the mythologies of Pre-Colombian America. More info will be printed at [link]
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Sin-Nombre-RPG Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
That's very cool! As the website says, New World mythology doesn't get nearly the credit it deserves :)
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Tewateroniakwa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thought this was a familiar creature. They are creepy. Nice job.
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Quick-Step Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Ugly looking little bigger!
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dwilliams Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
That thing is horrbly and creepy! GOOD JOB!
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LilFairie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I bet food goes straight through him, lol
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:iconwazaga:
Wazaga Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
two words: "brain farts!"

get it? cause he's a head with a bum!

ok, shutting up now...
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
niiiiiice
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:iconzalcoti:
Zalcoti Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   Digital Artist
That is really creepy. I love it!
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painted-wolfs-den Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorite mythological critters!

I never thought to try and make it look like an actual "creature" as opposed to a supernatural thing.
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ThaOnlyMoonchild Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Scary. O_o
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks somewhat like some versions of the harpy I've seen...

I like the idea behind it though!
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syrcaid Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
BUM! 8V
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Now this one I've heard of--pretty creepy if you ask me.
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KtObermanns Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I always loved this story. Great design!
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MistingWolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What story is this creature from? O.o
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Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Looks awesome.

The bum is behind its head? Ew but LOL.
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