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Squee by thediscorded Squee by thediscorded
Because AJ needs more love.

This one is based on a sketch of mine but for the shading i wanted to try the style of the great :iconwicklesmack:, she is simply amazing! I hope i didn't fail too much =P

Fun facts: no blurs were used in the making of this vector, only gradients, and i had so much fun with it that in no way :iconpirill-poveniy: had to bear with all my rants on skype while helping me fixing all the errors he could find ( thank you for your patience =P )


Since i did not use any blur, the source file is not a behemoth like the others and i uploaded it on sta.sh, feel free to grab it here

As always, i hope you'll enjoy this vector :)


EDIT: Woah, featured on EQD Drawfriend Stuff #748 ( Source 7 ) Thank you to whoever sent it :D



Also, i think i'll start to use those wonderful tags from now on :)

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:iconmlpwreck12345:
MlpWreck12345 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
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MlpWreck12345 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which program did u use? How did u add the shadow?
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
I use Illustrator CS6 for all my vectors. For the shading, usually its enough to just draw the shapes for the shadows and then use clipping masks to limit them to the body, in this case i also tried to mix in radial gradients to add some variation to the colors.

If your question was about the cast shadow, i distorted the various bodyparts to have them form the shadow.

Hope this helped, but feel free to ask if you have any other questions :)
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MlpWreck12345 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i kinda understand the clipping shadow part now :D. might do some experimenting on my requests. other than that, LOVE YOUR ARTSTYLE!!! 
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I'm glad to hear you're getting the hang of it :) Feel free to send me a note if you have any other questions :)

Also, i'm really glad to see you like my works :D
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MlpWreck12345 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o, and do use the shading on a seprate layer from all the body parts?
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Having the shading on a separate layer is how i usually do it, so that the shading can be easily removed just hiding a couple layers, but it requires a bit more work with setting the clipping masks up

Having the shading on the same layer as the body part you need to shade is faster and requires less work, the only downside is that it will take a bit more time to hide all the shading if you ever need to.

Personally, i'd suggest to try to have the shading in the same layer as the body parts until you get used to the whole thing, and then decide if the extra work of having everything in another layer is worth it :)
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:iconmlpwreck12345:
MlpWreck12345 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do u use internet explorer or google chrome?
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:iconmodiie:
Modiie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
amazing pic!
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silver-gaze Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! Make a tutorial on how to do this please!!!
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Lorntak Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I'm dying here D:
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HurleyBoss Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
This is so adorable :squee:
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Thank you, i'm really glad you like it :D
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Genesis890 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I'm not 100% familiar with lightening and shading, but it appears that the shadow does not match up with Applejack. It reminds me of the painting called "A Bar at the Folies-Bergère" by Édouard Manet.
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:iconthediscorded:
thediscorded Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Well, i'm honored this picture reminds you of a painting of such quality =P

Seriously now, yes, the angle i used for the shadow would have required a different approach to be "right" but i guess i like to experiment with what is wrong, so i tried to see how it would look this way :)

I'm very glad that you decided to comment pointing that out, i greatly welcome feedbacks and critiques since i consider them a token of appreciation in themselves, other than a way to help me improve in what i do :D
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Genesis890 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Well, thank you. :D Well, there is nothing wrong with doing "wrong." I only really pointed it out because I'm taking Art Appreciation and that painting is in the book we are studying. In the painting, as you can see, the reflect is off. You should keep experimenting because experimenting is what makes a great artist.
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konadh324 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
well, my mood just improved
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:iconthediscorded:
thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
My mood just improved too, because i'm happy i could help you improve yours :)
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konadh324 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Haha I'm glad
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Teonanakatle Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
X) awesome!
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Thank you :)
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Nollaig Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, the colouring in this is amazing.
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Thank you! Coming from someone of your talent, it really means a lot to me! :D
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Nollaig Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you kidding?! This is way better than anything I can do!!! I haven't the first CLUE about colouring well, and I wouldn't have a notion how to make the right gradients to do this!
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I have to thank you once again for your kind words, but anyone looking at your gallery would say you have more than a clue about colouring well :)
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
She looks fantastic! And it was a pleasure to listen to your rants! :D
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Thank you! But be careful with what you say, i may have more rants in the future =P
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
:icondroogcomeatmebroplz:
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:icondweegee:
DWeegee Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
She found something she love, ME!
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MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I'd like to see what she's looking at!
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I'd say she is looking at the most amazing apple in all Equestria!
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
She looks awesome with the shading!
*squee* is my favorite sound effect from the show...
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thank you! I'm always happy when things i do are appreciated :D and yes, *squee* is one of the best sound effects they've got...and they really know when to use it too :)
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DaFrenchBrony Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Aww shucks, why did you post that picture of me ? :iconapplejackblush:
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
There is no way anyone could resist posting that, sugarcube :D
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DaFrenchBrony Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
:iconsillyapplejackplz:
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
So cute!!! That's the kinds grin that Pinkie Pie who give when she assumed direct control of Applejack, thanks to Twilight's spell.......again.

:iconpinkiepieplz::iconsaysplz:Oh, my! Look at me everypony. Ah'm Applejack and I love to buck apples. Howdy, howdy, Howdy! *giggle-snort* Wait, does this mean I got a sister and a big brother now?
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
You know...for some reason, i can actually see this happen, that's Pinkie for you =P
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely work
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thank you, i'm really glad you like it :)
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Somethingwith-fire Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Oh god... so many apples! In the event of apple-based apocalypse, Apple Jack will make this face. I'm sure of it.
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
And then she will save the world eating all the apples! She definitely can!
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PHILOSARAPTOR547 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL looks like she looking at the worlds biggest apple and is amazed at its pure beauty

Worlds biggest apple: behold mere pony! for not only am i the worlds biggest apple im also a magic giant apple! and since u have seen me and looked amazed by me i will grant u 3 wishes! so what is your first wi............

:iconapplejacksmileplz: YEAHAW! *ties up the giant apple* boy howdy! ive never thought i would see an apple is a big as you, now im gonna take u home and make some sweet apple pie from ya

Worlds biggest apple: Wait WHAT!?!?! no! im not meant to be eaten plus im magic apple that can grant wishes! i can give u anything u want! money, power, u can even be a princess!

:iconapplejacksmileplz: Wishes, Smishes! all i want is to make some delicious apple pie from ya. now come along, this apple pie will enough to feed everypony in ponyville

World biggest apple: oh god........HELP! someone call the police! im being applenapped!

XD Nice job on this ^_^
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
hah! thank you, you just made my day :D
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PHILOSARAPTOR547 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! anything for a brony and great artist like yourself. Keep up the great work! ^_^
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Fundz64 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"A.J. ... come... come into the light!
we have apple-flavored cookies!"
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
No! not apple-flavored cookies! You know she can't resist those!
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Fundz64 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfluttershyrageplz:
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Yetioner Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks amazing.
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thank you :D
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