Ingkanto (Tree Spirit) by Kring Demetrio

Ingkanto (Tree Spirit) Artwork by Kring Demetrio
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Title: Ingkanto (Tree Spirit)
Date Created: JUL 6 2018
Copyright: © Kring Demetrio
Genre: Fantasy
Mediums: Graphite Pencil, Charcoal, Pastels, Photoshop
Views: 388
Posted: 12/6/2018

About the Artist

Kring Demetrio
Member Since March 2018

Projects: Currently working on a comic adaptation of Jose Rizal' s Noli Me Tangere under Anino Comics, an imprint of Adarna Publishing. Published illustrations for Ang Lumang Makina Ni Lola Mina by Mary Grace Borja under Lampara Publishing, winning the 7th Lampara Illustrator' s Prize (Philippines). Worked on interior illustrations for Bluebeard' s Bride by Magpie Games.

Location: Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

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" Gi-tuohan sa kadaghanan nga ang mga ingkanto magpuyo sa dagko na kahoy ilabi na sa Balete." - Encyclopedia of Philippine Folk Beliefs and Customs Vol 1 by Fr. Francisco Demetrio SJ (translation: It is commonly believed that Tree Spirits dwell in large trees, especially the Banyan tree.) I grew up on a small subdivision in a valley guarded by huge Banyan tree beside a small river. As a kid, I played a lot in the river under that tree--a lot of superstition surrounded the old Banyan tree including nightly hauntings and vehicles strangely halting if they don't sound before crossing the small bridge over the river at night. It is said to be a hospital for spirits. I was never aftaid of the tree, I always felt at home near it.

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