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The Fruits of Her Labor by NaterRang The Fruits of Her Labor by NaterRang
AppleJack time!

Nothing quite like kicking back at the end of a long day and admiring your hard work with a bottle of the family's finest hard cider!

I had hoped to get this piece out yesterday in preparation for today's episode, but I had to help my friends move and so I missed my deadline. ^^;

Tried something a little different this time, going for a slightly more realistic "paint-y" style. I think it looks pretty good, but I really want to develop more in this area. If anyone has any tips or advice they'd like to share, I'd really like to hear them!

Till next time guys!
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:iconportaljumper339:
Very pretty, like the narrow gradient of colors used to give the sunset effect. I really like the subject matter, Applejack resting after a hard days work, but it has been done a bit too often. Maybe a little bit more originality next time. Also, the balloon in the background sort of detracts from the overall peacefulness of the scene, and seems slightly tacked on, at least in my opinion. Your art style is very simplistic, with nothing really extraneous on the characters or the scenery. My only qualm with it is that it could have used a little more polish, as pencil lines can still be seen on the trees' leaves, but other than that it really shows that you have great potential as an artist. Don't stop doing what you love, and I can expect great things from you sown the line.
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Zikolvines Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Created a Music About This Painting:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_umhQJ…
Music: Evening Star - One's Summer Day
Author: Evening Star

All Credits are in the video description.
Thank's for Your Attention.
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GangsterLovin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, simple as that! It gives off such a warm and cozy vibe, very peaceful!^^
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It's an older piece, but it does have charm to it.

Actually Evening Star was inspired by it and wrote a song:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_umhQJ…
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GangsterLovin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, as dorky as this sounds, I must say, thanks for the response! :D It's such an honor to hear from a talented artist and fellow MLP fan such as yourself!:w00t:

Yeah, I guess this isn't one of your most recent ones, huh? As a matter of fact, it was through Evening Star's lovely Applejack-inspired song that I found the link to your page! His song and your pic here really compliment each other. I love your guys' work here even more because AJ is my favorite of the mane six. <3
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Kahatay Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I really love it :3
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Mizumi-No-Okami Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
get it, because apples are fruits *bad pun face*
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Def-Initely Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Applejack is BEST PONY. Bam.
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PonyEveningStar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Hi there, if it's alright with you I used this picture as artwork for some music of mine that this inspired. I left a link in the description :) good work!
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I- I don't know what to say. I'm deeply moved and touched that one of my pieces of artwork was the catalyst for this beautiful song.

Really I should be thanking you. This song is instantly going on my playlist.

On top of that, this music has inspired me to make another picture. Something even more befitting this song...
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PonyEveningStar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute scene!
AJ rocks :)
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TheOneBehindYou Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Writer
This is so beautiful ;w;
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Catabatik Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love twilight in the balloon in the background!
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fred321123 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! Well done! :iconapplejackclapplz:
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angelflightcat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
isnt that a title of a song woodentoaster wrote?
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zora-artist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
man your images are great!
some ones cute, others funny and others Great!
I watching you now =)
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small3907 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
awww this's so beautiful :squee:
amazing work as usual :iconpinkiepieclapplz:
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Meatabex Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Love the idea!
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Klice Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Beautiful :D
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
She is drink cider apple XD
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Secret Apple family recipe! ;)
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
:D heh
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piotrmil Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Great work. I love the shadows and the colour of the sunset.
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm afraid the colors don't look quite as good on this monitor as they do on my Wacom Cintiq. I ordered a monitor calibrator the other day so hopefully the colors will look perfect across all three of my monitors! ^^
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Echo908 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AJ sunset paintings are awesome, and this is one of the best I've come across. :D
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh heh! Thank you! :D

There's plenty of artist out there operating at much higher level than me, but you can't improve if you don't try right? ^^
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Echo908 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
There are always bigger fish out there. And truer words are rarely spoken :)
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choco-latte-squirrel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice.
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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choco-latte-squirrel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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Ragnarokia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure Rainbow would love to sit down and have a drink with her also, it's the only chance she would get to drink some.
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True dat! I felt so sorry for Dash during that episode, at least she got some in the end. I half expected someone to trip and knock it out of her hooves at the end! ^^;
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SuperZalex Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Damn it, just because of the cider episode there is going to be stuff like that, but i guess it's ok because they are ponies.
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I know the cider in the show wasn't alcoholic, but I'm just having fun with the characters. ^^
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SuperZalex Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
mmm, it's kinda funny i guess
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Hot-Dog-Jones Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
This is so. so. so amazing.
(applejack is best pony)
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D

Yep, Applejack and Rainbow Dash are the two top ponies on my list! (Though I still love the rest!)
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flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely timed as well, coincided with today's AJ episode ^^
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All according to plan! :p

Though to be honest, knowing the episode involved cider and AppleJack, it wasn't too hard to think up a scenario that involved both! :D
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Rochambo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Desktop'd. Thank you for my new wallpaper.
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh heh, thanks! -And no problem! ;)
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Kobrakin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
I quite enjoy this new style, it lends the tone of the entire piece a warm, relaxed feel highly appropriate to the atmosphere. I would very much enjoy seeing you do more pieces like this! :)
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! I'm glad you like it! :D

I do plan on developing this style more! It's challenging, but so is everything else the first couple of times you try it! :D
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Kobrakin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
So true, so true! It really came out brilliantly, especially considering it was your first time trying something in that style! Congrats on this being featured on EqD, by the way! :)
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! It's always an honor to have something featured on EqD! ^^
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joeyh3 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks really amazing. The lighting, colors, and overall scene are just beautiful.
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! ^^
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Thunder-Bolt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Awesome job here:D
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! :D
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