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Neutral Ground by ParallaxMLP Neutral Ground by ParallaxMLP
So…. Apathia! Here she is. Sleeping. Which, I assume, is something she's rather good at. :D

"It might look uncomfortable, but the inside of the orb is completely silent and provides a sensation of soft support and greatly reduced body weight, making it a great place to curl up after a busy day of doing nothing whatsoever."

Apathia has yet to make an appearance in My Little Websurfers, but she will!

I really like how this came out. Makes me want a forcefield orb thing. Apathia's character lacks any sort of vibrancy in colour, grey was a little boring to work with so I opted for a muted green which complements the other two backgrounds nicely:





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:iconeisgarth:
Personally I think this could have looked quite nice in grayscale.
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Krazzulimaii Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is Apathia reddit-only, or is she a generic apathetic pony?
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:iconpaxlator:
Judging by her snoo-antenna horn and her cutie mark, I'd say reddit-specific.
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:iconkrazzulimaii:
Krazzulimaii Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good eye there, thanks
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PencilPonies Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A pony based on apathy? LOVE IT xD
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JessicaNomNomz Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i hope you dont mind if i use this as my desktop, this pic is awesome X3
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HorusLV Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You should make a tutorial for stuff like this (especially light and shadow effects): it's too much AWESOME.
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:iconparallaxmlp:
Thanks for the feedback! :) I'd be a bit crap at teaching, though! :D
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HorusLV Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You welcome. XP
Hmm... yah. Can be also annoying to write lessons.
But... there's still a thing I'd like to know: did you use a texture to make... ehh... that... "quadrant effect" you used for the barrier? Or did you draw every single notch by yourself?
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:iconparallaxmlp:
Definitely not every individual notch! That would be a nightmare to draw manually (and get it precise, anyway) :D

The orb itself comprises about 18 individual layers. As for the quadrant effect, that was made by combining several different circular vector paths with stroke effects to "split them up" and some filters run on top, like radial zoom blur, to draw them out into nice elongated lines :D using a low quality blur setting also lends a nice, grainy aesthetic to the orb when viewed up close.
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