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A:CtS Character Study [YAMA and MARDUK] by Tyshea A:CtS Character Study [YAMA and MARDUK] by Tyshea
Chasing the Sun is a fan-project that takes place before the events of Avatar: the Last Airbender. It's a darker story about human trafficking and the world of assassination during a time of war




This is a set of character studies, both of default outfits and body types/diversity.
I apologize for semi-nudity, but I don't really think it needs a mature filter

There's no comic (yet), we're just in the for-fun conceptualizing phase and will be for a while :)

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These are my characters, Yama and Marduk.

Yama is a rebellious fire-bender with all the spark to match.
His aggression can rival that of Kou's, but he has a much harder time suppressing it so he over-trains his body as a means to compensate.

Marduk, on the other hand, is a tall, silent non-bender from the Northern Water Tribe.
His calm but intimidating demeanor balances and keeps Yama in check. He specializes in disguises.

They are in a relationship.



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:iconksj7700:
ksj7700 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how the pattern on his wrists symbolizes that he is a fire bender.
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:iconmegarezfan:
MegaRezfan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are my favorite just b/c they're a couple ^^
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha, glad you like em!
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:iconqueenobvious:
QueenObvious Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I LOVE Marduk, he is so cool looking and his personality matches him so well :3
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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Aidenblaze15 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
these were all extremely fun to look at they're all very nice drawings i especially like the firebender yama he looks awesome who thought of the assassin backgroud in all their stories
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like him! :D
haha, these are all my characters
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blob-du-chaos Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I had a very nice time looking at all your studies. Your characters are very inspiring, and you have a great sense of detail =) All those characters would make a fascinating story, if you choose to write it !
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hopefully we'll get to it! Thank you so much! :love:
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:iconblob-du-chaos:
blob-du-chaos Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Hope you will ! Book or comic, if I may ask ?
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Most likely a comic, if it ever comes to pass :)
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:iconxavirfrost:
xavirfrost Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I love ALLL of these character studies. It was the inspiration I needed. Thank you so much.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, glad to hear it- thank YOU! :love:
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:iconxavirfrost:
xavirfrost Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
My pleasure. :)
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:iconamalliffx:
amalliffx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would Marduk really be able to specialize in disguises with such a distinctive appearance?
Love the characters so far btw :)
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
when he takes his facepaint off, it's much easier :XD:
But I made him bald so that he could wear wigs much easier too. I should do a couple sketches of disguises he does

Thanks so much! :)
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sunshineLEMONAID Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is Marduk's facepaint supposed to be based off any specific animal? ouo Or did you just mess with it until you thought, "Damn, son, this looks great on him."?
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it's based on the Water tribe face paint LOL
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SassyRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
They both look amazing! 8D I really like how their personalities complement each other, and you did a great job showing it in their facial expressions! Awesome outfit designs, as well! I love masks and painted faces. c:
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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SassyRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
You are very welcome! ^^
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:iconsingoldarkwood:
SingolDarkwood Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Oooooh, Marduk is badass. Put a lightsaber in his hand and he'd be all Sith'ed up.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha, he does kinda have that look huh? :lol:
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:iconthegemeni7000:
TheGemeni7000 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Awesome, love your style
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkapalsky:
Kapalsky Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Again, excellent work on the various body types. I'm especially amazed by the scars on some characters, you can almost tell the suffering they've been through.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! :)
Gotta tell you, it was pretty hard looking up references for their scars haha <3
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:iconkhiroptera:
Khiroptera Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, I just have to tell you that I think their contrast is amazing! Their relationship must be great one. 8P
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, it's pretty adorable :D
Thanks!
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Giveortake Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really, really enjoy Marduk. I enjoy all of them, but him specially, wow
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much! It seems like he's becoming a fan favorite out of the ninjas :D
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Giveortake Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome~
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:iconkyoij15:
kyoij15 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like how you take the steps
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvai-russ:
vai-russ Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
oh my god I just really love Marduk's design for some reason~ ;u;
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ahh, thank you!
He ended up being one of my favorite designs too///
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:iconvai-russ:
vai-russ Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
-glomps-
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:iconfreakstar777:
FreakStar777 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
you have very good cannons
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconfreakstar777:
FreakStar777 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
my pleasure!
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:iconsteepdust019:
SteepDust019 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice designs.
And adding the scars (even though some may say is a small detail)
just add to the characters.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I actually went back and added scars to all the assassins this morning :XD:
Thanks!
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Yuujin1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yama and Kye should have a staring contest... they would probably create volcanoes but its worth it lol :XD: I like Marduk, he has a calm aura him :D
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA, we always joke about Yama and Kye being long-lost siblings :lol:
Thanks!
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:iconyuujin1:
Yuujin1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL :XD: and your welcome :D
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:iconavalonswinter:
AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That non-bender in terrifyingly beautiful...
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question: Do the assassins only wear Earth Kingdom colours? Or do they also have some more patriarchal clothing to represent their own individual heritage?
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Their group is based in the Earth Kingdom, and a lot of them were inducted as young children so they don't have much cultural background
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Einsilbig Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice concept and execution :clap:
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