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A Helping Hoof by Toxic-Mario A Helping Hoof by Toxic-Mario
First off Happy New Year everypony. First MLP comic of the new year....and one I am not all too happy with. :( I feel like a rushed this one and it's nothing what I hoped for. The background is not what I had in mind when I initally thought of it so I'm disappointed in myself there. Other than that I like this comic.


People were asking me to do a Big Mac comic a month or so ago but to do a comic with him is very tough cause of his character and nature. This comic I think is cool cause I get to draw AJ again and Big Mac for the first time in 4 months. And....as young guns. Filly AJ and Colt Big Mac....check those onto the list of characters I can draw. :iconapplejackishappyplz: Oh and as far as I know...this is the only comic to featured both young AJ and Big Mac. I WIN! :D


So what you guys think? I think this is 50-50 in my book. Hate the background....but love the context. But that's just me. :P Taking a break from snow MLP comics....did 4 in a row like you all wanted. Getting tired of them....want to get back to more complex stuff...like buildings. Hit me up with a comment on your take on this. You like? Critiques are fun too. :D


Time spent: 16 hours over 3 days
Program: Paper + Photoshop CS5


PLEASE don't COPY, trace, or recolor any of this WITHOUT asking me. Remember to link this back to me if you put this on a site. The usual.



AJ, Big Macintosh Lauren Faust
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Critique by silverskystrike Jan 1, 2012, 9:40:43 AM
Very cute! It's a wonderful idea, I and I think you've pulled it of really nicely. I could be wrong, but I think Big Mac is older than Applejack, so shouldn't he be quite a bit taller than her, instead of the normal filly/colt height difference? But that's more my personal opinion, I think. xD But I really like your style. It's quite close to the show style, but it's got just enough of your own style thrown in to separate it from a majority of the fan art, and put it a bit higher, when it comes to overall quality. I feel like the background turned out fine, but with that amount of snow, it's possible both the mountains and the fields would also be covered in snow, but I actually sort of like that you didn't cover them; it gives a really nice contrast to the white foreground.

Overall, this is right up with your recent comics when it comes to quality; you've really got your style down and it can lead to cute little concepts like these turning out amazing.
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Oh my goodness! Adorable! I Love this! :) And what do i Love more? I Watched you make most of it! Very cute, The first panel we have AJ Proud of a newly built snow pony! The 2nth panel, The had falls off, Because AJ Isn't tall enough, Her older brother Big Macintosh comes and helps her out in the third, The forth AJ See's What her brothers doing, The 5th, She smiles as her brother helps her hang the hat up on her snowpony. The 6th Sibling Perfection! Good job. I tip my "Hat" If you catch my cheesy joke, Very good.
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DragonTamer360 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww
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katban Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
d'aawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wittle MacX3
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matchmakingdove1028 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awwwwwww!
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Jh5kRadio Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Artist
Little Big Mac ftw.
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DerpyHooves117 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Why does it say "A Helping Hand" at the top?
Isn't the name of the comic "A Helping Hoof? "
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AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Blame it on Lyra. :iconlyraponyplz:
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:iconderpyhooves117:
DerpyHooves117 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconhappylyraplz::iconsaysplz: oops!
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TransformerRobot Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
AWW!! :D
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Centaur71 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
NO MORE DAWWW! MY EYES ARE DRYING UP!
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Nazeko Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
BBBFF FTW!
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