Shadowness - xteverinus 21-year old freelance artist. Fine Arts student. Northstar-gazer. I have bad Ehnglis. I am fluent in Condimentish. I am maniacally artsy fartsy. Call ... en The White Council TA 2941 <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />The White Council marches to Dol Guldur... I wanted to post this before we get new updates about the upcoming Hobbit movies which will also feature the White Council. So Finally! here's my version! I kinda left out Cirdan and the other members coz my left hand couldn't take it anymore. lol I hope you guys'll like it thoughI may have gone a bit too... dwarvish with my version of Radagast. hahah The White Council T.A. 2941 © Xteve Abanto 2012 ---- Characters: Gandalf the Grey - Elrond Half-Elven - Lady Galadriel - Saruman the White - Radagast the Brown © J.R.R. Tolkien Tools: Wacom Tablet Adobe Photoshop CS3 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:20:56 -0500 The Grey Pilgrim <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Yyyyouuuuuu!!!!!! Shall not…!!!!! makebigasspaintingsnomore!!!!! for a few days, errr weeks, anyway. hahah so hirap all that stretching noh. I think I’ve developed ‘tendonitis’, whatever it’s called. >< My first take on mural painting. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 10:10:18 -0500 Blood Lust <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />She’s got hair black as ebony, lips that shame the red rose, skin white as snow… Aaand she’sgotabsurdlysharpnailsthatcancutthroughANYTHING! AayyND she’s also got a craving for a big, hard, red…Rock! She's Lust, The Ultimate Lance Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:08:07 -0400 The God Of Mischief <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />May, 2011 ...'coz I think Tom Hiddleston nailed Loki hands down. Brilliant actor. Inspired, I made this fanart. Thu, 02 Jun 2011 17:49:04 -0400 Evil Has A 'Pretty' Last <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />May 2011 here's my version of my all-time favorite villainess, Evil Lyn. hope you guys like it. lemme know what you think! kthnxbai! Thu, 02 Jun 2011 15:58:09 -0400 Tikbalang <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />November, 2010 Finally!! it's donnnne. many thanks to Philippe Credo for the 'barkskin' idea. ^^ Tikbalang 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 and a head of a horse. 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. 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. One Superstitions especially popular with the Tagalog of Rizal Province is that Tikbalangs are benevolent creature guardians of elemental kingdoms. They are usually found at the foot of large trees bystanding looking around for anyone who dare to bestow malignancy on their kingdom's territory. According to traditional folklore, the tikbalang can also transform itself into human form or turn invisible to humans. They like to lead travelers astray. Tikbalang are generally associated with dark, sparsely populated, foliage-overgrown areas, with legends variously identifying their abode as being beneath bridges, in Bamboo or Banana groves, and atop Kalumpang or Balete trees. Thu, 02 Jun 2011 15:26:46 -0400 Mangkukulam <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />October, 2010 The Mangkukulam is the Filipino equivalent of a western witch or sorcerer, the name deriving from the word kulam. Mangkukulam uses “black magic” to do harm to others. He/she starts the ritual with a spell, incantations or prayer. With the use of manyika (doll or in other call are antiqrwa)this doll is said to be powerful and this is use in ancient filipino, afrikan and carraibian and needles by pricking the dolls body causes the victim to feel immense pain in the part of the body which has been pricked. To kill a victim, the mangkukulam pricks the doll in the heart or on certain vital organs. In order for a kulam to be effective, one must obtain a certain personal body part or belonging of the person you want to cause pain to (e.g. hair). Usually, one can get the service of a mangkukulam by bribing. Superstitious folks still attribute certain illnesses or diseases to kulam. This most often happens in the provinces, where an herbal doctor, albularyo (/al-boo-lar-yoh/), treats them. In some rural areas, people completely rely on the albularyo to reverse the witches' spell. Thu, 02 Jun 2011 15:16:24 -0400