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My Little Safari

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Published: June 9, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 ParallaxMLP
Holy shit... I am so sick of the Safari icon after trying to vector this. I should've just cheated and copied it from the web or something. But no, I sat there and recreated the whole thing from scratch(afterthought edit: EXCEPT the maps. There is freely available source art for that insanity online. I built these not-quite recognisable continents from those, which was slightly less painful than picking up an atlas, haha). Derp. *[Hatred/grudging respect for whoever designed it]*

This is why it doesn't look quite the same as the original (I don't think the landmass in the compass face is very recognisable... call it a stab in the dark at Equestria's geography, heh), and it also lacks the little loop/chain ring at the top of the 'compass'. There's another reason for that, though; it was making the icon look too small, so I lopped it off to have room to make the rest bigger :D

ANYWAY - here we are! Safari. At last. I guess we could just call her Safari, but I'm open to suggestions.

Windows icon!

Mac icon!


Many thanks to :icontychovhargon: for the suggestion on why Mac icons were coming out over-saturated. (if you're reading, I can't get that solution to work, haha, but I think I've found a way round it now I know what the problem was!)
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CharlyDasher's avatar
CharlyDasherHobbyist Digital Artist
Safari works perfect on Macs but its port to Windows is just SO sh*tty and laggy!
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AKA-38CAUTIONStudent Digital Artist
This used to be old icon back than. :( anyway, great job :D
midnightsun100's avatar
midnightsun100Hobbyist Photographer
friggen awesome 
Cooper31's avatar
Cooper31Hobbyist General Artist
Let's search this good art on safari!
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iWantcoalHobbyist Digital Artist
How did you do the smooth shading of the metal rim?
Oh, just in case you still need a name suggestion:

Globie ('cause the map)
Hyperlink (safari on the web?)
ParallaxMLP's avatar
Thanks for looking! The metal rim involved many overlaid circles of varying shades, offset from center and blended together (blurred edges). This one's got a name now, she's Saffire in the comics: parallaxmlp.deviantart.com/art…
ThaVrisco's avatar
I'm on Safari as I type.
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lilapplegirlHobbyist General Artist
could you do an MS paint or Snipping tool pony? heck you probably don't have snip... it's useful though!
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loler920aHobbyist Filmographer
You should make a google chrome icon next. Very nice work by the way I can't handle vectors that much.
Tiger610's avatar
Tiger610Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< i name her always szafira
Centaur71's avatar
well, SAFARI-so goody *rimshot* (watch her try to kick my ass for that gag...)
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winvistauser001Hobbyist General Artist
I'm using Safari on Windows to send this comment.

I'd call that pony one of the following:
Internet Nomad
Digital Atlas
World Browser
ZeoNet's avatar
*sees username*

Safari on Vista? How suckish.
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winvistauser001Hobbyist General Artist
I originally went with the name "winvistauser001" because I was using Windows Vista Home Basic on my computer at the time I signed up for Deviantart. I was using Safari on a Windows SEVEN laptop.
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winvistauser001Hobbyist General Artist
Is that supposed to be a joke or something?
K0IRA's avatar
K0IRAStudent Traditional Artist
Safaria :D
backup-character's avatar
Safari sucks a dick but this pony is pretty sweet! Like the way you did the two toned mane.
Lesik2008's avatar
Lesik2008Student Filmographer
+1
Tiger610's avatar
Tiger610Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< + 
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