Grotesque Moi!: Ying the Bohol Sea Queen
“Ying The Bohol Sea Queen” January 2019 Digital 16″x20″ Procreate/Manga Studio 5
Presenting to you the first digital media fully illustrated Creature for my Grotesque Moi! project. This one holds a very important place in my heart and has a fantastic back story.
The Bohol Sea is located in the southern Philippines. North of the island of Mindanao is the Bohol Sea. It stretches from Mindanao/Leyte to the East, Bohol/Cebu to the North, Negros/Sequijor/Zamboanga to the West and Mindanao/Camiguin to the South.
Ying is a powerful sea queen. She protects the sea life in the Bohol Sea. There have been many shipwrecks attributed to her as retaliation for destruction of the coral, sea bed and sea life in the Bohol Sea. She is a member of the High Council of Atlantis and is the responsible for the festive ceremonial decorations and Major Atlantian events.
I met Queen Ying twenty one years ago on the coral shore in the Initao-Libertad Reservation Forrest. She had been stranded for a long time. All proof of her life in the sea had faded away. Her appearance and life had become human. She had forgotten how to swim and only spent very short moments in the sea. She still hears the call of the sea and loves all sea life. As we got to know each other better, we ended up falling in love!