If you’ve been hanging around the Fedora Design team lately—or dropped by one of our recent Fedora Design Team Live Sessions —you may be aware of a very cool artwork project one of our interns has been working on. Lauryn Dake has done a revamp of the character designs for the entire cast of Fedora characters, including the Beefy Miracle, panda, and badges badger!
The idea here is our current character artwork is a bit dis-jointed. For example, the pandas in our badge system are drawn in a very different style than the badger, and the original Beefy Miracle artwork is in yet another older style. We want to give our characters all a fresher, more expressive look. Also, this allows them to hang together more cohesively under the same style / approach.
We wanted to share this ongoing project with you and get your feedback and ideas. How is your team using these characters? What poses for these characters would be helpful for you to have graphics of? What formats would you like some of the artwork in?
Meet the Fedora Panda
Our Panda has retained the nuclear symbol on her belly in Lauryn’s revamp (you may recall the old Fedora 404 pages that featured this glowing mark on her belly) and Lauryn has introduced a concept of the mark shifting colors here on this character sheet. How do you think we could use the different colors?
Meat^w Meet the Beefy Miracle
Here’s an updated version of the Beefy Miracle. You can see he has the same beady, twinkling eyes, and of course the mustard is still indicating progress.
Here is Badger, wearing their shades.
There are a few other minor characters in the Fedora character universe that Lauryn is also taking a look at. (More information in the ticket.)
How will these designs be used?
We want to use these awesome designs in community-focused materials to maintain a sense of fun in the Fedora community!
One initial project that is already looking to use these designs is “How Do You Fedora?” video series kicked off by another intern, Gabbie Chang. Fedora Design team member Kyle Conway has been working on designing title cards and overlays for this video series and incorporating these character designs:
If you have ideas for how you’d like to see these designs used in Fedora, reach out to the Fedora design team or drop a note here in the comments!
If you have any experience with Synfig, we are looking to potentially create animations of the characters and could use your expertise. 🙂
Meet the Designer
Hi everyone! My name is Lauryn Dake. I’m an animation major at ASU, and I’ll be working as a design team intern until the fall. I like to draw (obviously lol), as well as play chess and video games! (My favorites are Hollow Knight & Stardew Valley, because I have immaculate taste.) I’m really excited to be here! Nice to meet all of you 🙂