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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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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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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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