In Malagasy folklore, the kinoly is the reanimated remains of a dead person, inhabited by their angry ghost. They look like normal people at first glance, but their red eyes and their long, razor-sharp nails betray their actual nature. They’ll often act as thieves, eating the living’s food at night—they don’t have a functional digestive tract anymore, but the food they eat is made unusable by the living, which is all they want. And woe betide you, should they become aware of you: they will do their best to gut you with those nails of theirs. Thankfully, they are unable to exist beyond a certain distance from their sepulture, which might be your only salvation.
This was supposed to have been done in time for Halloween, but eeeeh, this is me we’re talking about.
Drawn entirely with Krita.