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Linspire-tan Wallpaper by transfuse Linspire-tan Wallpaper by transfuse
I was planning on drawing one of the OS Girls for a while now so I figured I might as well draw one and submit it to the Linspire contest. I was a little surprised to find that there weren't many drawings of this cute gal. The only good one I could find was a tiny little mug-shot over at

If you're not familiar with the OS Girls (OS-tan), you can read all about this cool little phenomenon in this Wikipedia article:

OS Girls Article

There's a small snippet at the bottom about Linspire-tan. You can also find more OS Girl pics (and a few crappy Lin-tan pics) here:

OS-tan pics

The OS Girls are usually drawn in a cutesy way, but I thought it'd be neat to draw one in a more grown-up, sexy manner. I changed her outfit significantly because the original one was absurdly boring and uninspiring. Guess you could say the new outfit's more "Linspiring", gya ha!

*dodges tomatoes"

Anyhow, comments and critiques are always welcome. ^_^

Oh, and you can check out a full-body version of this pic here:

Full body shot

-Photoshop CS, 9 hours 45 minutes

[edit] I made the top of her head a little smaller 'cause it looked really big in the previous version. Also, should there be any copyright issues (and I'm pretty sure there aren't since noone is credited to creating the OS Girls) this is just a picture of a Linspire-tan cosplayer. :3
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saishadow Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
kkht311 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
So cool.
Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool
ultranegro254 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
fuckin nice!!
geotiger Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
as always you give art with nice effects and details with fine lines great work
Ransie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
great job
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
super sexeh model but does anyone use linspire?

i recently downloaded the "olpc one laptop per child" os. i used it as a live cd. its using the new Sugar interface. so weird. im not entirely sure what the distro is called, i guess "Olpc Sugar".

we need a OlpcSugar-Tan!
transfuse Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know a single person who uses Linspire. But it was fun drawing Linspire-tan. :)
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes I can imagine the excitement of portraying an object such as an OS, as a beautiful women. Two things that intrigue smart guys. Perhaps everyone should have an OS tan as a mascott for their own collection of ideas and views. For example i list life tutorials at my website, but i lack a mascott. os-tans give a human (and in this case beautiful) image on tools such as..well an OS. hmmm. i need to make my own os tan. to an extent, i've asked artists to draw my 'fantasy' woman. so i guess i could run with that. anywho... good job and keep it up :p
kcsnipes Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very pretty art
DOA-Maritime Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
very nice~! I love her make-up.
iwannabesquid Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
I like the facial features, the anatomy in general, very organic, the only thing, I do not like is the hair...the hair looks like it just doesn't match the body...a lil more detail, a lil more realistic and i'td be perfect...but thats just me. Definate props, this is some choice work *thumbs up*
~Teh Hansel - AKA Raptor Jesus - AKA iwannabesquid
pegacorn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the glowing ring around her!! she's so goddess-like!
Afrodisium Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Now that is an awesome Linspire wallpaper. I'd use it on my Linspire machine, except it's at work, and I work in a Catholic high school. They generally frown on these kinds of imagery. :D
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, that's probably why I didn't even get an honorable mention in the contest. :3
tsukiyo-chan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
linspire-tan~~~~ my friend is trying to get linspire for his comp o O; i dunno
wheeeeee i haven't seen one of the os tans in a while X3 squeee this is great!
yosh-dewd Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty, so beautiful, so GREEN :love:
WZot Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2004
Wow...I would install Linspire just to get that background! Great work!
transfuse Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, you could always just use it on your Windows system. That's what I'm doing. =)
pashun8 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004  Professional General Artist
dude....i love how bad (as in "i'm not bad...i'm just drawn that way!") you draw women...
curious as to how you'd draw me...

anyhow...hope you win !!
would be a forward-thinking move on their part...

transfuse Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliments. =) You're a very attractive woman-- so attractive, I might actually take you up on that curiosity. :3
pashun8 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2004  Professional General Artist
sweet !!

let me know if i can help with anything...

transfuse Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
All you need to do is just be your hot, sexy self. ;D

Btw, here's something that might interest you:


pashun8 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004  Professional General Artist
loved it so much that i've incorporated it into my signature !!

it so rocks !!

:hug: :kiss:
RubiaWars Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Wishes you the dearest luck int he contest....
transfuse Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, but I'm pretty sure mine won't even be considered since it's not abstract enough. =)
Brahmac Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004
Mr. Transfuse, this is hella cool. All the attention to detail in this illustration is amazing, from the glow on the clothing’s material, to the curves of the figure.

However, there are some improvements that can be made:

You can add in more detail to the characters hair, that way it will look more complete. You see, the eye tends to focus more on the characters clothing and not as much to the characters head.

Also, you need a more interesting background. However you do not want to make the background too complicated as it will take away the focus on the character, a relatively simple background would be perfect so that the character doesn’t look too alone.

One more thing, you should change the skin color. Try making it more yellow with some orange; this will compliment the green on her clothing very well.

Some suggestions:

Flip the words "Linspire System Access" horizontally so that it can be readable. Most people won’t spend the time trying to decipher the words. So if it is unreadable it might as well not be there (unless it is used as part of the design and is not supposed to be readable). It would also look more interesting if you throw some light beams in there. So that it looks like it is a futuristic laser display.

I hope that some of my input will help you out. This is a kick a$$ piece. It just needs some work to become a master piece.

I have some other ideas if you are interested. Just let me know.
ZellDincht1225 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very kewl i really like the colors
Grafik Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
the idea is good, but very wrong anatomic propotions, left shoulder, arms, legs, the colours are good!
lonewolfed3 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
this is amazeing, i like the colors
ThechemistNL Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004   Photographer
whoa! :eyepopping: she's sexy...
DarkPiro Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
this is excelleny work I'm gonna :+favlove:
cause u do such outstanding art
WithoutRemorse Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004   Photographer
The best Linspire wallpaper yet xD
Mr-KaMiKaZe Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
WoW SO Cute and very CooL!
sketch777 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
What a weird web art phenomenon. Anywho, looks good! <3
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
The funniest part about the OS Girls is when Dr. Norton has to inspect them for viruses. Basically he makes them get naked and then hilarity of the hentai persuasion ensues. :3
sketch777 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
I'd like to see a pic of that. ;D
scamwich Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
Hmmm, cool. There's a lot of history to this I see. Your entry looks great, BTW. Out of the ones I've seen, this one is catching my eye the most. Go CJ, Go!
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
I'm goin', dude, I'm goin'!

Yeah, a lot of the entries are really, really boring and uninspiring. The ones that're just Photoshop filters slopped around are the worst. There's virtually no work in those at all. I really don't care if I win anything, but I'm gonna be pissed if one of those abstarct PS filtered things wins. I think a lot of people are missing the point of making an entry that's well done and that goes with the theme. I've seen retards post random crap that isn't even wallpaper-sized OR related to Linspire in any way. Some people can be absolute morons.

I did see some entries that were pretty good though, but those were few and far between. =/
SilverShadeChaos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
little OS girl plushies need to come with the software packages.
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
OS Girl plushies. Dude, you've got a winning idea there. Those things would sell like smack in front of a methadone clinic. $_$
panache Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh thats awesome. :D
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