Most Everything You Need to Know to Draw The Yara-Ma-Yha-Who!

the Yara Ma Yha Who

While Almost Everything is Deadly in Australia, Their Vampires Just Make You Wet With Saliva and A lil Shorter!

Sometimes the description in one of my books is too perfect to muddy up with my tangent laden, gen X cynicism. So we’re presenting this one in it’s pure form. All credit due to Brenda Rosen and her “Mythical Creatures Bible”

The Vampire of Indeginous Australian culture is the Yara-ma-yha-who, a little red man just over three feet (1 meter) tall with a large head and gaping mouth. The Yara-ma-yha-who lives at the top of fig trees, holding on with fingers and toes that resemble the suckers of an octopus.

When an unsuspecting person takes shelter under an inhabited tree, the Yara-ma-yha-who jumps down and sucks the person’s blood with its hands and feet, leaving the person weak and helpless but rarely causing death. Later the creature comes back and swallows the victim whole. After a nap it regurgitates the meal. The consumed person is still alive… though a little shorter than before, after they have been eaten!


here’s your official descriptors

  • A little red australian man shaped creature approximately 1 meter tall
  • Posseses an enormous noggin
  • Has jaws big enough to eat a person whole
  • Has tentacles or octopus like suckers at the ends of its fingers
  • Lives in fig trees

So there you go, You know the way this works, draw ’em and send it in! Who knows how long it’ll last but we’re trying all limerick captions in 2019… So sharpen up that scribbler, and go to town. Cause I’m a man with too many beast shirts and a need to share them. You’ve got til midnight January 11th!
Judgement Is Complete

The Winning Yara Entry Hey you can call it nepotism if it makes you feel better, but giving this one to my little niece, cause creative encouragement (what uncles are for) and cause of that rando severed hand! Welcome to the new drawers and thanks to all who played!

Know that judgement is now law and to the victor go the spoils! And don’t forget, you can always send your drawings of Yara Ma Yha Whos in late, you won’t win a shirt but I’ll gladly post it for everyone’s enjoyment!


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