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December 6, 2013
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The Olden Apple Mares by AssasinMonkey The Olden Apple Mares by AssasinMonkey
I don't feel the need to say any words here, I'll let the piece speak for itself.

But... I am going to type the following.

Struggled a bit more with this piece than I initially expected, but maybe I also got distracted by games a bit too much throughout its process.
Then again, I did also get distracted making the CMC while I was still working on this haha.

Anyhow, the concept for this came from the Apple Family Reunion. I wanted the picture to tell it all, hinting to possibilities based on the episode. Specifically the flashback of Granny Smith sowing.
I often feel like trying to bring out part of the emotion and I don't think I've done something similar to this in a while, a still but hinting piece. Quite wanted to do this.

Finally also a bit more elaborate old pony piece. Although the perspective, maybe not my extreme favourite, but it ended up being quite fun although challenging. Mainly the table though, it's always the horizontal ground surface that falls off the bottom of the canvas that gets me.
Kept the environment fairly simple though. But oh gawd, those squares :P

PS: We've got (on the lower image) Granny Smith, Apple Sauce and Apple Rose. Which would be the official names, but I'm not aware if the 4th above has a fandom name? But perhaps names are not important here at all
PPS: There's indeed also another reference to some photos, in case anyone wondered

Approx Time: 20-21 hours

Edit: Fixed Apple Sauce's young eye colour
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lonelynightrain Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Man, I thought this was a nice piece as it hit my eyes. Then I looked down to the lower half and almost immediately felt my heart sink. You're right, the piece does speak for itself. Why do you have to be so good at these emotional pieces?
AssasinMonkey Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
XD I guess sometimes I like to gather liquid pride. although so far I've been losing more of my own...
Obsequiosity Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there any better form of contemplation of your fleeting mortality than candy colored pony art? I put it to you that there is not.
BB-K Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Time really passed. :)
littlestarwolf Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the forth is granny smiths mother :1
...that' beautiful *-*
Its perfect T_T
ijustloveit619 Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh noez that feel XD
Really excellent piece. The atmosphere is spot on, and you manage to bring such emotion to the faces and eyes of the characters.

Speaking of eyes however, have you mixed up Apple Sauce's eye coloir in one of the pictures? She has a red colour in the top picture, but green in the bottom.
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