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Fri May 30, 2014 3:16 pm
If someone is looking for the original Blender file, here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ihXi ... sp=sharing (I adjusted the file to be able to open and modify it with recent blender versions).
All credits go to the original author "basse".
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Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:59 pm
Hi guys, sorry for the delay because I had been occupied by my job, but the dragons are now ready:

150x250px (as the current About KDE dialog image size):
http://www.tysontan.com/temp/freesoftwa ... 50x250.png

Original (4800x8000px):
http://www.tysontan.com/temp/freesoftwa ... iginal.png

Picture done in Krita.
Licensed under: GNU GPLv2 or above, or Creative Commons 3.0 BY-SA.

Konqui is the green one of course ("K" shaped antler);
The yellow one is an artist dragon ("A" shaped antler);
The blue one is a writer dragon ("W" shaped antler);
The red one is a software engineer dragon ("E" shaped antler);
The purple one is a translator dragon ("T" shaped antler).
The blue and purple ones are girls (their eyelashes are thicker and longer).

Although I had tried, no more than 5 dragons can be squeezed into a frame so small (150x250px) and still remain recognizable. I decided not to tax on you guys to change codes just for a picture. In the future, if you change the layout and need a new picture, please let me know and I will work on it.

By the way, if in the future I update the picture to fix some rough edges, how do I submit it to KDE?

Hope you like the picture! Now I have to work on Krita 2.9's new splash too! :)
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Re: Konqui graphics

Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:15 pm
love it!
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Re: Konqui graphics

Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:53 am
Excellent work tysontan, I love them! :D
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Re: Konqui graphics

Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:17 pm
tysontan wrote:Hi guys, sorry for the delay because I had been occupied by my job, but the dragons are now ready:

150x250px (as the current About KDE dialog image size):
http://www.tysontan.com/temp/freesoftwa ... 50x250.png


Awesome, awesome!
here is the review request for it, will hopefully push tomorrow
https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/118889/

tysontan wrote:By the way, if in the future I update the picture to fix some rough edges, how do I submit it to KDE?


Maybe you should ask for a git-enabled account, it could be useful
http://techbase.kde.org/Contribute/Get_ ... or_Account
https://identity.kde.org/index.php?r=de ... pplication
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Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:02 pm
Looks awesome, good job. ;D


Resized the image and posted here for everyone to see it:

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Re: Konqui graphics

Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:56 am
I love the new Konqi and the artwork, but it does feel a bit too crowded to me, 5 Konqi's is too many and you miss the detail. I guess you're wanting to show the variety of people involved in KDE, so perhaps 3 might be a better number?
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Re: Konqui graphics

Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:35 am
So, now is in! :)

for now (and 5.0) I think is fine, next versions can eventually have incremental improvements like color palette or composition of the characters
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Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:47 pm
joaob wrote:Looks awesome, good job. ;D

Resized the image and posted here for everyone to see it:

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I was horrified at first at how poorly those Yoshi-lookalike chibi cartoon dragons fit with the otherwise flat, minimalistic and monochrome Breeze, but staring at those in context now... I like them! Adds a nice splash of colour into the desktop and a little bit of cozy friendliness. ^-^
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Re: Konqui graphics

Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:06 am
Looks like a manga cartoon for kids to me - doesn't look very polished/professional, for enterprise KDE users.....
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Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:10 am
dfaure wrote:Looks like a manga cartoon for kids to me - doesn't look very polished/professional, for enterprise KDE users.....


Well, can a dragon ever give a professional impression? ;)

I'm sure not everyone will like the new Konqui(s), but there was a competition and these ones won by popular vote, so now we're using them.
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Re: Konqui graphics

Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:51 am
TBF: a "frindly dragon" is hard to make look "professional" (nor is the present one)
Otoh, it now looks even more infantile - here's a 10min study on a monochomratic "logo"

http://sienardesign.deviantart.com/art/Konqui-464070671

Doesn't work on huge sizes in this installation, though.
And is done in inkscape :-P
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Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:05 am
A mascotte and a logo are very different things.
You see plenty of corporate identities that have quite boring and serious branding but, quite rarely, in selected occasipms, display a quite silly mascotte

Just think at the photos of google i/o, where there were statues of the android with all sorts of silly makeup.
An informal side of the branding, *when not overused* is usually considered ok even in the most corporate-y environments
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Re: Konqui graphics

Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:08 am
luebking wrote:Doesn't work on huge sizes in this installation, though.
And is done in inkscape :-P

That one os more of a logo, but konqui newer was (and shouldn't be imo) intended as a logo
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Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:49 pm
notmart wrote:A mascotte and a logo are very different things.
You see plenty of corporate identities that have quite boring and serious branding but, quite rarely, in selected occasipms, display a quite silly mascotte

Just think at the photos of google i/o, where there were statues of the android with all sorts of silly makeup.
An informal side of the branding, *when not overused* is usually considered ok even in the most corporate-y environments



I agree, logos and mascots are different things, as an example these are the Steam mascots:

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