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Pre the Kapre by keeprockin Pre the Kapre by keeprockin
Pre the Kapre

Kapre (also known as Agta in the Visayan dialect) is a Philippine mythical creature that could be characterized as a tree demon, but with more human characteristics. It is described as being a tall (7 to 9 ft), brown, hairy male with a beard. Kapres are normally described as smoking a big tobacco pipe, whose strong smell would attract human attention. The term kapre comes from the Arabic "kaffir" meaning a non-believer in Islam. The early Arabs and the Moors used it to refer to the non-Muslim Dravidians who were dark-skinned. The term was later brought to the Philippines by the Spanish who had previous contact with the Moors. Some historians speculate that the legend was propagated by the Spanish to prevent Filipinos from assisting any escaped African slaves.

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a collaboration work by :iconkeeprockin: and :iconreizerumz:

- character design and scan by reizerumz [link]
- flats and coloring by keeprockin [link]
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:iconmirisu92:
mirisu92 Dec 19, 2010  Student Filmographer
peace man ... este, kapre. :D weed ba yang yosi na yan? hippie kasi e. :D
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:iconkeeprockin:
thanks po.. boss cha!
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:iconwansworld:
wansworld Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
yah man!
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wansworld Dec 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha welcome!! IDOL! hahahaha :D
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:iconreizerumz:
Winner dude!!!... Idol!!! hahaha!!!
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:iconkeeprockin:
thanks master!
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:iconreizerumz:
welcome Idol!!!
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:iconswirlsofimagery:
astig!hippie ang kapre!hahaha...i liked the legend...ganun pala un!
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