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hohoho, i've been drawing like there is no tomorrow. another one of Beautiful Ghosts Around the World series is here, the sixth one: Manananggal.

Manananggal is a mythology from Philippines. she's not exactly a ghost; she's more like a witch woman who feeds on pregnant women's blood to keep her black magic power. one of the stories explains that she goes out on feeding only during full moon. during the day and nights of non-full-moon, she looks like a regular, beautiful woman.

her name, Manananggal, is loosely translated as "one who detached", which describes her look when she turns into a Manananggal: her upper body detaches itself from her lower body and she flies with a huge bat wings looking for her prey. then she sucks the blood of the fetus in a pregnant woman's womb using her proboscis tongue...

if she doesn't go back and attach herself to her lower-half of the body before daybreak, supposedly, the Manananggal would be killed.

the previous BGAW are: Kuntilanak, Yuki Onna, Huli Jing, Lamia and Glaistig.

i still have one more to go and, hopefully, it'll be up before the end of the week.
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infectedscout Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Manananggals are supposed to wear baro't sayas,a philippine dress,or a long dress.

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InFlagranteDelicto Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Thanks for doing one from the Philippines. :)

I like your rendition of the Manananggal. "Manananggal" literally means "One who removes" from the root word "Tanggal" which means to remove or separate, which, as we can see from what she does, is appropriate. :) There are versions from Malaysia and Thailand, yes, because of migration between our countries way back before the Spaniards came in the 16th story, so we got their folklore too.

Good job!
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
no problem :)

yeah, there are many folklores like this in Indonesia, too... although instead of detaching from the waist up, they detach from neck up. similar stories :)
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D8-not-H8 Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
interesting story, I like this aswell :)
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yukitang Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
I love your ghost series! Btw is there any beautiful ghost from Thailand?
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YandereZombie Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
Great Job :clap:
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Warse-no-Miko Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
Me: Hmmm, I never thought manananggals were witches or ghosts. I always thought they were more like vampires. Still I love this piece because it seems like most of the depiction of Manananggals I come across have her as some grotesque thing XP
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KageFuyuAme Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
Awesome. I really like this one - the colors are very nice. I like how you bring back all of these ghosts from the dead. [laughs] I am sure they appreciate that they haven't been forgotten!

~ Koki
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
hehehe, i hope they don't show their appreciation by showing up at my house. ;P
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KageFuyuAme Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
That would be cool for me actually... I love ghosts.

~ Koki
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spintronix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
Nicely done. I live in the Philippines, and this ghost scared me back when I was young. Some say when you found the lower part of the body, put some salt on it so that the Manananggal won't be able to attach herself again.
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
yay! compliment from someone who actually grew up with the folklore means a lot! thank you :D
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isuckbuthellirock Featured By Owner May 10, 2007  Hobbyist
yeah i'm from there too... you did a really great job... i wish i could do something like that...
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vaia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
OOOh!
I've heard of this one, though I'm not sure it was a version from the Phillipines :confused:

Certainly is a sinister creature in any case though :o
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
oh yeah, there are also similar witch stories from Malaysia and Indonesia, although they're known by different names. and i think the biggest difference between those are the ones from Malaysia and Indonesia detach from the neck and carry the entrails with it, leaving the body (neck down) without head and entrails. this version is much harder to draw and keep the figure looking, ehm, beautiful... hehe.
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vaia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: Those are the kind I've heard of, yes. I believe there's a Russian version as well.

And this version is definately more attractive :D
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theyellowdino Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
lagi banyak waktu luang ya thal ? :D hehehe
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
hehe, engga juga. malah lagi rada sibuk. cuman yang 7 pertama ini emang mesti dikelarin aja.
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CrisVector Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I like this series.. Brazil is full of mythological creatures... your series inspires me to do something like this..:)

May I?
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
of course you may! i would love to hear about Brazilian mythology and folklores. maybe then i will find one that i would like to draw :D
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CrisVector Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
brazilian mythology is full of creatures... Your female ghosts remembers me the "Loira do Banheiro" (translating = Bathroom blonde lady - or something like this)...

:D
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
ooh, cool! i'll do my research on that... she sounds interesting. thank you for the suggestion!
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Shinee-9 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
I love your style in these pictures, her eye is what really seems detached from her, very different and sort of revealing her true nature. Great work.
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
thank you, glad that you like them :D
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thecleber Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wah rajin banget mba...kalo series-nya dah komplet,boleh tuh dijadiin PDF..heheheeh:)
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
hehe, iya nih. lagi rada2 produktif :D
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jojoba Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
you really have been drawing a lot of these beautiful ghosts lately! :D

out of all the stories i've read about the different ghosts you've done, this seems to be the most evil to me. :o

great use of colour, makes me think of a dragon, especially with the wings. the de-tatched body is pretty cool too :aww:!
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
yeah, she's definitely the most evil one so far. and since her target is women, she scares me more than the other ghosts i drew (they all tease men...).
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jojoba Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
if i was pregnant right now and i came across her, i would run. so fast and so far away. :| :fear:
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
hehe, i know what you mean. i'm currently pregnant, and that's probably why i find her most disturbing.
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jojoba Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
:o you are?! congratulations and wow, how many months? :D :D :D :aww: :heart:
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
aw, thank you. it's on the 5th month... :D
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jojoba Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
that's wonderul and so exciting, i'm so happy for you :D!!
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ragdollou812 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
bagus nih pektor nya si Mba tante hiwhiwh :D keren orisinil hwihwi :slow:
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
hehe, makasii makasii, om mas ;P
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ragdollou812 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
Samaw samaw....tante-nya GF... hauhauhau :slow:
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drownedondine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
some times I feel detached like that, but only cos I developed a back injury ;p

it's a nice folklore story and another beautiful drawing :) I like her eyes.
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sun2197 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
thank you! and OUCH for the back injury :(
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