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Sunrise at the Apple Farm by Stinkehund Sunrise at the Apple Farm by Stinkehund
Dawn-version. I had no good idea for a title, so there..

I'm not entirely happy with this one, but i can't say why. Maybe it's just me. Or maybe i did something wrong somewhere in there and if that's the case, i hope somebody will point it out to me.
Just keep in mind, it takes me about 10-15min each just to open or save the picture if i change anything - oh yeah, it's a big one alright.

Anyway, that's 2 down, 2 to go..

[edit] I think, i corrected all of the clipping-mask issues now.
[edit-edit] Now, i definitely did! I hope.

Short step-by-step:

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Print's over at redbubble: [link]
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:iconsoarinpie:
WOW! Just WOW! I loooovve the art style you chose for this! It feels warm, inviting, and all around happy! The attention to detail is amazing and I love how you were able to add so many focal points in such a small area! My ONLY criticism is that it's a tad too dark, I do understand that it's dawn but it's just a shade to dark for me at least. But that doesn't really take anything away from the picture at all; in fact it's interesting to see a picture like this that isn't over-the-top bright! All in all this was a great picture, one worthy of hanging on any wall! Great work!
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:iconheartinathepony:
This is beautiful, because it looks like a realistic weather!

Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy are getting along with each other, Big Mac is carrying three barrels filled with tasty apples, Applejack is ready to go out to Ponyville, the chickens manage to come out of their coop and the mailer is trotting to give letters to her.

The clouds have unique shadings, so do the hills, Golden Harvest's house is stunningly great.

Did you know that Golden Harvest is formerly Carrot Top? It's true! Background get official names when they come out as blind-bag toy ponies, because there's an official name for Colgate who's Minutte!
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:iconoliverlacota:
OliverLacota Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Hi,

Would you be willing to let me use one of these as a background for a song I'm doing?
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:iconstinkehund:
Stinkehund Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure
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:iconoliverlacota:
OliverLacota Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhHvh9… Here it is! Thanks for letting me use it!
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:iconoliverlacota:
OliverLacota Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
 Credit will be given, of course.
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:iconkattenfluga:
KattenFluga Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely wonderful
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:icongribbiy:
Gribbiy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used, thanks!
[link]
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:iconcynthiawylie:
cynthiawylie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Tomorrow is Apple Day on Bloomers! Island. Would you mind if I used a copy of this beautiful illustration on our facebook page? I would give you credit of course and any link you would like. We are at: [link] Thanks! Cynthia Wylie, Founder + CEO. Cynthia@BloomersIsland.com
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:iconstinkehund:
Stinkehund Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, okay.
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:icontomfraggle:
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Looks great! Love the detail! :+fav:
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:iconremi721:
Remi721 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
totally awesome!
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:iconchronos2786:
Chronos2786 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
+1000000 points for having Post Haste in there.
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:iconstatoose:
statoose Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   Digital Artist
I love sunrises, and I love the cheerful mood you set with these. :D
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:iconorion1836:
orion1836 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Breath-taking!
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:iconlaeko-randalis:
Laeko-Randalis Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Andreaponies in their workout gear! Awesome!
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:iconclone999:
Clone999 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconclapplz: Brilliantly done.
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:iconwaffle911:
waffle911 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I see that Fluttershy's eyes have been dimmed down; now they look perfect.

And now AJ's stand out even more. similar to what I was talking about last time, her eyes seem disproportionately bright compared to the white wooden fences and trim around her, especially since she's completely in the shadow of the barn, and thus should have minimal diffused environmental lighting. I hadn't thought of it before, but given the difference in brightness between AJ here and AJ's reference color, I wonder how a similar brightness difference would affect the whites of her eyes? I suppose that's what's bothering me, and it's what bothered me about Fluttershy before. I'm still unsure about Big McIntosh; his eyes seem to be maybe only a touch brighter than the shadow on his face suggest they should be.

I just noticed something else. Between the trees in the bottom right corner, the chicken fence doesn't cast any shadow, even though it does cast a shadow to the left of the trees. Unless the chicken coop is casting enough shadow that the light doesn't hit the fence, in which case the ground doesn't seem suitably darkened compared to the surrounding areas.

This is brilliant. Don't stop doing what you're doing. Can't wait for sunset; it'll be interesting to see how the light affects things when it's "at our backs" as we're viewing things.
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:iconlarrachersan:
LarraChersan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally love all those details you put into your drawings! :D
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:iconpeora:
Peora Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Sweet Apple Sunrise?
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:icontedelwou:
Tedelwou Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Artist
This is when beauty and breath-taking have a baby together
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:iconitstigzz:
ItsTigzz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just as awesome as your midnight one. Just as detailed, and just as amazing! :la:
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:iconinkydanna:
Inkydanna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Hey, did anybody notice RD on the roof of the barn? :iconrainbowdashplz:
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:iconstinkehund:
Stinkehund Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ssssssht! She's sleeping.
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
En verdad tu te pasas de increible,good job ^^
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:icongame-beatx14:
Game-BeatX14 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful, great job!
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Digital Artist
You, sir, are one of the reasons I wish I could go back in time and slap my younger self for thinking I didn't need to practice drawing backgrounds. I love this image.
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:iconchristy1981:
Christy1981 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Beautifully done. I like how Pinkie and Fluttershy are working out together :D. If thyere's anything wrong, I'd say that it was the shadowing on the hill with the carrots:shrug:
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:iconchristy1981:
Christy1981 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
"There's" :no:
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:icondemonpanther:
DemonPanther Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
The crew behind our favorite show do an amazing job making the animation and backgrounds, but it's works like this that show the best of the fandom :iconsobeautifulplz:
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:iconjoakaha:
Joakaha Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :D
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:icons4vin:
s4vin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
This...Just....AMAZING!!!!
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:iconwaffle911:
waffle911 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Just about the only thing that sticks out for me is Fluttershy's eyes; they seem too vibrant for the sun to be coming from behind her. AJ's eyes may be just a touch too bright given her positioning and distance (she's in the background, in the full shadow of the barn, even more so than the Mail Colt), but Fluttershy's are definitely drawing far too much of my attention to them for her not to be using The Stare. How can they possibly outshine her pearly white smile by so much? Maybe brighten the smile a touch as well? Certainly, visibility of the eyes is important, but they are not exempt from the physics of light and shadow.

Sure, being glossy and reflective will allow eyes to appear whiter and brighter than all of the white semi-gloss painted wooden fencing and trim when cast in shadow with diffused light, but not by all that much.

The mail colt's eyes are perfectly shaded by comparison, IMO. Not sure about Big Mac.

Aside from all that, this is epic and I can't wait for the other two.

You even earned Sibsy's seal of approval!
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HALOPONY3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow love it nice job.
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:iconportmeirion:
Portmeirion Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Writer
Oh WOW, this is gorgeous. Amazing, amazing work. I love it!
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Pretty :)
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:iconfreefox:
Freefox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
It`s so beautiful!, love those amazing colors and details
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:iconeverlastingjoy:
EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I see you RD. You can't hide from me.

:iconclapplz:
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CheesyHug123 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   General Artist
This is so awesome!
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Pinkie pie and Fluttershy are jogging :D I can't wait to see Morning or afternoon at the apple farm.
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:icondancinninjac:
dancinninjac Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
There's just so much to look at! Wonderful!
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:iconspino495:
SPINO495 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Usually landscapes are.... boring, drab eta. However you've but so much effort and detail that the piece is just worth staring at. Creepily.
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:iconkired25:
Kired25 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
0_0 There just aren't words for this much awesome :iconclapplz:
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:iconsibsy:
Sibsy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
holy hell, this is gorgeous!
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EpIcLuKo8D Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
...u are just amazing...absolutely bucking AMAZING!!
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:iconnosnibormada:
Nosnibormada Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Insta-faved. It's such a serene view of life on the farm you've portrayed here, only enhanced by the extra little details such as Rainbow sleeping on the roof of the barn and Applejack having a friendly chat with the mailman. The contrast of shadows with the sunrise also really helps enhance the feel that it is definitely morning. As an extra bonus, the design of the whole piece is completely show-accurate which is something that I really admire in fan art.
All in all, fantastic work. I'm very impressed indeed :)
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:iconmiesmauz:
miesmauz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the shadows and the sunlight *o*
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Jeaninamage Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Awesome <3
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:iconaxemgr:
AxemGR Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist
As usual your work is extremely nice ;) awesome job!
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:iconjphyperx:
JPHyperX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Big mac is ja schwer am schuften! :D Das bild strahlt eine wahnsinns atmosphere aus! Sehr gut!
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gungirl23 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Oh wow, this looks amazing! Clearly you put loads of effort into it. I love the way the light spreads across the hills. And I LOVE carrot tops house! I like how you managed to keep the shows style but add your own at the same time.
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ViperagonZero Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great job!
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