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Pyang the Pangolin Penanggalan by pixelfish Pyang the Pangolin Penanggalan by pixelfish
So my husband is painting Yin the Penanggalan from Mallifaux and joking about Pangolins and one thing led to another and before you know it, here I am painting Pyang the Pangolin Penanggalan.

Penanggalans are actually ghosts from Malaysian mythology. Supposely they are women who leave their bodies at night, taking their heads and entrails with them, searching out pregnant women. They have long probiscus-like tongues, just like pangolins. When they are done raining terror on villages, they go home and soak themselves in vinegar so they can fit themselves back into their bodies.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penanggalan

This was a very quick and silly sketch/paint for me. I did a whole bunch of things I don't normally do, including painting on only a few layers instead of making a new layer for every distinct object. I also tried to finish within the weekend instead of letting this sit for weeks on my hard drive.
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black-spot Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Love the idea and you did it well.
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orpheum Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Great work, and creepy mythology. :)
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Penanggalan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
This is genius <3
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pixelfish Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Glad you like! :) I see you are a connoisseur of penanggalans. :)
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spike360 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Very surreal. It reminds me of a snake crossed with a pangolin.
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pixelfish Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
A snake with entrails!
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spike360 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
That too!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Is hubby on dA?
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pixelfish Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Nope. He doesn't have a DA account.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ick.  Through it back in the vinegar.  :D
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