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Update 10/8/11 - The horror of an old MLP pics. D: So I decided since this was one of my first great MLP pics I decided I needed to update it. I added more detail to the legs with what I originally did. Now it's 50-50 in the MLP style instead of 0 where it was at before. :fear: Took out the stupid lines near the mouths on AJ and Applebloom and cleaned it up. Fully whited the quote bubbles as per a critque on this pic.= from a few months ago. Ummm and added more detail to the tears....though they are still hard to see. :XD:


Well....I challenged myself to do this and I did. :nod: I got a comment WAY back in February by a good friend of mine and he said how come you haven't tried a sad pic yet? I never thought of a good one till now but this is what I came up with. I honestly I didn't think it was going be this dark or sad...but it is. I've wondered for a while what's gonna happen if Granny Smith did in fact pass away.....cause you know she's an old pony and it will happen. :crying: I apologize if this is upsetting for some of you but it was just something I wanted to see if I could do since I've never done a sad pic before.


So about the pic....well...it's sad. I tried to make it as emotional as possible but at the same time keep it withing a peaceful setting. :)I wanted to redo my forest setting that =Veggie55 and I did on our collab but this time keep it to a more farm feeling with apple trees and a fence. The tricky part of this pic was big macintosh. I'm slowly but surely almost have drawn all the main characters on the show in a pic or two but he was tricky. First attempt at making a true male pony...horse? Yeah whatever. :XD: Either way I think I nailed him.


I'm gonna keep this description short unlike in past pics. I think this one speaks for itself in many ways. I will say what was weird about doing this was I had a ton of DBZ music going when I sketched it. I...don't know how the combination of sketching this and DBZ music worked but it did. There's a reason why I'm as random as I am and same with my livestreams and I love it. :P So yeah enjoy this one...and I apoligize once again at how sad this pic is. Comments?


Please don't be an idiot and steal this. I've said it what over 100 times now....so far so good.


Time spent: 9 hours over 3 days
Program: Paper and Photoshop CS5



Applejack + Applebloom + Big Macintosh © Lauren Faust
Art © Me
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Critique by HarmoniaCQB Aug 4, 2011, 11:18:24 PM
First ever critique; tell me how I did.

This image is so touching. I saw it and my heart immediately broke. I actually clicked on this image because I was curious on what they were saying. Nonetheless, I like this image a lot, but it's sad. I would hate it if Granny Smith did indeed die, as you stated in the description. To talk about how you drew this, It looks like it came from the show. Even though you stated that this was the first time you've drawn a male pony, Big Macintosh looks very accurate. My only problem is the apples. They look a bit too square, in my opinion. Besides that, this picture is great. Keep doing what you're doing, this is a great picture.
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I honestly clicked on this mostly to see what AppleBloom and AppleJack were saying and...to be honest, it's definitely touching, and seeing what was going on felt kind of like picking the wings off a butterfly (in a good way, since this is what you intended). I'm definitely giving you five stars on the emotional impact of this picture.
I also like how, despite this being a My Little Pony picture, it's not lovey dovey and full of rainbow and butterflies, like a typical piece of fanart. Kudos to you for stepping out of this theme, and doing something, that's not only different, but also makes you feel something.
As for the visuals, I think you nailed Miss Faust's signature style, but there are a few things that need to be fixed; for example, some of the ponies faces look kind of wonky to me, especially AppleBloom's. Big Mac's head looks a little too round too (since it's square in the show), and the background looks kind of dull. I'm also going to kind of nitpick on the speech bubbles; it's kind of odd that they're transparent. I'm not sure why you did this (whether it's intentional or not), but that's kind of odd to me. :/
But other than the nitpicking I had to do (I really hope you don't mind ^^;), I still love this picture, and I really hope this doesn't happen anytime soon T^T (Although this might make an interesting episode). Keep up the good work :thumbsup:
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fanfics4ever Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOOOO! GRANNY SMITH!
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:iconglide08:
Glide08 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The wraith of the corporate security manager.
:iconadamjensenplz:
Is here to reap you all.
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:iconoldfokk:
oldfokk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I humbly ask you to allow me to use your fantastic work as a background to one of my musical pieces.
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
k
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PLCTheCd Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, I bet this is where Granny Smith will come in and said "Hey everypony, who died?"
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:iconthelunarprincess:
Thelunarprincess Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
My mom and dad died when I was 11 D:
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:iconthelunarprincess:
Thelunarprincess Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Who died?...
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:iconinkin-oddity:
Inkin-Oddity Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Granny Smith
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:iconthe-jasmine-nation:
The-Jasmine-Nation Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Granny Smith.
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:iconstar-divine:
Star-Divine Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
IT MADE ME CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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:iconnekomuffin513:
nekomuffin513 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Feels... my Grandma died this morning ;^;
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:icondarthvader447:
DarthVader447 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I guess even ponies die!
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:iconowlfeather1212:
Owlfeather1212 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god. im crying my eyes out over this!!!!
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Celestia forbid GS did pass, Mac would become senior Stallion, AJ would become Matriarch and life would go on...
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SailorRayearth Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
would you mind if I used this on FIMfiction.com it matches perfectly. I'll credit you here of course and send you a link so you can see where its being used officially
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure go ahead
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deblasio7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
NOOOOO NOT GRANNY SMITH!
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
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:iconxeregon:
Xeregon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
All things come to pass. There are those who turn their hearts to stone and refuse to be moved. These people only have petty desires, petty griefs and petty joys, the poor souls. Lament not that we feel sorrow and grief, for they are the price we pay for our joy and good memories. That we feel at all is our blessing and our curse. Pete Caroll, slightly paraphrased.

It'seasy to think these things, but that pic still tugged at my heart. I think MLP in general softens you up emotionally, and that's a mixed blessing. Makes me think, though: if Celestia is a higher being, then she wouldn't consider death as the end of anything. She'd just be so close to divinity that her imagination and memories would be enough to feel as if her friends live on. She'd just be able to continue to marvel at the infinite diversity of her friends and subjects, never really feeling loss, but certainly regret at the pain she had to cause Luna. And maybe sorrow, for being a guardian and guide who can't share her wards' pain.

Some minor details, as others have said, but impressive treatment of the subject matter nonetheless.
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TurtleBoy1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
You sir, are gonna make me cry!
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AqomXG Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
I was listening to [link] music when I saw the picture

At first I understood who I was he or the deceased, I have a problem with the English language, then I reread it and realized it was Granny Smith.

Now on to the scene I liked is sad, but you've managed to capture well the sadness of the apple clan. Although I think that the ideal in this case had been placed the burial place in a high place from which you could see fields of apple, and I imagine that Granny Smith would have liked to see, from wherever you are, the fields apple where she grew up. And where she saw her grandchildren grow, the apple clan has more than 4 members to see the first episode of the series. And an addition had also been one of the apple say that the place where the remains of Granny Smith was his favorite place.

Well I have no more to say, rest in peace mare knew your grandchildren, your legacy continue ....
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see
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thesilverskull190 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
and she was dancing so lively, too... hard to believe...
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right
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Naysja Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noooo!Long live Granny Smith!
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
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MonoSheep Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
(Cries) I love Granny Smith and going to miss her!
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
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TheSilverSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah I remember seeing this pic....this was what got me into MLP
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD welcome
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PivotNaza Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
.. weŽll never forget here.. very beatifull and touching.. <3..
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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PivotNaza Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
YOU ARE WELCOOOOM!
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journeylove123 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Artist
poor apple family, tey miss granny smith.....
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes they do
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crazed-fangirl-rar Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
who died?
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Granny smith.
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crazed-fangirl-rar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww...<)
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Raygreens Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
the saddest part is Granny didn't live to see Applebloom finally get her cutie mark.
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nope :(
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techno103 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
green noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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techno103 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
xd
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deathnotefan88 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, *sob* thank y-you f-f-for this *sob*, I n-needed some emotional release... after visiting my grandmother's grave today... I needed a good cry... thank you
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to help ya. :iconsadplz:
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Jochteas Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
This is so sad, but so good. /tear
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Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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Jochteas Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
no problem man, the work is most honestly praise worth indeed!
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
*sniff*
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