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This is Not an Apple...jack Plush
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Published: August 26, 2018
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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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SqwirryHobbyist Digital Artist
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!!!!
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TRZarakiHobbyist Artist
Look real. Cool!
JessiKo4's avatar
you are wickedly talented
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catcat368Student Artist
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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ilovecoffee65Student General Artist
It looks so realistic! But the real plus he’s that stores sell always suck, but this is a work of art literally
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Pale-KingyHobbyist Digital Artist
OMG the textures look so spot on! love it!
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TopzkeHobbyist
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 😀
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CryingrightnowHobbyist General Artist
OM GOSH THIS IS WITCH CRAFT WITCH CRAFT!
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Holy CRAP this is amazing!  I saw this somewhere else and I seriously thought it was a plush!
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DocWarioProfessional Digital Artist
AYEEEEE
saloony78's avatar
ITS SO BEAUTIFUL WTF !
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TAEHYUNGS-HUSBANDHobbyist General Artist
I actually thought that was a plush at first. Damn.
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WhIppIng-b0yHobbyist
cool details
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Wow, you fooled EQD into making this pic the header for the plushie compilation, LOL.
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cherymoonHobbyist Digital Artist
CALM DOWN THERE BUD THIS IS GETTING A LIL TO GOOD FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!
Granpapony's avatar
Amazing! I thought for sure this was a plush at first glance!
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I know of some cheaper but still great plush makers if you really want one. Outside of 4De, i wouldnt of been able to get a really amazing plush at what most of them cost. My specific one I got is here  Dashie by LanaCraft

See if her prices interest you at all, haven't checked if they changed in the past few years.
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Twitchy-TremorHobbyist Filmographer
This is awesome! I didn't believe you at first when I saw that it a painting. It looks like a real plush so much it's not even funny.
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