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Filipino Mythical Creatures by CaptainLuckypants Filipino Mythical Creatures by CaptainLuckypants
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 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2015
Whoa, these are so good. You really capture the scariness of these creatures. Bravo! Fave.
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soulwrappin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
more plaise!!!!
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EzJedi Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
These are flippin beautiful man, nice work! ;)
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CaptainLuckypants Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanksssss! :) Glad you like em!
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CaptainLuckypants Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
THANKS EVERYONE! :D
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Brighthalk Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do NOT want to run into one of those in a dark alley....
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WarGreymon43 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need a refresher. Is the Kapre the one commonly seen smoking a cigar?
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CaptainLuckypants Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
panalo ser
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mk-awsome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
i like tikbalang the best. it stould out ore to me
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amoylapis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Kapres usually carries a very big tobacco, sitting on a tree, smoking.
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Rionix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Astig to bro!
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changename433 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
good work... i love tikbalangs
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Budjette Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Writer
they look nasty! itching for a fight!
nice work!
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onin07 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Peeps! - Will add more soon! :)
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ironman628 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
wow.. ang angas!
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Agimax Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
So cool! Ang galing!
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JNcomix Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
F'n great, brotha! So good to see some new stuff from ya!! More! More!
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E-Mann Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional
nice one man
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VonToten Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Pretty damn cool!
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CaptainLuckypants Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Guys! - Glad ya'll appreciate it!
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edwardaldrigo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Incredible!! Reminds me of the late great Nick Manabat's work.
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SteReoPoWeR Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Hey! very nice:D great job!:)
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SteamTothy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Nice!
you must look a while to see all the details, but than you will see the beauty of the beast...!? =P
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zeustoves Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great stuff - I love local legends from the Pacific rim and beyond - I'm from Guam and I have been dying to do some stories based on local legends out there as well.
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Bad ass!!!
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Solblight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student General Artist
Whoa...damn you and your talent. Great stuff! I can't wait to see more!!
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