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Libbie the Cyber Oryx

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By TysonTan   |   
Libbie is my entry to the Libreoffice mascot contest. If you like her design, please give her a thumb-up in the survey, Thank you! >> survey.documentfoundation.org/…


Weeks of research. A month to draw all those 40 pictures. 39 of them never showcased by the organizer. New contest rules added later, dismissing Libbie like trash. My passion and hardwork meant nothing to them.

Libbie is now in public domain. You may use her for any purpose.


Spec: A4 300dpi each, transparent background
License: Creative Commons Zero (Public domain)
Image size
1280x8399px 2.46 MB
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FoxyFavorites's avatar
FoxyFavoritesStudent Digital Artist

Just know that Libreoffice will most likely never escape the haunting abyss of obscurity, since both Microsoft Office and the office apps by Google like Google Docs will be much more popular for a very long time.

ZaylaRose19's avatar
ZaylaRose19Hobbyist Filmographer

That's such a shame. I love her design.

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Kinghippy666Hobbyist Writer
cyrad's avatar
I love the design. I can see why a company would feel it was inappropriate for an office suite, but Document Foundation was 100% in the wrong with the way they ran this contest. Given the backlash, lost opportunity to give their brand character, and the fact that most people use OpenOffice, I'd consider this a huge loss for them.
Spike-Core's avatar
Your art is amazing.  Someone out there is going to find your work and fall in love with it and use it for something cool and recognize your talent.
KeepCalmAndGlaceon's avatar
i feel so, so, so bad that libbie was never used. if i could find a place for her, i totally would...
Tattorack's avatar
TattorackHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm looking at the comment section of the LibreOffice mascot contest and most of the comments are "WHERE IS LIBBIE!?!"
Considering how many people were asking the same question I find it very disingenuous that the host said Libbie didn't get enough votes.
Cottoneye-Joe's avatar
Cottoneye-JoeHobbyist Digital Artist
Libbie is a hero to me
kingdariusx's avatar
kingdariusxHobbyist Artist
Your art makes me happy. I'm sorry to hear that others didn't see the artwork the people here see it, but don't give up! I know it's a disappointment and a frustration, but your work definitely meant something! I know how it can feel, but your hard work wasn't for nothing. It really meant a lot, even if not for the intended audience, it means something to a lot of other people.
tehwatcher's avatar
1st looks amaiazng
BogartRojas's avatar
Your character will always be loved here by everyone. Don´t worry. I really love her concept design, she is very cute for real.
leopardheart982's avatar
leopardheart982Student Digital Artist
I find it funny how after that disaster I haven't even seen their new "mascot". Probably realized how badly they screwed up and just ditched it altogether.
coughingmouse's avatar
This is unacceptable! There is no way this passion cannot be accepted by any reasonable body of organization! Thanks anyway for letting Libbie live in the public domain despite your hardship.
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RoyalKnightVHobbyist General Artist
Despite what happened I thank you for your great contribution to the commons! She's still a treasure to the world. :)
Velisren's avatar
VelisrenHobbyist Writer
I still love the character, despite others saying otherwise
Crushermach3's avatar
Oh. :( Sorry to hear that it didn't work out.

These make an awesome icon set for MS Office though. So there's that. XD
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Hellson117Hobbyist General Artist
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SomnirealHobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning! Love I love everything about this character.

And I haven't even mentioned the best thing that you did! Thank you very, very much for contributing this beautiful work to the public domain.
KalLance9349's avatar
Hey Tyson? I am a big fan of your work and i just want to say keep up the good work! I know you're very dissapointed that Libbie did not made it and by the time i posted this comment, you might have gotten over it and moved on. But, i want to say one thing, you had my full support! I know that it can be a blow to have your designs rejected, but you gotta strive on. This may seem glomy, but a lot of famous artists started out as rejects. Often more than they could count, their works are overlooked only to become famous later on. Who knows? Maybe Libbie will become the new chinese mascot for the olympics (don't laugh! It is possible.) I'm really not sure whether my comment could reach u or even whether you would check on it. But if you read this, i just wanted to say this from the bottom of my heart. You are  my newfound idol. Believe it or not, your anthro furry android creations as well as overall art's style are actually what i have been looking for ever since i was a little child. No, seriously! i waited sooo long for someone to create something like what you created for years. You had no idea how excited i was chancing upon your work via freedom planet fanart. I literally screamed like a little girl (i don't like to show emotions, i'm very reserved). i'm actually clueless on how deviantart operates (i'm not even an artist!). This is unfortunately the only way for me to thank you, so I'm really excited to wait for your comment and if possible, meet you in person one day! (Wanna see what you actually look like) 
AltertheChronicle10's avatar
AltertheChronicle10Student Traditional Artist
What program do you use to draw these
GuyPagani's avatar
Okay I'm gonna just say real quick that it's a total shame that Libreoffice took your amazing hard work and just threw it away like trash in favor for other trash. They didn't even try to at least work with you with an agreeable design. They're incompetent, not you. It's not your fault whatsoever that they left you behind. That's their loss, and they also lost a potential customer (me) because of it.

Tyson you are insanely talented. Every single one of your pictures is a masterpiece. I'm not saying that to cheer you up or anything, I fuckin' mean it. It's a match made in heaven that you get to be involved with the Freedom Planet 2 project, which is also gonna be a masterpiece. Libbie is a great character design (as well as many other designs you have created) and the fact that you worked so hard and put so much effort into every single version of her it shows your attention to detail, your skill and raw talent, and your genuine passion for art/designing that honestly is hard to find.

tldr; you're an amazing artist and I cannot wait to see your next artwork!
neopero's avatar
neoperoHobbyist Digital Artist
Such a shame they rejected this design...

May I ask what techniques have you been using to get this look? :)
I mean is it vector art or regular digital drawing, etc?
neo-fritz's avatar
neo-fritzHobbyist Digital Artist
Simplest way to do it would be multiple layers and polygon lasso tool in photoshop. Getting the style right is key, you would probably sketch it out first to get as near as possible to the look and then bring it in to photoshop to digitize it. you could create the same look with vectors in illustrator, but it would probably take a little more work. would mean that you could blow it up to any size that you wanted, which is probably worth the work.
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