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This is Not an Apple...jack Plush

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It's a digital painting. All photoshop.

Started out as just a regular face sketch, but the big eyes and round head reminded me of Nazegoreng's plush: For sale: Twilight Sparkle Custom Plush (So check her out if you want to see actual plushies)

So then I thought. I can probably not afford an actually awesome plush from her anytime soon, so I'll just paint my own right?! Having a little fun, with Applejack.

Intended to just keep it a speed painting, but it started involving several other things I've been wanting to do and have done in the past. Making something look like a figurine was where my entire current style came from (e.g. The Apple's Figure), and plushies are basically fabric figurines anyway right?

There was also the material practice. This ain't exactly my usual material I paint, so that was fun to figure out the intricate gradients for. But I also had to figure out how the colours worked with it. I wasn't exactly referencing an Orange pony, quite the opposite hah. So had to do some research on that and settle with something I thought made sense.

Then there's little things that fascinated me, like the darkness of the top of the nose, how that's done due to the material and light setup. Just wanted to paint that, because usually my nose tops are brighter lit.

And in the end there's the balance of how much refinement is needed to get the photo effect across, and not doing much more for little added impact.

Edit: The hair was my biggest struggle I think, because it was also the main thing that was my own design. I didn't base that on an existing plush, just my own regular hair style sketching. So I had to figure out how to translate that into plush myself.

Of course, it was all a scheme to just make another Applejack.

Approx Time: 5 hours
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Usually commenting just a single word is not enough to get my thoughts across.

This time, I hope you accept my aplogy, will I do so nonetheless. Ok? Ok.


DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!

KindergartenTeacher's avatar

You just get more and more freakin' unbelieveable!!! :faint:

XxFallenAmbitionxX's avatar
o h.. my gosh wnasjjkwn whats insane to me is you took the time to add detail as if this was an ACTUAL soft plush. YOUR PAINT STROKES LOOK LIKE MINKY FBRIC IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH. OMGGG-- I'd pay anything to know some amazing techniques. ^^ if only i had the money now xD lol
Runoratsu's avatar
Hihi. I immediately thought this was a wrong attribution when I saw the picture on Twitter, that this was clearly a Nazegoreng/NazFX plush. Thing is: that Twilight you’re writing about is standing next to my bed, so her shape is very familiar. 😅
It’s amazing at what level of photorealism you’re painting by now. The light and textures, especially, are 110% spot on. Even knowing it’s a painting, I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea and my brain immediately sees it as a photo again. Your skill level is over 9000!
Sqwirry's avatar
I was definitely put into thinking that you did a very thorough study of a plushie as in still-life, but then reread the description and found out that you still didn't have the plushie. Nor did the gallery you put a link in the description about had a photoset like this. So, wow, that's an amazing work from imagination!  This strong kind of visualization often leads to incredible results, so you may well once get what you're craving for ^-^

PS: I once tried to make an Apple-Jack plushie myself but it got nowhere near the quality you showed here, so, good luck with getting the plush you want in the reality!
ButtonRush's avatar
Is it the real deal?!?! I’LL PAY YOU 7,000 POINTS FROM LLAMAS FOR HER!!!!
TRZaraki's avatar
Look real. Cool!
you are wickedly talented
catcat368's avatar
lol without the title i woulnt have known it was art
SmutSage's avatar
ceci n'est pas une pomme
Superplay64's avatar
Very good, and very realistic!

Didn't think much of the title until I realized who the artist was, and only then did I begin to realize it wasn't an actual plush!  I actually got fooled!
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ilovecoffee65's avatar
It looks so realistic! But the real plus he’s that stores sell always suck, but this is a work of art literally
Pale-Kingy's avatar
OMG the textures look so spot on! love it!
Topzke's avatar
Its very nice but i don't got fooled because:
It's not a deep enpugh 3D
And a few parts look more like paper package textures than plush

But that are just very fine Details 😀
Cryingrightnow's avatar
OM GOSH THIS IS WITCH CRAFT WITCH CRAFT!
TheCoffeeMinion's avatar
Holy CRAP this is amazing!  I saw this somewhere else and I seriously thought it was a plush!
saloony78's avatar
ITS SO BEAUTIFUL WTF !
TAEHYUNGS-HUSBAND's avatar
I actually thought that was a plush at first. Damn.
WhIppIng-b0y's avatar
Wow, you fooled EQD into making this pic the header for the plushie compilation, LOL.
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