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My Little iTunes by ParallaxMLP My Little iTunes by ParallaxMLP
So, finally... my concept for iTunes. :)

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I hope, in light of recent events that should now be resolved, there will be no upset over me releasing another app icon :D iTunes has often been requested, been sitting on it for a while (sorry... other stuff distracting!) so here we go!

She needs a name. I was thinking "Harmony" but it might be at odds with her character, which I would imagine is rather strong-willed and forceful. Or maybe that disparity would be an appealing aesthetic. There was also "Pulse" or "Lilta" but I'm open to suggestions :D

Maybe Caesura (see-sure-ah)? This is a musical term which means "a brief, silent pause, during which time is not counted". Which sounds all sorts of deep and meaningful until you remember it's just a squiggle in music notation. Heh.

She would have a strained relationship with other media-loving avatars, seeing as her strong opinions on how things "should be done" are very different to others like Ampera (Winamp) or VLC (who, now I mention it, I don't think I never named!! Actually if you have any suggestions for VLC please drop them in the comments over there, I'd appreciate it):





I wanted the pigtails (bunches? whatever) and jagged, untidy fringe. I anticipate some will feel an iTunes avatar would be quite elegant, like the app... but I kept feeling the concept of enjoying music, the raw thrill of good sound, might be an overriding factor and more central to the character. Less elegance, more excitement, more 'fun'. Or maybe it's just my music library clouding my vision :D Besides, I'm sure she could "dress for the occasion" if she were socialising with classy software from elsewhere in OS X. :D

Colouring this character was a nightmare. The iTunes logo has about four main colours and a million gradients in between. I took cues from the centre and edge of the logo "jewel" but these two colours look a bit odd when segmented, at least in this hairstyle. I didn't want a plain hair colour, it looked boring. So then, when I tried to use one colour, but make variants thereof to spice things up, it just looked too disconnected from the logo. Flippin' gradients. It could be done with other hairstyles, but damnit, I wanted those pigtails! (Bunches? What ARE those things called, anyway?!) So I arrived at this solution, which mixes the two together in a way that doesn't look odd (IMHO), works for how I wanted to express the character, and also ties her to the logo nicely.
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:iconzarcan:
Zarcan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017
Dropbox link is down, cant download....
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:iconfillybean12:
fillybean12 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yassssssss
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2016
For dealing with music, how about 'Tone' or 'Toni' ?
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:iconcreatrix-shyra:
Creatrix-Shyra Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
The new iTunes update got a new logo. ;) 
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:iconsaphkey:
Saphkey Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a name: "Tune", or "Tunes".
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:iconcrazyaniknowit:
Crazyaniknowit Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! THIS IS AWESOME!!
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:iconiulykatvgfurby:
IulykaTVGFurby Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
must put there vinyl Clapping Pony Icon - Vinyl Scratch 
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:iconikerimi:
ikerimi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
why is this shitty comment still here?
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:iconneed--forread:
need--forRead Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beat or Rythym 
there, I said it
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:iconmelody-pony:
Melody-pony Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is being sold as an adopt, along with many of your art, here:
www.pinterest.com/Theactingwol…
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:iconepic-dash:
Epic-Dash Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWSUMMMMM!!!
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:iconsouth-williams:
South-Williams Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like the name "Harmony." You can think that its a comical contrast to her true personality.:D It just somehow seems to fit with her portrayal and how Itunes is intended to be despite the personality difference.
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:icon11yearanime:
11yearAnime Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
This would be me. XP im dead without iTunes radio
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:iconheavenisforreal:
HeavenIsForReal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
She's beautiful.
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:iconjesper6:
Jesper6 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
She's really cute :)
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:iconpencilponies:
PencilPonies Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these pics, they're brilliant! And your art style is amazing :D
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconpencilponies:
PencilPonies Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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DeliriousJackalArmy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
i loves this one :love:
i love music, my friends at school call me "Vinyl Scratch" cuz i love music and cuz my big glasses x3
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:iconpkumku:
pkumku Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do I put this as my iTunes icon?
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Are these what are known as the digi-Pony series? (Ponies that dwell in the digital domain) Let's call her Itune=D2 *rimshot*
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I've never heard them called that before, but I've heard stuff like "app ponies", "software ponies", "browser ponies" so yeah, digital ponies, why not? :D

I wouldn't say they need to exist exclusively in the digital space, but I suppose they at least are capable of it. Some of these characters may be in Websurfers, later on!
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xXPhantomXXx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I use this

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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Sure, there's links for the icon in the description! 
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:iconvidpoopstudios:
vidpoopstudios Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013

...really?

Really?

Fucking iTunes?!

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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Actually I think she's just leaning on it...
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:iconzeonet:
ZeoNet Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
So you have a pony for iTunes, WinAmp and VLC. How about one for AIMP3?
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
So adorable.Heart 
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:iconscarlettempest:
ScarletTempest Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Oddly enough she kind of reminds me of Mato Kuroi from Black Rock Shooter.
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:iconnallokthecat:
nallokthecat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
is it just me or dose she kinda look like jenny from teenage robot?
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:iconzzenosyne:
zZenosyne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FEELIN' THE WUBS!!!! OH YEAH!!!
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:iconlionpion1:
lionpion1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do spotify please!
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:iconscrooples:
Scrooples Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I freaking love this!
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:iconz4k474k:
Z4K474K Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I love her!!!
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:iconsuperpony05:
superpony05 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
itunes woot!!
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:iconz4k474k:
Z4K474K Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
awesome!
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:iconmerkleythedrunken:
MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Ohh, she looks so adorable!
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:iconacrylody:
Acrylody Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww she's so cute & awesome pigtails :D
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:iconalicepowder:
AlicePowder Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
she is automatically a heartless monster
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:iconinvaderika:
InvaderIka Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Stereo Pulse? c:
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:iconthegraphitephoto:
TheGraphitePhoto Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Name her Beatrice, get it? BEATrice? Haha just a suggestion.
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I'd say she's the sister of Vinyl Scratch! :D
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Very creative =D
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:iconzzenosyne:
zZenosyne Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Forget what I said earlier, NAME HER MELODY!!!
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Melody.. that's pretty good!! Look at her and say it. It sort of... fits. :) Front-runner here so far, IMHO!
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:iconblackwing320:
Blackwing320 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
How about Melody Isabelle Tune? Isabelle to make her sound more elegant.
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:iconzzenosyne:
zZenosyne Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Pulse.
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:icon30angel100:
30angel100 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Name her Wubwubwub...


Kidding... That's a terrible name.
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Wuba-dub-dub, haha. Yeah, jury's still out on that one :D
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