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For the Quest Board - The Shepherd's Mystery

Featuring: 
N0112 WRR Hairy Tango
and
Sydney Brannon

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Sydney had no problem helping out the local shepherd. He knew the problem all too well. One less sheep every day was more than cause for concern. He had to deal with similar problems back on his family ranch with the cattle too. No point in raising livestock if they weren't kept safe.
The Brannon family didn't take kind to trespassing predators. It was a serious loss anytime one of the cattle got attacked, especially if it had a calf or was expecting. Not only was it financially frustrating but it caused upset in the herd as well. Stressed cattle didn't make good for anything; milk, meat, hide, or otherwise.
With that, being a marksman with a gun wasn't just for show (though it did occasionally earn a pretty penny or a lucky lady from time to time). Sydney packed his pistol and rifle...always have a backup right? Guns can jam. And Sydney liked guns. 
He decided Tango was trained enough now to take her out on this. He'd usually take his good ol' Quarter Horse, Hank, but Hank was getting up in age. Sydney wouldn't admit it to just anyone, but Hank was his baby. He was the only horse Sydney "spoiled". So he was more than compliant to give Tango some more exposure. She was turning out to be a solid western mount. Sydney was seriously considering offering her owner an offer to buy her for himself. She had a lot of promise. 
Tango, being herself, stood at the edge of the trees without budging a muscle. She was a very serious mare. She took her job seriously. She awaited orders from Sydney who sat quietly on her back, gazing over the flock of sheep. He was watching for any sudden movement or upset that might hint at the "creature" making its appearance.
This wasn't his first hunt. He knew he had to have patience. He stayed in the distant treeline, starting in the very early morning. The day passed without much action. Towards the afternoon, Sydney took a break for both him and Tango to refuel on some food and water. They returned to their post and continued their diligent post. The sun was beginning to set. Sydney stayed put. He estimated another thirty minutes until it was completely dark. He'd give it until then. No sense shooting blind. That was just dumb. 
Sydney noticed an odd patch of grass move unlike the rest. His eyes pinned the spot down but he didn't dare move yet. Confirm the target before going out there willy-nilly. 
One of the sheep bleated and darted away for dear life, its comrades following close behind in a panic. Sydney saw the dark figure leap from the grass. He was already wrapping the reins around the horn of the saddle and kissed to Tango, ever-so slightly squeezing his legs on her sides. 
Tango snorted and came to life. She rocked back on her strong haunches and blasted off. She dug hard with her hind legs, tearing the grass in clumps. She galloped to the commotion fearlessly, trusting Sydney to keep her safe. 
Sydney had pulled the rifle from its scabbard and had it pointed to the dark figure. He put his deadly aim to the test and pulled the trigger. 
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(Hey, look, it's not Jarin and Blue!) Finally got to do western tack again xD It's a love/hate relationship lol There's so much :'D 
Sydney is a ridiculously huge human being D: He makes everything look so disproportionate xD Like, Tango isn't a SMALL horse by any means but put Sydney on her and she looks little. Give him a regular rifle and it looks like a toy... I can't win :'D
So I only did a sky and grass BUT I tried to make it look like there was more effort and I defaulted to backlighting again (surprise, surprise)...

Tango/Sydney/Art © Drasayer 


SAI/Photoshop CS6
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:iconabelsia-admin:
Abelsia-Admin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Quest Complete!
+ $500
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Dragonnym Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the lighting !
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:icondrasayer:
Drasayer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :'D It was fun to toy with the clouds!!
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KTLasair Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
SO PRETTY!
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:icondrasayer:
Drasayer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU!! :'D I'm slowly brainwashing myself to enjoy drawing tack and humans <3
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TheChotta Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh this is awesomee!! 
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:icondrasayer:
Drasayer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!! :'D I only redid it a few times until I was happy xD
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:iconthechotta:
TheChotta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness XD If I mess up the first time on a drawing, I typically just chuck it out XD or try to salvage it somehow :'D 
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Drasayer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ffffffffffffffff I'm glad I chucked out the first sketch of this xD It made me cringe and cry lmao 
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:iconthechotta:
TheChotta Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha well it turned out awesome so whatever you did worked XDD
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Saoradh Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student General Artist
This is beautiful ;D Tango you look so faaaaaab and the background is so good omfg ;D 


Sydney you asshole
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:icondrasayer:
Drasayer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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Saoradh Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student General Artist
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Wouv Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY DANG GURL
this is gorgeous
it looks amazing :faint:
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Drasayer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaahhhh THANK YOU :''''''D 
(this was me trying to make it look like I wasn't trying to be lazy with my background xD sky/grass for the win lmao)
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Wouv Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG "lazy" r u kid me 
this background is super immersive! I love it :'D <333
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Drasayer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
the background game was real that day xD 
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rosie756 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student General Artist
It came out so good! Too bad Sydney wasn't such a dickwad... xD
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Drasayer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an unfortunate character trait of his xD
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rosie756 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student General Artist
Very unfortunate... xD
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Jay-Ruth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
GIRRLLLL WHAT IS THIS LIGHTING
GET IT DANG
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Drasayer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
THHAAANK YOOOUUU!!! :'D
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