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Contest Entry - Heading Home by DolphinMoana Contest Entry - Heading Home by DolphinMoana
EDIT: EEEEE, I made it into my first Equestria Daily feature in Drawfriend Stuff #850!! www.equestriadaily.com/2013/06… Whoever sent this in to them for nomination, thank you so much!! Please make yourself known so I can thank you personally! :)

My contest entry for the Family Fun Contest being held by :iconponies-for-everypony: (By the way, I hope the pony silhouette is good enough and can be seen okay. If anyone's confused, it's on Applebloom's baby bag.)

I've had the idea for this pic in my idea roster for a while, so this contest was the perfect opportunity, especially considering the expansion I've made on the Apple Family lately. And as for Granny Smith, I'm sure she's waiting at the house, probably perfecting a big pot of hot apple cider from the first harvest of the season for everyone. :)

..........*goes to get myself a cup of instant apple cider*.........No, I seriously am. :lol:

Background, apple buckets, and hat vectors by *ZuTheSkunk Thanks for all the great resources!! :D

Bramley Apple, Lemon Floret (c) ~DolphinMoana
Big Macintosh, Applejack, Applebloom (c) Hasbro & Lauren Faust
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:iconturian-kabale:
turian-kabale Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Little strong McIntosh - soooo cuuuute :D
And the parents are awsome!
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
This image is so touching. *sniff* :heart:
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:iconalvin938:
alvin938 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013

*Sniff* I wish this was a reality, I feel so bad for the Apple siblings sometimes, but then I remember they are doing just fine. I assume this is before whatever happened to AJ's folks? If so that makes it all the more heart-breaking xD

 

The lighting, poses and expressions are all top notch! I voted for this and was suprised it didn't place, but I was happy to see it on EQD via Drawfriend. Excellent job my friend :)

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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yep, the whole family was together for almost a year once Applebloom was born. She's actually probably about the same age as Pumpkin and Pound Cake in Baby Cakes here. :aww: She was born just in time for the harvest. Bramley died the following summer. :(

Unfortunately, I think we had a cheater in the contest who whizzed into the top three at the last moment and pushed me back. :( No big deal anymore, though, seeing it on EQD was a red-letter day for me. :D Thanks!
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:iconalvin938:
alvin938 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
I hope Apple Bloom has some memories of her parents, even if it's just a faded memory it's better than none at all. What happened to Bramley and Floret in your version?
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Really hard to say on Apple Bloom's part. :( Maybe she does, though. :aww:

There was a drought the following summer after this picture, and Bramley overworked himself to heat stroke trying to do the work that needed to be done to keep his family provided for. :( It turned out to be fatal. I haven't set in stone yet what happened to Floret afterwards.
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alvin938 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013

I would hope she does ^^

Aw, poor guy. What an awful way to go, but he was doing what needed to be done. I'm guessing Granny Smith scolded him saying things like, "you don't need to go out there" or "we can make do until autumn with the preserves".

 

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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yeah. :( But they depend on Cider Season earnings to help them through the winter. And without a cared-for crop to see through summer into harvesting time, then there's nothing to make cider with. And I figure with a new baby in the family, Bramley figured they needed more than preserves to get through winter. That, and it can be really hard to restart a a whole crop when it dies out.
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demonlovers Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
awwwwwwwwww
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:iconxtwixix:
xTwixix Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Wow really nicely done. And proud Big Mac ^^
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:iconreactor33:
Reactor33 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Dat Applejack! :D Hnnngg! 
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:iconbossboi:
bossboi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've often wondered why I've never felt even remotely choked up when listening to "Apples of my Eye."  Upon seeing this fantastic rendition of The Apple Family, I couldn't stop myself until I left my desktop.  It's such a tragedy that these young fillies and colt lost such beautiful parents so early in their lives.  I realize now this was the wrong emotion to draw from this heartwarming scene, but I didn't expect to lose my composure.

You've earned a watch.
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:iconchucknorium:
chucknorium Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mac's struttin' like he just don't care XD
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:iconajax94:
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
The feels! :)
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:icongiromcalica:
GiromCalica Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They died in a freak thumb wrestling accident

Wait, they don't have thumbs
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Silverstein222 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This should teach us all a lesson!

Just because we have powerful hooves and chiseled muscles, doesn't mean that we too can't not die in a freak gasoline fight accident. 

Thank you.

Silver out!

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:icondjthomp:
djthomp Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I love it!
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:iconjose-ramiro:
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Aw, so lovable!!!
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:iconopus-13:
opus-13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Beautiful! Very nice rendition of the Apple family. Love your composition and colors as well. <3
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much! :D It took a long time to work on that lighting. Please be sure to participate in the vote! :)
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:iconkeisis:
Keisis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
This is just really adorable!! *-*
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much! ^^ I'm hoping it does well in the contest! :D
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:iconkeisis:
Keisis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Im pretty sure your chances of winning are high! ^---^
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:iconpytko3:
pytko3 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Huh, I always thought their father would be named after Jonathan apples?
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh, there have been multiple interpretations of what his name would be, and I've seen a couple of Johnathan Apples around. Bramley Apple is just what I decided to name him. :)
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:iconravyn-karasu:
Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Big Mac all strutting his little stuff is so CUTE
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
I was hoping for that. XD I imagine he just got his own yoke and is getting to show it off. :D
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:iconravyn-karasu:
Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
So precious lol
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:iconneko-cat-kirara:
neko-cat-kirara Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Little Mac is too cute!!
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :) He had a special part in this for me.

Please be sure to participate in the vote if you please! :D
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:iconita-chan4ever:
ita-chan4ever Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Man, if I could possibly get you to draw speed shock, my OC, for me, I would. Love. It. Also great job on the shading and artwork. It is amazing!!!! <3
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well, I'm not currently doing many trades/comms/requests, but keep an eye out. ;) Also please be sure to participate in the vote! :D
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:iconita-chan4ever:
ita-chan4ever Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mkay thnx! I'll vote for you!!!
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :D I'm just a couple of votes behind third place! O_O Poll ends tomorrow!
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:iconita-chan4ever:
ita-chan4ever Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mkay
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:iconmskm2001:
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
so cute
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks. :)

Have you gotten to participate in the group vote?
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:iconmskm2001:
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
No...I didn't.
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
I think today's the last day for it! :)
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:iconciskat:
ciskat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, that's a new favorite now. They are the perfect parents of the Apple siblings! The feels!
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank yoooooou! :lol: I was aiming for that. Have you gotten to participate in the vote yet?

Also, based on your icon, it looks as if your OC and my OC could be twins. XD
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:iconciskat:
ciskat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, no I didn't here of a vote, but you could show me how to get to it if you want. :) So, your OC looks like mine huh? LOL
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
The group button is in the pic description. :) And yep, she's in my gallery, her name is Fauna Sketch. And when I say OC, I mean rather she's me in a pony body. :lol:
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ciskat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thanks :) I may join. The groups I'm already in send me so many pictures it's hard to keep track! Haha, also, Nightsong would be me in pony form also! As a pony, I might as well have a good Equestria name! :)
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:iconfoxmagik:
Foxmagik Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Awwwwww, that's so sweet.
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :) Be sure to participate in the vote if you get the chance! :D
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Chihuahuarocks Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
The color schemes of Bramley and Lemon are perfect!^^
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :) I wanted to pay special attention to the colors - the most important part, I think. :D

Also, please participate in the vote if you can! :)
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:iconchihuahuarocks:
Chihuahuarocks Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Welcome! And I'll be sure to vote!^^
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Awesome! :)
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