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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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darkdoomer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
...goodbye Gnome.
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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) 
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! The more complete version is here:… I'm still working on it.
tenko72 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
They're so iconic looking! I love them! I especially like the k-shaped antlers.
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. :)
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.
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.
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?
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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