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Konqui, Katie and Friends

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Konqui, Katie and Friends

Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:00 am
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Greetings, everyone! This is my entry to the Konqui Krita Contest. The design concept here is "Community, Co-operation and Cute". Alongside with Konqui the KDE dragon, 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. 100% Krita made, no other creativity programs involved. Texts were hand-written in Krita.

Licensed under GNU LGPL version 2 and later.

Hope you like my design! ^ ^

My DA page: http://tysontan.deviantart.com

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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:33 am
Gah! Cuteness overload! I love these! xD And those antlers... K for Kde, W for Writers, A for Artists, etc. The antler concept is brilliant! b ^_^ d I'm also surprised you did such clean drawings in Krita, they totally look like vectors (unless you did use vectors within Krita). :D

That group shot sure is lively!
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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:46 am
Really nice. The antler idea is cool.

@valerievk: If you look at the big version and zoom in, you can clearly see that it's painted. Could even be cleaner.
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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:24 am
I gotta say this is my personal favorite for the moment - cute, brilliant thing with the antlers and fun.


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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:34 am
Godness me this is brilliant :) The sheer conceptualised joy of this whole idea, and the execution of it - there's really something here :)


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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:26 pm
yep, definitely my favourite: it's cute, it's simple, it's a full concept and is lovable.
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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:13 am
WOW! :o , community, family and friends, this is a great idea. I can imagine each konqui as a mascot for a each program :)
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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:04 am
Really cool and modern , good job !


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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:39 am
Thank you for all the comments! I'm glad to know you liked my design! Recently I've read terms of LGPL and came to understand that LGPL and CC-BY-SA are not compatible, plus KDE and the mascot are trademarks. Therefore I've edited the license to GNU LGPL V2 and later only. Please use Ctrl+F5 to reload the images for renewed versions.

P.S. If any FOSS project you know would like to have a mascot, I'd be glad to help with the design!
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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:18 pm
I've seen them all and honestly... this is the best by far. Excellent work.
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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:28 pm
So cute :< Really nice job! Love all the concept too
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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:12 pm
Congrats!


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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:14 am
Congradulations! A well deserved win! :)
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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:50 am
Congratulations! This is some awesome work.


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Re: Konqui, Katie and Friends

Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:42 am
Here is my critic:

- Character is very cute and you have managed to capture different kind emotions with it.
- Size of body and head is great as it makes it "non threat" (the current Konqi isn't either such) because colors and eyes
- The face does need little working in its huge roundess, about the nose and nose ridge what causes it look more of octobus from front and side because shape of droplet. I can not exactly put it as words but someway the nostril should be "sharper" and nose ridge to have little more shape on it.
- Awesome idea to use K letter like shape in ears/horns as it allowed you to capture different kind shapes as well to it.
- Your idea to get a group of "konqis" (dragons) just makes very good feeling about the community and specialization of every person.


By your style and emotions I wish you could make a few different kind cartoons (just few strips) about different KDE applications, by assigning specific kind character for specific kind application. Example one for graphics applications like Krita, second for music applications like Amarok, one for office applications like words, one for studying and teaching for Kedu applications, one for world traveler for Marble and one for photographers for digiKam etc.
I would like to see this big family to adventure together to do fun stuff together like kids in school to work together in different projects creating together bigger works and solving normal daily problems.

 
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