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A Healthy Appreciation for Apples by harwicks-art A Healthy Appreciation for Apples by harwicks-art
As I understand it, "Applejack Appreciation Day" falls on October 1st this year, and as someone who truly appreciates the orange farm pony, I really wanted to have a picture ready for it. The most dependable of ponies happens to be one of my absolute favorites, but I can see how she can be overlooked. She is more often than not the straight mare of the bunch and the crazy antics of the less mature members of the Mane Six tend to draw more attention, without a doubt. Still, with all of the big scenes that were shown in the Comicon animatic footage, I have to say that the Apple Family song segment was my favorite of the bunch, and I can't wait to see the episode it comes from and find out where they're all traveling and why Pinkie is counted among them.

On a side note, I have no idea how the Apple Family barn works. Is it their house? Do they have 2 barns, one to live in and the big empty one we've seen used for parties? Did they clear the milk cows out of the barn for the parties they've had there? (And are the cows in general not invited to such shindigs? Seems unfair.) The barn I drew above seems to be neither, but I figure they must have somewhere to keep their plows and Applejack's fancy little apple cart and whatnot.
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:iconvinylicious-pon-3:
Vinylicious-Pon-3 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Applejack is just too cute in this picture!
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AgentCAW Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminds me when I was younger helping my dad at his friends' farms
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TheBandicootBrony Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my Celestia! Now THIS is pure, what I like to call, Artistic Genius!!! :D Applejack is Best Pony!!!!!
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kayarei Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! Bring the Applejack!
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:iconcrashkandicoot:
CrashKandicoot Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
what this have to do with apples?
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:icontesseradical17:
Tesseradical17 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Healthy appreciation for THE Apples, more like it.
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:iconckibe:
CKibe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
o my god i love it is amazng*^*
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:iconflarescent:
Flarescent Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yay! Im not the only one that likes apple jack :D
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MysteriousAnimatorX Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
frickin nice use of light and color
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BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I should probably visit Applejack again. Been a while.
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SashikobroAyumu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
wow it's very cool
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:iconpooshkariotmlp:
PooshkaRiotMLP Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so cute, I love her expression!
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StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
I totally agree with you on your first paragraph.

On your side note, Sweet Apple Acres is a huge place spanning literally ACRES upon ACRES upon ACRES of land. This looks like something that could be behind and beneath their house.
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zora-artist Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I totally agree whit you!
she is the best, not for draw attention whit silly or weird things, because she is the most mature and, honest and the best friend the girls could have! she is super incredible!!
Great image harwicks!!!! 
TOtally Loved it!!
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ya5la Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Applejack's expression! SO ADORABLE!
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DemonFreeze Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
One brony on YouTube said "Is that [saying sugar cube] her way of not remembering someone's name? Like 'Sugar cube? Meet, uhh, sugar cube." haha x]



To clear up the 2 barns thing, you got it right: One's the utility or shed like barn used for storing other animals or supplies (or parties), and the other is a country home (which tend to look a lot like barns...or plantation mansions if their the well-to-do kind of family). It reminds me of that country lady on Food Network who's family (husband and her) own a ranch for their beef business, and they have a barn barn, and a more housey looking barn.
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ya5la Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"It reminds me of that country lady on Food Network who's family (husband and her) own a ranch for their beef business, and they have a barn barn, and a more housey looking barn." Are you thinking about the Pioneer Woman?
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DemonFreeze Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Yes! That's what her show's called. I feel dumb for not remembering, since Food Network's on half the time at our [family's] house :iconfacehoofplz:
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ya5la Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol silly coincidence, my mom and I watched a bunch of her newer episodes today XD! I know her music so well that I can know when other people use it, e.g. commercials, other shows and such. LOL!
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DemonFreeze Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Really? I never noticed. I've only ever noticed sometimes on...why can't I remember the names of shows? Anyway, I'll hear bits of Coconut Monkey Rocket's song "Shopping with Explosives". And since that music artist isn't that known, I'm surprised every time I hear it.
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ya5la Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD LOL
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Szafirek87 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
wonderful!
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ShootingFeather Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Just...EPIC!!! :la: :la: :la:
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MKn1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Just amazing ;) Great job :D
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phylos7 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Woh, what animatic footage? LINK meeeee!
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
youtu.be/hnlquKcFM58

Most of it has been seen in actual episodes now, but the Apple Family song is still new...  Plus it's fun to see the origins of the scenes in progress.
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phylos7 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I've already watched it on youtube and I've seen all episodes. Can't wait for the song with pinkie and everything! :'D
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Dune04 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Nice work.  I haven't been paying much attention to the art posts on EQD due to trying to avoid spoilers since I haven't caught up yet on Season 4.
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Wow!  I love it! :+favlove:
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great representation of a barn. :)
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Eeyup. ;)
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ninllot Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
que dibujaso
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Ghalaghor Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
buy some apples!
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ciskat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AGH! All of these adorable MLP pictures are killing me! Great job on this one!
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! It looks amazing! Love the lights effect! :love:
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HappyHorsesHopping Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
OMG I love climbing up giant stacks of hay!!! So much fun... especially when your dogs following you.
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job!
You made my day with this gorgeous drawing :heart:
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Horsesnhurricanes Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
That lighting is just wondrous. Almost feels like I can reach out and touch the scene!
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing :)
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kidkunlover88 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
your arts amazing
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Tayden-A Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude everything's perfect Freakin awesome job! What did you use to make it? (software)

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Zazzine Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU JUST TOOK MLP FANART TO A WHOLE.  NOTHA.  LEVEL!!
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Blackwolf78 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I'm not a fan of mlp but this is just so cute!! Very nice work!! 
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cRaZyKiD9219 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Love the apple family
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Echo-Shock Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap.....This is AMAZING :omg: 
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DEADMANJAY631 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is way to amazing! i love it, great work :D
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II-edison-II Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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SQuietSonamy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She does seem underappreciated sometimes while being one of my faves! ;D
This simly looks wonderful :) I love in general how the surroundings and vibe has been done ^^ The interior of this barn looks believable and the colors are looking mighty fine as well! :iconyayzplz:
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Zgirl17 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I love this!!!!!!!!!!!! Im Crying Rainbows So Much Plz Im Crying Rainbows So Much Plz Im Crying Rainbows So Much Plz 
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Raydhen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning Beatiful! nice scenery! And I appreciate it since she was my favorite ones ^w^
Pretty good job!
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