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Plus Apples by AssasinMonkey Plus Apples by AssasinMonkey
Secondary addition for my Season 5 Episode Art!
Episode 7 - New Friends But Keep Discord
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No new episode, so I decided to revisit one. This one for absolutely no particular biased reason, of course...

The new Gala dresses were awesome to see! Also seeing the CMC included this time around. Back during the episode weekend I actually almost made this one instead, but I went with Discord and Smooze instead, they were a bit more the main part.

Decided to go with a style similar to my The Apple's Figure
Although I didn't manage to get exactly the same things. (some of the post processing I forgot what I did)
Also that this was a single session piece, with two characters and clothing... the other was 10 hours for just Applejack :P
So it's a bit rougher, rushed here and there, oh well...
Fun making, though!

More apples, please.


Approx Time: 14 hours
Time Lapse: Into my already too long queue of recorded but pending
Plus Apples [WIP] by AssasinMonkey



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:icontexasuberalles:
An absolutely incredible use of shading; not just with the sisters themselves, but also their clothing and accessories-- they're so lifelike and have such a perfectly natural weight to them that a viewer has to look very closely indeed to see that this is an illustration rather than a photo of a sculpture. The hard, unblurred edges and lack of background actually reinforce this visual effect by looking almost exactly like a sculpture photographed in a whitebox, and the draping of the cloth really feels like it was sculpted by hand. The texture of their manes also reinforces the effect in a fascinating way; it doesn't look like hair quite so much as sculpted hair. Another amazing piece that's sure to fool quite a few people who see a thumbnail of it into thinking it's a well-photographed sculpture.
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A fantastic piece yet again. The sisters look incredibly 3D, as if they were made of clay; in-fact I originally thought that they where clay, how ever upon zooming in I could see brush strokes. The way you have made the fabric on each of there dresses is phenomenally accurate to life, and their eyes have a brilliant glow to them, sort of like the plastic eyes on stuffed animals. But a couple of things that I did notice was that their mouths look a bit flat compared to the rest of there bodies, sort of like in the show. Over all I could find nothing that looked weird or needed to be improved on. This is a fantastic piece that you should be very proud of!
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RainbowHeartPony Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
so cuuuute omgggg
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GillyaFoxilarious Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
that looks so realistic!!
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WUBTIME123 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is more 3d than my reality
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Jessyp12319 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
i thought they were claay lol
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The-Barinade Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my shading, they almost look like 3D renders! Applebloom is so cute! La la la la 
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Scoot0i0i08 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
duude they look so 3D niiiice
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YesImDeadpool Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015   General Artist
Aww! :D
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lyricaldownygazebo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
OMG did you make this out of clay?!
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Bubblegumdove Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The shading and use of colour are aces, but the real beauty here is in the smaller details such as the hemming and embroidery of the dresses and the perfect eye-line linking the two. 14hrs well spent! :)
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CutieMarxist Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
This looks like a figurine. Nuff said


Stupendous work!
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:iconpozolegirl:
pozolegirl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It almost looks like you took a picture of clay sculptures, this is gorgeous!
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RogerEisen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Not bad. I can't really comment due to your skill level being too high.
I like the facial expressions and the rendering is amazing.
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah!!! Your lights and shadings sure are improving!!! This looks stunnig and really beautiful...!!! :heart: :love: :heart:
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VengefulStrudel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someponies are happy to attend the gala, eh?  I love that AJ of all ponies would be wearing a top hat xP
Incredible work! I love what you did with the lighting and how you gave the clothes such texture :D The eyes look very pretty as well! :meow:
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful :D
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
You keep amazing me.

That's a incredible piece.
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SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Such a well-drawn picture. Applejack sure loves her Nice Hats. :D
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:iconverulence:
verulence Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*explodes*
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:iconsavagelunare:
SavageLunare Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
"Mah little sister's all grown up!~"
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KieDough Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cow this is beyond words!! And I need Applebloom's eyes in my life!!!
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Cute!
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Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, this is so adorable. I think I prefer the new Gala dresses to the old ones from the first season.
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bbasco2 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I absolutely love this high-key style of yours.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, lovely.
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darkc3po Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
that is very beautiful my buddy.
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:iconnoctte:
Noctte Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Godess, it looks so realistic!
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VividVapor Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Their outfits were my faves for this gala, along with Twilight's. ;u;
I gotta stop missing your streams, dude.

Looks great! :D
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squawkwardd Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
Awesome! The textures on the mane and dresses are just perfect =3=
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Jacobellinger Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
aj's background hoof/arm looks weird.  it looks like a crimped piece of lead that has been painted. 
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Oakiel Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Aw, love this!
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subarashi-sama99 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved watching you stream this last night. The finished product is stunning!
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I really liked her hat in that episode. Nice image.
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Followershy Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved Apple Bloom's dress in that episode!
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Nice.                                                                                                                                                                      :applejack: Apple Bloom Emote 
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Gorgeous work on the sisters, and awesome job on their gowns. It's so lovely, and the color/shading style creates an amazing level of depth for their characters and even the outfits. I love their expressions and poses too as they trade excited smiles. Excellent job.
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Winged-Stone Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Never cared for AJ's tophat when I saw that episode. Didn't really seem to fit the look or occasion.
Great job on this though.
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dancinninjac Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Lovely!
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lyanawolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
so cute
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ArmerSchwarzerKater Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this coloring/drawing style is so cool. It looks so 3d-ish- :wow:
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LightningBolt13 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
I almost thought this was 3D.
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xXxNoiscopexXx Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The shading on your art is so realistic, one could think it is 3D-modeled Oops! 
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Edited May 31, 2015
Look at those ears. They look like they're made of foam. You could poke them, and they'd be soft.

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*Poke* :3
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JaegerPony Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
That is absolutely adorable! Great job. =)
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Maldrete Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Awesome work and stream AM!
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:iconisayplz: That top hat is quite fancy.


That was a great stream, by the way.
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