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Running of the Background Ponies by Engrishman Running of the Background Ponies by Engrishman
To all those offended by the reference to Applejack's background character status:

This is just a silly little picture.







...alsoapplejackisbestbackgroundponythereisaiditicandiehappynow :iconhurrplz:

Here's a bit of friendly competition between all of my favorite background characters from My Little Pony: The Mane Five and Applejack. RUN YOU CRAZY LITTLE FOALS. :headbang:

Now you know that those last few meme-ables were for! I have to work on putting these out faster to be honest. :B

...Also as my unbiased opinion, I think Lyra is going to win this one.

Characters, MLP:FiM (c) Hasbro
Craziness (c) Engrishman
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For all that's going on, there's very little dust being kicked up. And the leaves fall so gracefully to lie dormant and undisturbed. Maybe they're not going that fast and just over-exaggerating.

The image is well colored and shaded, the detail is amazing, and the characters look very dynamic, but how sparing, spaced apart, and straight are the leaves that the turbulent motion caused by them speeding through can't be seen and looks as if the characters and the background aren't affecting each other. Not a single leaf has hit one of them anywhere. I think you could improve if you study turbulent motion; it could help to increase the allusion of them speeding through.

Octavia looks like she's going club somepony with her cello. If her cello started upright in front of her and a sudden burst of acceleration caused her hoof to rotate one-hundred and eighty degrees over her head, wouldn't the cello have rotated one-hundred and eighty degrees?

The DeLorean looks as if the front should be brighter from all the "discharged time energy?" with some reflection off the windshield.

Overall, it's an exciting image.
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If your aim was to make me laugh, it worked. The ridiculous and silly expressions are priceless, especially Lyra's. I don't know if AJ's is a mistake or not, but it is funny.

The overall picture feels too still to depict movement. With the exception of Derpy, AJ and Tavi, the frozen manes are glued down. Could use a little more strategic dust and rustled leaves. Maybe blurring the background a bit would enhance it.

The coloring is magnificent and shows a lot of effort behind that. Granted, a light source is difficult to point out, but the picture is not overly dark. Very cartoonish in a good way. For example, Vinyl's machine (some kind of rocket monitor?) and the DeLorean are not overly realistic and not made with sharp, straight angles. Just enough details to keep it interesting.

I have to add that you draw one of the best tears/slobber that I've seen in this style. Nicely done!
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elpachonisimo Mar 31, 2014  Student Writer
Me encanto esta de 10
Muchas gracias!  :D
Crescent-Sketch Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Octavia is going to win, and this is totally a non biased opinion here of course!
She's going to pull in front of Lyra looking classy hanging onto that bass cannon for dear life, we know it :D
Crescent-Sketch Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww yeah!
Thanks Lolikon.  :3
Berry did you spick the punch again?
How dare you throw Spike in the punch bowl Berry!
Aeon-Silence Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sense when did people consider Applejack a background pony?
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