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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
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.
Soltakama Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why were they goats?
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.
Nirene-Z Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really cool
TysonTan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Nirene-Z Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
clubpenguin1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
so awesome :)
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
clubpenguin1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
you're welcome :) (Smile)
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