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Cover Art: How Far Away You Roam by WhiteDiamondsLtd Cover Art: How Far Away You Roam by WhiteDiamondsLtd
After weeks of regrettably being tied up with work and real life responsibilities, I have returned with some new fanart to share once again, huzzah! This piece was made as a gift of sorts for my dearest darling friend, the exceptionally talented (Ponydora) Prancypants, as the cover art for his latest work of fabulous fanfiction How Far Away You Roam. The story is a chaptered sequel to his acclaimed oneshot The Fruits of Their Labors which was written as a birthday gift for me, so when he told me he wanted to write a sequel I offered to create the cover, since I'm always glad for an excuse to draw more of my favorite ponies anyway and it's been ages since I've done anything with a proper background (foreground, in this case?), simple as this one is. I probably went at least a little overboard on it, but it was tremendous fun, and especially the opportunity to design their cozy winter clothes.

On that note I have several concept sketches which were made in preparation for this artwork (or mostly just for kicks, if I'm being honest), which have been uploaded to my Scraps and can be found below for anyone interested.
Melancholic Rarity by WhiteDiamondsLtdApplejack in Flannel by WhiteDiamondsLtdApplejack's Scarf by WhiteDiamondsLtdRarijack Winter-Wear by WhiteDiamondsLtdAnxious Applejack by WhiteDiamondsLtd

Made with Paint Tool SAI by tRiBaLmArKiNgS
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Why AJ's scarf looks like rope for suicides 0_0?
WhiteDiamondsLtd 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
It never occurred to me that it would look like that, but as you say that I can certainly see where you are coming from. Certainly, though, it was not made to resemble such a thing... I imagined Applejack's scarf to be made of very thick, fuzzy chunky wool yarn when I designed her outfit (my cartoonish take on the knitting texture is what makes it almost look like a rope here), and the brown color I chose was just because I thought that color worked best with the rest of her outfit. I assure you it is not really a rope though!
amandaam Mar 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really like this one!!!:heart:  and all your art!!!!
WhiteDiamondsLtd 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much for the sweet compliments, I really appreciate them! :heart:
amandaam 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Your very welcome!:heart: I'm sure you get complimenst's all the time;p
SQuietSonamy Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice job! :) I easily get the cold and frosty vibe. Excellent work on the foreground, love the details with the lingering snow, cold wind passing by and the frost on the window glass :aww:
And really, their outfits are just fashionable :heart:
zora-artist Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Great to see you back Diamonds! 
a sequel to fruits of their labours?!!!! YAAAAAY!!  thats super great!!! X3
love forever your great art!! 
those sketch below looks great too! 
as always, your amazing diamonds!! 
sigh... so many fanart, so many fimfiction, so little time...
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This is a really lovely piece.

:iconrarityclapplz: :iconapplejackclapplz:
KattenFluga Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks really cold, even inside. And the clothes is amazing!
Fantastic work!
(I adore the concept sketches)
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