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Tang Concept 2 by Tazi-san Tang Concept 2 by Tazi-san
No, I haven't given up on this or the Genesis project. My life has just been going through some big transitions in recent months.

From my Caige graphic novel project [link]

Work work work . . . just HAD to draw something fun and Tang is one of those characters that just makes me go :iconkermityayplz:

I'm really glad I added him to the story. He fills in some major plot holes and adds some more humor to the story.

His species and design is kind of a nod to Sonic the Hedgehog since my anthro style evolved from doing Sonic fanart, so I have to give some props.

Tang is an MA teacher and taylors styles according to the strengths and weaknesses of different species. His particular style depends on speed and evasion since he's not a very big creature. Tael [link] later becomes one of his top students. He has a ball annoying those dear to him, but like his cousin Jude, he has a soft spot for kids and he tends to use the MA school to get them off the streets.

A big turnaround because he used to be a self-absorbed jerk and incorrigible showoff when he was younger (well he's still a bit of the latter).

He's from a pretty well-to-do and traditional Canturian family. Ever since his mother stopped MA, she spent more time on the family side-business: flowers . . . Canturians are obsessed with them.

More concepts [link] [link]

Mother: Jun [link]
Cousin: Jude [link]
2nd Cousin: Summer [link]
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
He'd be even more adorable as a plushie! :love:
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, YES.

I also found out his name is Chinese for "sugar/sweet" :giggle:
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
That just makes it better! XD
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And ironic since it's the near opposite in English.
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
XD
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Caneleb Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think essence of cute drips from your pencil...like if you were to wiggled you pencil around droplets of cute juice would get everywhere and make stuff more cute... seriously you can draw cute things so well @_@
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh aww thanks!

Cute is therapeutic. Funny tho since this guy is like 30 years old :XD:
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:iconcaneleb:
Caneleb Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was more so talking about the kid with the wind toy haha. but hey he's a cute lil animal fella to.
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's Tang when he was like...4 =D
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glitcher Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could never fault you for the quality of the drawing, but Tang's design is rather uninspired. I'm essentially looking at a nondescript anthro with spiky hair and a gi, with very little visual motifs to add to the design theme. He's a background character at best unless you develop his appearance further. If you're going for the martial arts approach, try looking at different Asian costumes for some inspiration. A Mao suit perhaps...?
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*Shrug* I tried tweaking him but he refuses to change so I don't force it. I like his physical design but his clothes is still open for improvement.

btw. Isn't the Mao suite pretty common as well?

It can be tough coming up with clothes sometimes, especially since I haven't had as much time . . . >_< *kicks pebble*
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MangaManiacNatNeko Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Fantastic work on this, looks like a pretty tough fighter here =) Love the Brock like eyes they are awesome :XD:
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh Lordy, he said Brock . . .

:rofl:
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MangaManiacNatNeko Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Yes, I most certainly did =P
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He seems like a cool character! The type that's fun to play with and bounce off other characters. =D
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
He is of a nice design. I like it :D
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anime1999 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
adorable!
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Very cool!
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Re-Uko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Baaaah! I love the the pinwheel one! He looks much too excited about it than a middle aged man should. So much character in one little drawing.
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well he's a kid there =D
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Re-Uko Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Really? Given his personality I figured he was the same age in all of them. ^_^
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WolfGlitter Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! I was wondering when you would draw Tang again! Oddly enough,he's actually one of my favorite characters.

You never cease to amaze me.:heart:
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Kenliano Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool design.
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BlackFoxAsakura Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Long time no see Your arts and You still suprising me Taz. Great view to me! Keep a good art!
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Songofthevalley Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Somehow I think he'd be a fan of the mago tango, a delicious donut from Voodoo Donuts in Portland, Oregon.

I want one quite badly. :(

ANYWAY out of curiosity is the capital city (called Caige right?) where all of this is centered out of reside in or near a large body of water like a river, ocean or lake?

Or is it land-locked? Not really a important questions, but whenever I think of a large city I mostly think of cities in or around water.
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh, wow. Random food. I hope you acquire one soon then, m'dear :-)

You know I am STILL trying to figure that out. I thought land-locked at first but I keep picturing some kind of dock/harbor/lake.
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Songofthevalley Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Currently on the other side of the county in update NY, sadly I won't be getting my mango tango anytime soon, unless I can find a job in Portland. :)

Logically a lot of large cities begin as settlements near bodies of water for extra food and transportation. Plus you can add in more to the storyline with aquatic based species, boats or what ever. I actually think of Caige as something like Seattle, though it's probably less green.

Have a great week!
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What IS it anyway?

Oh yes . .. YES! Seattle is perfect for reference. Thanks!
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Songofthevalley Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
If you research Seattle be sure to look up the Seattle Underground. It has a interesting history and I loved my tour of it. Seattle impressed me when I visited it, so whenever I read a book talking about a made up city it often ends up resembling Seattle in my imagination.

The mango tango is a round yeast doughnut filled with mango filling and has powdered Tang on top of it. The powered Tang gives it a amazing flavor. I also like the bacon-maple bar, which is a maple flavored doughnut with actual pieces of bacon on top. Now I'm hungry!
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Now Tang will be forever associated with food :XD:
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Songofthevalley Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Delicious food at least! :D
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mistypine01 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent art, Tazi. Cool Tang.
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luna777 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the design
really nice work there
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vassal-of-bahamut Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
The fact that pinwheels make kids so happy is a mystery, but a wonderful one!

Happy Easter, by the by! He is risen!
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Shoot, those things STILL amuse me.

The sun has risen and the Son has also risen! :w00t:
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Muzickjunki91 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
I love this dude already!!!

I always wanted to know what Tael's sensei looked like :D
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Gamerguy915 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man, now i feel like im unoriginal with names >.<

but excellent picture ^^ you have an amazing style
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Tonythunder Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
lol his expressions are awesome! =D
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:icondarksgirl120:
Darksgirl120 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
He's cute/awesome :D
looks like he's ready to kick some butt on whoever has a filthy spirit about them x3
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
LOL!

Thank you.
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Darksgirl120 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
welcome :hug:
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vidgamer123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
But can he go fast?
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes but definitely not as fast as Sonic XD
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   General Artist
Sooo cute:aww::)
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