Here are the Wittiest #Maynananggal Artworks We Saw Online
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, May 14, 2020 6:09pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
Back in 2018, illustrator Rob Cham proposed the hashtag #Maynananggal--a combination of the words May and Manananggal, a vampire-like Filipino mythical creature who can divide her body in half. He said it could be a thing since we have a worldwide trend called #MerMay (Mermaid and May). The hashtag instantly clicked sooner than expected and artists started to post their work online, particularly on Twitter.
Artists instantly uploaded artworks with different themes--from the most serious to the most relatable. This year, we found masterpieces that can pique interest, and maybe you can draw inspiration from them, too!
We know manananggal can divide herself into two, but what if they can cut their bodies in more than just two parts?
And what if we just merge #MerMay and #Maynananggal in one picture? No need to wonder, here are good visualizations.
Or maybe you can just make a mermaid-manananggal hybrid like what this artist did.
since two things are happening the #Maynananggal and #mermay i decided to mix things up. Here you see a half-fish and instead of bat wings, i decided to put mermaid tails— Trash Head (@BoyInsomniatic) May 12, 2020
should have put more details to it but yee#artphpic.twitter.com/S3miWeCa8p
There are times when we want to rest but we also need to work, even when it’s from home. A nocturnal WFH manananggal is someone we can relate to.
The pandemic also calls for a woke mananaggal for the right reasons. Which reminds us, #MassTestingNow.
It’s summer and we’re stuck at home trying to beat the heat. This artist’s work has the same problem.
Workout? Let your legs do the running and your upper half do the eating. We envy the manananggal that gets the best of both worlds.
Filipino creativity has no bounds and we long to see other works of our artists. We expect to see more of #Maynananggal until this month ends!