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Applejack. by Baron-Engel Applejack. by Baron-Engel
On several occasions I have been asked which pony I think is the best pony in Equestria. I hate this question since most of the ponies, especially the Mane Six, have some facet of their personality that makes them endearing.

However my two most favorite ponies day in and out are Twilight Sparkle and Applejack.

Twilight since I appreciate her intelligence and her willingness to discuss a wide range of topics with me and any other pony. Although Petina strays into areas and topics that Twilight lacking in knowledge or willingness to discuss readily.

Applejack because her work ethic and down to earth honesty make her someone who stand your side through thick and thin. Also her commitment to the Apple homestead is commendable.
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: applejack rocks so much
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ChessYoshi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
AJ's my fav, hooves down!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is between her and Twilight for my two most favorite ponies.
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Ruby-Hooves Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I love this pic of Applejack. The addition of the hooves really completes this piece.
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Orca19904 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Is it me, or does AJ look like she has some kind of wound above her shoulder?
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Cursive-Spill Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOT! AJ is one of your favourites? Well I'll be damned. There's another bonus to having you as one of my favourite artist on DA.

Great piece Engel. You can really see your art style in this. I hope to see more AJ from you in the future!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
WOOT! AJ is one of your favourites? Well I'll be damned. There's another bonus to having you as one of my favourite artist on DA.

Yeah she was one of my favorites before I even started watching the series. My initial interest in FIM was raised when I saw the MLP video My Little Pony AMV Epic (7 Artists) [link] I knew nothing of the series but when they got to the part of the video with AJ I suddenly found myself watching the video a lot more intently. Sooner after I started watching the series on YouTube and about two weeks later I had my first Equestria dream. Well you can see how that turned out.
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Cursive-Spill Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice AMV, big remix. My story is much less interesting. Seen a picture on the internet and did the ol' 'Pfffft'. Damn ponies wouldn't leave my head for a few days till I watched the first episode.

Half a season in one seating. I grew up in a country town so AJ's voice and general behavior seemed very familiar from the get go.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ol' 'Pfffft'. Damn ponies wouldn't leave my head for a few days till I watched the first episode.

Half a season in one seating. I grew up in a country town so AJ's voice and general behavior seemed very familiar from the get go.

Hee,hee! Yeah I didn't burn through the first season quite fast on YouTube but I had rewatched the entire thing several times within a month or so. And as I said I started having Equestria dreams within a couple weeks of becoming hooked on it.
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Cursive-Spill Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, infectious coloured ponies will do that to you.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes very infectious!
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Ognimod Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
That makes two of us. I also favored Applejack long before I started watching the series in earnest.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah Applejack is great. It has been rough watching what my subconscious has put the Apple family through recently.
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FlyingRam Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I love how you draw Applejack and Rarity.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
There will be a Rarity going up in the couple weeks.
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FlyingRam Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
*is excited*
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I'd be worried about triggering Twilight's curiosity (something you already did but mostly worked through) or failing to live up to an acceptable standard for Applejack, but the one pony I'd dread dealing with the most is Pinkie Pie. There's cheerfully energetic and then there's overload. She'd be a horrific "alarm clock."

(Yes, I'd be worried about disappointing the Royal Princesses too, but every pony's worried about that.)
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JCMX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaww!! excelent painting! I love it so much!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks glad you like it!
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JCMX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I sometimes feel like the earth ponies don't get enough loving sometimes by the fans. I am rather fond of them.
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JCMX Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah,me too,my favourite pony is Applejack! :heart:
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah I was telling someone else in a reply to this piece that I was interested in AJ before I even saw my first episode of FIM because of this YouTube video [link] . It got to the part with AJ I really started watching the video more intently and wanted actually see the series.
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DameonRaeth Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
[link]

But Twilight is up there too.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
As a creative type and having done freelance work so I can appreciate Rarity's line of work, but she would just be to high maintainence for me. However Petina is rather fond of Rarity.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
However Petina is rather fond of Rarity.

She's a source of costumes, and we know how Petina feels about those. [link]

Besides, she's probably sure all that passion can be... redirected...
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Redirected, rechanneled, refocused, given a gentle nudge on to the right path. Yeah you get the idea.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Has Rarity been reacting? Does she seem to realize what Petina is doing? (I assume she's savvy to that sort of thing, although she might miss it if Miss DePony approaches her at the wrong times.)
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm uncertain. She is aware of many of Petina's "hobbies" and has rather interested in Petina's writing, so my guess is that Ms. DePony is making progress with Rarity. Besides Rarity seems to have just enough hedonistic tendencies to curious to Petina's comments.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Yay, I love this image. I like the body shape you gave AJ, fits a "tough pony". Twilight Sparkle and Applejack are my favourite ponies from the Mane Six (and the show), too.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, she is a solid farm pony.
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:)
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Ryan-Pawz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I would love to be under Twilights wing so to speak. Applejack is just all kinds of special. Any time she is on screen she shows how much she deserves to have that farm.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Twilight is just such well spring of knowledge and really has desire to share that knowledge with ours. She just fails on the delivery sometimes, but I do believe she'll make a great teacher someday.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Another reason Celestia tasked her with bringing Sky Brush, Petina, and Carousel "up to speed" about living in Equestria. Much like was done with Rainbow Dash teaching Sky Brush to fly.
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Ognimod Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Stunning in every sense! GREAT job!
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