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MLP issue 62 Rockwell Tribute cover
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Published: December 11, 2017
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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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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Quacktalker's avatar
Why is Cadance so awful to Shining? I thought she was supposed to love him? In fact most of these are Ponies I at least think would care for or respect Shining Armor, but they're all being so cruel to him in this. 
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andypriceart|Professional Traditional Artist
please read the above description- there is no specific secret or saying involved. This is a parody of a Norman Rockwell painting titled "the Gossips", and just shows the folly of how gossip changes from person to person.

Why did it have to be that she say anything about Shining at all? Perhaps it was something he told her about something/someone else, and she passed it along? Why do you immediately have to jump to the negative instead of simply enjoying the humor of the situation?
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Phenometron's avatar
This is most definitely fantastic.
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lunchymunchies's avatar
What did Cadence say to Twilight, and what did Shining Armor hear and say to Cadence? I'd been dying to know for months, so I was very disappointed to find that the cover had nothing to do with the story.
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andypriceart|Professional Traditional Artist
please read the above description- there is no specific secret or saying involved. This is a parody of a Norman Rockwell painting titled "the Gossips", and just shows the folly of how gossip changes from person to person
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BendyTheLittleDevilD|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rip Candance XD
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thegreatrouge|Hobbyist Interface Designer
gotta love how it's AJ that tells the whole gossip about Shining Armor right to his face!
brutal honesty much? XD
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Drjeesh's avatar
This made me laugh.
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rhodonite-princess's avatar
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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It's way worse in the fandom. I've seen countless creations where he either gets mocked, beat up, or in some other way gets the short end of the stick. It happens way more to him than any other character; it seems like it such a high percentage of his appearances that it's the majority, not a whole lot where it's not like this. In comparison to other characters. If he's such a supposedly beloved character, then why does the fandom hate him so much? Why do they keep doing this to him?
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rhodonite-princess's avatar
Yeah it's really disheartening...
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Catiacaterina|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ABM: ''Hahaha'' (Animated Icon) 
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Nautilus18's avatar
Luna's been waiting a thousand years for something juicy.
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Kyoshyu|Hobbyist General Artist
*laughs*
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dth1971's avatar
Pass it on! 
Milk, it does a pony good!
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ZiddersRoofurry|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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MrBarthalamul|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|Professional Traditional Artist
I keep all originals, which are typically sold to private buyers later. 
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Jose-Ramiro|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, very good.
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zalere's avatar
Awesome reference! Nice!
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ralv1234's avatar
Reminds me of "Stille Post" or in english "quiet post"(?). It looks well.
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elr79655's avatar
Loose lips sink ships and all that.  I think Mr. Rockwell would approve.
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Cg21|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clap 
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