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Retrovirus ::remake::

By Velica
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This is a remake of a previous drawing ([link])

Given the growing popularity of this drawing (type "retrovirus" in google images and this will be the only non-scientific image popping up in the first few dozens of hits) and also as a t-shirt ([link]) I have decided to revamp it.

1. design was made simpler, with less lines and colours
2. the virus is now an actual retrovirus and not a bacteriophage (let's be precise about our science, gentlemen)

Open to criticism :)

Now under scrutiny @ Threadless: [link]
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Canis-AquariusHobbyist General Artist

This is so funny 🤣. I love it!

diskfire's avatar
Hehe, clever. :XD:
May I please use this for a presentation I’m doing on HIV?
Velica's avatar
of course!
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Olio96Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why isn't this one avaiable as a T-Shirt ?
Velica's avatar
Ah! This biologically more correct version was not as popular as the original so it never made it into t-shirt territory.

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Olio96Hobbyist Digital Artist
But the new one is so much better ! ):
Ranlinde's avatar
RanlindeHobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous! You made my day. Greetings from a virologist (but not a retro one)! ;)
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ChillyBlackDwagonStudent Artisan Crafter
I definitely preferred the other one, even if this one is more morphologically correct. xD

Still, I always laugh when I see this. Thank you :love:
NanisKa's avatar
haha :rofl:...this is so cool!!
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DailyAtheistHobbyist Artist
Very nice. Liked the new one best too.
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DraskyVanderhoffHobbyist Writer
LOL , just that :P
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KIARAsARTProfessional General Artist
lol. Funny design!
Now if it helps to distribute knowledge of what a real retrovirus is, that would be great too ;)
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ElessarJuanHobbyist Photographer
Really nice! That's a true retrovirus! (The other pic is also fabulous)
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The-Mirrorball-ManHobbyist Digital Artist
I liked the old one but this is a definite improvement.
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FINALLY! We have discovered the cause of the dreaded 1970s outbreak of DISCO FEVER!
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Schatten-DracheHobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the previous version more - because round retro virus remind me more on disco balls (maybe you make a phage with a discoball-retrovirus by the next time - with a compleat cellular disco)
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:) a complete cellular disco sounds like a great idea!!
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Schatten-DracheHobbyist Traditional Artist
the question is who decides who can come in and who stays out? and will it be a eucaryote with VIP nucleolus or a normal procaryot?
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WeirdChenDAStudent General Artist
This one is good too...but I like the background for the retrovirus in the previous drawing.
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TordoHobbyist General Artist
I like this one better because now it actually is, and looks like, an actual virus, the other one looked more like a robot than a virus.
Velica's avatar
This one is an actual retrovirus but the other one is also a type of virus, a bacteriophage.
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TordoHobbyist General Artist
I know, it saids on the description, I was just referring to its appearance.
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