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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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markhunger Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  New member
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  New member
Nice job up Thumbs Up 
Antibullllseye Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Photographer
I've dealt with both Windows 7 and 8/8.1 and I like both. When it came to choosing one for my PC I went with 7 because more programs are supported and it is reliably stable. 8/8.1 is basically Windows 7 with a more graphics heavy UI and some more features. I will admit that the first time I used 8/8.1 I was completely confused, but after a few days of use I had it figured out. All I can say is that 7 is a good desktop OS and 8/8.1 is more mobile/tablet oriented. And that none will be as stable as XP and none (I hope) will ever be as terribad as Vista. (If I remember correctly somewhere around half the computers in the world are still running Windows XP.)
EllyCoo9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Art Rage Studio comes with many cheaper Wacom tablets (like the Bamboo range, although I think they're just called Intuos now).

The latest Illustrator and Photoshop you can get on monthly subscription now, with a discount if you're a student or somesuch. Alternatively you will very likely find "free" versions floating around the web -_- I'm not sure Adobe really mind the piracy since it gets more people hooked on their products and probably leads to more purchases later down the road. That's really up to you.

Alternatively there are various free programs for vector and raster art which seem to work great for people!
EllyCoo9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I can't find any... And damn, I don't have a wacom tablet! Well, I'm not good at vectors anyway, so... ^^;
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Have a go at Inkscape:

 Loads of tutorials online for MLP art as well, I think (YouTube, and here on DA).

Great thing about vector art is you don't necessarily have to BE good - just patient. You can change and edit every single line or object you draw until it looks how you really want!
EllyCoo9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... but I'm not patient. Dx And I hate when the design is too pixelized and old, (that's why I have a mac) so I give up fast because it annoys me :/
Roo-Gryphon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
can we get this  without the interface... its really confusing with it there with windows 8.1 ;) and i really want this on my tablet
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