Nuno sa Punso

Project Monsoon: Nuno sa Punso

I thought that a 'gnome druid' translates nicely into the Philippine folk tale of the Nuno sa Punso. Essentially a diminuitive old man who inhabits a mound of dirt that holds some sort of treasure. This illustration was inspired by old National Geographic photos of indigenous people, and the gnome's clothing was specifically inspired by the Ifugao tribes of the Northern Philippines.