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Over our acres

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Woooo, Applejack. Oh gawd no, not the Apple!!
Ahuhm... uh yea, watched the episode of course. Second art piece during the Saturday (and by now Sunday) stream.

Wanted to do an environment from the episode, one of the acres. Decided the day scene since my Flutterbat was night.
Before I started I also realised... I didn't have any fully environment focused pieces at all, or at least clearly pony that is. I did end up adding AJ though.... because well... AJ
Though I hope the environment is still the focus.

Playing around with environment, good fun. Wanted to do some (hilly) plains piece in a long time, always kept bouncing into "awkwardness" but I think I managed to get it feeling all right.
Had a bunch of little tiny changes at the end, going back and forth "I'm going to upload this now!, oh wait... change this, oh, change this back, ok now I'm..."
Oh well hehe, it's finally here.

Hope I did it ok.

PS: thinking of putting the time lapse together for this one from the stream recordings again.
Edit: Checked recording, the approx time is actually slightly longer than 4,5 hours rather than 6 :O


Approx Time 4,5 hours
Time Lapse: youtu.be/mlsnSDKf36o
WIP:

Over our acres [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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sunli1999123's avatar
what a amazing job. I can perceive strong feeling of lonely.Clapping Pony Icon - Applejack Clapping Pony Icon - Applebloom Clapping Pony Icon - Braeburn 
Is anyone else getting Isaac Newton vibes from this? or is it just me?
StreaksPsyche's avatar
PS: Faving and downloading...

...even the Time Lapse video. I want to watch you work.
StreaksPsyche's avatar
That's just a lovely lovely environment.

Would love to be able to do this kind of work.
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Klarseolt's avatar
Amazing atmosphere
Soulymans-real-self's avatar
OH MY CELESTIA! I WISH I COULD BE AS AMAZING AS THIS. You have talent my friend and wow you use it to it's potential. I can also see that this isn't the first and probably won't be the last time you impress the world with your skills. I look forward to my jaw being agape once again.

Sincerely,
     Soulyman
TheOtterPony's avatar
Stunningly beautiful, and little sad. Excellent work!
RePoisn's avatar
Hot dayum, that is one FINE piece of art there. I wish I could draw like you, seriously. xD
Darkagumon2000's avatar

I may be wrong but I think I see Flutterbat up in the tree next to Applejack.

Pinkie Pie EyeFlutter AM I JUST SEEING THINGS?!Pinkie Pie Scream01 

(LOVE THE SCENE BY THE WAY)

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BoneSatellite's avatar
I think it's fantastic that you've drawn something with greenery and sunlight, yet that very landscape is utterly forlorn.
Raedrob's avatar
As more of a landscape guy myself, I approve of more pieces where the focus is the landscape itself. 
This is a very midground focused piece, maybe something a bit closer to the viewer would push the depth even more.
Just something to think about, maybe =)
You did a good job with the grassy fields, I love grass in direct sunlight!
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I'm not sure if I should if I should be sad that the trees have been eaten, as most of the comment section seems to think, or happy as AJ overlooks a whole new stretch of orchard as new trees grow from the seeds dropped by the bats.
The trees still look pretty lively despite less leaves, so look kinda Sapling-y, so I'm going to pick the latter.
AssasinMonkey's avatar
It was one of my goals to keep the situation kinda neutral or towards both sides. Kinda how in the episode neither side was necessarily good or bad. It's great to see it reflecting back in the comments :)
cajobif's avatar
So, that'S what you were drawing in your last livestreaming.

Awesome piece. Poor Applejack. Even if her friend is back to herself (I know, I know, but don't want to spoil), she got a huge lost to got through.
AJTexasRanger's avatar
This is beautiful!

Kinda like when my dad and I went to go harvest the garden and the carrots were bad.
LadySethra's avatar
You can just feel Applejack's despair.   Brilliant work.
Crydius's avatar
This thing feels so alive I almost can't believe it. How do you make the grass and the leaves look so crispy ?!
greenwolf25's avatar
This looks awesome!
Yttryn's avatar
wow, that grass and foliage...
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