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Applegloom forest by AssasinMonkey Applegloom forest by AssasinMonkey
Next addition for my Season 5 Episode Art!
Episode 4 - Bloom and Gloom
For more info on my MLP:FIM Season 5 Episode Art Streams

Trying to make this all while still being sick, which was definitely noticeable during the stream. This was actually my 3rd painting I started, but also the one I actually managed to keep working on. Getting interrupted a ton by illness, though. Which took me out of my focus. So it was me trying to scramble things together because I must finish at least something right?!

Could do so much more with this one, but I had to leave it at this. Progress began slow, which cost me a lot of time. Still, the stream was fun, but different as well hah.
I guess it brings some variation to things.

Anyhow, awesome episode. The show staff managed to do so many awesome things while doing so in a way where it keeps a lot of other things safe and intact. While still feeling like it makes sense, and has its own fitting place in the world. So many fun bits.

That Applejack singing, though!!!


Approx Time: 4,5 hours
Time Lapse: Pending

Applegloom forest [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


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I love the feel of this piece. You've captured the dark spookiness of something hiding in the shadows that the episode had during those scenes. I love your choice of lighting. The cold green light filtering through the leaves just add to the atmosphere. I like how it's so looming, with it's claw-like branches, just leaning over poor little Applebloom. Speaking of Appleboom, I like how you made her such a small part of the overall piece, almost blending into the colours because when you're in a nightmare like that, sometimes you do feel really small and scared. I also like how part of this piece is just black, with no fill/details because that's what dreamscape is like and it just adds uncertainty to the pile of emotions towering in lil Applebloom's mind.
Overall, I love this piece. The lighting, the scary trees, everything. Good job ^_^
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Critique by MoonSolace Apr 19, 2015, 8:12:44 AM
Whoa, did this episode bring in some good content, and this artwork defiantly shows some of those creepy vibes. Being that this is fan-art of the episode, I'm not going to show too much emphasis on originality, but that doesn't mean this was so over-played to the point where I would give it a 1. The technique is very different compared to your previous work although I enjoy this immensely since the style brings out more emotion into the piece, while you previous fan-work looked a little more like play-dough(not saying it's bad, that just how I interrupted it), giving it that cheerful look. This is has more of a water color style, making it look more fluid, especially in the trees. My only issue is that Apple Bloom could have had a little more emotion when it comes to displaying fear, but that's just me.
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HamburgerMarsupial Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
Looks like Sweetie Belle wandered into Lordran. Nice knowing her.
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Marlenatelep2Loader Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
Amazing started phone wallpaper (Samsung Galaxy j3 2016).
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Fixap Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
NICE!
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:iconclockupflowers:
ClockupFlowers Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just beautiful! 
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Ashoof Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
nice. really enjoy this.
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Edited May 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
  "Aw, shoot!  Ah hope this doesn't turn out like that time I found a town fulla blank-flank zombies!"

  But y'know, I think I'll write a critique.  And I don't do that often!
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EmeraldFire909 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked this episode better than the other ones Luna appeared in. When she came from the moon, that was much better done than the other times she came
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PitterPaint Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student Filmographer
so ominous... and Beautiful! great job :D
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mooni-art8 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Artist
Wow!! this is amazing!
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Bioblood Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
wow this is soo like Story of the Blanks XP
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Awesome lighting effects.
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow..... I can't believe you drew all this while being sick. It does not show! It does not totally show!
This might be your best picture so far.
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FoxVanity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The smiley face on one of the closer trees x3 lol
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darkoverlords Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
2Spooky4Me.
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gameguy199 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student Writer
WOW!
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Amazing work! <3
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Cool and doom OwO
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Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
900th fave!
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mrjwongy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
great
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sabrina200415 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing!!
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TheChubsterWolfie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student General Artist
awwww
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CMANsurvives Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Filmographer
Yes yes yes yes yes... Twilight Sparkle (yes) plz Yes.
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Awesome!
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FralLeman Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Wow, great job!  Love it.
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cajobif Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Whoa! Very atmospheric work there. It really suits the episode.

Amazing work.

Wish you to get better. I mean about your health. Yeah. It surprised me that it wasn't AJ singing... but I'm sure it could be your next one.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
"I am the shadow, the true self."
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Beautiful piece, I really like the lighting and the small "particles" that are floating in the air. Applebloom's expression is spot on too.

Also, hope you feel better =)
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TruthVoyager Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome stuff! I aspire to match your skills. 
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Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
That Applejack singing, though!!!

Right? :iconhnnnngplz:
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KieDough Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece!! I really wish the download feature in DA was working this would make an awesome wallpaper!
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Shastro Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm It worked for me :) Its interesting too see you on here :)
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KieDough Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah I found out I had to enable NPAPI, chrome had it disabled with a recent update
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooaaahh!!! That background looks absolutely amazing and beautiful!!! :wow: :omg: :omfg: :O
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SuperBlueYoshi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Looks pretty chilling. It captures Apple Bloom's fears very well. 
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TigerGeekGuy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Great work!
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IJoinedForPonies Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Very pretty, nice work! ^^
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IncendiaryBoobs Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! The colors and shading are perfecto!
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Excellent job on the very big and spooky forest of her nightmare, and Applebloom herself looks great, so timid and scared as the branches and faces loom over her. It evokes a great creepy and fearful mood.
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batosan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! 
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Zenie250 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Artist
Wow YOU REALLY PUTTING ON THE AMBIANCE THERE! Very well done!
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Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Gorgeous! Awesomely done!! ^^
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Pimander1446 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
You ended up doing the scene i mentioned >< Though i dont think you read me suggesting this one scene. Im happy you did it, looks really amazing!
At same time i feel sad, cause i left your livestream to draw and ended up working on the SAME scene.... And mine is not only not finished, but of course looks pathetic compared.

You are so fast with this technique, and i started mine not even knowing what i was doing and my pony doesnt even look like a pony at the end...
AHRF! i feel stupid for even trying it. Ive never done fanart from a mlp episode before... and looks like it wasnt a good idea.


Also thanks for adding the steps of the drawing...
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Ardail Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I just have the crumbs of talent that fall of these awesome picture? Pretty sure it's better then all I've got xD

Love the environment, I've really wanted to start getting into learning how to paint scenery
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
                     Apple Bloom clapping icon 
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DJ-AppleJ-Sound Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Very well done!
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JubaAj Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 

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Fakskis Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, new desktop background!
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LocksTO Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks cool, I'm sorry that I have gone before.Clap 
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SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
What an incredible picture. It really shows the eerie feeling of a troubled dream. Apple Bloom looks so scared that I wish Luna would appear right now to comfort her.
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Ancalagon67 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Amazing. I love the ultra-close foreground silhouettes of the trees that frame the piece and draw the viewer into the scene.

And you are right, Applejack singing in the episode was just incredible.
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