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Konqui, Katie and Friends by TysonTan Konqui, Katie and Friends by TysonTan
This is my entry to Konqui Krita Contest [link] , a contest to renew the design for Konqui(Konqi) the Dragon, the mascot of KDE. KDE [link] is an important community of the Free Software Movement [link] . Krita, the application I'm using as my primary drawing program, is developed within KDE.

To my greatest surprise, my design was chosen! It's really an honor to be allowed to contribute artwork to the project that have helped me since the day I came to use GNU/Linux!

The contest required only Konqi, but I've also designed a revised version of Katie, his girl friend. A whole variation of KDE dragons are also added to represent various participants in the KDE community. Their antlers simply show their roles in KDE development. Examples of antler are explained on the footer, covering roles which were mentioned in the KDE "about" dialogue. This shall be the first time most people see me drawing this style. Hope you like it!

This picture is licensed under GNU LGPL version 2 [link] and later.

[link] <- Please also have a look at works from other participants! ^^

Software used:
Ubuntu [link] Operating System.
Krita [link] Drawing and coloring.
All software I used are free and open sourced. I appreciate all the efforts from their communities.

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:icondarkdoomer:
darkdoomer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
...goodbye Gnome.
<3
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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:icontetriser016:
tetriser016 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More better and more cute than the original Konqi. I'm also like their letter-shaped antlers, KDE rules!

Hoping anyone to follow your design in any media. :D (Big Grin) 
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! The more complete version is here: tysontan.deviantart.com/art/Ko… I'm still working on it.
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:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
They're so iconic looking! I love them! I especially like the k-shaped antlers.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! The K-antler was a stroke of inspiration that fits the concept incredibly well. :)
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:iconroyce-barber:
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
My father and I have both been using KDE. He loves it, and I'm slowly getting used to it. I don't love it quite YET lol.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
KDE still needs much work in my opinion. But it is getting better and better. I hope one day I can use it as my primary desktop environment, too.
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:iconroyce-barber:
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Your support of the open source "Ubuntu" philosophy is part of what keeps inspiring me to try new things, especially open source things. I really like Lubuntu OS, it's the fast version of Ubuntu. What flavor of Linux are you on lately?
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I can't say I support the open source "Ubuntu" philosophy. What I support is the value of Free Software and Free Culture movement. Ubuntu is just one of those projects that has those values (and it is not even the most faithful one). I'm using Trisquel GNU/Linux. I have changed from Ubuntu to Trisquel for quite sometime. Unlike most Linux distributions, Trisquel is 100% free software.
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:iconroyce-barber:
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
hello my brother, so should i try out Trisquel linux?
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldn't suggest you to use Trisquel GNU/Linux or any 100% free Linux distributions, unless you want to do some idea experiment just like me. There are too many limitation. It won't make your life easier. ^^b
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:iconroyce-barber:
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Like many things in life, I don't know what I want!
Btw, if I may say, your English is really good. I think it's improved over the years. Lately I've been talking with some computer programmers in China who say English is their FIRST language, and they are not very good at it. You are excellent at everything you do. <3

When SteamOS comes out of Beta, I will give it a try, but I don't know for sure what the best OS is for me. I like Lubuntu the most so far, because it's basically Ubuntu with some of the proprietary nonsense taken out, and it runs pretty fast. Still, anything related to Ubuntu will have legal problems around it. Which isn't very good for making your own OS, but it's good that Ubuntu makes Linux more popular with people who are new to computers. 

Operating Systems are like shoes... Ancient Rome didn't have very good shoes, and even today some shoes are not made very well, but now and then there is a perfect shoe. :)
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:iconzarfentaku:
zarfentaku Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this reminds me of yoshi
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Probably close relatives ;)
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:iconbowserman3:
bowserman3 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
mega colorful nwn
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconutria:
utria Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love it, your color palette is great.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconutria:
utria Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome.
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:iconnitroxvi:
nitroxvi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This design is super adorable! the letter antlers come across surprisingly well, and are a good, quick distinguishing point.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! The antler concept randomly struck me, and it turn out to be a nice idea! :D
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:iconnanayx:
NaNaYX Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
各种摸角!!好可爱!!
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
谢谢!  :)
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:iconcarnival:
carnival Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
omg, the little letter antlers are SUPER adorable 8'>
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:iconether-enereon:
Ether-Enereon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Impressive! I love the cute style, and I'm glad you won!
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:iconpurpleground02:
Purpleground02 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's some cuteness overload right there. haha
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:iconbloody-sekhmet:
Bloody-Sekhmet Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
......................................awsome, simple, yet beautiful!!
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:iconrubynite:
Rubynite Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They're all so cute. :3
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:iconkaos456:
Kaos456 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice ^^, they are charming and do have some personality
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:iconneo160:
neo160 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I've always followed your work, all the way back to the days of the Extvia team, and I have never once been disappointing by the grace, quality, pure skill, and raw effort you bring to your art before or since.

Your art is some of the art that initially brought me to this site and this fandom, and to me you have always been among the best artists that bring value to the art community as a whole, not just lover's of anthropomorphic art.

Never stop drawing, your art is simply amazing. Congrats on the win, you definitely deserve it ;)
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! By the way it was "team.mixill", Extvia was my old online nickname, I have been using my real name for a while. :)
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:iconpheichi:
PheiChi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
So cuteee
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:icongoggleeyes23:
goggleeyes23 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
...Your mascots are insanely awesome. I wish I was creative in my praise. You deserve creative praise.
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:iconlaughingelephants:
LaughingElephants Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminds me of yoshi
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:iconkid-cody:
kid-cody Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
placing bets now, my money is on you.
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:iconkamicheetah:
kamicheetah Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful job! They are so adorable and the antler idea is too cute! Congrats!
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:iconnebaku:
Nebaku Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how much you think each design through, and the details you write next to everything! Its also cool to see yet another style.

Conrgrats on winning, and even the picture itself!
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:iconportabledrawer:
PortableDrawer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats!! Open source software ftw :3
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:iconxelaalex:
xelaalex Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Wow! Congrats on winning the contest Tyson! Of course, I would never doubt your art as being capable of winning any contest X3
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:iconzombidj:
ZombiDJ Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a brilliant idea! love the fact that they also got letters for horns
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:iconceleron533:
celeron533 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
恭喜
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:iconvaatiwithblue:
Vaatiwithblue Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My villain got accepted!
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:iconcloclo959:
cloclo959 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I think it looks like it is made for childs.... and KDE is not some "child-only" thing..... so maybe it's a little TOO cute ^^'
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:icontigerboy29:
Tigerboy29 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh man, that was very cute (or maybe not?)
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:iconkatrina20lin10:
Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
cute work!
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:iconm-a-c-d:
M-A-C-D Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Too cute. ^w^
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artest-pad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
hehe adorable, best of luck in the contest
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