Sara, the OpenGameArt mascot

... but in my style.

The references (under) and my remake (on top). Click to enlarge and see the brush work. While doing a long commission for the next campaign of Framasoft, I'm still playing at the evening with doing these remakes of free and libre culture characters. I'm not sure yet what will be the next one, but I want to continue that.

Important attribution complement if you plan to reuse: "by David Revoy, a derivation from an original design by Mandi Paugh. CC-BY-4.0"

(update) Speedpainting timelapse videos ▶️ Ptb:
▶️ Ytb:

License: "Sara, the OpenGameArt mascot" by David Revoy − CC-BY 4.0
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link Alex  

This looks phenomenal.
The shapes are very feminine and you absolutely matched the lighting.
Really good work indeed.

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> I'm not sure yet what will be the next one, but I want to continue that.

If this was a request for recommendations, might I offer as an option Wikipe-tan, the unofficial but widespread mascot of Wikipedia? There are model sheets on Wikimedia Commons for her from infancy to adulthood :)
If it wasn't a request, feel free to ignore this and do whatever you decide anyway :D

link David Revoy Author,

Wow! Wikipe-tan, I had no idea this mascot existed. Thanks!
I also really like the two other ones I discovered: Commons-tan, and Quote-tan. Nice. I'll bookmark them and keep that in a corner.

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link Andreas  

Hi David,

great work. I like the colors a lot. Qick technical question about the timelapse Video: Where i can see, that this soundtrack is CC BY ? Is this just indicated by "Royality Free Music" in the Titel? Iam confused ^^

link David Revoy Author,

Hey Andreas, Thanks!
You'll find the sentence "Sakuya2(Royalty Free Music) By PeriTune is licensed under a Creative Commons License." with Creative Commons License linking to a CC-By-3.0 on (unfold the description). I found the music on a French website; . I hope it helps!

link Andreas  

Oh i really missed this obviously unfoldable icon. Never used soundcloud before (can't see the forest for the trees i guess). Thanks a lot for your fast reply David.

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saw the latest blog post, how lovely!

link David Revoy Author,

Thank you for pointing to her! ;-) She is a mascot with a lot of potential but controversial because of the French maid dress. I'm sure if more artists tried to give her design a new spin without the maid dress, it would help to make her more popular.

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I agree. I think its a holdover from her origins among the other OS-tans of the early 2000s, many of whom had meido outfits...and to indicate that she works hard to improve the encyclopedia and remove vandalism (to this day the symbol of WP admins is the mop, because really they are more like problem-handlers than authorities). But I'd say it's too servile a costume for what should be a quite dynamic character in the same way that the project she represents is ever-changing. So I am very appreciative of your interpretation of her here, and other recent fanarts like and

link David Revoy Author,

Thanks for telling me about this perspective on the original intent of her outfit.
I can understand it was more innocent than I thought.
(I saw only the eroticized costume).
Thanks for the links!

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