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Libbie the Cyber Oryx by TysonTan Libbie the Cyber Oryx 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! >>…


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)…
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Tattorack Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist General 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 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Libbie is a hero to me
kingdariusx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
1st looks amaiazng
BogartRojas Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
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 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Student 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 Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
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.
RoyalKnightV Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Despite what happened I thank you for your great contribution to the commons! She's still a treasure to the world. :)
Velisren Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018
I still love the character, despite others saying otherwise
Crushermach3 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
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
Hellson117 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Somnireal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
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 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
What program do you use to draw these
GuyPagani Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
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 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist 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?
ThePowerfulCat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
neo-fritz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist 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.
ToasterStrooder Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The people who just completely dismissed this deserve to burn in hell.

Okay, that's certainly an excessive way to phrase it, but the fact that your design was tossed aside due to circumstance is a shame. There is some genuine creativity and quality design work on display here.
TwilightInZero Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
There are two types of people in this world: people who think Libbie is precious (if maybe a little pointy), and people who are wrong.
Alomniux-00 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
Wouldn't be more accurate as you recently said
awesomestarz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
She's such a great character! I'm sorry they didn't recognize your hard work...
madcomputerscientist Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional Artist
Aw, dang. :(  Their loss. Great designs, really cute character and well thought out design!
Craftkorb Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017
This is astounding.  Really really well done!  This mascot has so much personality to it, while kinda blending in to the modern flat UI design.  Fantastic work!
Evodolka Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool angler style :D
LiliLith Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm so sad for Libbie it's an amazing work you do on her. I admire you as one of the best artist in open source community and i'm sure i'm not the only one thinking that !
Gromf007 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry man, I would have loved to see Libbie make the top spot. 
Hope you're doing okay and won't let this bring you down. Grr.  
neo-fritz Featured By Owner Edited Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looking at the final 12, I can see why you would be disappointed that yours didn't get through.. some of them are actually quite horrific.. three of them look like they have been ripped off, and only four of them look like they would be viable professional grade mascots. but it looks like these are going to be adjusted by the companies own design team anyway. it's probably better that your's didn't make it :\ but that's community selection for you.
neo-fritz Featured By Owner Edited Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist…

It looks like they were trying to even the grounds for contestants and make sure that the community selection process wouldn't be overwhelmed by the multitude of images relating to each mascot. They would have likely showcased the image that they felt most represented the collection. Sure they possibly could have done it differently, but every entry would have been limited to the same restriction (and there were possibly people who only submitted one image)

According to the blog post "The response was overwhelming; we got a great number of submissions" so the fact that yours was showcased among the final 63 images means that your work was certainly not overlooked or dismissed by them.

They stated from the get go that "
Results will be filtered by a commission named by the Board of Directors (BoD), and voted by the community" and the new contest rules added later were only their explanation of how they were filtering out unsuitable submissions of which your design was not seeing as it made it through to the community selection.

Don't be so hard on yourself, or them! These things happen, and the fact that your's made it through to the community selection means that the effort of creating those 40 images was seen by the "
commission named by the Board of Directors (BoD)" and short listed.

If anything the research and effort that you put into this is a learning experience and If you were interested in moving towards mascot creation, character design or commercial branding, this would be a great folio piece.

You have plenty of supporters here, and your efforts did not go un-noticed. you were just unfortunate that the design did not make it through the community vetting.

Unfortunately the selection process was not transparent, so you don't really know what the companies thoughts were specifically on your design.. But there is no reason why you can't reach out and contact them for feed back =D they may have been gunning for your design, but had to keep to their word about the community selection process.
SailorSnowflack Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. :nod: and :hug:
Lidoki Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is awesome! Sadly, FOSS software boards can be quite dumb.
ThePencilRiot Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, this design is incredible! I hope you are ok, because the LibreOffice team? Brainless to not even consider such a hard-worked well design character. I believe in Libbie's potential.
It is nice from you to put her in Public Domain. People should make tons of fanart of her!
choujinzoku Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
Screw LibreOffice... your art lends itself so well to exactly what they were asking for.

The team behind picking out the art for Office must be completely incompetent.
ichbastele Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry they blew you off :/
I think she's pretty sweet!
FibrielSolaer Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... She would be perfect for CyberELF. Her concept, her naming convention, her unintended story are all consistent. This is a sign.

Don't worry, Tyson! Libbie won't die with her contest hopes. >=^
Quickning Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry to hear that about the contest. It's extremely generous of you to place your hard work into public domain.
TimerabiTimeTravel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry about the contest and a sudden rule change, that's no fair >~<;
Maybe a company that wouldn't mine an animal mascot? ^^ She's adorable and cheer up
Ebiru-Zeru Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
that's a damn shame about the contest. I can't believe the things they chose to be finalists. Someone rigged something along the line. This was a great little mascot
GoldenRadiance Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
This is a shame; I personally thought your design was the best one submitted to the contest, especially given your prior work on the Freedom Planet series, which I love, and especially given all your other artwork in your gallery, which I also love. I wish you the best of luck in everything you draw from now on, as you're an absolutely fantastic artist!
Kurodaia-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Cannot believe the survey treated your mascot design like crap. She is honestly such a cute design and I love the detailing and usage of shapes to convey this character. 
Shirogitsune Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
That sucks. I thought Libby was perfect (and not a stupid bird). ;o;
ArtemaSunset Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Screw the contest, Libbie's a winner in my heart.
Bargas28 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
Just make her the OpenOffice mascot.
MaKa93 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
In the library of my university I just found a book called "furries furever" and I found you there ;D
Dell-AD-productions Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
It somehow looks simple and complex at the same time. 
idwalaphaearngyr Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
Seeing the other entries, their example, and their own awful voting site,  I was kinda worried something... unprofessional... would happen.

It's too bad. What's left is all very bland.

I don't know if it's any consolation that Libre is now covered in angry nerds, courtesy Libbie? Because that seems to be a thing now :)
snarfevs Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017   Artist
Absurd that this was rejected.
DrawingEnatias Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a LibreOffice user, I'd say your Mascot is very well done. I love she looks especially how chibi she is and all Polygon >w<
Spriteclad Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, you got robbed. This definitely SHOULD have won the contest.
Heart0fTheStorm Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
I cropped and/or recolored some of these and converted them to .ico so that they can be used as program icons.
Check it out if you're interested:
Libbie Program Icon Pack - TysonTan Recolor by Heart0fTheStorm
Link to conversion tool in description if you want to make your own.
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