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Commodore 64-tan and Amiga-tan by C-quel Commodore 64-tan and Amiga-tan by C-quel
After the first two of C-chan's drawings, he began drawing "chibi" OS-tan images in order to propose preconcept designs for a number of new OS-tan characters, without the labor-intensive delay of drawing full-body characters. Averaging about two chibis per weekend and with the designs being too simple to require much Photoshop post-production, the exercise steadily got him more and more accustomed with Inkscape.

Once he returned to creating another image with full-body characters, the drawing time was cut-down significantly.

The portraiture, featuring [once again] AmigaOS-tan with her older sister C64-tan posing for a picture, still shows some dated design elements, but at least is a bit more streamlined and dynamic than his first AmigaOS-tan attempt.

Amiga-tan continues to wear her boingball outfit, but C64-tan is wearing the undecorated tunic portion of her old military uniform (back when she was in the service of the old Commodore Family fleet). Presumably she wore a naval cap as well as a huge collection of badges and medals, but either lost most of those things or simply doesn't need so much "bling" on her present-day civilian self. The Naruto-style headband is not part of her clothing, but just a gimmick meant to show how up-to-date she [thinks she] is about Anime pop culture references -- with any luck, she's probably wearing a Code Geass prop by now.

Incidentally, the cap that Amiga-tan wears is also the last vestige of her old cadet uniform from the 1980's, which is why it features the now obsolete Amiga logo.

[Note: a pesky disclaimer is still in there somewhere, but is now at least better hidden.]
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:iconseaoftheforgotten:
SeaoftheForgotten Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
nothing is safe from the fan-made mascot brigade....
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zoepapillon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
So nerdy but so cuuute
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Very cute, those were two great machines.
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C-quel Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much.  This was my first drawing I actually loved to make, and yes they were great machines even today. :)
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RaffaeleMegabyte Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Hello C-Chan. May I add your art to my group #AmigaArtists?

Thank you for any response.

Ciao,

RAF
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C-quel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes you may, I've just approved the additions.
Thank you.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like Amiga-Tan's rainbow-colored eyes...I've never seen that before on an anime girl, or on anyone. The Amiga was an awesome system, I wish I knew how to get more out of my copy of WinUAE...I can only really use it to play Lemmings and Turrican so far.

As for the C64, my roommate has always wanted one, like an actual one...he's used emulation, but wants an actual Commodore. I've never gotten to experience the C64 yet, but I hope I do someday. I also wanted an Amiga 1200 for Christmas last year, but I didn't get one. So I'll stick with WinUAE.
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C-quel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow, you got some cool stuff on your page. :3

And thank you... yeah, even millions of years ago when I first published this drawing (circa 2006), I did get a lot of praise from her unique eyes -- and indeed, I hadn't seen any anime girl with that design choice prior to that, and never did afterwards. It's kind of a small point I'm proud of,... or well, as proud as you can be for archaic and forgotten character designs. ^^;

Oh, and you both have great tastes I see. :D
The C64 is infinitely-easier to get a hold of on eBay, so your roommate shouldn't have any problem securing a little breadbox for less than $100 (give or take some caveats, of course). The Amiga, on the other hand, is a bit more rare, but they're out there to some degree. ^__^

Not sure how many of the successor projects are still around, though... I was tracking MorphOS and AROS for a while. ^^
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have cool stuff on my page? Thanks! Your stuff is pretty nice as well. So I see you liek teh ponies too! And pigs...

Yeah Amiga-Tan's rainbow eyes inspired me to do a slight redesign on the eyes of one of my OCs...she's a biomechanical angel, and since the rainbow eyes looked to me like the reflecty effect you see on some camera lenses, giving her purple/blue eyes a rainbow sheen to them (and adding an iris aperture visible behind her pupils) might complete the biomechanical effect for her. So thanks!

Thanks, I know...we do have good tastes, especially since we both love retro game music and gaming.
That makes sense that the Commodore 64 would be so easy to acquire, because it was the best-selling personal computer of all time, and as a result tons of them were probably made. As for securing an A1200, that machine was produced between 1992 and 1996, as opposed to between 1982 and 1994, so only four years as opposed to twelve years of production is certainly a reason why it would be more scarce. I have seen A1200s for sale on eBay or Craigslist for about as much as an Xb0x 360 with one of the larger hard drives ($250 to $300-ish) and that often included the monitor, the mouse and usually a large amount of old games. In addition the Amigas produced later on (like the A600 and the A1200) can be modified to accept an 8GB solid-state drive to replace their old, failing hard drives, and you can apparently hot-swap Kickstart ROMs as well. I still wanna stick with WinUAE or Amiga Forever though...

Hmm...have you seen the AmigaOne project? They were slated to release the Amiga X1000 by the middle of this year, but I'm not sure how well that's going.
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C-quel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha, technically still love pigs more than ponies, but everyone else likes ze poniez so I cater accordingly. ^^

The best combination is of course pig ponies: [link]

Oh, and no problem, that sounds like it would look really cool, and I'm still glad that even after all these years, people still find Amiga-tan's design appealing. ^^

I did have other drawings of her, though, including an unfinished one in her "cadet" years (meant to represent her during the 1980's):

[link]

And also representations of Commodore 128 and the VIC-20:

[link]

Ah, $250-ish is not a bad price for a working vintage device... but admittedly, isn't exactly a throwaway price either. So yeah, at least for now it might be more cost effective to stick with emulators, and maybe just land the hardware casually over the course of time (maybe you could get yourselves a Commodore PET for some really hardcore retro gaming). :P

Oh, and that AmigaOne project has been slating a release for like forever, ever since I drew Amiga-tan. That's the problem with the Amigans, they're always a victim of endless empty promises, and they're loyal enough to put up with all of it. It's sad how a great OS got stuck with a never-ending series of dolts who sell it. XD
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TailsKriby Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Hello New Wallpaper, I've had a recent interest in the C64 and Amiga (I'm sticking with Emulation though) and I'm also considering buying Amiga Forever 2012 next week as I've got my interest hyped thanks to ashens and phreakindee (a.k.a. the LGR Guy) on YouTube
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C-quel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, why thank you. ^^
This one has a special place in my heart as my first large-scale vector image that did not suck [much]. The irony being that I only spent a few hours on it... it was meant to be a quick pick-me-up for a C64-loving friend of mine back then who needed a cheer, and it turned out to have been my best picture to that date. So it's true that sometimes good things happen when you least expect it. ^^;

I can't say that I'm not the least bit curious as to how the Amiga scene has faired recently, especially offshoots like MorphOS and such. ^^
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TailsKriby Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012   Digital Artist
It's fine, I'm more into it because of my interest of learning more and more about Computers :)
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C-quel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thata good, thats kind of how I learned about all these systems too. ^^
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commodore256 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Ready
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:iconc-quel:
C-quel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOAD "*", 8, 1
RUN
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commodore256 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
10 PRINT "INFINITE LOOP"
20 GOTO 10
RUN
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ImperialProductions Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Is it possible to get this at a higher resolution? Thanks.
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C-quel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hey hey, ^^

Wish I could, but this was back when I still used half-Photoshop for my images (in 2006), so that's actually as big as I ever made the image. Later on I did 100% vector images in Inkscape, but way too late to salvage this one. :(

Real sorry about it, but thank you for the interest. ^^
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Gydo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Great work and cheers from a first hour amiga 500 and up user/lover and somewhat later anime fan! Awesome in both accounts!
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C-quel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the comments. ^^

Although the image here was uploaded a few years ago, I actually drew this way back in 2006... so it's definitely an oldie (haven't done OS-tan art in years). But so glad even to this day it has the occasional fan. ^^
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earthwormjimx3 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Great Artwork!!! Now nobody will say that Anime Fans can get along with Retro Computing Fans! Everyone wins with this beautiful, or "Sugoi" and "Kawaii", artwork. I Love It!!!
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C-quel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey hey, thank you... although this one was drawn AGES ago (back in 2006), so if it didn't gain much traction then, doubt it'll go far beyond its sub-niche now. ^^;

But hope it'll serve your own purposes well. =v=
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rascranasingha Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Soo Fricking Cute... And Damn Awesome Work! LOVE IT :D
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:iconc-quel:
C-quel Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Although this one's an oldie. ^__^
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Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
soooo lovely! We had an amiga 500
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:iconc-quel:
C-quel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, although this is one of my older pics. ^^'
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Elrozs Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
ok this is just ADORABLE!!!!! :)
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:iconc-quel:
C-quel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. ^^
[though granted, it's a little on the old side, circa 2006] ^__^;
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Elrozs Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
hey when I go looking for specific stuff I could care less how old it is :D These two arre just cute :) I may use them as my desktop if you don't care :blush:
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C-quel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe, of course you can. In fact. the drawing was licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA, so you can use/distribute/modify it without even asking me. :)

[although wow! that's old too... I don't use the Non-Commercial clause anymore] -v-
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Elrozs Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
it's considered polite to ask :)
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:iconc-quel:
C-quel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And practical too... that way I know people like it. ^^
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Elrozs Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
indeed!
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gejm Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
It was my wallpaper before I created my DA account (found in Google). This is the best ever
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:iconc-quel:
C-quel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. ^^
The irony is that that was my first "spur of the moment" drawings -- usually I would take my time planning things out and making sure everything was carefully prepared. Here I just drew and tweaked until I liked the results. ^__^
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piet-san Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Aaaaaaaaah yeah! I own 2x C64s and one Amiga 500 BTW ;P
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C-quel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice! I imagine then that you really love pages like these:

[link]

That is, unless you want to keep your girls in their original pristine shape. ^^
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piet-san Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yeah, I also have masses of peripherals for them. I really care about them... But it's not like they are packed and untouched, I use C64 very often (to view demos for example) ;P In Poland there still are some people who still use it and even make C64 parties ;P (Like Silesia Party, for example). Unfortunately, I'm too young to attend them ;P
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C-quel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol at age discrimination. ^^;

I certainly don't disbelieve that -- in all my OS-tan studies, I hear of hundreds of old but trustworthy systems that are still used all over the world, and maintained in tip-top shape (sometimes by the addition of modern peripheral hardware like what I showed you). ^^

The ZX Spectrum, for example, still has its niches. ^^

[link]

Oh, and there's one final sketch you might be interested in (although it's still unfinished):

[link]
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piet-san Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. These old OSes like... OS2/Warp? (I want to run it, so I'm looking for it)
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C-quel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, there is an OS/2 Warp-tan too. ^__^

[link]

[link]

[link]

[link]
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piet-san Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great xD
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Topaz1963 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
OMG Amiga girls? Sweet!
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C-quel Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank ye! ^^

Yes, Amiga was my very first OS-tan (I wanted to make a System I UNIX-tan first, but figured I'd save her for later, and thus the rest is history). ^__^

Don't forget the lovely daughters!
[link]

And additional stepsisters:
[link]

Unfortunately I never got around to drawing her mum, except in this stamp [middle entry]:
[link]
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PippinIncarnate Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
ADORABLEEEEEEEEE
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C-quel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank ye. ^__^
This is also one of my [or technically C-chan's) older works, but happy to say it's one of the few old ones that has aged well. ^^
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Chukkz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
As an old Amiga fan (I had no IBM PC till 2000) I like this representation of both C64 and Amiga (and quite enjoyed the description ;) ). Good work.
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C-quel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, Chuk. ^^

Ironically I never owned either system myself, although my brother did get C64 games to play on our old Atari 8-bit. ^.^

This picture is an oldie, but glad you liked it. ^-^

I'm in the process of [getting back to] creating a large Commodore-Amiga family portraiture, featuring Commodore PET, VIC20, 64, 128, 65, Plus/4, TripOS, Amiga, MorphOS and AROS. ^v^

In fact my friend, who loved the idea, already started one such picture on her own. ^__^

[link]

[link]

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In any event, just curious but even though you have an x86 machine now, do you still have your old Amiga PC (or one of the newer PowerPC variants)? A lot of the other Amiga fans that liked this picture still have or use their old hardware.

One actually informed me about Amy, which is why I've cameo-ed some squirrel's in Amiga-san's later pictures. ^^
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Chukkz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Indeed, the mainreason why I stumbled upon this was because I was getting my amigas out oncemore... I had 2 A500´s, one was bought and the other one was given to me later by someone who did not need it anymore. Sadly the bought one does have some error and does not come up correctly, but the other one still works fine (just the reset key combo seems not to work for some reason.)

I´d love to have a more modern variant to set it up as a second computer, seeing those can do internet and all.

While I normally do not use it really, I have installed Win UAE (Emulator) to play some of the old games, and the RGB screen I still have works as screen for my PS2.
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