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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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:iconretfarcimak:
retfarcimak Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Wait... Her mom..? Oh... That's sad. Kinda like me with my brother...
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:iconsongbreeze741:
Songbreeze741 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at this, I'm thinking it's either her first date or prom night...

Very expressive
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Shadowbolt17 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Alot of possibilities for a seemingly simple piece. Kudos.
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconwinterontherooftop:
WinterOnTheRooftop Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how the whole drawing tells a story. It's a pretty simple concept, but very nice!
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconkone5497:
Kone5497 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
daaw,this picture makes me cry!
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Aww...
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
"Is being a lady, really that awful?" 
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:iconvintageeasack:
Vintageeasack Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   General Artist
Yes,yes it is.
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