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Ajacopa and Qhusi by Rainroad Ajacopa and Qhusi by Rainroad
People wanted to see the colored version of these two, so here it is!

They are a little lighter than most black leopards and jaguars, but i like seeing the spots. Qhusi's fur has a slightly lighter and pinker shade than Copa's. Copa has white on his because of his age: 43. Qhusi is 21.

Qhusi: black jaguar/leopard. (quite short.)
Ajacopa: black jaguar (taller than tai lung and most leopards, but not as tall as male tigers and such and such.

Here is their crappily written background summary from the sketches i posted earlier:

WARNING: IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THEM, SKIP OVER THIS HUGE PARAGRAPH.

Ajacopa, which is apparently an Aymara name, means Lightning, or swirl of wind.


Ajacopa is a BLACK jaguar who was born in Peru, 43 years prior to the kung fu panda story. He is a fun loving person, and though his beautiful home had plenty to look at and explore, he wanted a REAL adventure.

So he left at the age of 18 across the sea, and visited several parts of the world (like oogway, but he wasn't looking for enlightenment or anything). Until he reached china at age of 21. What kept him there? A girl, of course. He met Lian Hua (a graceful willow, flower), the most beautiful creature he'd ever come across on his travels. He loved the BLACK female leopard, for her beauty and her tough personality. With his goofy humor, he charmed her into loving him back. They married in her village. (her father did NOT approve, to say the least, because this ajacopa was a strange leopard, and he did not know of the jaguars from across the sea.)

Months later, the most wonderful thing "copa" and Lian had ever experienced came in a tiny bundle of fur. And by tiny, I mean unusually tiny. They decided to name her Qhusi (the Quechua word for "blue-eyed", pronounced "K-ho-see") Yue (chinese for "moon"). They lived a happy life for 6 years with their adorable child, until a large band of bandits came and destroyed their village. Lian died from an arrow to the back. Ajacopa fled with qhusi to the valley of peace, a place he had heard was safe from the harsh violence of bandits, war, and criminals.

Ajacopa, of course, was distraught. While walking up a REALLY tiring set of stairs just looking for somewhere to die, Oogway found him, and asked of his troubles. Copa told him that the only woman he loved was gone, and he wished he had known how to stop it, and that he was now afraid of the China he once adored. Oogway decided that he was a fine candidate for kung fu.

Oogway helped Copa to develop the "panther" style, a blend of grace, ferocity, and unpredictability. And copa in turn taught Qhusi. When Qhusi was old enough for serious training, she would train with her father and oogway. They had both become smart and deadly warriors.

Qhusi felt guilt for her mother's death. (her mother was shielding her, after all) And created a bladed bow staff (much like a spear) and began to train herself to not only defend, but kill. Though she was small, she was deadly. She set out for the bandits at the age of 17, found them terrorizing another village, and killed all 30 of them. She had become a hero, and traveled around china for a year or so defending villagers and fighting alongside some of china's heros. Ajacopa, when she had left, thought he had lost a loved one all over again, and set out to find her a few days after. He hadn't found her for 2 years. He was beginning to lose hope. Then he found her! And squeezed her till her eyes popped out, and made fun of her new hairstyle. (she had met a friend from africa in her travels). But she had lost her happy child-like disposition in her quest for revenge. She had killed a boy-about 13 years old, who had been with the bandits, and she felt like a monster. but at least they were dead, right?

Now they travel together across china, defending the defenseless. Qhusi, the over serious and introverted leopard/jaguar, and ajacopa, the goofy jaguar father who cracks jokes and embarrasses his daughter to get smiles out of her every once in a while. Qhusi is closing up years of pain and anger inside of her, and her father WILL crack her, even if he dies in the process.

btw: Copa likes to weave and play the pan flute. He often takes his Chinese clothes and sews Peruvian woven patterns onto them. He also is fond of putting darts in his flute, but prefers to primarily use himself as a weapon. and he don't wear no shoes, foo!
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Agavny Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THESE CHARACTERS ARE JUST AMAZING!
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animalstomp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lovely I had this imange in my head somewhere but I didn't do it
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flaky-flake Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your characters are awesome ! they remind me kung fu panda style
but you are a lot of imagination to draw them too
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Rainroad Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
thank you! :D
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice characters!
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Rainroad Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
thanks! :D
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aindreas03 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
This is great! They both look awesome.
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:iconrainroad:
Rainroad Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
thank you! :)
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I have to say, Copa's design is AWESOME. :D I especially like the facial hair, and how you incorporated Peru into things. :)
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:iconrainroad:
Rainroad Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
haha thank you! He's my favorite. :lol: I want to go to Peru someday... :D
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
That's essentially where my sister met her husband. :) I've personally never been, but they said it's awesome.
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:iconrainroad:
Rainroad Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
SWEET! oh my gosh that must have been so coooollll...
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
:lol: Well, actually they first saw each other during a meeting before the trip (they were both on the same mission trip to Peru), but my mom says that while they were there, she felt that this was the guy Ashley was going to marry. :love:
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:iconrainroad:
Rainroad Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
aaaaaawwwwwwwww sounds like a dream come true!!! I wanna go on a mission trip but don't know where to start.... :\
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
:shrug: Does your church do them?

If you ever happen in Florida, my church has plenty of them each year. :)
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Rainroad Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
unfortunatley, I haven't settled with a church in houston yet. :( So I guess that would be my first step.
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MKfan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
You've got smart characters. Can you draw Yue's mom?

P.S I have character I think you'll like...

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:iconrainroad:
Rainroad Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
thank you! and I'll draw her mother after the contest, so people can make up her design if they like.
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MKfan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Your really talented.
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:iconrainroad:
Rainroad Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
aaawwww shucks. :blush:

thank you. :)
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MKfan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Your welcome.
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Purpleground02 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D

Nice... The pattern of the cloth really stood out for Copa. And Qhusi's cloth is a real bomb. Gold and black. Oh yes.. Nice work on the staff too
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Rainroad Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
thanks! :D
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Kenichi340 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Looks mighty nice in color now. Love Ajacopa's outfit there.
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:iconrainroad:
Rainroad Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
thank you! :)
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UnrealFox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Well done on the coloring, lol it didn't take away from the over all affect not nearly as much as you made it sound like it would.

Great job on the staff detail, and Copa's colors are misleading for a warrior but I try not to be deceived by appearance alone. All in all, great job.

Which do you prefer though, drawing the characters or coloring them? Because you do a great job with both aspects.
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Rainroad Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Well, that makes sense! Copa doesn't think of himself as a warrior: just a guy that's really good at kung fu. He does help others, but considers himself simply to be a skilled civilian. Which is why he doesn't worry about his appearance, and thinks its cool to put his hobby (weaving) on his chinese clothing. and it's his peruvian pride! :)

that's a tough question. I am more comfortable with drawing. but i would prefer a finished, colored piece..... when it comes down to it, i really do love the process of creating a character and drawing it more. coloring makes it feel "complete" for me.

Thanks! :)
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Rainroad Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
haha and copa not looking like a warrior drives Qhusi NUTS, believe me. she's so annoyed. :rofl:
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RL-182 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
And the colors amaze and surprise me. They look vibrant and work well with your characters dark fur color. :nod:
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:iconrainroad:
Rainroad Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
thanks you! :)
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RL-182 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
You're welcome.
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MellowSpark Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
Wow, this looks even better colored! :D

I love the colors and designs on Copa's clothes, and Qhusi's expression is awesome! Makes you hope she's not making it at you! :lol:

All in all, great job! :clap:
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:iconrainroad:
Rainroad Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
thank you! :D
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