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Applejack by Valen-LaRae Applejack by Valen-LaRae
"Howdy Y'all! And welcome to Sweet Apple Acres!"

Finally finished Applejack! :)
I wanted to do something more with her than what I did with the other two, so I added in Sweet Apple Acres!
Some critique on this would be mucho appreciated! I'm not used to doing backgrounds in a lot of things.

Done in Copic Markers
Took me about two days on and off to finish it. Mostly because I kept running out of ink. haha
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:iconltgir:
LtGIR Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the best human AJ's I have seen.
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A7Xfan100174 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
How did that barrel get into the ground?
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gregeyman555 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the very realistic approach, I will favorite.
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goodfebruarian Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Love
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honeyOdew Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, mate :)
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:iconvalen-larae:
Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
I love your bouncy leafeon by the way!
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MiniSkirtRebel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I Love It >.<!!!
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:iconvalen-larae:
Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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dragonclaw95 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
damn...the way you drew her..the way it was colored..just amazing *O* great job! It's annoying when markers run out of ink... but I'm soo glad u finished this ;-;
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Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
Yeah, if only markers never ran dry. haha
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Chango275 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
um idk know what to say except FOR OMFG THIS IS AMAZING :DDDDDDD
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Applejacks935 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I must say this is ace
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:iconrome03:
Rome03 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
this is a great portray of applejack . it's matches her character very well simple, serene, hard working and striking keep up the great work
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:iconvalen-larae:
Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why thank you!
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reaper1oo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Something about your Humanized AJ just seems to be "right."
Really do like this bit of art. The composition is such that ones eyes are near instantly drawn to AJ and yet nothing is really lacking, some may point at the tree bark or grass as "false" or "not detailed enough" but I find this to be rather memory stirring as it brings back memories of the first time I met my wife, that is, everything around her lost focus and drew me to her.
I also really like how you did the trees and the sky as both have a very visual texture. I can only really complain about the grass but even that doesn't seem to hold any argument. I feel as though my words are not entirely "spoken", but that is what happens when one has been awake for awhile.
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Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it!
Looking at this picture again, the background is kind of cruddy. The trees are really fake looking, the grass seems alright but definitely needs work.
I still like how I did Applejack herself though. It's probably the only thing I'm really happy with in this picture. haha
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reaper1oo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Due to your reply I had to scrutinize the entire thing. That being stated, the trees that aren't on the same hill/rise as AJ are the only ones that really look less than great and a few nearby apples looking like berries on a bush.
Still love this art and the work put into it!
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Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I completely agree. The trees could of definitely been done better and the apples far away look very fake.
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Oscarina1234 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I finally see a picture where she DOES NOT wear clothes in a rather... alluring(?)(I'll just use that word) way.
Awesome. This definetely fits her better. Is that barrel stuck in the ground or the grass really tall? xD
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:iconvalen-larae:
Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's a Barrel stuck in the ground. Lol
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Angwilwileth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Love that you dressed her like a farmhand instead of the slightly slutty way a lot of people do.
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Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
THANK YOU! I just felt like this suited her. Because... well, she basically is a farm hand. She wouldn't dress in short shorts and a belly top to go work in for cryin' out loud.
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Angwilwileth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
/agree!
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Soul-of-the-Water Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awwwww *-*
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LRaien Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Wow, fantastic!
Wonderful, *_______*
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Jarahamee Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've seen a lot of pictures of her wearing short shorts and going texas toast style, but most of them don't really seem true to character. I like this version with pants and a button-up because it seems more like what someone who is working would actually wear, and her expression really helps.

I thought it was a painting, it's amazing it was done in copics.
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:iconvalen-larae:
Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why thank you! If you use Copics often enough, you can make it where they don't even look like marker. :)
And I love your batman icon by the way. Very nice.
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Jarahamee Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, my friend [link] drew it for me and I've never felt like changing it. It was actually based on the results of a superhero quiz that we had a good laugh at.
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Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, a friend of mine took a quiz like that and ended up with the hulk. So she drew herself as him. xD
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ChibiWing Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the background and the saturated colors.
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dark-raven-alchemist Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
im loving these! i'm ready for Pinkie!
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Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I am too. I think next will be fluttershy, since I have her outfit all planned out. I'm still thinking about what Pinkie would wear though.
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Falconium18 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your skill on absolutely EVERY little detail amazes me!!I can't stop staring at the tree, or the apples, or the sky and clouds, or even Applejack! :iconepicclapplz: My hat goes off to you!!
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Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why thank you!
And OH GOD that icon! Gotta love Conan. xD
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nickyflamingo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
Lovely rich color and detail. The sky, trees, and of course she looks amazing!
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Buni-chi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, that's alot of detail!
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ettueem Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Wooow this is really great!
Aha Yay for Applejack! One of my fave ponies~
& That background looks AMAZING!!
So much detail~~ It's Lovely.
v uv
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:iconvalen-larae:
Valen-LaRae Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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ettueem Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Aha no problem, any time!~
<33
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Penguin-Shinzo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! C:
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SavvyShade Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING.....
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Devdude93 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am okay with this.
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kaity-bug Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh man I'vee been waiting for that. : )
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