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The Apples- I Felt Her Kick, Mama!

EDIT: I went ahead and threw color to this because why not? I went the simple route for this one, where the only shading present is on the characters themselves. o3o I originally wasn't going to color it at all but I figured I'd go ahead since a surprising number of you actually like my headcanon versions of the parents, as well as this sketch being one of my favorite ones. >.>


A quick doodle-scratch thing I did because I had the late-night musing to draw the Apple Family together. So we have young AJ and young McIntosh (Lil' Mac) with my version of their parents, Hard Cider (nicknamed Chief) and Peach Velvet. Peach Velvet is currently pregnant with Apple Bloom in this sketch and the entire family is excited for her arrival, especially Applejack. She never passes up the chance to hear or feel her little sister move around in her mother's tummy, as she's doing at the moment in this sketch. This image would have taken place perhaps a couple of months before the death of Hard Cider, whereas Peach Velvet will end up dying about a month after the birth of Apple Bloom. :C

They were so happy together. ;_;

If you're wondering about Hard Cider's size, I have it headcanoned that he was actually the largest and tallest pony to have lived that WASN'T an alicorn, clocking in at a whopping 7’5 at the withers. The Apples are notorious for having tall ponies in their family, but Chief really took the cake; he's where Big Mac and AJ get their size from, while Apple Bloom took more after their mother in terms of body build. If you wanna read the headcanon on the parents, you can check it out HERE.

So yeah. I'll just leave this here.

As always, feel free to ask questions if you have any, and thanks so much for stopping by! ^.^
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SilverDragon234's avatar

Now THAT stallion is nearly as big as a white rhino, and is as healthy as one. Good work!

Pikartiste's avatar
To be honest, I've a preference for your own version of AJ, Big Mac and AB's parents than the canon's :heart:
ShaleZookeeper7's avatar
Beautiful Beautiful scene!Clap Clap Clap  Also, Lil' Mac and AJ are so adorable!Love Love Love :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: La la la la La la la la La la la la I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! 
kindheart525's avatar
Have you seen the new episode with AJ's parents? If so, what do you think of them, and are you keeping these interpretations or accepting the canon versions? I absolutely loved the canon parents but I adore your interpretation as well! :heart:
Earthsong9405's avatar
The canon version of their father is actually pretty close to my own design, so what I'll do with him is keep my design but tweak him up a bit and change his name to better fit the canon version. 

The mom though... so far, I'm not very keen on her design. I don't know what it is, but it doesn't quite feel like it... fits? I don't know. I'm hoping she'll eventually grow on me though.
wolfheartsprite's avatar
After the newest episode, I am AMAZED at how close you came to their canon appearances.
TheMoonRaven's avatar
I came here to say the same thing xD
Even the mother's hair! 
wozzmeyer's avatar
dáww~ This is just too precious!
meepking123's avatar
dude this is sweet
PardoaAviaar's avatar
Did you see the episode where Applejack and Big Mac are in their teens yet?
Earthsong9405's avatar
Yup, it was really fun and cute. x3
VanillaPeachez's avatar
How did they die? :c
Earthsong9405's avatar
Hard Cider died by succumbing to his wounds after protecting his family from a bunch of timber wolves that wandered into the farm. Peach Velvet died a month after giiving birth to Applebloom due to birth complications. :C
VanillaPeachez's avatar
Awwww...that's really sad. :c
Wolf-Asylum's avatar
I guess this giant and colossal stallion had to be careful with such a small girl ! In sex like in everyday life ! Did they slept in the same bed ? Because I think they had to be stones while sleeping
Earthsong9405's avatar
Given his size in comparison to her size, Hard Cider and Peach Velvet didn't much engage in sex, or at least not in acts that required penetration; he was simply too big and realistically, it'd cause Peach more harm than any good (hence why they had to use a different method to produce children). That said, Hard Cider was always a gentle giant, and that went double when it came to his family. He never treats them like they were glass but he was mindful of his strength. And yes, they slept in the same bed, usually with him ending up being the bed for Peach. He made for quite a comfy pony to just lie down on. xD
Spookykitty9's avatar
Do you think I could use something similar to this composition with some characters of mine? (They're humanoid, so it would look pretty different). 

You'd be credited, of course ^^
Earthsong9405's avatar
I'm not entirely sure about what you're asking to be honest. Are you asking to use the way the characters are positioned and such in the image for your own, or are you asking about the whole "kid listens to mother's stomach to feel growing baby sibling" thing?
Spookykitty9's avatar
The way the characters are positioned. Father on far left-hand side, older child near father, etc.
Earthsong9405's avatar
Something like that, I don't really think permission is needed. I don't own the placement and positioning of the characters.
Spookykitty9's avatar
I just wanted to check; I know some artists are very particular about that. Thanks very much~
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