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Goats of the 16th Asian Games by TysonTan Goats of the 16th Asian Games by TysonTan
Mascot Mania Series
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These are the mascots of the 16th Asian Games, hosted in Guangzhou, China. My hometown Dongguan also assisted with the weight lifting arena. (Because the first Olympic medalist of weight lifting was a Dongguan Citizen)

About the Chracters
All these 5 characters are anthropomorphic goats. All names are pronounced in Madarin which sounds funny to me. So in the () I put the Cantonese pronunciation which may sound less awkward.

Yellow: Le yang yang (Loc Yung Yung), represents autumn harvest.
Blue: A Xiang (A Cheung) , represents the Pearl river flow across Guangzhou.
Red: A Ru (A Yuu), represents the kapok, city flower of Guangzhou.
Green: A Yi (A Yi), represents Baiyun mountain in Guangzhou.
Black: A He (A Wo), represents the traditional culture of Guangzhou.

[link] You can find some information on the official website.

They are not a copy of 2008 Beijing Olypic mascots, I think. Because there is a tale about five goat fairies helped the establishment of Guangzhou, and that's why they make the yellow one bigger in official design because he brought rice to people that were starving, which makes him the greatest XD.

So many sports events this year which brought us a dozen of mascots! Though I didn't have much time for the last group but I'm glad I had finally drawn them all! I hope you enjoy these series!

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IDragonWishI Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
You just made me "HNNNGH" And I haven't "HNNNGH"-ed in a long time. This legit made me shiver and got my legs weak. So adorable. I don't know how you do it. Keep it up! x3
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm going to convert some of these characters into my original characters.
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Soltakama Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why were they goats?
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
According to the legend, when the ancestors first arrived at Guangzhou's territory, the place was uncultivated and they are about to starve. It was then when 5 goats appeared with 5 different food crops holding in their mouth and gave them to people. With the help from the goats the ancestors lived and the city was built. In memory of those goats, Guangzhou is sometimes referred to as Yangcheng -- The City of Goats, there are statues of goats in the city as well as a local newspaper named after the goats. Western culture might hold negative view towards the symbol of goat, but Chinese people view it differently because it has been one important livestock species from the ancient time.
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Nirene-Z Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really cool
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Nirene-Z Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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clubpenguin1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so awesome :)
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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clubpenguin1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome :) (Smile)
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meeperlolz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
so awesome! .o.
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Auh-Kais Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
You got a great art style its really cool.
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tacos4gir Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
aaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww how cute
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Lunarburakki Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Normally I don't like furries but this is awesome.
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America-Suiteheart Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cute
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Angelofspace Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
WHAR THE HELL DID YOU GET A GRATE IDAE FOR A PICSHER LIKE THIS I AM A HUGE FAN OF YOUR WORK
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MasterBit13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
This is badass. Love it XD
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RainbowintheDark165 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Artist
Wow, this work is so cool. :)
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Mephens Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
these are so cute, w hat program did you use to make these!
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1AmTheIT Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DAY ALL ZZZOOOOO CUTE I WANNA NUZZLE EM ALL TEEHEE!!!
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Anidimuka Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's awesome!!, i love it *^*!
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yudaofeng Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
好可爱的五羊羊!
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ColorLessHeart Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Artist
cool
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HaruHaruHaru1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
OMG
ITS THE GOATS FROM GUANGZHOU :D
i actually went tot he mountain and saw them :D
one of them looked weird
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:iconallthroughtheseasons:
Oh my gosh these are adorable! I simply LOVE the style you draw your mascot series in!! :heart: :heart:
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Titoes Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh so you're from Dongguan?
Haha, I didn't think many people would be from Guangzhou, let alone Dongguan :p

Sorry, for my being very nosy-ness o3o;
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Pharos-E Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Your good.
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DaRayman Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Writer
This is so Awsome!!! Why are you so amazing with the animal art? ;D
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pinkypunk666 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
fabtastic
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:icontygeraddict:
tygeraddict Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I like the Canto pronunciations better too!
But I'm still rooting for Hong Kong.
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TysonTan Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Native Hong Kong Chinese talk Cantonese too, I think the similarity is as high as 99% XD
And I'm living very close to HK.
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tygeraddict Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I know. Exactly.
But I'm still rooting for Hong Kong, not China.
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TysonTan Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
From my knowledge, Hong Kong has always been the territory of China. The Great Britain "rent" it for 99 years but now it had been returned. The Hong Kong S.A.R. has been part of China since 1997.

I know some Hong Kong people may have some kind of attitude towards this -- after all, the system in both side has been always different.

However, time and mutual understanding of both the people of Mainland and Hong Kong will change things in a good way, I believe. Hope you still enjoy your life in Hong Kong after its returning.
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tygeraddict Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I know a lot of people in Hong Kong don't support China's government, I know I don't. Technically it's not quite part of China yet...
I quite like China as a country though.
On Sunday I'm going to Tianjin with my school. I'm excited!
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TysonTan Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like your description of "technically not", it tells a lot of story XD

The government is not perfect but I believe it's trying hard to become better. Handling the complexity of China's politics and economy had never been an easy job...this country is crazy XD. As a HUMBLE citizen I decide to be cooperative.

Hope you all enjoy your trip! I had my college in the city of Langfang, which is next to Tianjin, years ago, I had never been to Tianjin because my destination has always been Beijing, Beijing for some reason :3
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tygeraddict Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student General Artist
To tell you the truth, I'd never heard of Tianjin until the teachers said we were going on this trip...
I guess most people will go to Beijing instead of Tianjin because it's the capital. Which is a problem for Tianjin.
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TysonTan Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Tianjin is not a city with many places of interest, especially compared to Beijing. I think Tianjin has always aimed to be a transportation port of Beijing more than a multipurpose metropolis like Hong Kong. But as the first place being invaded, it has more European remains in its street blocks than any city of China.
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Brokenbutterfly9mm Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Okey, I'm now a super fan, I think that I'll rute for the chinese in the next olympics lol, and I'm american. I wish you would do the American's mascots we can get a little boring!
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partiallyBatty Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are just extraordinary! :D (Mass post on most of them to enforce my emphasis)
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tenko72 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I like how even though they're the same animal, they look so different.
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mawiiB3 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My dear extvia, I find that I cannot truly offer any critique on this piece, since it is so high above my own skill level. It is beautiful, however, and I'm always happy to see more of your work! :dance:
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Pitifloyter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing........
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unaverageninja Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
amazing
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DamianVertigo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Goooat, goat, goat, goat, goat, goat, goat, Goooat,goat, goat, goat, goat, goat, goat, Fluuuffy, fluffy, fluffy, fluffy, fluffy, fluffy , goat, goat...hehe Cuuuuuute~:meow:
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Ether-Enereon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is incredible =3 I love it =D So pretty. I need to work out how to enhance my own artwork to this kind of level...
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable and awesome!
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SweetSonar Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hoooow cute! I love the little one in red. <3
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Nice work!
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Tito-san Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student General Artist
love it! *0*
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neophenx0 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, if I develop the skill I feel would be necessary to work with you, and find the time to do so, I would love to turn your characters into a 3-D action packed movie/miniseries.
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