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You'll Always Be #1 to Me by NaterRang You'll Always Be #1 to Me by NaterRang
This is my submission for Applejack Appreciation Day, which incidentally is TODAY!

It was a little rushed, but I actually managed to finish this before the deadline! Did almost the whole thing last night, so there's a few rough spots. ^^;

I would write more, but I have to run. (I'll add some comments later.)
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Well let me start off by saying that this is a really sweet image ^w^. Level of detail is nice, especially on the legs, expressions are good as well. On thing I adore about this image, and its a silly thing really, is the Manticore doll. There's just something so right about seeing a fearsome predator as a filly's doll, and of course Scootaloo would get a doll that is in some way badass.

I feel you slacked off a little too much on the background, the way the fence wraps around the carnival doesn't look correct, indeed the carnival is probably the least appealing part of the image. That aside though, I like this image, ;)
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Ill start with your pros and end with your cons.
Well this is a sweet image, the coloring is nice, along with the shading, I like how you included that Manticore on Scootaloos back. However even though the shading is nice, it doesn't seem to make sense. If the sun is going down on the left side, shouldn't the shaded area be on the right side rather than from the left? The designs are nice, but a tad point particularly the hooves. Im fine with the background, but you could've done more with them. My main issue is the fair. It looks so...plain. Some fireworks, more rides or tents would've given it some flare. It looks very dull the way it is now. That about wraps up my critique. All you need to do is fix the light source, pointiness, and the fairs rather boring look and we have a great piece of art. ^^
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ATB1996 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
and you'll be more then #1 to me! :D I love Applejack. 
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:iconpikminperson:
PikminPerson Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaw
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AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dat manticore! :D
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:iconalfazil:
Alfazil Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Aww, that's sweet.
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Applejack is number one in my book as well.
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:iconcatyclept:
Catyclept Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait Wait Wait.... I missed AJ Appreciation day?!?!? NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Great pic btw :)
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:iconnaterrang:
NaterRang Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it! ^^
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:iconcatyclept:
Catyclept Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob :)
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:iconstickman00:
stickman00 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
This is heartwarming indeed
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uneasecorpse Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
As my friends and I say...THAT IS SO FUCKING CUTE!!!!!
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:iconalluris:
Alluris Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my heart. Breaking.

Love you, Apple sisters. :glomp:
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:iconnaterrang:
NaterRang Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I would've said "heartwarming" instead. XD

At least for this pic. Now if you were talking about my comic, then I'd understand. XP

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:iconalluris:
Alluris Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. Heartwarming. My heart is breaking with heartwarmingness. :D
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They came out of nowhere. In a single moment, ninja feels knocked you off your feet and deflagrated you with cuteness. This anecdote deserves a worthy ending.
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KuroiTsubasaTenshi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aw, AJ and Apple Bloom practically make the picture on their own.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw... Look at little Sweetie Belle with the cotton candy!
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xXShadow-FlameXx Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :la:
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Question #1: Who won first place?

Question #2: What was the contest/event?

Question #3: What's with the tattoos on the CMC's left forelegs?

Question #4: Who's that riding on Scootaloo?

(So many questions! Why? Because enquiring minds want to know. ;))
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:iconnaterrang:
NaterRang Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#1: That's left up to personal interpretation. But if you REALLY want an answer, check out my reply to :iconkobrakin:'s comment. XP

#2: It was a rodeo event at the fair. That's another thing left up to personal interpretation. I was envisioning a barrel race at the time.

#3: It's pretty common place at fairs for kids to get painted on temporary tattoos. For awhile, I was considering having the CMC have temporary cutie marks, but 1: the poses didn't really allow for that, and 2: the implication is kinda creepy. XP

#4: That is a Manticore plush that Scootaloo won playing carnival style games at the fair.
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
:iconderpynoesplz: :iconsays3plz: I won???
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:iconalluris:
Alluris Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1: Not important.

2: Well, since there's what looks like a rodeo arena in next to the fair, Applejack is a known rodeo competitor, and fairs like that usually have some sort of rodeo-esque attraction, we can assume it was some sort of rodeo competition.

3: It's commonplace for kids to get fake tattoos at fairs.

4: That's a manticore. It's obviously a stuffed doll, likely won at one of the games.
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
At least the tattoos are fake. :)
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SonicSatamX93 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Writer
Sweet art you drew here.

Well done.
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grandmoonma Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so sweet
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's a nice funfair. :)
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:iconmildirk:
mildirk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
eh... first the worst, second the best anyway :juggle:
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DJgames Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice. Even being number 2 is good. XD
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Tuishimi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Very nice, I love the image of the fair in the background.
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PiplupSTARSCommander Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Daaaaaaaaaaawwwwww so cute!!!
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:icongreenrob:
Greenrob Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
nice job with this.
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:iconamrasfelagund:
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Very heartwarming...
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Yay for faires!
But Sweetie Belle eating cotton candy... wouldn't that be, like, cannibalism?
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:iconnaterrang:
NaterRang Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naw, Sweetie Belle is a marshmallow. -Everyone knows that marshmallows and cotton candy are blood enemies. :nod:
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
But you forget her mane! >:3
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:iconkobrakin:
Kobrakin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
A very sweet little scene! :D

I wonder who beat Applejack? :o
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:iconnaterrang:
NaterRang Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconderpy-hooves: !!!



:iconajnapplz: "...Ah' just don't know what went wrong."
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:iconkobrakin:
Kobrakin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
YES! :D
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Pondergreen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bwah? Applejack appreciation day is TODAY? How did i not hear about this, i didnt do anything for her...
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:iconnaterrang:
NaterRang Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know man! I heard about the event last minute and just barely slipped this one in before the deadline!
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Applejack2011 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Brohoof!
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:iconnaterrang:
NaterRang Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz:
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Juria316 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
All of my Dawwwww! :D
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Aww, how sweet.
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:iconjarkes:
Jarkes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Out of curiosity, why was today, of all days, chosen as "Applejack Appreciation Day"?
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:iconnaterrang:
NaterRang Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly have no idea why today was chosen. ^^;
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me-smith0211 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Are the green "wrist" bands from the show or did you just feel like they fit? I remember seeing something like that from the ATC Tumblr. Anyway, I love this picture, even if it feels a bit unfinished... AJ and Twilight are best ponies!
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NaterRang Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For one thing, the kids were at a fair, and a lot of fairs around here give out wristbands especially to children to show that they have payed the entry fee, or bought an unlimited pass to ride the rides.

-And yes the other reason I added them was because the crusaders look cute with little wristbands\hoofbands. XD

Also ATC was on my mind when I was coming up with the idea. :D
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me-smith0211 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
:D cool. Totally forgot about wristband passes :P
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kingofraggedy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Applejack's thoughts: Gonna have to start training a lot more to be the best sis that my lil Applebloom can ever have.
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R-B-D Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems Scootaloo had a lot of fun =D
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