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Zapples by Don-ko Zapples by Don-ko
Zap Apples. This is how Ponyville was made.
I do really like yesterday's episode <3

I decided to make this one quickly, with a fat outlines... because I usually rage-quit drawings if my outlines aren't perfect. Or I give up and continue with what I have. I must kill this ugly self criticism because it kills art.

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As an old lady of 47, I truly enjoyed this story. And you just added to the fleshing out of Ponyville history.

This drawing looks like it could be inserted into the very program that inspired it on MLP:FiM. The outlines and soft lines bring out the same type of quality as program.

I love how you "muted" the colors of Granny Smith and her clothes, and the surrounding area. Even the eyes of the Timberwolves are not so bright. It is the Zap Apples that become the stars of the entire piece. The electric bolts are amazing simple and accurate! And the glow on the one Zap Apple shows just how special these apples are to the ponies.

Check this out to see the MLP:FiM episode "Family Appreciation Day" [link] It is the episode that inspired a beautiful work of art.
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Urfisch Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Looking through your work, this one really touched me.
I believe, it's not just because I'm a sucker for braids.
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D2021 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
What are zapples, exactly? ^^;
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iiKawaiiKiwi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Zap- Apples
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
The episode is one of my faves!
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:iconmlpfimluna:
MlpFimLuna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
hihi ok!!!
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MlpFimLuna Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
how do you guys make things like this with your computer??
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:icondon-ko:
Don-ko Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magic
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:icontsubasa10126:
Tsubasa10126 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
HERE A CAN OF RAID
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:iconltblackcoat:
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
nice coulers and a mystius theam.
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Ack! Parasprites! Somebody get me a can of RAID!!!
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:iconparopues:
paropues Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
granny smith is magic
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:iconromaniz:
RomaniZ Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
DIGGIN' the composition :D
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:iconfreefox:
Freefox Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
So tasty Zapples
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:iconmasterchees3:
MASTERCHEES3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
perty
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TamaTendo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
This is amazing. <3
I love how the Parasprites are emitting a small bit of light.(like fire flies)
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Awesome work here
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:iconrainbroach:
Rainbroach Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautifully captures the scene from the episode itself, even including all the fearful, whimsical feelings that only the ever-free forest could provide. Bravo!
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I like eposide :D
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:iconbuckykatt42:
Buckykatt42 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This is very nice.
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:iconnianden:
Nianden Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FUNNY, THIS SCENE SHOWED AS SOON AS I SAW THIS PIC. |D
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Look out, Granny Smith, those parasprites are eyeing the apples.
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grimdrifter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is superb. I really like the use of space, everything in this picture seems to communicate something about this story. I also like the use of color, your really stuck mostly to blue-green except for the tree, the zapples, granny smith, the parasprites, and the yellow wisps and eyes in the forest. Love the layering of the forest by the way, it really gives it depth.

I am ecstatic to see this picture come out so soon after the last episode :floating:
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geeg3632 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
in the flash back the princess was older than granny; which means The Princess should be dead.
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:icondon-ko:
Don-ko Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From which moon have you fallen? Princess is living for more than 1000 years. one pony life is like a day for her.
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geeg3632 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
were did u get that info
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:icondon-ko:
Don-ko Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doh. By watching episode 1 of the 1st season
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:iconargeri:
argeri Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yesterday's episode was indeed good. :>

And this is amazing~ :la:
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scfirestorm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Granny, DON'T FEED THE PARASPRITES! DON'T DO IT!
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Kota-King-1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see something that can be ridden, a red hood, but no friggin wolf. where is the damn wolf?
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:icondo-it-yourself:
do-it-yourself Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Ilove the shadings and colours you used. Well, the overall picture is really good. Amazing job!
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Sweetie Belle became Zappie Belle after bucking that tree xD
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zaku789 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
that what she gets for harvesting before its ripe.
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JosD Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
i wonder if rainbow dash had ate a lot of those apples when she was younger
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
No, but she did hear about Granny Smith's organic shampoo.
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ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
It's incredible how quickly people such as yourself can quickly "knock together" an awesome piece of art like this in under 24 hours. Doing something like this would take me forever.
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Rarityfan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
can't write critique. The only negative thing I could find, is the glow of the zap-apples. I don't like how the red shines from the green blue and purple stripes and not from the red one. I (not a artist, so feel free to ignore this) would make the glow rainbow like to correspond with the zap-apples
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T-babe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
So Pretty. Great Job!:)

She was one Pretty Filly.:) And she still has very pretty eyes.
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stokerbramwell Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Those are some pretty unique apples! :O I gotta watch that episode.
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BrookeCanDraw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey look, yet another MLP pic on the front page.
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Chihuahuarocks Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Wow this is awesome!No,epic!
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Awesome-hedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont get, why are zapples' color is the rainbow in the first place?
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paulinaghost Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I think its fruit punch flavored.
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Awesome-hedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
?
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paulinaghost Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
you said why are they rainbow colored and I heard from some anime I can't think of right now,they had a single fruit that tasted like all fruits combined.
I think thats the magic case for the zapples.
Red-cherry
yellow-lemon
blue-blueberry
Green-lime
Orange-organges/tangerine
purple-plum
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Awesome-hedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, that does make sence
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paulinaghost Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
:nod:
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:iconawesome-hedgehog:
Awesome-hedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(in head: then why did that other person said it was magic?)
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GGod Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Magic.
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