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Applejack's Secret Hobby by Bakuel Applejack's Secret Hobby by Bakuel
You've stumbled upon Applejack secretly drawing ponies (and Spike)! What do you do?

Mock her! :icongilda-plz:

Offer unhelpful advice on drawing ponies.

Try to slip away unnoticed.

Take a picture. :iconfeatherweightplz:

Throw a rock at her.

Run away!

The first new coloring adventure in a brand newish year. Some Applejack because you can never have enough Applejack. The more Applejack there is in the world the happier the world will become. So have another Applejack barn scene.
I found Applejack's doodles in the "Spike at Your Service" more amusing then I should have. So I wanted to draw Applejack doodling. In another dimension, the frivolous arts are really her secret hobby and passion, but Rarity must never know. If she knew she would never stop bugging AJ about it.
This is more or less another SAI experiment, still fooling around with that program, but at least it's not a night or cloudy scene! And it's marginally happy or at least peaceful. At least I hope.
I went with simpler pony eyes on this one. No real reason, just to shake it up a bit and try new things.

Drawing ponies is hard, keep at it AJ! I feel your pain! :iconmanlytearsplz:

As a side note, this is the first Twilight Sparkle and Spike that I have uploaded to this gallery! Yay~!
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Her eyes look a little red.
And the air is a tad hazy.
Yeah she totally wasn't smoking weed.
Bakuel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Some people need it to get in the zone for art.
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I know where she got it.
TwiWrite-Flare Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
AJ should probably stick to ice sculpting if she ever want's a career as a professional artist ^_^

Not that expanding your artistic mediums is ever a bad thing.
plushbrony101 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aw cute
Mad42Hatter Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Oh, I do love this, and it works too!
I can very easily imagine AJ having a secret longing to be artsy and creative, like a lot of her other friends are, instead of the down-to-earth, no-nonsense Earth Pony that she is (NOT to say that there's anything wrong with that, but I think we can all relate to wanting to be someone we're not). So she secretly practices her skills, quietly, without telling anypony, not even her family, because she's afraid that they'll think it's funny that a No-Nonsense Earth Pony is trying to be artsy and laugh at her. In the same way she found it difficult to accept help from her friends in "Applebucking Season", she'd find it difficult to accept their praise or criticism. So she keeps it to herself.
Little does she suspect just how understanding her real friends would actually be. Draw on, Applejack, draw on!
TheAwesomeMooMoo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Other option: Politely ask to watch.
Graystripe64 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
I completely support this headcannon! :dummy:
Zigzaquaza Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I like this more than I should...

I mean I just really like it, just... Awesome work.
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:icongilda-plz:Commence the mocking!

Blackmail for free apples? :)
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