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The Nightmare Apple by AssasinMonkey The Nightmare Apple by AssasinMonkey
Nightmare nights is coming closer, thought I'd already start out with some art, of course featuring Applejack

Wanted to give her a nice costume that kind of fit with her life. Since the scarecrow was already taken and quite obvious choice, I went with... well... an Apple costume, literally.
Maybe slightly "rushed" as I'm still not sure what I want with colours during the night, trying to find a balance I'm comfortable with.
Started this during my Saturday Livestream, decided to take a break from it. Getting back to it I thought I was close enough to what I wanted and rolled with it!

When I had this idea in my head, I couldn't get it out, I just had to make it work. Made different design sketches with smaller and bigger apple costumes, trying to strike that balance in size, function and such.


Approx time: 8 hours
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Aerodil Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Rarity would have a heart attack because of that wormy apple. Sooo not fashion forward XD

Good job! Eight hours is a long time to work on something O.O
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Victoriatus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
The night of the living apple
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ShadowSilverwolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Actually quite clever. I love how her legs are worms too...
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Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cute.
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Ruby-Hooves Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
This is the best possible thing ever.
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:iconattack193:
attack193 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
WOW THAT'S HORRIFYING. O.O
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:iconapplejack2011:
Applejack2011 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Nice!
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:iconthe-imagerie:
the-imagerie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
What's really funny is, that looks SO much like the light-up logo on Apple laptops.

If I actually had an iPhone, this is the wallpaper I'd put on it.
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Nice costume design. I imagine apple worms are some of the scariest monsters to AJ. :)
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
That's an awesome costume for the little apple enthusiast. I'm sure there's nothing more scary to her family. She looks adorable yet the lighting in her eyes gives her a weird vibe too, a little like the creepy little girls in Japanese horror movies. Using stockings to make her legs into giant worms too was brilliant, and putting them in her hair is really cute and icky as well. The ornament on her (man) ponytail is cute but also looks a bit spider-like with her hair pulled through it. Really nice work on the creepy misty forest, hungry spiders, and really sweet Apple Harvest moon.
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
:iconeverywhereplz::iconsaysplz:Apples, apples everywhere.

I really love her costume. At first glance it was really creepy and disturbing, but when I realized how it was designed, it made it out to be a lot better.
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DavusadnNewman Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
You did a really great job. I love how her legs are worms!
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's oddly adorable! :D
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username45678 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Very impressive! 

The striking contrast between merry, innocent look of the pony and her  disgusting  costume makes astonishing effect! 

Background is great, too. Grim forest and bright moon shaped like apple. Good choice! No skull would look more menacing.

Overall, very good work. There are, however, some minor errors, like on the third tree to right and near AJ left front leg. Also, I guess, the mist around her legs should be a bit more dense.


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AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oooh, good eye on the tree, hadn't even noticed that part heh.

Was good fun trying to go creepy but not all out, keeping myself within more general friendly realms. It's nice to hear the combination worked out nicely, thanks! :D
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username45678 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
You're welcome!
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
wth?! awesome!
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
D'awwwww... AJ looks so cute in that apple costume. The worms are a nice touch!
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cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I can see that Applejack know how to make interesting costumes. Kinda creepy, though.

Wonderful work
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
This truly is Nightmarish, Applejack is some kind of Apple Parasite Worm Thingy!
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:iconcybre0:
Cybre0 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
It comes for the blood of FIIILLLIIIIEES
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:iconjlargent:
Jlargent Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Why does this remind me of a certain fanfic that shall not be named?
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, I see you like the spiderapples :P
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:iconfixap:
Fixap Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
NICE!
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:iconerowa:
erowa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
2spooky4me
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Cybre0 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
such apple
very icon
rarara

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xormak Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yaay, it's ready =) looks nice ^^
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yaay! thanks!
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:iconxormak:
xormak Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yaay, =D
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What the hell is dat D:
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My cutest nightmare! :D
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xd
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:iconwinree:
Winree Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A rotting apple! Also, your name is familiar...
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And it should be xd Into musicks!
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:iconwinree:
Winree Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been listening to your Good Girl trance for 2 days straight, that's why. :P
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay.
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
That is a cool costume!!
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks you! :)
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
You're welcome.
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Bakuel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I like the moonlight, especially the highlights on the back of Applejack! It's wonderful!
The design is also nice!


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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was really fun doing a night piece with such back light again, thank you! :)
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Midnight6-6-6 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The costume's design is just great! I love in particular that her hooves stand out as the worms in the rotten apple, it's the most creative part of it. Also, I really admire your coloring style. It's very smooth and every bit of detail you add is in perfect balance with the contrast and values that are within the picture. Amazing job, indeed!
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AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Happy to hear you're liking the legs. That was one of the fun reasons I couldn't resist making this costume :D
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Midnight6-6-6 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem! I can see why, it was such a great idea it had to be done XD.
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BerylliumArt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student
Wow...amazing detail!
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Minepow2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Applejack is best apple.   With worms, even! 

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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, even at her "worst" apple days it's a best day, because Applejack :D
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