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The Yellow-Bit Road by ParallaxMLP The Yellow-Bit Road by ParallaxMLP
The older regions of any network were always more interesting to her, and this one was proving no exception. There was none of that heavily abstracted, multi-layered nonsense she regularly dealt with. Not here. A simple place with simple aesthetics, content could be found in plain sight here, quietly awaiting processing - not wrapped in the awkward tinsel of elaborate markup languages and difficult scripts. This browsing experience was much more relaxing. In its own simplistic way, it was deeper, and more meaningful.

There was no reason to travel this way. No need to take such a long way round, past all the old and obsolete data, their relevance long since lost on the modern world. But as the warm light of the digital sun set in the distance, and the gentle glow of the webscape took over, she strolled onwards in silent appreciation. Onwards, down the Yellow-Bit Road.


More Pepsi/Opera! Here you go. This started as a fairly basic image (just Pepsi on her own)... then I got carried away. I need to let it go though, got other stuff to do. So here it is, as is!

What would it be like to ignore the directions of the Internet's various routers and switchgear, and take an old pathway, once buzzing with activity but long abandoned, to reach your destination? I like to think, were you to visualise it, that such a route would look fairly low-res and pixelated (and awesome). Not unlike the original Tron, I suppose :D of which parts of this could be quite reminiscent.

2880x1800 res, let me know if you need bigger though (can't imagine why!).

Low-light images are tricky. In the draft phase there was nothing about this image which looked right but I'm fairly happy to let it go now. If I don't I'll just waste more time tweaking things, and there's Websurfer comics to finish... :)
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:iconspawnofmetroid:
spawnofmetroid Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
A great picture, I only found the all of browse ponies today and they are fantastic. I may regret this but.... GOOGLE CHROME FOREVEEEEEEEEEEER!
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
it's like TRON 2.5 meets MLP sweet!
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:iconzeonet:
ZeoNet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
A ponification of the Raspberry Pi would be magnificent.

Of course, if you'd rather not, that's fine too... please
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I met the people at Raspberry Pi the other day, as it happens! Nice bunch. Will mull this one over!
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:icontsalomon:
tsalomon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to see a speedpaint/timelapse of how you create your wonderfull art.
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Thanks!! But I think it would be really boring, heh. A lot of fiddling with tiny, inconsequential parts of the art interspersed with random visits to random websites because I'm not very well focused/became frustrated with whatever I was drawing... :D
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Blackalphadragon96 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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ThunderingAlicorn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should ponify YouTube! Or Minecraft, or Nintendo, or...:squee: Stare  Facepalm  



I really must stop rambling like this.


Btw, anyone know how to make the really tiny letters?
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Use: <sub> then the text you'd like squishified </sub>. 

:D I use it fairly often...
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:iconthe-cherry-sky:
the-cherry-sky Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Would it be rude if I asked if there was a version of this without Opera? I don't want to offend you I just think the scenery itself is awesome. sorry ;-;
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the-cherry-sky Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I love the background to death. Opera was a nice touch :D
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:iconzedef:
zedef Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then the road turns 90 degrees to a vertical cliff-face, and there's a construction sign (complete with flashing orange lights) that says "Error 404"
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
HAH. I like it!
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:iconzedef:
zedef Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :3
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:iconsuperpony05:
superpony05 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
hehe yellow BIT road good one
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:iconkiko-the-eevee:
Kiko-The-Eevee Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing and awesome
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:iconcdpaliden:
Cdpaliden Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, the classics of the internet...anything older than a week! XD

I really like this one, it has that je ne sais qui that makes it a pleasure to look at!
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:iconclon-ed:
Clon-ED Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Do a Opera Next Pony :3
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:iconfable4693:
Fable4693 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I DID IT!
[link]
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:iconsightlessone:
SightlessOne Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Beautiful man, I absolutely love it !
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:iconsortekanin:
SorteKanin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I like the idea of that kind of pathway through the network.. but why yellow?
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:iconfrankyflame:
FrankyFlame Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Artist
Awesome.
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:iconmagicstarthekitty:
MagicstarTheKitty Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cute!
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:iconmerkleythedrunken:
MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
It looks so peaceful!
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:iconsuperperegrine:
superperegrine Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
You should make something similar with Chromia and Chromebooks or perhaps Kindle and the Firefox OS phones!
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:iconamandaam:
amandaam Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lets go!
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:iconpisti01:
pisti01 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Really nice.
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:iconfrong:
frong Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
There's always value in simplicity, no matter how advanced technology gets. Simpler things are easier to handle and less likely to break.

Oh, and the pic is great, too. =P
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:iconzakgeki:
Zakgeki Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
This will make an excellent desktop background!
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:iconmythogamer:
Mythogamer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
This may be my favorite so far. I love the deep, rich atmosphere!
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:iconjetjk3:
JETJK3 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
This is so Wonderfully made and such a Terrific job. :squee:
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:iconvynthedragon:
VynTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
Will we get a opera next pony soon? It'll be awesome!
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:iconthegraphitephoto:
TheGraphitePhoto Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing... Just simply... Amazing...
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:iconvaryllus:
Varyllus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Always love these :D Thanks for another!
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:icondj-applej-sound:
DJ-AppleJ-Sound Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Such beautiful...
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:iconmalwinters:
MalWinters Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the glowing bits, this is just stunning :3
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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
very beautiful :3
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:iconhere-for-the-ponies:
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really love how you make the environment look organic as opposed to that all too common style of having circuits, projections, and raw data imitating organic objects.
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:iconhere-for-the-ponies:
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
All in that electric blue color if I might add to that description.
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Generic-username Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is simple but so wonderful.
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:icondrasvin:
Drasvin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Excellent. And I would imagine visiting the older areas of the net would be relaxing for digital entities with a more old-fashioned bent. I doubt Chromia/Chrome or Kindle/Firefox would like such places that much.
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PrincessRyry02 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice oc, I really wub the landscape and how it was in set up!
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:iconbravo539:
Bravo539 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang, that is some gorgeous work right there...
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I love the cyberspace background!
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:icontarripup:
TarriPup Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Opera Pony aside, I really do love the atmosphere of this piece, and the stroll through an old pathway.... who wouldn't want to take the old road now and then? It can be an adventure to the past, memories long forgotten, but an experience of which the newer generation of pony shall never see! :D
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Elzipper7 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
This is so cool. Everything about it has *that* feel to it, y'know? I like it!
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:iconmagic3w:
Magic3W Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I love how you depict browsers. The whole "let's go on an adventure on something as common as the Internet nowadays" is reallly amazing, it makes you feel like the Internet is a living thing, a world full of adventure and interesting encounters rather than just a bunch of copper cables that connect metal boxes with blinking lights.

I really like your work on these things and want to thank you for sharing!
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genstian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Beware, there are hidden treasures down there, like the first echos and pings of the internet.

Ow those good old IMP and PDP-11 routes.

Maybe she finds the hidden route out of the TCP/IP world, and into the old Xerox network? Or even NetWare/NCP.

Out there be monsters!
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