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The Shepherd, the Hunter by Yutaan The Shepherd, the Hunter by Yutaan
For my Character Design class. The assignment each week is to create a positive and a negative character, though sometimes there's an extra rule in place as well.



The Shepherd dresses as the goat-pups' mother, and they ride up and down the hills on her long cloth-train.

The Hunter usually leaves them alone, unless he needs to capture a new steed. Sometimes he appears in the cliffs outside villages and just watches; nobody knows what he's waiting for.






These guys... might get used in a comic...? I have an idea for one, although it's shaping up to be a bit longer than I was anticipating. But I really like the idea.... It'll be about a girl named Hummingbird who sets off on a journey to meet the empress.








[EDIT] Tentative designs for the the Hummingbird and the Empress ( [link] ). :)


Other works relating to "The Hummingbird and the Empress": [link]
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:iconalarso:
alarso Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Student Filmographer
Loving your style :)!
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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Kelloth Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what is hard is that I saw both characters in a very positive light! You made amazing the coloring effect on both of them!
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:iconyutaan:
Yutaan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you! I like both of them too; they were really fun to draw. :)
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KokamoCorner Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Can I just fave your entire gallery, please? :la: Again, super designs!
I'm a real big sucker for "cultural" things (not sure if that's the right term), but these look very tribal and very awesome! :+fav:
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you! I'm very fond of these designs. I was looking at a lot of traditional Tibetan clothing and photographs while working on these, so that's where most of the inspiration came from.
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KokamoCorner Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student General Artist
*searches for Tibetan clothing* :giggle: That's great! The mark of a true artist is someone who can look at the world and come up with something original from it. This is certainly one of the most original designs I've seen. Your skills are very inspiring.
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a0933776606 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
I love the color!
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:iconyutaan:
Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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WaterlyWinds Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Save tibet !!!! 
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TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Nnnauugh so cool.  Those little goat pups are pretty awesome too.
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:iconyutaan:
Yutaan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
MAN THE PUPS ARE SO FUN TO DRAW, I LOVE THEM
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TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Seriously, I want one, they are adorable.  They're like a... Persian cat and a miniature bighorn sheep.  Excellent hug-ability rating.
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think I was looking at pictures of buffalo, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, deer, foxes, and golden retriever puppies while designing them...? Er, as I recall I was actually deathly ill at the time , so I don't remember the research process very well. XD
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AkiDead Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your designs are really incredible. I particularly like the Shepherd. Can't wait for this to be a comic
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:iconyutaan:
Yutaan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! (Hee, Shepherd secretly has my favorite design of the whole cast.) I'm looking forward to the comic as well! :)
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Eeren Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing designs! *O*
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:iconyutaan:
Yutaan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm particularly fond of these designs, myself. :)
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RapidEyeMovement-14 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   Artist
Wonderful designs!! The goat-like (?) animals are interesting.
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I tried to make the pups look cute but a little weird and unsettling, and I think they turned out pretty well. ^_^
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lao-wa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great!
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:iconyutaan:
Yutaan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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may12324 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the colours you used, they all go so well together :D
and their designs look pretty amazing
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:iconyutaan:
Yutaan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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ainokitsune Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Saw these posted to Tumble--very nice work! I love original stuff that tells a story in a very short time. Just wanted to come let you know. :heart:
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like the designs! :)

Er, but I didn't post this to Tumblr - who did, if you don't mind my asking?
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ainokitsune Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I think it was one of the illustration blogs? Maybe bookspaperscissors. They post a lot of different illustrative stuff.

Here: [link]

Apparently it was a reblog of someone else? They did provide a link back to the source, anyway.
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, it's great as long as it's credited properly! I was just surprised, since I haven't heard of anyone being interested enough in my stuff to reblog it. :star: Thanks a bunch!
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TheConkin Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Uuughhh my life, these are incredible characters! They're oozing the oooze
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I-I assume ooze is good...? XD
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TheConkin Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Too good for intellectual words to conceive! So my impulses blurted out ooze :D

I feverishly await their appearance in the Hummingbird comic (which you're guna have to promise me right now that you'll do!). And that comic will definitely be adapted into a movie which I also will writhe in waiting for!
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahaha, movies are a looooong way off. But I do hope to get started on Hummingbird sometime this summer. :)
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TheConkin Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Fantastic, and no pressure! Do your best!
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Reluin Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
These look so cool-!! The shapes and style of clothes of these 2 are similar but they're really different types *v* I love the walking on stilts idea best, soo cool. <3
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! The stilts were particularly fun to come up with. :)
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ProfessorParsec Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like these designs for sure. It'd be interesting to see what else you can do with these characters.
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I have an idea for a comic that I might use them in.
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AmuletStar Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The idea for the comic sounds great, and these guys look seriously amazing! I adore their designs, they're so intricate and imaginative. ^^
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :heart: They're based in part on traditional Tibetan clothing/masks, so any coolness is directly due to Tibet.

...I am excited about the comic, too. I love it when a story hits you all at once, like BAM, and then you have to flail around after it like WAIT COME BACK LET ME CATCH UP SO I CAN DRAW YOU, WAIT
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AmuletStar Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^ Haha, I think you had a definite part to play in the coolness. ;D

Pffff never yet caught up to one. *mopes in corner* i have so many half-formed ideas, I can never chase them to paper. :'D
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, you absolutely will at some point! You just have to keep working at it. :star: Sometimes one will finish itself up unexpectedly, or you'll get a sudden idea how to combine previously unfinished ideas. It'll come!
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AmuletStar Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(: Thanks~ i think...I try and do too much in my stories. Like, I want to make big long masterpieces, but I'm not able to carry them through. ^^; And I'm not very good at drawing comics anyway, so I end up writing them instead and not being satisfied with just words, lol. that's why I like Skye, it's so perfect in itself~ Death Mask too, even though that is quite a bit longer.
Sorry, I ended up rambling. ^^;
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Augh, I know exactly what you mean. Most of the things I want to draw/write are pretty large in scale - impractically so. That's why I actually drew Skye, Death-Mask and other comics first - they're also stories I want to tell, but they're much more manageable at this time of my life and with my current skill level. If you try out slightly shorter comics - say, just five pages to start - then gradually increase the length as you go, it should eventually be easier to get started on a much bigger project. It's like a marathon - you have to practice shorter distances beforehand, or you'll have a devil of a time making it the whole way! :star:

S-Sorry, I'm not sure if that was at all helpful...
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AmuletStar Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's lovely that you can find the short and sweet stories to tell- even if I have a story that starts out short, my brain blows it out of proportion before i can write it down. Or, even worse, my fickle mind looses interest and moves onto another idea, totally abandoning the previous one, left forever incomplete. :'D That's great advice though, and I really will try to start out with some shorter stories. it will be good practise for me! XD

You were very very helpful, thank you. (:
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
YOU CAN DO IT

I BELIIIIIEVE
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