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Applejack Day 2015 by harwicks-art Applejack Day 2015 by harwicks-art
Happy Applejack Day everyone!  This is the artwork I made for an Equestria Daily banner celebrating our favorite farm pony hero, reworked a bit into less banner-like dimensions.  (I'll throw the banner itself up in my scraps folder for anyone who missed it yet wants to check it out.)

Wow, the fifth season has already come and gone!  I have a lot of thoughts on it, but I suppose I should wait until various artworks relating to it have been completed and posted to really dig into them.  Sticking with Applejack, I thought that she made a strong case for best pony this season, although that concentrated stretch of Rarity to start the fall half of the episodes were hard to beat.  She has really settled into and owned that "most dependable of ponies" title, as time and again we see her being an excellent big sister (Love her lullaby in "Bloom and Gloom"), helping those who need it ("The Mane Attraction") and simply doing the jobs that need to be done ("Made in Manehattan").  And when she is the one who makes a mistake, there are few who own up to it and make amends as thoroughly as AJ ("Hearthbreakers").  Of course she was the one who came up with the idea for how to make Twilight finally feel at home in her new castle ("Castle Sweet Castle"), and her sense of duty to Equestria was on display many times ("Sisterhooves Social", "The Cutie Re-mark").

Whether being a nurturer with sage advice or an action hero with hooves of steel, she's always a warm and welcome addition to any pony story...  Here's looking forward to seeing much more of her in Season 6!
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shieldgenerator7 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used in this glitch collage:
Applejack Vs Timber Wolf Glitch Collage
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SongbirdSerenade Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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JustJoeKing Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
No wait! Ah was just playin! Honest!!
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
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Daggerbark Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AJ is awesome! :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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Nocturnal-Wish Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING!
And i love AJ, she's my favorite *_*
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn nice!
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TheBandicootBrony Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Long live Applejack!!!! Applejack is best pony, hooves down!!! :iconloveheartplz::iconloveheartplz::iconloveheartplz:
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ArtsyMarz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AppleJack!! My favourite pony
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Chance-The-KHAOTIS Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks simply amazing  i love the colors and the texture and shading  in each color of the drawing the detail in the rocks are really amazing , I simply love how Applejack's pose is
like she is ready for action . Amazing Job on this . Clap 
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah! This looks really cool! Applejack sure looks awesome here! Love it! :squee: :squee: :squee:
I really like her expression! I also adore the background :boogie: :boogie: :boogie:
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Indigo-Steel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is honestly a great piece of art! ;)
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AniRichie-Art Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best pony. :D
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WhiteOni Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
I love both your art and your descriptions. I cannot wait for you to make more art - digging into your thoughts about this season, so eventually I too can dig it. :) (Smile) 
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ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful work!
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:iconbatosan:
batosan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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Joakaha Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! ^^
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PwnageSpartan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holly molly, she's so beautiful
I wish i can draw like that
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ColetteClark21 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Besy pony of all Equestria! :)
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cajobif Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
"Hey Dash! Got a surprise for ya!"
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Awesome piece.
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SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
I agree with you, Applejack was truly the best pony of the season and I have nothing to add to the list of reasons you wrote. I'll just say that I love the picture and I wish you happy belated AJ Day!
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Or as I like to call her, the Element of "Put On Yer Big Girl Britches An' Deal With It, Sugarcube." :-)
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IBAIPshow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Artist
Excellent /)
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NickLozano2793 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Yay Apple Horse!
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Sonmenka Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
very nice . . . . . i like it
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Awesome work! :)
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templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Best AJ ever!!
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DAXRULZ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Aww, I love your interpretation of best pony! :D  Nicely done!
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Awesome!
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Granpapony Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Beautiful art work here, and the banner as well.  I couldn't agree more with your sentiments on AJ, but the way season 5 ended, there is a small chance that it may end here.   I certainly hope I'm wrong, and certainly hope to see a season or two past the MLP Movie in '17.  I'm also hoping for some sort of spin off series featuring the CMC or another group of characters not yet seen.  Anyway, Thank you for what you do.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yee-Hah!!!

Great pic here.
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Envirotech Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:D  So awesome!!   Lovely art. ^_^
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Darkagumon2000 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
        HAPPY APPLEJACK DAY!!!
Applejack (Cute smile) Applejack (Aw Shucks!) Plz Applejack (Cute smile 2) Plz Applejack 
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
I couldn't agree more, AJ really came through when it counted on many occasions in this season.
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Honest & loyal to the core.
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Like always you create such wonderful works, love the dynamic pose of AJ :D
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
This pony is a true fighter. :-)
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VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Student Writer
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mynzbm…

The strongest pony in the world is also the bravest pony. Well done once more, Harwicks. Here's to more of AJ's badassery in Season 6.
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Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
The lullaby in "Bloom and Gloom" is my absolute favorite AJ scene. Best pony for sure.
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
She's such a sweet singer...  Her "Days Gone By" is the best song on the Pony Christmas album.
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Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I only just found out about that album a few days ago; I still need to listen to it. :) I wish Ashleigh Ball got more recognition for her singing voice, since that's her passion, and I think she sounds great.
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ColetteClark21 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Here's the song! www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYDFnD…
Hope this helps!
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Ancalagon67 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Epic

The dirty hooves are a nice touch.
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
She's late for her pony-pedi, I'm sure.  Thanks!
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Fox-The-Wandering Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
A nurturer with advice and an action hero combined equals one reliable and likable pony! Nice job here. :)
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
She's the full pony package!  Thanks!
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent job!
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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