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Realistic AJ by shottsy85 Realistic AJ by shottsy85
I am a HUGE MLP FIM fan, but I have yet to see any successful realistic renditions of the characters. So I decided to give it a go. Sadly on this site it seems that fanart gets the most attention, so even though I don't do fanart much anymore, I thought I'd do some in a more difficult style, to hopefully garnish some notice.

I plan on doing all the main six, as well as possibly some other background characters in this style eventually. Maybe after my Joe Murray class is finished. Did this at work and thought I'd leave you all with something non class related before I am crazy busy :) (there is more I should have refined and painted and blended but its done enough to post I think)
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Applejack: I'm a real girl!

[A DA point to the first to guess the reference ;) ]
MironW Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to hug him/her ^^!
foxylilmpwife Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
i love it, and i totaly agree that the lack of the realistic ponies is a bit disturbing, then again a lot of people get nervous at drawing or painting a horse....i would like to see the cutiemark crusaders eventually.
shottsy85 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you! I'm actually planning to take thsi and tweak it more and do the other mane six I may make these as prints and bags or something :)
foxylilmpwife Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
awsome, i can see Rarity as a Lepizenier, Aj is a Mustang from what I can tell, Big Mac coul be a clydesdale, RainbowDash could be an Arabian like Pegasis, while Fluttershy a tinnesseewalker like, twilight a morigan, pinkie could be a quarter horse...
shottsy85 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
actually since they are all ponies to keep them looking accurate but still realistic I've been using Mini Horses because it gives them that stumpy cute look, but I am still keeping them looking like their characters as well :)
foxylilmpwife Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
makes since to me
fiszike Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely, yesterday I was dreaming about some realistic ponies:)
shottsy85 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome! Hopefully I'll get more time I started a fluttershy one that I think people will like if it comes out like I hope.
ChristopherDavies Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work! :iconeeyupplz:*stares at :iconeeyupplz:* Oh my God. MLP IS TAKING OVER MY LIFE!!!!!!!Look at my Favorites! I don't even watch the show for crying out loud! Read my story! And please comment!
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