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AJ's Rope Tricks by bigponymac AJ's Rope Tricks by bigponymac
First submission of 2013!

Had this sketched out months ago, but I just now got around to finishing it. I had no clue how I wanted it to look when I started coloring. This is the product of a lot of experimenting and messing around.

It's not perfect, but I like it.

Seems like every time I play around, I come up with some new technique, like the apple textured background. It's not that difficult to pull off, but I'm glad I found out how to do it.

7-ish hours in Illustrator and PS from sketch to finished product.

MLP:FiM belongs to Hasbro
Art belongs to me
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
FANTASTIC!!!!!!
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ApplejackEQM Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This here's plumb pretty!

(Ah ain't stolen NOTHIN', Doughnut Joe!)
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Wandering-Heartbeat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Now this would make a epic sculpture
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
AJ's stealing my apple! :(
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Ruby-Hooves Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Great picture, love how the rope goes from the background to the front. The addition of the texture completes the piece. Keep making more of these lovely pics!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Cute
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JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Cool, Applejack. Very nice work.
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:iconmistaque1:
mistaque1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
That is an apple version of a medieval morningstar mace
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:iconasluc96:
asluc96 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :D
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:iconjrrhack:
jrrhack Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loves the rope trick
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BookishDelight Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Writer
This is really cute and totally in character. Nice job. ^_^
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:iconstellarina:
Stellarina Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful linework, and nice perspective on the apple!
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RBDash47 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Good work on the texturing. Love the apple pattern in the background.
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xOokamiUchihax Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work :D
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple but effectively done, great job! :D
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xFoxNullx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeehaw!
All them apples!
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Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. I've never really used Illustrator but it seems like it has more to offer than just Photoshop.
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Illustrator and Photoshop have their own specific roles and really can't replace one another. Illustrator is made for vector artwork whereas Photoshop is made for raster imaging like photo corrections and painting. Both programs can do either thing, but each one will always be able to do the job is made for better than it's counterpart.
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Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah. That makes a lot of sense. I've never personally used Illustrator but I'd be willing to give it a shot.
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:iconbigponymac:
bigponymac Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not going to lie, it's very different from Photoshop and it may take some time getting used to. Especially if you're not used to the pen tool. But once you figure it out it's a pleasure to work in.
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RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Looks great man! You did a good job with it!
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:iconlazymort:
LazyMort Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Nice
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firetongue-luvz-cats Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
uber cute! :3 i love applejack.
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RobnRoll Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The apple textured background is indeed great.
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xCottonCandy105 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Cool
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