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Farmer at War by boomythemc Farmer at War by boomythemc
Had multiple delays with this piece but I finally finished and I'm happy with the results. From the last piece to this piece, Applejack leaves the battlefield, battered and exhausted but determined and ready. This almost makes me want to write a story to go along with these pictures...maybe I will.

I liked making this piece, hope you all like it too. Rainbow Dash is coming next :D
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First off, I will say that this is very nice. I really like it a lot. Your sense of proportion seems to be spot-on, and I really like the way you designed AJ's face - not many people can pull of the slanted, longer nose style this well. I also really like your armor design - it seems functional, solid, and decorative in a "prized set of well-kept battlegear" way. Very Warhammer 40000.
I have mixed feelings about your background, I think the burnt trees could be more angular and slightly more detailed, and the clouds could be separated and thickened up more. Detail can be used to make objects appear to be far away, and I think that's where your background falls short. However, I love the overall style. It feels very paintbrushy and not cartoony at all.
The greatest shortcoming of this piece I think would be impact - nothing really pops out at the eye. The background colors blend into the foreground, especially around AJ's legs, and there isn't much contrast. Some color work on the background and some shadow work on the foreground could make this piece absolutely stunning. Overall though, I love your style and your eye for design, and I am excited for the next piece in this series.
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Just from looking at this, I would venture to call this "thoughts of home". Applejack looks like she's not thinking of where she is, but more along the lines of what else might be going on right now. Is it applebucking season? If so, is Apple Bloom working on the harvest? Is Big Mac helping, or is he somewhere else on the front? The expression can say so much about a portrait. It's like she's looking back before pressing on. Reminding herself of what she's fighting for. Beautiful work. A little more detail with your background, especially the trees. Very impressive overall. :)
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Ah keep wonderin' if it's worth it. But then Ah remember my look into the worlds mirror .  .. and Ah saw me and my friends turned into monsters in so many of them . . . so many where what made Equestria, EQUESTRIA died. Equestria is so fragile . . . Ah'll take up this bruden, and so will mah friends, to keep the ponies who don't have to fight safe from those who turn Equestria into one of those nightmare horror lands Ah saw in the worlds mirror . . . because the brighter the light . . .the more monsters want it snuffed out."
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Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
nice armor
reminds me of the dwemer armor from skyrim
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omnimon11 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
That's Twilight, all the way over there in the background, at the far left, right?
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
unfortunately, no. tis just a poorly drawn bird
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omnimon11 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Ah...
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Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
is that dwemer armor?
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see the connection to Dwemer armor but nope, not Dwemer armor. It was just some random armor that I designed.
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Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
whAT IF DWEMERS are the children of tauriel and kili from LOTR?
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is an interesting thought as the Dwemer struck me as rather intelligent dwarves. 
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The-Awesome-Blossom Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! 
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