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Hit the Showers by harwicks-art Hit the Showers by harwicks-art
So apparently Applejack needs more appreciation... and who am I to argue with that? I adore the show's apple farmer and her family, but I do agree that she too often gets shuffled to the back in favor of her more zany cast mates.

They've done a good job of showing how important her family is to her by building each of the Apple clan up into fun supporting characters in their own rights, but I think it's high time that AJ's devotion to her family take center stage in an episode and allows her the spotlight. Maybe it's time to explore what happened to her folks (be they elsewhere or deceased), or show her helping Apple Bloom deal with growing up without them. Sure, it might be some heavy and/or dramatic stuff for the intended audience, but I have the utmost faith that the writing staff can handle such themes with grace and humor, and still give us a touching and weighty episode showing off Applejack to the fullest.

Just... maybe let Derpy sit that one out.

In any event, I was just informed that "Applejack Appreciation Day" is this weekend, so I whipped up an image in the free time I had today. It's a bit rougher than some of my others due to limited time, but hopefully it still shows that I love the apple-flanked farm mare.
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CrazyMagicOne Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art style is amazing, Apple Jack looks gorgeous, and I just love how she washes herself in the rain. It just somehow suits this rustic farm pony.
It's just a really charming piece and I adore it.

Kudos! :heart:
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Rock-Music-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
love this!!    Applejack is my fav on the show, i relate to her alot.    and i agree with you, I think they should really do a back story on her and her parents.  she does need more appreciation on the show.    very nice job on the artwork!  beautiful
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AgentCAW Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How 'bout that cowgirl.
Wow another idea for an MLP parody. I'm gonna have a lot of music videos for my youtube channel.
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michaelmoore96 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Artist
Sexy country girl
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DaringDash20 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I live in Cali and this was today except 300x the cold and 20x the rain other than being doused with freezing water it was fun!
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Applejack-1982 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, Cute Applejack in the rain.Heart 
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narwhallady1234 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I could have sworn that ribbon in her mouth was her tongue at first...
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:iconcandie-the-fluffy:
Candie-The-Fluffy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
XD I THOUGHT THE SAME!!! XD
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:iconnarwhallady1234:
narwhallady1234 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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:iconcandie-the-fluffy:
Candie-The-Fluffy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I was like "wait a second.." *looks at ribbon* O.O
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:iconnarwhallady1234:
narwhallady1234 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Either that's a ribbon, or applejack is a snake and not letting onto it...
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Candie-The-Fluffy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Hahaaaa xD
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:iconnarwhallady1234:
narwhallady1234 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya never know! The way she acts around apples, I wouldn't be that surprised to find she's actually part vampire fruit bat...
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Candie-The-Fluffy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
XDD OHMYGOSH SO TRUE!!!!!
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ValenMosquera Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
*Squeeeeeee* 
My lovely AJ :heart:
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Thrawn584 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
She's really enjoying that Fruit Roll Up.
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ClockupFlowers Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just made my night. :iconfreeinternetplz:
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:iconthrawn584:
Thrawn584 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Yay! My first free internet!
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ApplejackCowgirl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
My Beautiful Apple. :heart: She's even beautiful in the rain.. :love:
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Dowlphin Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You managed to make her look in a way here that totally fits her voice and character. If the art style of the show was more realistic, this is exactly how she should look.
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INGUSH98 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Awesome ! Thumbs Up 
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Silverweed91 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
This is really really Beautiful! *_*
I simply love it <3
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow... such a beautiful and peaceful scene... And AJ looks really cute with her mane loose...!!! :aww: :aww: :aww:
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josesephiroth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014   Writer
thru thick and thin, you can count me in for my dear AJ, she was the one that got me into the show in the first place.
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cupcakelove3 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that's the best piece of brony art I ever saw =D
It's really... awesome!
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TheRealChlobuscus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Writer
That's what happens when it rains in Arizona. 'OH MY GOD! RAINNNN!'
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KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I really like it! ^^
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elpachonisimo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Writer
Wow
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she seems really happy and in touch with nature :)
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
  I really like the dramatic coloring n weather wind and rain effects.  The wet hair is so nice
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your pony art is amazing !!
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Frosttailka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
aww, cute :3
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HallowpointPaws Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of the Jo-Dee Mesina song, "Bring on the Rain".
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SergeantChess Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so... I dont even know what to call it, it just makes me feel really happy.
Applejack is best pony.
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DiamondStar8901 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks fun.
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NarutoWhiz Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
the ribbon looks like aj's toung
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Shadow-Wolf32 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I swear I thought that for the first five months of periodically looking at this XD
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NarutoWhiz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
XD
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II-edison-II Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Applejack keep your hair down lol 
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Easle-Darkpaws Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3
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Jrakob Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
. . .spread her ribbons on the ground, who's a silly pony . . .
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   General Artist
Wow. The way you captured the atmospheric tumult, the water droplets, the releasing sensation of getting washed in the rain... This is beautiful.
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ColdGoldLazarus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a long tongue you have there, Applejack...

But no seriously, this is great. Very nicely done!
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OrangeAussie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats the ribbon from her hair
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ColdGoldLazarus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know; I was just being silly. :D
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OrangeAussie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh :D
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ColdGoldLazarus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh. :P
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SnIcK3RdOoDl3 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, such a lovely picture! :squee:
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DiamondMonstersOC Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i always thought she had a rubber band not a ribbon.
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Ashes-Of-Fire Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
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