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It's Yesterday Once More

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The main characters' grandparents haven't been much mentioned in the show, but here's my attempt at drawing one.

Here's how it looked in various phases:

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:iconrarityangryplz::iconthinksplz: How come I gotta push this stupid contraption? Haven't they ever heard of riding mowers? Or goat mowing contracts?
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Hiring goats to mow would be great! You probably wouldn't even need to pay much (if at all) since they already get to eat all they want.
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I am amaz right now
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Ah, what a beautiful scene. Seems that, aside from picturesque scenery, you have a knack for drawing facial expressions. People already pointed out how adorable the excited Sweetie Belle is, I'm sure. Especially those eyes. And the grumpy expression of Rarity. I find a bit curious that you've put so much effort and detail into apples being shredded as she mows the lawn. Is Rarity trying to say something through her actions?
Applejack (hmm...) plz  
On a more technical note, I do love those strong colour lines in all the manes. They stand out so much. Although, to be honest, granny looks like she has scars on her face. I get it, those lines are meant to be wrinkles but since they are so sharp, they almost seem like cuts. But apart from that, I really like this.
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Thanks for thoughts! I wanted to hint of their future selves kind of briefly. Sweetie Belle is holding a music box, and later in the show she has shown interest in singing. And Rarity could be muttering "I hate these apples!", but later she has to learn to overcome differences with a new friend who farms apples.

The wrinkles were a bit of a mistake, in that I put too much of the darker colours on them, but not bad enough to make me want to try to fix them, since the pencils I used for that part don't respond well to eraser (gets easily smudged, potentially leading to a bigger problem).
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I see, so this picture is from way back when, before Twilight and her involuntarily assembled band of mares stared down Nightmare Moon. The music box is pretty funny now, since Sweetie Belle does not show interest in singing for the longest of time. She just sang for herself, never occurred to her this could be her actual talent.

And well, mistakes happen, especially in traditional artwork, eh? I know the ordeal myself. But hey, at least it makes your picture more interesting to look at overall and it's a lesson for the future. Oh, and I've never even noticed the bird up on the Paper Birch tree. That's some dedication to detail, right there. I love tiny details like that!
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BEautiful work
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tigreanpony's avatar
This is very cute
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Awww, I wanna see the granddad but that'snice.
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Maybe in another kind of picture he would've been in.
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Nice work as always, interesting style experimentation without the usual line work, keep it up. 
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Thanks! I actually put some slightly darker lines here and there to make things a bit sharper compared to the previous coloured pencil works.
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I love that face Sweetie Belle is doing in the bottom right corner! :3
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Thanks! It's not always easy to get the expression you want, but I'm happy with that.
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Your Welcome :3 Any expression My Favorite CMC Member does, it always makes me happy :3
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