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Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni by TysonTan Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni by TysonTan
Inspired by the 2008 Beijing Olympic mascots. Wiki:

This picture has been revised over the years.
Version 1 (2007) >> Version 2 (2010-2011) >> Version 3 (2015 current)
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Characters (from left to right):
Beibei: The blue one, a fish
Jingjing: The black one , a panda
Huanhuan: The red one, the Olympic Flame
Yingying: The yellow one, a Tibetan antelope
Nini: The green one, a swallow

When you put their names together, it reads "Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni" -- which means "Welcome to Beijing".

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Other pictures from this series
2010 Winter Olympics Mascots by TysonTan Goleo VII by TysonTan Zakumi by TysonTan Blazing the Trail by TysonTan Goats of the 16th Asian Games by TysonTan My Olympic Mascot 2 by TysonTan

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Critique by TyrranaxH Apr 26, 2010, 1:31:17 PM
I saw this while browsing a Favourite Gallery and was instantly drawn in by the colours and the shapes of the characters. The complete look and personality each character gives off is outstanding, not to mention they are each adorable in their own way! The colours and symbolism of each has its own unique form and is very pleasing to the eyes. All of them have a wonderful look a design tot hem that makes them stand out from each other, but look in harmony together. A very good piece that is worth looking at for a several minutes just taking in the colouring and designs.
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Your definitely a very talented artist and this piece is very well done, but there's something that you could've done more that would make this piece better. I feel as if the this piece could've been better if you used brighter colors and have more contrast between the other colors, and adding more highlights. I also feel like the shading could've also been better. I do like the shading and how it brings out more of that 3D look but it feels as if it could've been better. This might fix itself if you added more highlights and gloss. But, keep up the good work.
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Callian31 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
they look like they would be characters of freedom planet 2
Rinexperience Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome concept, love the panda!
Suarzdg Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hermosa ilustraci{on de personajes, muy bien logrados, felicitaciones.
Kaoshi-K Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
The last one look Kawwai o_o
Esitaro3670 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
They look amazing!
Tukoo-Tukoo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Not the first time a big, hairy, Russian man has grab you from behind, is it?
Scarlet245 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I literally had these plushies when I was younger Love :squee: 
B0NETR0USLE Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the panda Heart Heart Heart 
CocoKittyDrawz Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Kawaiiiiiiiiiii desuuuu!
AcirGomes Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
JanelyCorral Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016   General Artist
that is so cute
kerbin37 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Oh...My...Gush !
I like this style 0W0
RascalTheFox Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
They remind me of the 2000 and something soccer world cup mascots! Love the designs by the way
Netophah Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist
I think they remind me of Eleementals, very cool!
FrostsPetshops Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I remeber these as stuffed animals I had when I was young.
grascelle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student Artist
PolymerWantACracker Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does this remind anyone else of Freedom Planet?
MysticSora94 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2016
Quinstiff Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
JessyMello Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the panda one is so cute ♥ ♥ ♥
Derpalotderps Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2015  Student Artist
Oh my gosh I remember owning the plushies and attempting to draw the characters when I was young XD
HarryNickolls Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i remember having a plush of the middle one!
Ryder113 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
I love the curse theories behind these little guys
Auxli Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beijing Olympic Power Rangers is more like it. =3
Explosion245 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Student General Artist
gods this is amazing
diamondtigerknight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
I like Jingjing the most.  What a nice group of characters.
That-Artsy-Virgo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
ahhhh, i remember their original designs from my elementary school lunchroom. this is the most weirdly nostalgic piece of art ive ever seen
TMystery Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
It's too bad that the artist who originally designed them kinda disowned them... I guess people feel that whenever somebody else jacks with their designs so much...

On a happier note: They could be the Fuwa Rangers, ready to take down any Putties roaming around Beijing. How's that?
Ryder113 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
if it makes you feel better, he never disowned them because he didn't like them or was mad at fanart - he disowned them because he was afraid they were cursed. the year of their unveiling, a lengthy series of horrible misfortunes to which they bore a coincidental symbolic resemblance occurred. there was a flood, a locust swarm, civil unrest, etc.

if that never happened he never would've distanced himself. china is big on superstition.
NickMaster64 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
i dig their new look they look like there ready to take on evil and put the slapdown on bad guys :3
NightfuryFizz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
北京歡迎你~! XD
Tygepc Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Love these characters.
Franklansburg Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Nini's sleeve is so sharp, it can cut through anything.
Warriorswolfs Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yeah the futuristic Olympics nwn
RubahaParen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Swallow and antelope looks the best.
Axe-Canabrava Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this version is pretty awesome and looks more "futuristic".
Yingying is the one most improved between versions, now the design looks sleek and athletic as fitting an antelope.
I loved Nini's cloak in the first version, but this one is the best since she looks "birdier".
I find it cool that you made Jingjing have a different body type and put in some green for contrast, but I still miss the gold from the first one.
All versions of Beibei are so different that I can't choose one. I like the hair and prettiness of this one, but the dresses of the previous versions were so adorable. I guess that you decided to pretty her up as you streamlined Nini to keep the contrast?
Huanhuan is the one I think the first version is still best, except for the hair, the current one is awesome.
Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
I like the one named Jing because that's what I call my fursona. The rest of them are cool too of course.
Herotifa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is creative. I'm must've taken days to finish this
Pastel--Cloudy--Dayz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So kawaii,especially the green themed one.°◇♥
d4nist415 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
IDragonWishI Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Mrawr! They're like, as adorable as before, but like, like, like-- BETTER! OwO;; >w<
CatNinja89 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the unique designs of the mascots.
rhyjames187 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
This is cool! Neat background.
AngelflyXD Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist


Thats what me and my friend who finally agreed on ^^
DarkSlayerCB Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
One of the cutest works i have ever seen :3 Good job my friend :D
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My dear brother, you amaze me again. <3
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*Nuzzle*. What have you been doing lately? Are you signed up with Freelance art sites, so they can give you work orders to make money?
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