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The Joshua Tree by WillisNinety-Six The Joshua Tree by WillisNinety-Six
Poor Applejack :(

Well this is weird, when I was drawing this picture I had no Idea there was this "Applejack appreciation day coming up!

And this is Applejack as a filly, so It'll explain the blank flank and seemingly huge hat

But anyways, my theory is that both of AJ, Big Mac & Applebloom's parents are dead. However, I don't think they both died at the same time. I think the father might have been killed in an accident on the farm, and the mother got terribly ill. It's really sad to think about, but I think it also makes Applejack's character more interesting. I also think her hat belonged to her father.

MLP:FiM Belongs to Hasbro and was created by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:
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Critique requested? I cant give you a critique! This is amazing, well done, well thought out, everything is just amazing! There is nothing wrong, it is all so brilliant! The shading is perfect, the emotion is real, the sky is clear, the word Papa can be clearly read. Even the mountains have shading! There is nothing I, an amateur at best, could say. Amazing, 5 star material. I'm sure you know how amazing this is, after all, you made it, but I am in aw. There is no way I could draw something like that, this is just too amazing!
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I agree with the others on this, its quite sad and it shows right here. I like how all the shadowing actually fits the mood of it, even though its at night. Hell, even the star makes me smile. Its as if to say "Applejack, I'm always watching out for you, even when I'm gone." Though, I can't particularly understand why it seems more like a desert area than an area near ponyville or the forest. (Maybe that's just me)Anyway, this was supposed to be the cannon idea, where Apple Jack's parents died, but the creators thought that was too sad for a theme. (Even though they left out more details about the other ponies)So, for them, their parents go away a lot, so they might as well have died.
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Madeline-Mclean Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Artist
i-i just....stop! no more! just stop!
StarSpangledFreedom Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
*puts wing around Applejack*
I know how you feel, favorite pony.:saddestthingintheworld 

Very emotional. Great Job. 
Sad Pony 
summersheartyolo252 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty!
ClopinGirl64 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Aww! Poor AJ.
CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
'But he still didn't find..what he was looking for...'.

Sweet fucking Faust,it's more sad looking at this drawing and listening to the song as well..
KairaAethericBeast Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Real sad there. ;n; Btw, mind if we talk about AJ's parent's if you want to? I'm concerned about it.
hooon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
:iconengineerplz:"Girl. You can't shoulder all by your problems alone, ya know. You must have somebody-a friend you can talk to?"
GhostintheMachine92 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
May I use this for a video I am making?
WillisNinety-Six Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist
SamuelJCollins1990 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Oh, Applejack! *cries* Please don't be grieved! *cries even more*
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