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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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:icontoonsgirl:
ToonsGirl Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Not bad, AJ. Keep drawing!
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:iconno1wantsthisname:
no1wantsthisname Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Way cute.
We're probably fairly on par with one another art-wise...I too enjoy drawing, but have to really concentrate on it because it doesn't always come out even moderately well. xD; You go, AJ! Keep practicin'.
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:iconcaptainprower:
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.
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Some people need it to get in the zone for art.
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I know where she got it.
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:icontwiwrite-flare:
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.
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:iconplushbrony101:
plushbrony101 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aw cute
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:iconmad42hatter:
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!
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:icontheawesomemoomoo:
TheAwesomeMooMoo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Other option: Politely ask to watch.
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:icongraystripe64:
Graystripe64 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
I completely support this headcannon! :dummy:
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:iconzigzaquaza:
Zigzaquaza Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I like this more than I should...

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

Blackmail for free apples? :)
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:iconagenttasmania:
AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
That is extra adorable.

I recently occurred to me that AJ features heavily in my favourites. Background Pony my arse.
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Late reply is late.

The Background Pony is just haters hating on AJ for being too awesome. Much like Rarity haters I tend to just ignore them.
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:iconsoriokink:
Soriokink Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Better drawer then me still.

WEll, concidering she's grawing with her mouth....
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I always thought that some ponies would have excellent pencil/pen/brush skill with their mouths if they practiced with it. In my head canon, Big Mac will always have neat and flowing hand writing.
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:iconjulibugs:
julibugs Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, this could help me with drawing.
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Constant secret practice helps everyone. Well, I guess it doesn't have to be secret but it can be fun to whip out mad drawing skills on the unsuspecting!

Thanks for the fave! :D
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:iconbioshock140:
Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
This somehow brought a smile to my face.
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
That's glad to hear! Or read...?
Anyway, I'm glad you like it! :D
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:iconangelofrombelow:
angelofrombelow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Well, looks like Applejack can draw as well as I can.
Never mind, AJ.
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
There's nothing to do but practice and do your best! Keep drawing!
Man... I really need to take my own advice and draw more...
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:iconangelofrombelow:
angelofrombelow Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Your drawing's already great. This is a really sweet piece.
In answer to your earlier question, I'd offer her unhelpful advice on drawing ponies. Because it's the nicest thing to do. And because I can't draw. :dummy:
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Thanks! :D
But I was thinking more about drawing more often. I really need to work on that. Sure my stuff is passable now, but it could be much, much better. And I need to break out of the one month, one picture thing I have going on. Maybe try a two weeks one picture thing and work up from there. :p

And yay for unhelpful pony drawing advice! Personally, I'm a master at that! :D
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:iconaltbaronak:
Altbaronak Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Take a picture. This is just too cute NOT to.
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Put it in the newspaper! Share the cuteness with the world! :D
Applejack will thank you for it later.
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:iconaltbaronak:
Altbaronak Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
With a swift kick to the gut.
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:iconannonymousvigilante:
AnnonymousVigilante Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
keep drawing a.j :)
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I will! :D
AJ needs more love!
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:iconannonymousvigilante:
AnnonymousVigilante Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:giggle: indeed
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:iconarekpl:
Arekpl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:D
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
:D

By the way, thanks for the fave!
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:iconarekpl:
Arekpl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
np /)
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:iconk4nk4n: "Aww, but ah wanna share drawin's with her... how come dat ain't part of the options?"

Very cute image of AJ, by the way.
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Reasonable options aren't included! They aren't as fun you see...

Thanks for the kind words! :D
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
You're welcoooome.
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:iconspringheel:
springheel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
May I share my doodles with you, sweetie?
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
That would be a kind and reasonable thing to say! :D

Too kind and reasonable. :P
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:iconspringheel:
springheel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
"Come, here is my album"
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:iconsonicsatamx93:
SonicSatamX93 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Writer
Nice job.

This is very good art of AJ.

As for what I'd do...

Try to slip away unnoticed.
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thank you for the kind words! :D

Slipping away would probably be the most polite thing to do.
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:iconsonicsatamx93:
SonicSatamX93 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Writer
Yea, it would.

And you're welcome. :)
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Applejack you should practice make your artwork!
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
She should, but she's probably always working. Can't even find time in most days to practice drawing. The fate of many of us I'm sure.
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:iconceraperduta:
ceraperduta Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I hate it when people bug me when I'm in the zone. I vote to leave her alone. Walk away.
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
That is annoying when people interrupt you. But drawing with friends is fun too, if you have anyone else who likes drawing.
Still, you are intruding on her personal drawing time so maybe it would be best to walk away. Walking away (sneaky like) probably is the best action here.
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:iconjaysg2010:
JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I would stand perfectly still and watch hoping she doesn't notice and keeps at it.
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
That would probably be for the best.

Thanks for the fave! :D
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:iconjaysg2010:
JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
You're welcome. Have a nice day.
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:iconhershey78:
Hershey78 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would try to slip away unnoticed.. :P
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