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Butterfly Patrol by AppleBeard Butterfly Patrol by AppleBeard
Looks like AJ is spending her Sunday on butterfly patrol :D

Part of my 5x7" series of the mane six for the school art show
This was really fun to draw! especially the hair..
I was planning on having the butterfly's reflection in her eyes but got lazy.
Sorry to all my watchers for not uploading anything for a while! lots of assignments where due in :S

Comments are appreciated as I love reading what you guys have to say and any opinions/advice is always very helpful :iconraritysmile2plz:
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY FREAKING GOSH I LOVE YOUR ART!!
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AppleBeard Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks PonyUniverse :D
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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dingosnivysprint12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aw! That is so cute :D I see the improvement you're making too! 
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rainbowdashfav Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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rainbowdashfav Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wohow:happybounce:
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TheCloudchaser Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cute, AppleBeard! As always, I'd advise darker shading to create more contrast between Applejack's skin and her hair. The shading on the hair behind her neck is better, and shading the other edges of her hair a touch darker like that wouldn't hurt. Perhaps a small shadow on her neck under her chin and in her ear. And lastly, the outer rim of her hat could be rounder. It appears rather flat at the moment, like it's being pressed into the back of her head. That's all! If my constant barrage of opinions/advice starts to get on your nerves, let me know and I'll be happy to stop. Cheers!
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AppleBeard Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really do love your critiques on my work~! They help me out a lot and put a smile on my face knowing that you really took the time to give quality advice and opinions. I don't want you to feels as if its a burden writing me these so i can understand why you might not want to. But thank you so much for writing these! you are one of my very few favourite watchers :D 
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TheCloudchaser Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again, I'm flattered! To tell you the truth, what initially drew me to your deviantART work was your patient and kind attitude towards your fellow artists, not to mention the fact that you humbly welcomed other artist's suggestions or criticisms. Believe me when I say that taking a few minutes to assist a promising artist such as yourself is not a burden in the slightest. Rest assured that I will continue to offer what help I can, though there may come a time when your art becomes so good that I can't find a single flaw to correct. Perhaps one day you'll be the one giving me advice! :) (Smile) 
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NyTxVzziN Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student
Yay butterflies :3
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dmtactical Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww
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raininess Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the eyes. :icongreenheartplz:
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Northern-Glider Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just saying, if i went to your school, i would buy the crap out of all of your pictures. they're fantastic! keep awesoming!
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AppleBeard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha thanks Northern-Glider! :D
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw... That's so sweet!
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ChrisDb0 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love pencil sketches with only the eyes and a few other parts have colors. Personally, I would prefer a more intense shading and a slightly bigger tongue but it's still great!
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AppleBeard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Chris! I'm trying to get better at shading but I'm still very cautious about it, i have no idea how dark to go :P 
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ChrisDb0 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*where only the eyes and a few other parts
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Raakshii Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, Applejack, you're so silly. Butterflies aren't for licking.

Very well done, I really like the eyes.
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Fun-dragoness Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Whoa she looks soooo adorable! I love how you only used the green for her eyes and the pink for the butterfly. They really stand out!
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TripleRainbowDash Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She's very cute! I love her eyes. :)
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Diebro210 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so well detailed :) great work
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AppleBeard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks Diebro, it's good to hear from ya' 
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VanillaPudding3 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So adorable <3 
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Iluvvanellope Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww this piece of work has to be one of my favorites! You drew applejack so cute!
I love how her tongue is sticking out and her eyes are looking directly at the butterfly, her expression is adorable ^.^
I quite like the hat, and how you drew her mane windswept. 
Personally, I like AJ's eyes like this :)
Really good work in the shading here :D
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AppleBeard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for those kind words ^_^ 
It really does mean a lot! :hug:
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Iluvvanellope Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome ^^
:iconhuggleplz: I may try one of these in future :)
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AppleBeard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to see that
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Iluvvanellope Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Thanks! I wonder who though? ^^
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AppleBeard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm... derpy hooves maybe? just an idea :P who do you think you'll draw?

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Iluvvanellope Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I drew Twilight, but it doesn't look as realistic or as good as yours!!!  I don't know if I should colour in the eyes like you, I don't want it to look like I'm copying you :/
I have yet to post it :p
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Iluvvanellope Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a bad idea =p I like derpy, but if I don't draw her I'd like to try Fluttershy :) or rainbow dash! It's a hard choice though :) 
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w-i-rfan4eva Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
That is soooo cool. AMAZING :)
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AppleBeard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks buddy! 
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w-i-rfan4eva Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
No worries
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