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Bae Bagani by Tatong Bae Bagani by Tatong
quite odd? It looks like a roman soldier or close to that :lol:

I don't know if I put it up right but "Bae Bagani" or "Baye Bagani" means warrior girl or a girl warrior. I don't have an apt knowledge about Bukidnon/Binukid grammar...

I mixed down some Bukidnon & Mindanao elements on this piece. I looks like my OC Hickory hehe. its not her.. =)

Actually, the armor is an ancient Moro Chain Mail made of Water Buffalo horns or brass plates on a mesh,hide, or mail that is light and allows fast mobility. Some historians claimed that this Idea for a armor originated from Islamic missionaries who visited south east Asia around 1500s or in times of the Holy war ? (there was no particular time about that). It was a pre-Spanish era when these armors are made and as time goes by it was influence with Hispanic designs although pre-spanish carvings still prevailed. They include wrist and shin guards but I think mostly it are discarded because it encumbers the wearer in some ways. Oi! Meron tayong mga baluti haha di lang po lahat bahag... :XD:

The sword is known as Kampilan, owned by tribal chieftains, sultans/datus, and people with high ranks in a society. Although here I tend to curve it a little bit. to make it look more Slicey? lol slicey n dicey

thats it for today's lesson in Philippine History hehehe

EDIT: The helmet was intentionally of European origin, added up just for FUN, since I wan't to give a hint that the islams brought the helmet from the holy war... and around 1700-1800s? British Colonizers were subsequently attacked by Moro pirates who eventually are the makers of these armors.
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marcisbiggs Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
i liked that you know your stuff, i do research too!!! I don't want my characters to be born just out of my creative whim... history and detail adds depth and identity to a character. Good job!!!
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Tatong Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks! Other than that it's fun to encounter some trivia stuff which gives you more idea for some future pieces. :D
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ponskirara Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waw!
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Tatong Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
hehehe... last nga finished drawing XD up to date
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Norite-Kinen Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Makes me think of a hybrid between an European and Asian warrior chick, but I love it all the same =)
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Tatong Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
=) because of the helmet and with the armor it looks like a praetorian for afar XD thanks dude!
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Norite-Kinen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
You mixed it up nicely both ways, awesome stuff as always man =)
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to epic b&w gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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Tatong Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Traditional Artist
Best of thanks to you guys! :D
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Broadshore Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work on your historical background. Interesting piece of art.
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Tatong Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Traditional Artist
lots of thanks, mate!:D
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tagabukid Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
i guess you can consult maam generato, to describe more about the character---she's our binukid instructor and an expert in bukidnon myth?? , i bet she can help a lot
hehehehe
anyway payts kaayo
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Tatong Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks! although I frequently ask my friends on these kind of stuffs, they always took some research on Lantapan for their works/references. I can't spare some time on weekdays but I often met Ma'am Sol Dinlayan at the School's Museum and ask a few stuffs, mau raman gud duol2x. :D salamat!
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natzuya21 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
nice tribute for the day!!! that gives icon for mindanaons
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Tatong Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D Most of the artist here in our place do these kinds of stuff usually oil on canvass and realism paintings, Soil paintings, etc. mostly great pieces , but most of 'em have weird point of view about not showing their works online hehe well at least thats what some of em said. I figure that I should do my share/part as well. Thanks! -D
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natzuya21 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
thats great!!! most impressive pieces of trivia,about your artist they all great too.
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I like this a lot
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Tatong Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks, dude! :D
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