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My Little Windows by ParallaxMLP My Little Windows by ParallaxMLP
"...and-and I'm gonna put everything in tiles! And put them up on a big wall so it's easy to use. And you can change the colours and have pretty patterns in the background and stuff and move them around and I'm gonna make these things called live tiles - oh, they are really cool - they will, um, display data in real time so you can see what's up without opening your apps and I'm so excited, I can't wait for everyone to try it, I hope they like it..."

Aw, Metri. You were so eager to share your ideas.

Well, I like it. It's definitely pretty. :)

You really butchered the search feature though, just sayin'.

Say hello to "Aeris" and "Metri" - the two ponies representing Windows 7 and 8, respectively. Guess who is who ;)

They each adopt part of their OS logo's design parameters. In terms of logos, Windows 7 was quite colorful and flowing. Windows 8, meanwhile, was fairly monotone and quite boxy. It also made sense for Metri to be young, not unlike her OS :D

Why is the background grey when Windows 8 allows so many different colours? Mostly to make the characters pop. Also the other colour themes are all really rather vibrant which isn't really a good thing when you're trying to pop colourful characters in the foreground. Also my desktop is configured in this colour scheme because it's awesome (Since people will ask, no, my start screen doesn't look quite like this!).

I'm sort of wondering whether Aeris should have coloured wing-tips... hmm. Here's a version where she does: [link] what do you reckon? The problem for me is I was trying to keep red, green and blue separate as they don't sit too well together. Conversely, I do think coloured wing-tips make things more interesting. DISCUSS. :D

EDIT: Woa, this is a very polarising topic. Seems half of you like it one way, half the other. If you have reasons for why you reckon they should be coloured/not coloured, please elaborate :) maybe I should make a poll, haha.

Hmm. What if, they were "monotone" but a slightly lighter colour than the rest of her body? Like this: [link] ?
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DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah, I like her better without wingtips.
Why? Because... it is more aesthetically pleasing to me?

But you know what, if the character is likeable (and she is), I'm gonna extend that impression to her appearance and probably overlook details like that.
Maybe the only reason I like here the way she is, well, is because she is familiar? :)

Also, I think the grey background here does make the characters here the center of attention, good work for that :)

How long did this image take, if you don't mind me asking?
(if you do feel free to ignore this bit)
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
This one? I'm not sure, it's been a while haha. An afternoon or something, maybe? There isn't actually a whole ton of drawing in this, seeing as Microsoft Windows so kindly provided most of the background image :D it's also funny as plenty of people just want that background stuff gone so they can put it as a background on their start screens with their real icons in their place.
DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Edited Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm proud of this for an afternoon's work and I'm not even the one who did the work haha

HAHAH that would be a awesome :D.

If it weren't for enforceable exclusive property ownership system that Copyright seems to be,
I'd say you should offer that to the people who design the interface! (I'm assuming there are people whose jobs that is)

I'm sure it would be popular (and, in this hypothetical situation, profitable)! ;)
Zoluki Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member
This is perfect!
Rhiss Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Did you ever do a version of this without the tiles?  It'd be fun to use on my Surface, with the actual tiles. <_<
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Hey, Rhiss! Yeah I did actually, not sure how well it works but it was in the comments here... believe this was the one I linked:…
Rhiss Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
It was a pain to make work, but that's entirely on Windows, not you.  I got it in the end, but Windows wants to collapse the tiles left and up, and won't allow empty groups to get blank space.  If it'd just let me put them where I want them... still, it's set now and it's adorable.  Thanks! :)
markhunger Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
there is one physicly mentalisticly mention how did that guy made pictures *gaasp*.......magic.
iWantcoal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Windows 7 uses Windows Aero cursor set.
Windows 8 also uses aero.
applejack138 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Nice job up Thumbs Up 
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