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MLP issue 62 Rockwell Tribute cover by andypriceart MLP issue 62 Rockwell Tribute cover by andypriceart
my tribute to Norman Rockwell parodies his " The Gossips" painting, used for the cover for the Saturday Evening Post. I've been wanting to do this one for some time! 
Copic Markers and acrylic paint on Strathmore recycled paper, with digital text.

For the cover of issue 62 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic from IDW Publishing, with interior art also by me! 
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:icondrjeesh:
Drjeesh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
This made me laugh.
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rhodonite-princess Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018
Feel bad for Shiny, kinda mean for Cadance and Twilight to go spreading gossip about him when they're meant to be close to him. Do the comics not like Shiny or something, he seems to be the butt of a lot of jokes in them.
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Catiacaterina Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ABM: ''Hahaha'' (Animated Icon) 
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:iconnautilus18:
Nautilus18 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
Luna's been waiting a thousand years for something juicy.
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
*laughs*
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:icondth1971:
dth1971 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
Pass it on! 
Milk, it does a pony good!
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ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Andy I love your art. Thank you for helping take an already amazing thing-that thing being pony-and making it truly magical, amazing and memorable. Before being a brony I was a Trekker and a furry. I never imagined I'd be blessed with a third magical life-changing fandom. You've helped make SO many of my life's moments memorable, helped me through a lot of dark periods and helped save my life. Because of pony I've found friendships and kindness and so many reasons to live. You're definitely a big part of that. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. 
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somercet Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018
lol
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:iconmrbarthalamul:
MrBarthalamul Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm currently reading Will Eisner's Comics and Sequential Art and a thought occurred to me: In regards to you, who keeps/will keep the original works when it's all said and done? The writer, line/ink artist, color artist, IDW? I'd imagine they'd be useful for a portfolio. (Though, in a heavy digital age, I don't know if physical copies are even necessary...) How are matters like that typically decided in the professional industry?
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andypriceart Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I keep all originals, which are typically sold to private buyers later. 
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, very good.
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:iconzalere:
zalere Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
Awesome reference! Nice!
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:iconralv1234:
ralv1234 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Reminds me of "Stille Post" or in english "quiet post"(?). It looks well.
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
Loose lips sink ships and all that.  I think Mr. Rockwell would approve.
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:iconcg21:
Cg21 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clap 
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:iconlurks-no-more:
Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Oh, this is priceless. :)
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:iconphoenixflambe:
PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
The vicious cycle of passing messages.
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:iconchrismlego:
chrismlego Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Student Artist
what they talking about?
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:iconphoenixflambe:
PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
Probably something nice to shining armor which gets twisted slowly to something he didn't wanna hear.
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:iconchrismlego:
chrismlego Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Student Artist
oh,okay
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:iconzanarnaryon:
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Or a secret he didn't want out
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:icontheexhorsecist:
Awesome! Now someone really should do "Freedom to Ship" ("Each According to the Dictates of his own Fetish")
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:icongeorgfelis:
Georgfelis Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017
Awesome.  Planning on any more Rockwell parodies, like The Runaway (with Scoots, nach), or Freedom from Want (at the Sweet Apple Acres overladen table, of course)?
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
And then Shining Armor slept on the couch that night... Wait.
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:iconruthpainter:
RuthPainter Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Rockwell's art and this picture is so awsome that it makes me smile this morning .
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:iconmugenseiryuu:
MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017
And that's why they divorced.
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jimmyhook19202122 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Student General Artist
hey I remember seeing that sort of parody in the Zits Comic strip! :D
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Tiger-Hawk Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Awesome
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pj202718 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
Oh, right. "Let's play telephone and see what happens." 
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:iconlars99:
Lars99 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
This reminds me also of a story from Hans Christian Anderson.
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Grotezco Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
"Reaction in Chain" ... for those who believed that only happened with atomic bombs ...

B I G B O I B I G B O I L I P S M A C K S L I P S M A C K S 


Yes ... the ponies are scary ...

YOU JUST HAVE TO SAY THAT YOU'RE FINE 
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Heartwings12 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Love this!!!
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:iconbensaret:
Bensaret Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Professional Filmographer
One of my favorite comic covers, to be honest :)
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templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
This cover is by far the funniest for me!
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felifan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great reference :) 
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
I'm laughing silly! This is so priceless! Moral of the story, never share secrets or spread rumors with anybody. At least that's what I'm getting from the images. Awesome job.
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Xeno-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this becomes a lot less amusing when you realize that the image implies that the gossip led to shining armor believing that cadence cheated on him.
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andypriceart Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
in zero way does this art imply anything of the kind. 
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Icon-UK Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
Well, that's a bit dark, it might be anything, like Shining Armour still takes a teddy bear to bed, or clips his hooves in the bathtub. Just something he would never want to have wanted revealed to the public
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Xeno-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i interpreted the last couple of exchanges as applejack congratulating shining armor on being a dad, him having no idea what she's talking about, and subsequently concluding that cadence must have cheated on him.  no idea what's being discussed in the other exchanges.
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Icon-UK Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
But the whole point of the image is that it's the same piece of news being passed from person to person to person, until after all those "Don't tell anyone but..." moments of gossip, in this case the husband hears something that he thought was s secret known only to him and his wife.

Plus the possibility of the "Chinese Whispers"  effect meaning that the original piece of news being distorted from the original.
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jasonbres Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
I like Applejack as the guy with the big mouth. The Post editor didn’t believe anyone could have that big a mouth, but Rockwell swears his mouth really was that big.
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zenitraMsj Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
Shinning don't hold it against your wife, it was your little sis who blabbed.
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:iconhelmie-d:
Helmie-D Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Obviously Luna changed it QUITE A BIT. xD
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:iconphoenixflambe:
PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
Or derpy.
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:iconhelmie-d:
Helmie-D Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
True, xD
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:iconmushisan:
mushisan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rockwell ♥
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Shattywack Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so ingenious 
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:iconardashir:
ardashir Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
I love how this thing seems to have traveled. Pinky to Luna to Celly to Vinyl?
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MaskedMenace833 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
I was about to say that lol. otp lel
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