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Blazing the Trail by TysonTan Blazing the Trail by TysonTan
Mascot Mania Series
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This is a fanart of the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games mascots, Lyo and Merly. Just in case, Merly is wearing a bikini. ;)

[EDIT 05/02/2011] I decided to give it a remake because I loved this picture but I'm not satisfied with how it was rendered. In this new version I tried to enhanced the volume of the character and deepen the dimension, to give the picture a more dynamic coloring.

[EDIT 05/03/2011] The new version was at first submitted as a normal picture , but DA won't allowing me to change file type into a ZIP wallpaper pack anymore, so I reverted to the old address. Sorry if you commented or faved the newer one!

Wallpaper version
Click "Download File" for a set of Wallpaper for PC, PSP and iPhone 4.

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Critique by Candicu Apr 6, 2011, 10:59:35 AM
This piece is fun to watch, it's very colourful and has a happy atmosphere, though the posing, placement and colours are not that original. The style is catchy, really sees who has drawn this, that's where the originality points come from. Of course the original character designs force to choose a bit, pardon me, dull colours so that can be partially forgiven.
Even though the colours are not the most exciting, I think they fit this piece rather well and help boosting up the mood. They also remind me of summer as do the outfits of the characters.
The male characters posing is quite playful and he seems to be inviting the viewer to play games and sports. I'd like to think that the female character is supposed to do the same, but the bit "sexier" pose and nipple/panty-shot (yes I can see she's wearing a bikini, but anyhow) make her look, well, more seductive.
After all, both the characters are really cute and I think your style makes them even cuter and fits really well in this kind of works. I really like the way you colour, even if it looks like that the male characters colouring is slightly rougher than the female's.
All in all I think you did good job, but I know and everyone knows when they check the rest of your galerry, that you can do better and that you have more original pieces too.
I hope that my critique wasn't too harsh or long.
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ElrokFoxx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I found this peice a long while ago but didnt know who maid it till know! This is an amazing peice of work!
grascelle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student Artist
i like the color's
grascelle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student Artist
DragoTerror Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Very cool details on their element.
Arthur19951 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
She looks reeeeeeeeeeally good on it by the way
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
CCB-18 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This kinda reminds me of Season 3 of LEGO's Legends of Chima (Fire vs. Ice)...
clubpenguin1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so awesome :)
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
clubpenguin1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
princess-mewmew Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
It's amazing, I like it. O and I participated in the Youth olympic games.
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's a great experience for you to participate in the YOG. Were you a volunteer or an athlete in the game?
princess-mewmew Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
An athlete.
FireSama Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS PIECE THE COLOURS AND CHARS SO COLOURFULL! ya deserve fav! also reminds me of my girl and meXD I'm blazin and she's like a ravishing snowstorm haha!
TysonTan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Contrast between boy and girl is always fun! :)
FireSama Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Yea I like how ya made the boy a bit rougher and I really am impressed by the way ya make fire! I'm just startin out with drawing(my soulmate recently gave me a tablet) so it's really cewl for practise and inspiration!
Fist-of-Kings20 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Holy Cow! Yet again you have blown my mind. As you know, I have been watching your deviations for some time and I have become a huge fan of your style. I have even tried making a couple of my own designs in a similar style to pay a tribute to your awesomeness! However, they all failed miserably to even slightly be a decent homage to your glory, so I had to scratch them. Anyway, this is by far one of my favorites! The way you intricately blended the contrasting blue and orange is mind boggling. I can't even imagine how many layers this must have took to put together so magnificently! Once again congrats on being one the most unique, original, and devilishly talented artists I have seen on this site!
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My brother, I love this image so much. While I'm more into robots than furries, the detail and the imagination here is mind bending and delightful. I've been staring at your artwork a lot tonight. Mainly this one and [link] but many times I look at all your art and am deeply moved by the sweetness and smiles I see on your characters. Also the future technology and exploration. If you were a woman I would marry you haha. Sorry I wrote a lot. >.<
Flopa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
She's so cute!
FortuneCookieCharmer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
i love how the colors blend together. Very inviting and vibrant atmosphere! Amazing job!
sodii Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have really cool artwork! Keep going!~
NekoNinja13 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
very nice work
FantasyQueen1408 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Amazing element designs.
Love2bd1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ShinjuuDarkfox Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Such a dynamic piece here, I previously had not known about the two mascots until recently. Your rendition is loyal but with your own artistic touches, good work!
HaruTotetsu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This has been featured in my Featured Deviants journal entry.
Ice-creamwolfie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Is this from the YOG? :D amazing!!
Akemi-lioness02 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
so beautiful!!!
sleeplessKings Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
i have this as my backround on my laptop...
i feel so badazz just looking at it!
yohat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
love how you make that fire effect so alive! along with the blue hair. so dynamic and flowy :D.
Bearinator Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! Kinda got a Yin-Yang thing going there! =D
DeVanceArt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
drakora5588 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
thislovelyworld Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the coloring in this! And the two are just so adorable!
Sweet-Canny Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Cute Picture
nega224 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
PRODVDi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Beautiful. I'm glad I finally found the artist.
Sktchman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Zh sh zhēn pioliang! Wǒ xǐhuan shǐyng de yns
CVA123 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I love how the colors are blended in the background. :love: And the view of both characters is astonishing. :dance: :boogie:
yellowwindow6 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rich of colors good to the eyes must fave!
HaruTotetsu Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haru Totetsu: Featured at this [link]
Lillythefox132 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
NightmareSaber Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
I love this picture, Fire and Water, it's awesome. :+fav:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Great colors!
ruakuu Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is now my wallpaper
tyki-blood Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
i feel ao proud to be from singapore! you did sucha good job! they should have masssively printed these during the actual YOG.
rivertiger77 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is, like, WAAAAY TOO AWESOME!!! I really love the characters and their swirly colors! XD Such a professional term.
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