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The Cause for Apples

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Bonus addition for my Season 5 Episode Art!
Season 5, Episode 25 & 26 - The Cutie Re-Mark
For more info on my MLP:FIM Season 5 Episode Art Streams

Plan was to make more finale episode art. Of course it had to be Applejack in her latest outfit. This timeline was pretty darn serious, though. It implied a total war. Every single citizen involved, young, old, strong, etc. Putting war in a family show is one thing, full on total war is another. But they did so in one of the more interesting ways, showing not just the frontline, but also the immense struggle and effort from those back home.

Then there was Sombra, who made the situation that much more darker. Enslaving ponies, putting up ponies against other ponies, all probably aware it's against their will. Fighting against your own kind you know is a helpless victim deep within.

So dark, but oh do I love the creators for doing that. Also partially because of my "First Contact War" which is going down darker paths as well. War is even in the name, and in the show it was already fun just hearing the word, like back with the Yaks. But then they take it to the next level. Perfect. It almost kinda excuses my universe for even existing, it makes it that bit more plausible.

Anyhow, had to make Applejack, in a style I where I specifically thought about an older piece, Warm Adventure Flow
I still like what I ended up with in that, and I wanted to get back to that again. A certain type of focus.

Now I don't know if I'll actually do the other Mane 6 in their outfits. I wasn't exactly planning on that. It's just that this was AJ. I do want to have a big piece with all of them together, like in the ending, though.


Approx Time: ~11 hours
Photoshop CC 2015
The Cause for Apples [WIP] by AssasinMonkeyRare Nights by AssasinMonkey


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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Vision: I love the artwork! You really captured her outfit, and the settings around her. The only reason I didn't put 5 stars is because the background is blurry, it would have been better if you put more detail in the pipes, smoke, and sky.

Originality: I Love how you used the scenery to capture certain elements on the outfit, it looks great. Her facial expression looks just like everything else in the picture, sad. (I mean it in a good way). The Camouflage certainly shows off the southern look of her, great job.

Technique: I absolutely love how you made her look 3D! She definitely has her curves and edges. The clothes are stained in mud, great detail!

I can;t really say anything about how this impacts me... But its great!