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Shotgun Applejack by TheArtrix Shotgun Applejack by TheArtrix
Arguably the last installment in the "action-pose" series goes to our favorite background pony Applejack.

I was sort of figuring out whether I should go for the shotgun or her swinging with a rope, the latter being more relevant to platformers. I decided to go with the shotgun, because people really seem to like it, it also makes for a nice pose.

Mind that I didn't put any real effort in the actual shotgun, so any gun enthusiasts who decide to bitch about it; fuck off, to any who don't, thank you.

Aside from the feet, and her right hand, I'm pretty pleased with this.

Also, did this during the Livestream last Sunday, if you missed it, you really missed out. The co-host were quite hilarious and we had an overall good time. Follow me on Twitter to stay up-to-date on stream times.

Yes, Applejack is part of the main cast, thatsthejoke.jpg
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rockarious Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
Shouldn't the gun have her cutie mark on it? To show, like, who's gun is it?
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's a common theme I see in FPS mods and I think it's incredibly tacky. Just because they all have their own logo isn't much of a reason to plaster it on everything.

Nothing inherently wrong with that, just my take on it.
frankaraya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me the Justice Frontier from Enginner of TF2
SamuelJCollins1990 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
"Not on mah farm, ya don't!"
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Applejack's a lefty?
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
From what I remember, I actually forgot to flip the image back to its original orientation. Eh, whoops?
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
wordsworthsparkle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
trolls say hello to my little friend:)
garciarael Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
:iconengineerplz:: I'm gonna blow that dumb look right off your stupid face!
cherryjjv Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Southpaw AJ FTW.
MrVoiceMan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Y'all are about to have a really bad day."
Ashoof Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
AHH YEAAAH! what a great picture! i like this :)
toa-rpg14 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
TacticalCorgi Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I love everything about this picture. The pose, the look on her face, and especially the shotgun. It kinda reminds me of the FG-42.
lulzimbored Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I was just thinking the same thing! It looks like the lovechild of the FG-42 and the Olin/Winchester Salvo Rifle, and I want one for real.
E-Knightengale Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I want to see her shoot it- thus sending the gun into the air.
bubdub762 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
let fly, both bores!!! it's got 2 triggers 'fer a reason!
AnimeRocks234 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol!!!this is awsome
mercenario1945 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Hello, I can edit you image?, I want add a real rifle :/
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, just don't claim ownership.
jindra555 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Those feet are good. Better than anything I could do, anyway :D. What seems a bit weird to me though, is her right shin/calf. It seems a little bit too thin to me. But again, that just might be my lack of understanding of perspective acting up.

By the way, you told me last year I should start to post my terrible doodles here. Well, still don't have money for a tablet, but I got my hands on a scanner, so maybe I will. But they're really terrible.
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There is some overlap, but I do see your point. As for the feet, I don't know, they just don't sit well with me, they seem slightly unfeminine and I'm just not feeling it.

Wow, I don't remember giving such advice, but I do agree with my former self; post sketches, no matter how bad they are. DeviantART offers unlimited storage and a place to get feedback, that, and you have nothing to lose in terms of reputation, use that to your advantage.
VampireFoxHL Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mane six, not background. More like... co-star amongst a large cast. Or... supporting? Meh. She is no background pony for sure though.

Regardless, this is awesome. She would have a shotgun.
Zorn32 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I enjoy the shotgun reference (because Im a hick and what hick doesnt have a shotgun) but the pose is wrong. If you look at it (unless she is sitting on her boot but that would still create less of a surface area) when she fires it all that energy will pretty much topple her over. She should be on one knee with her elbow resting on her other knee for more stability. Sorry I went on kind of a rant. Anyway love the picture but for me the pose is kinda wrong.
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's actually very appreciated, for one; I live in the Netherlands where guns are considered legendary items from another realm (unless you're a criminal of some sort) and two; it actually refers to the actual pose, opposed to the shotgun for which I explicitly stated that I just did whatever.

While I do have some hands-on experience using an actual shotgun, which ironically was because some Pennsylvanian sheriff needed to get rid of some excess ammo, it was over ten years ago. I tried a wide variety of guns, and the shotgun struck me as not particularly taxing on the user. Still, I'll admit that I was more focused on creating a cool pose and making sure it was balanced than making it technically accurate. If this piece has thought me one thing, it's that technical accuracy is very important when it comes to guns, because people can't help but notice it.
Zorn32 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It is a cool very cool pose and you know she is one of those people/ponies that could actually pull it off.

I am glad that I did not offened because #1 it is a beautiful piece of art and #2 I can draw or color anything that amazing lol.
Hellmouth497 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Now that is a great Applejack and gun.
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Cool work
kuroiStar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
"Twilight...git my gun..."
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Get ready for twin-barrelled firepower! :D
mercenario1945 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I prefer the Winchester 1894

Or maybe a Stevens 311
I prefer the 'over and under' version of the double barrel shotguns, were the barrels are stacked vertically than sitting side by side. For those times you want to shoot their toes and their face with one pull of the trigger.
6-Qubed Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Huh. Did not realize AJ was a southpaw.
userground12407 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
:fear: Oh God. It's a-all right, m-miss. I'm gonna put your apples down a-and nothing bad will happen.
MegaCookie01 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   General Artist
Who's ready for the zombie apocalypse? AJ's ready for the zombie apocalypse.
Emcha Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
she's keeping her off eye open; a sign of a good marksman. she knows her fundamentals.
jindra555 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I've actually stumbled upon a conversation about this. What are the pros and cons of both aiming styles?
I know only that with one eye closed you get more accuracy, but at a cost of awareness of your surroundings and depth perception of your target.
Emcha Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
it's a complicated issue.

neither is inherently more accurate than the other.

with closing one eye you get rid of the distraction that eye gives, removing the double picture and letting you focus properly. the downside is it tends to mess up your eye focus to varying degrees when you open it again. an easy fix for this is to simply cover your off eye with hair or an eye patch. same reason the optometrist tells you to "cover" one eye when you read the eye chart rather than "close" it.

with both eyes open you gain the depth perception and peripheral vision, but it's utility differs according to the sighting devices used.
-with any magnified optic it's going to be rather uncomfortable and distracting, with one eye seeing a magnified view of the field and your off eye only seeing the side of the scope.
-with irons it's good for quick shots at close range.
-red dots, also called Close Combat Optics, are made for use with both eyes open. they compliment your vision rather than obstruct it. although with these aiming is pretty much the reverse of what you learn at the beginner level: instead of focusing on the sight and putting the target behind it, you focus on the target and bring the red donut/dot/crosshair onto it. this requires better hand-eye coordination, but is VERY useful in its intended area.

both have their uses, but typically both eyes open is the better choice.
FriscoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Talk about buckshot
Agent-Eli Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Nope. Ya'll ain't stealin' ANY apples today, put it back where ya got it from."

BriefCasey795 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks a bit like the frontier justice from TF2.
Livingpixel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderfull work.
Catflail Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Defending the home front :3
mgsfan1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
This is AWESOME!!!
RageRex Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
a cowboy with a shotgun :)
draw a her with a revolver
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where did she get that shotgun?
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I think it's a good picture. What exactly do young find wrong with tha hands and feet? They seem fine to me.
BerrieBlosym Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is badass, I love AJ with her gun, it makes keeping the farm safe XDDD :love::heart::la::la::la: I love your style!
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