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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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:icondoomsp0rk:
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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:iconboomythemc:
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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drawponies Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wooooah awesome
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MasterVule Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So amazing!!! :D
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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SnapCentino Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh my gosh, that is the coolest thing ever.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Awesome. 
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buddymckinnon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY ROBOT PONYS!
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batosan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Brits would say .."You really do leave a messy Battlefield!" .....and that means you did it right! Neat work!
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love every square centimeter of this piece, but her helmet and facial expression sealed the deal for me.
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the great comment :)
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CaelusStorm Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist
I do think you should make a story behind these pieces.  In my opinion, there is a story behind every picture.  If there are multiple pictures in a series, that just adds depth to the story.  (This coming from someone who is a writer as well as an artist.)
If you need encouragement, know that I would read it.

-C.Storm
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks my man. I've been feeling like doing one and because you reminded me I'll start, I used to be into writing stories so I'll give it a go.
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ayujih Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
For a moment I thought this was from 'It's dangerous business going out your door'.  The armor looks fantastic though and it's a great piece. 
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ChuckinBrony Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Awesome! Not enough AJ art out there, so I really appreciate this piece. =]  Keep up the great work.
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and I will.
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PonyPlush Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Really like the detailing on the armour.  Get some applejack very nice!
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BenRG Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Applejack's father once told her that "a farmer is a bringer of life, not a dealer of death." However, with the situation as it was right now, she had to admit that she preferred to base her choices on something Rainbow Dash's father said to her: "All it takes for evil to triumph is for good ponies to do nothing."

She would fight.
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firestorm310 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Cool
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blazah99 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Good amount of detail. All it needs you need to do now for next piece is draw a really emotional/compelling theme.
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Amazing!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
"You want us tah spare yer city? We can't do that, I'm afraid - teh orders of the Princesses to mah lady, whom I serve, are clear. After wha' yer kind did tah us, this city must be taken. You Griffons migh' as well appeal against teh thunderstorm as against 'ese terrible hardship o' war."

--- Knight Applejack, a vassal of Countess Rarity in fealty to the Alicorn Princesses of Equestria, on the eve of the Siege of Hippogriff City.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
"You thought we would take you as slaves? Put you in chains and force you into gem mines and fields to toil away? You Griffons are even greater fools than I thought. No, we will do none of these things. Unlike you, we have a sense of decency towards those we conquer. We fight to defeat our foes and protect our own lands, not destroy other civilizations.

Go back to your homes and rebuild. Bring back what you can of your city and your old lives. For you, the war is over now. Abuse our mercy at your own peril.


---Countess Rarity, to Griffon POWs and the (surviving) citizens of Hippogriff City after its successful siege.
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is that from?
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Made up plus Sherman.
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Love the armor.
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TheIflame Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
It reminds me of Applejack's design for Equestria Divided.
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What might Equestria Devided be?
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TheIflame Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Well, it's an..how can I say this right, it's an fictional future of Equestria. The royal sisters has been suddenly disappeared but the sun and moon are still moving, so the ponies of equestra are starting to question if they had that power all along and they have lied to them, one thing leads to another and the elements of harmony has been split up and the following has happened: In an attempt to become an alicorn by force Twilight kills Pinkie, severely burns Rainbow and brands Applejack as a traitor for believing the royal sisters lied to them AND for not helping her in trying to become an alicorn. SO All six ponies has made their own Houses of power, and all struggle for control of Equestria: Fluttershy has taken the Everfree forest and harnished it's deep secrets and created "The House of Everfree" Rainbow Dash has gathered all Pegasi she could believeing that the land should be ruled by a might Pegasus empire and made "The House of Stormwind" In Pinkie Pies death crazy cultists took her body to a safe place where they use her as a link to an deity called the Laughing Mare and created "The Cult of Laughter" Twilight believes that the Unicorn race should rule all and will find the Royal sisters and bring them back, and thus has created "The House of Moon and Star" Applejack believes that Magic is a blight to the world and should be removed so Earthponies and Pegasi could rule together, and has thus created "The House of Earthborn" lastly Rarity has become partly insane due to an illness, her house "House of Whitegold" persists of mercenaries, assassins and spies who only want to earn power and money from the war.
That is pretty much the basics of it, but if you want to know more go onto the creators channel here: [link]
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds cool to me. Thanks for the link and thorough discription.
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TheIflame Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
You're very much welcome :)
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
AJ always looks cool in armor.
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DJ-AppleJ-Sound Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing work with armor!
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thank you my good sir
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DJ-AppleJ-Sound Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconthumbsupplz:=)
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kite11 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
i like the armor a lot and the desolate background adds a somber tone nicely
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Darkagumon2000 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
My Little Pony
MEETS
Skyrim
(Ponies, armor, swords, and EPIC Battles!!!)
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SwiftestShadow Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Hm... I wonder, is this in any way inspired by the fanfic "It's a dangerous business going out your door"?
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never read a fanfic so no. Just an idea from my head :)
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Starcraft-Nut Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I imagine AJ would be the heavy infantry of the group.
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ATB1996 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Dang she looks hot in that armor.
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boomythemc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I agree, the red balaclava and armor probably don't have good air-flow ;)
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