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Applejack's Mirror by LateCustomer Applejack's Mirror by LateCustomer
Like Twilight, my first go at drawing Applejack didn't look as good as I'd like it to, so I wanted to try again using what I've learned since.

Applejack's such a strong character that it's rare to see a vulnerable side to her...

UPDATE 1:
It looks like "Why is she so sad?" is a common question. I would rather you fill in the blanks with your interpretation, my own being that this is a rare moment of insecurity for Applejack.

:icontelaros: is fairly close to what I originally thought as I drew this:
Sometimes... a girl... just wants to be a girl. "Why don't any pony tell me I look pretty too..." Applejack thought, thinking back to all the attention her other friends seem to get. Even ol' Twilight seems popular and she don't even notice. "I can be pretty if'n I wanted, I just- I just have more 'portant things to do..."

:iconswanlullaby:'s comment, "You look gorgeous, sweety!" might cheer up the AJ in the above interpretation (and I agree with the sentiment)

:iconstef0pal:(Stef0Pal)'s comment below mentions that AJ looks like her mother, so every time she looks in the mirror... This suggests a deep sadness, and would fit the image well.

:iconarcheonz:'s comment actually gave me some anxiety as I read it, going through a list of worries that AJ has to deal with on a daily basis as well as some close calls.

So, like I said, I prefer it when you fill in the blanks as it gives any number of interesting interpretations..
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UPDATE 2
:icontenrahsoj:'s short story, Stetson, pairs up with this pic. Warning, you may shed a tear or two.
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:iconmizumi-no-okami:
Mizumi-No-Okami Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student General Artist
if you ask me, Applejack is prettier than Rarity
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   Digital Artist
:)
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:iconhexedecimal:
Hexedecimal Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  New member
Why so sad, Applejack?
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Take your pick :)
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DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for listing some of the responses to this image in the description.
I thought of the first one first... but having read the others made me think deeper about it.

Applejack does have a lot of responsability, there must be times when she wonders what it would be like to have somepony care for her instead.
She has family, and friends, of course, and that means a lot.

I think there would be times, though, when she wonders: Could I be special to somepony?

Having support from others is wonderful, but feeling that you are special is... different.
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Digital Artist
I figured those answers cover a good deal of possibilities.

Thanks for taking the time to read through them :)
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retfarcimak Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Wait... Her mom..? Oh... That's sad. Kinda like me with my brother...
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trapezoidgummy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
I have the exact same feeling. Hug  Our brothers might meet? 
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:iconretfarcimak:
retfarcimak Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Maybe.
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014   Digital Artist
:(
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