Everything You Need to Know to Draw the Tikbalang!

This Time It's the Tikbalang

This Time It's the Tikbalang

AKA The Indonesian Were-Horse!

Alright, my whole, “pick a scene from this myth” failed pretty hard, so we’re going back to tried and true formula: A beast with a funny name and some solid descriptors. So without further ramblings here’s what we’re working!

  • Live in the darkest, thickest, scariest, most mysterious, parts of Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia etc
  • Has the body of a skinny man but with a gruesome, long toothed, head of a horse on it’s shoulders
  • Has exceedingly long limbs, such that its long bony fingers, nearly drag the ground, and when squatting, its knees stand above it’s shoulders
  • Does some pretty standard trickster stuff to travelers, incredibly poor directions (down wrong paths, off cliffs etc) and I don’t see a lot of reference of them ripping victims limbs off or anything
  • Some descriptions have it hairy all over, some just the head and hands, but none of em call it pretty!
  • Rumor has it, they hate inside out clothing, so if you want to avoid one, wear it!
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      That’s what you’ve got! So get out those crayons, go to town and send that sh*t in cause we’ve been hurting for drawers lately and I’m a man with too many shirts. You’ve got til the 26th…And you can’t win if you don’t draw! So get going!

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The Tikbalang Entry # 1

The Tikbalang Entry #1

That’s how this works right? Were-wolves eat people, when they are changed, cause wolves would eat people… so I assume were-horses are all sugar cubes, carrots and apples!

The Tikbalang Entry # 2

The Tikbalang Entry # 2

You know, no matter how many layers of awkwardly spread legs, tiny butts and shared intimate space you layer on top of it… When I first look, all I see a grumpy guy, walking behind a deli counter with a loaf of french bread.

The Tikbalang Entry # 3

The Tikbalang Entry # 3

See a lil hard to say whether this long faced fellow is stretching his hammies for a good gallop down the beach or merely investigating the source of a smell but I know I like it either way!