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Grendel Ref Sheet by TsaoShin Grendel Ref Sheet by TsaoShin

So! After some reflection and lots of questions on why I have a "monster" for my user icon I decided to create a new oc to represent my artwork :)

The TsaoShin character has been my brand identity for about 10 years now and though its had a long history with me, I feel like it no longer represents the style or subject matter of my artwork (not that I don't or wont draw things like that anymore).

I created this new character based directly on my cat Grendel.  He was an easy choice since he is my muse and is always beside me while I work.

I'll slowly be changing my user icons, banners, and branding across my networks over the next week.  Not really big news but lots of work for me -_-;

See the ref sheet for my other OC Rivers here:
Rivers Ref Sheet by TsaoShin

A drawing of Rivers and Grendel together:
Grendel and Rivers by TsaoShin

Interested in seeing the real life Grendel in action? Check him out on YouTube: youtu.be/wUCjltrf7cs

Created with Adobe Photoshop.

Drawings of TsaoShin:

Escape by TsaoShinThe Duel by TsaoShinDaemon Sculpture by TsaoShinMetamorphosis by TsaoShin

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:iconlynxspirits:
Lynxspirits Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I drew Grendel for you! ^^ On my page or this link yo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7hpW_…
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'll go check it out now!
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:icondapunleg:
Dapunleg Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  New Deviant
those are one nice set of teeth
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconinkesarts:
inkesarts Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
so cute and what kind of tablet do you use 
also were are you more active on 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I mostly use a Cintiq 24 HD
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:iconinkesarts:
inkesarts Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ever think about getting some that you can travel with 
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:iconcatdoeswoof101:
CatDoesWoof101 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't matter if it's a SHE or a HE. However: when I see her/him it's so cute.... because he or she is smiling everytime *o* It's like: Yaaaaaay :D *takes tongue out* x3
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:iconfelixagon-i:
Felixagon-I Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kinda looks like a dog, tho he is based on your cat~ So adorable xD 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:icondragonmasterdjstudio:
DragonmasterDJStudio Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a gift for you ^^
fav.me/d9zp5s9
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Checking it out now!
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:iconravenhoof:
Ravenhoof Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Student General Artist
I think Grendel is cute.
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Student Filmographer
now you just need to try to make a full body animation of him;p
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I just commissioned someone to do that for me!
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
hahahah oooooooh;p

may I ask who? :heart:
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
oh yeah, I know that fellow;p makes great 3D models and animations:XD:

I'm more of a 2D guy:D
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:iconspace-justice:
Space-Justice Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazing Character!
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconspace-justice:
Space-Justice Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome
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:iconghostwhispererxd:
GhostWhispererXD Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015   Photographer
Looks like a Pokémon.
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconkittpony:
KittPony Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
just a quick question, and I know this makes me sound dumb, but is grendel a dog?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Grendel is a Grizzly Cat :)
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:iconkittpony:
KittPony Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, he looks like a pug or something, hehe. If it's a a cat, where's it's whiskers?
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:iconlugia20711:
Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student Writer
Clap Clap Clap 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:iconoci59:
oci59 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Is there a chance you could give a professional's comment on my work?   Oci59
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'll take a look when I get a chance :)
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:iconvividiaaa:
Vividiaaa Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable! :]
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconfern5223:
Fern5223 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i like that you said "foof chest" 
ima use that word,my language teacher will be like "i know she's weird ,  but how to she come up with that word" XD
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
haha XD
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:iconommaxie:
OmmaXie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is fan-art of Grendel and Rivers allowed? :'D
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Of course! ^^
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:iconommaxie:
OmmaXie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHH,
I'll add to my to-do list because these two are just precious. ;u;
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:icontokyo-kawaii-chan:
tokyo-kawaii-chan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
its sooooooooo kawaiii desuuuu!!!! Junko Enoshima (Kawaii Blush) [V5] Yato and Hiyori (Snuggy) [V1] 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontokyo-kawaii-chan:
tokyo-kawaii-chan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ur welcome :)
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:iconspidermonkey22:
spidermonkey22 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cute :3
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconspidermonkey22:
spidermonkey22 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome. <3
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:iconthe0nlybreadcat:
The0nlybreadcat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you take ref sheet commissions?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't done one before but I could try it :)
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:iconskyarchfiendmayler:
SkyArchfiendMayler Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if grendel's breed is rare...I wanna get one of them XD so cute XD
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think it's too rare but it's newish :)
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:iconskyarchfiendmayler:
SkyArchfiendMayler Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well yeah it's not rare in that country...but what breed is he again? XD
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