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AJ Appreciation Day by WizardWannabe AJ Appreciation Day by WizardWannabe
I wish I had found out about this sooner, but oh well. This is the best I could do in the time I had.

Anyway, it's Applejack Appreciation Day over on EQD so I had to do something for best pony, and I wanted to join in!

At the end of a long hard warm day, time to relax in the kiddy pool. I would have painted a cornetto in, but I only just thought of it right now...

Still trying to figure out how to paint faster. Although, a deadline is quite the motivation.
I had another idea I wanted to do, but I didn't think I could get it done on time. And another idea, but it included Apple Bloom, and I wanted to focus on AJ, it's her day after all.
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mjponso Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
And nobody better complain if AJ decides to let one go in the tub, either; she's a country girl who works hard, and she deserves to relax any way she wants. :P
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Ruby-Hooves Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I think this is the best AJ I've ever seen. She needs to relax more, all that hard work can't be good for you.
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Glide08 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, because she's in risk of the REAL AJ throwing vending machines on her. Like he did on all those belltower agents.
:iconadamjensenplz::icongunplz::iconapplejackplz::iconexitplz:
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:iconruby-hooves:
Ruby-Hooves Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I don't think AJ has any aumentations.
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:iconglide08:
Glide08 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The REAL AJ. Adam Jensen.
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:iconruby-hooves:
Ruby-Hooves Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Lol, who would the rest be then? Solid Snake as Twilight Sparkle, Sam fisher as Trixie, Duke Nukem as Rainbow Dash?
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Glide08 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rachael dowd (Deus Ex OC, info in [link] ), Frank pritchard, Megan Reed, David Sarif, and much more Sarif industries employees.
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Aww, thanks.
I would love to see an episode where she just tries to relax and is constantly getting bothered or called upon to do stuff.
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:iconruby-hooves:
Ruby-Hooves Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Great idea, more proof you need to work on the show.
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:iconwizardwannabe:
WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Ahh, that'll be the day. Would have to get out of this boring ol' country first though.
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:iconruby-hooves:
Ruby-Hooves Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
England isn't to boring I think, it at least has some hills, unlike Holland which is just one flat marshy surface.
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:iconwizardwannabe:
WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I've only been to Amsterdam, but I liked how much water it had everywhere; all those canals.
Though I'll admit, I do like the hills and landscapes of my native home too.

But by boring I was thinking of job wise. I'd love to work in tv animation, but it borders on non-existant here. Least, as far as I can find. I want to emigrate to the US or Canada, because it's where most of our cartoons come from anyway.
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:iconruby-hooves:
Ruby-Hooves Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I wish you the best of luck with your journey then.
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This... Is... Adorable!
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:iconwizardwannabe:
WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Aw thanks!
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
seems like good times!
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:iconwizardwannabe:
WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Eeyup.
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:iconmrepicpony:
mrepicpony Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
that is one cool job!
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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this so much! What a cute idea as well :aww: I find deadlines extremely motivating! Your ideas come faster too, so I like that as well :dummy:
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Thanks!
Didn't feel fast at the time, I was having a minor panic attack, trying to come up with an idea before the deadline. Evidently I did of course, but still.
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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, I've done a few speed-contests very nerve-wracking, yet very fun!
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:iconwizardwannabe:
WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Yes, worth it in the end.
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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Definitely! Especially if you win ;)
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StarHeartCustoms Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love you aj!!
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:iconhordaks-pupil:
Hordaks-Pupil Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesomeness I love it Applejack looks so cute in her pool :D
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Thanks!
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Hordaks-Pupil Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :D
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jarenthx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
coooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllll great
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Telaros Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Been so busy I never got to reply to one of my favorites. I would so love to do something like that again. Perhaps next year I'll buy my own little personally pool to relax in as I drink my self merrily asleep with my OJ- I mean apple cider :iconliarjack:

If I did comment before on this then allow me a second one xD (it's just that good anyways!)

Applejack enjoying a day off from everything, and she sure as hay ain't holding back none. You deserved it girl, you just darn well deserved it. :iconajnapplz:
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Good idea, I think I'll do the same when Summer comes back!

Yeah, one of the reasons I think she's best pony is her attitude to hard work, and I liked the idea of her deserving some time off!

Thanks for commenting!
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BB-K Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Relax! All in that pool. :)
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:iconwizardwannabe:
WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Ha! Gives me an idea for a 'sequel'!
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BB-K Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose she's taking a towel to dry herself off, now that might look sexy. =p
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Actually I imagined something before drying herself off...
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BB-K Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok then. :) Maybe going into the water and then out, showing her long wet hair like those you see in beach scenes or from shampoo commercials.
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Nope! I sketched the idea out, need to just find the time to do it now!
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BB-K Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well then, will wait. :)
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KuroiTsubasaTenshi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This simultaneously looks very comfortable and uncomfortable. o.O
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Uncomfortable?
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KuroiTsubasaTenshi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, the way her forelegs are positioned freak me out a bit.
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Oh, right. Yeah, I worried a little about them, but thought that ponies in the show often do things their arms shouldn't. But mostly I just wanted the pose. Perhaps I could have positioned them better. I was rushing a bit though.
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KuroiTsubasaTenshi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To be fair, the show puts me off a bit when it does that too. I'll probably get over it once I see it happen enough.
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Eh, I just write it off as cartoonyness. Except with hindlegs, I can't stand it when the show does them wrong, for example, when filly Twilight jumps in the air after passing her entrance exam with Spike's egg.
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WillyGalleta Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet.
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:iconfreefox:
Freefox Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Days off felt good, right AJ?
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:iconwizardwannabe:
WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
"y'darn right'"
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Black-Namer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I read your comment about the weather being British, not normal, warm : D I have to disagree, the last days were most delightful, at least here in North West, which is even weirder ^^' And I just recently came to terms with living here, now enjoying every day, lovely country. :3 As for the painting. It's very good, you captured the shadows well, and the single cloud in the background breaks the monotony, though the highlight at the middle of the sky gives the feeling there is a light source directly behind AJ. It's a nice and simple illustration capturing the feeling of relaxation very well :3 And painting faster will come with more practice. I'm one to talk I can't even paint that good xD But I see an improvement every time I draw something new, so I'm sure you do too :) Great work again and sorry for being so talkative. Not very often I comment but you seem like a nice person and I couldn't leave without saying something. ^^;
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Ahh I'm just comparing the warmth to the one time I went to Spain and got off the plane and realised what it truly felt like to walk into an oven. So whenever I think it's hot in England, I always think it's not that hot in comparison.

Regarding the light source, I wasn't thinking much, but I kinda wish I had done that differently, and shaded in the grass more, because it really does look too 'sun on the horizon'. oh well.

I do see improvement, I just complain a lot.

Thank you, and no problem, I don't mind people being talkative at all, I'm glad you are!
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Black-Namer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh I know what you mean. I still remember summers in Poland, sometimes the weather was just like you describe being in Spain. You walk out, BAM, right into the oven ^^. Looking at this from such perspective, yes, summers in England are a bit... scarce in heat.

But keeping in mind that this illustration was being made into a simple drawing, so it is good nonetheless. :3

And I'm yet to live to a day in which an artist is satisfied with their drawing skills. It's in the job description - chase after perfection!

And well, I just hope I won't weird you out! :3 Thanks for answering :33
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WizardWannabe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Haha, yep, that's what I meant.
Like a disclaimer, saying, warm in Britain isn't particularly warm compared to elsewhere.

Yeah, if I had more notice, I totally would have done this differently. It's fine as it is, but it could be better. I might even try it again, later, although for a different reason than just doing it again.

Ha, true! And by 'I complain a lot' I should also add that I am incredibly impatient with myself! But yes, I agree, chase after perfection!

Not weirded in the slightest!
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