The Pontianak is a female ghost of Malay folklore that is said to be a spirit of a woman who died while pregnant. She lurks in swamps, forests, and banana trees and appears during the full moon. Her presence is preceded by the smell of Plumeria flowers followed by the stench of decaying flesh. Dressed in white with long dark hair, the Pontianak uses her otherworldly beauty to seduce and lure men into her lair. Once they are caught she uses her sharp nails to claw out and devour her victims’ organs, hoping to find her unborn baby inside their innards.
8.5” x 6” (21.59cm x 15.24cm) | Original drawing made with Micron pen on 300gsm cold pressed watercolor paper. Inspired by the 30 day art challenge, “Folklore and Fairytales” hosted by Custom, by Sophy.
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