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this is my newest Commission I did for Klamnei 

a really fun and interesting one in terms of lore and history of Granny Smith. 

interested in getting your own jowyB commission like this one? please do not hesitate to message me (as long as there is no tight deadline and its not NSFW) i am available to create what you envision. 

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Here is what Klamnei  says about the scene I have portrayed for them.

I’ve sometimes heard people wonder about Granny Smith’s name before she became a grandmother. That had to have been weird, right? Being a child and saddled with the name “Granny”? Surely that wasn’t the case. “Granny” just has to be a family nickname that’s spread into common knowledge. Even IF at some point she legally changed her name to be “Granny Smith”, her birth name HAD to be something else.

And I even have an idea on what it might be.

Edith Smith: A reddish-green apple of the MACINTOSH line. Tough and pulpy, but great with cooking. research-groups.usask.ca/fruit…

I honestly don’t know why the showrunners didn’t use this. The name, the description, the freaking lineage, it’s all here. The only sticking point is the apple’s green AND red coloration, but even this can be explained, as like humans, the eye color and hair color of equines can change throughout the first few years of life.

And that’s what this picture here is all about. Granny is showing the grandkids some pictures from her early life before her colors changed. Perhaps they already knew her real name was Edith, but they’d never envisioned her sporting a splashy scarlet coat! “Macintosh Red’, Granny calls it, and while it may had faded on her, she’s glad to see it got passed on.

Granny Smith is a cool character. I understand why the showrunners didn’t give her more focus, but it still feels like a wasted opportunity. This mare is a pioneer, an entrepreneur, a businessmare, a clan matriarch, and one of the most successful farmers in the country. She endured the terrible hardship of being widowed. She raised her son on top of handling the farm. She eventually gained a daughter-in-law, only for tragedy to strike again and leave her to raise three grandkids. Yet even still she managed to pull through on top of whatever responsibilities she had.

In my mind, Granny Smith isn’t some frail, fading, borderline-senile nopony. She’s the god damn matriarch of the Apple clan. She’s smart, strict, resourceful, indomitiable, and proud. She loves her family more than life itself, and if you threaten them in any way, Celestia herself won’t be able to save you. She can be quite intimidating when she wants to be—not only are workhorses much larger than the average mare, a long life of farmwork has turned her into a veritable piece of iron. Trust me, you do NOT want to be on the receiving end of one of her kicks. The family resemblance to her grandkids is clear as day: same jawline, same thick ‘straw’ look to their manes, same bright, sharp eyes.

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springheel's avatar

A really underused character. I saw a comic FIM where she really commanded the adventure.

zalere's avatar

Which comic?

cajobif's avatar

Makes senses. After all Mrs Cake was called Chiffon Swirl before getting married.


Wonderful work

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MegaMovieMonday's avatar

Aww that's absolutely beautiful! you did a wonderful job drawing them here. The details for the room looks amazing and I love how they're drawn here. :D

JesterOfDestiny's avatar

But Granny Smith is also a type of apple.

IBAIPshow's avatar

Granny looks kind of evil and I love it. Reminds me of a random line from a great Christmas movie. "There's a law against Christmas" from "In the Nick of Time" :)

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2468MLPappreciate's avatar

Like the drawing and the details. My grandma's name is Edith too. She has been tough and been though a lot in her 95 almost 96 years.

bbasco2's avatar

> I’ve sometimes heard people wonder about Granny Smith’s name before she became a grandmother. That had to have been weird, right? Being a child and saddled with the name “Granny”? Surely that wasn’t the case. “Granny” just has to be a family nickname that’s spread into common knowledge. Even IF at some point she legally changed her name to be “Granny Smith”, her birth name HAD to be something else.


Eh? Granny smith is a perfectly cromulent apple cultivar name

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granny_Smith


They are my favourite kind of apple

pj202718's avatar

We're probably watching her on her off days.

AleximusPrime's avatar

Interesting for them to give her the name "Edith". Definitely makes sense for that to be her true name before she became a "granny". My headcanon used to be that her name was actually "Annie Smith", but I ended up using that name for an OC that is one of Applejack's kids in my fanfic.

zalere's avatar

Interestingly, my paternal grandmother's name is Edith (in Portuguese).

FanOfMostEverything's avatar

That is a perfect amount of sass for Granny Smith. Beautiful work throughout.

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