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Applebloom, Naval Architect by MarbleYarns Applebloom, Naval Architect by MarbleYarns
I like to imagine that Applebloom spent some time with a shipwright while she was younger, and that later in her life she applied that to become a naval architect, designing some of the finest airships of the century.

This was one of those just for fun kinda deals, so don't look too hard...it started out as a little picture to experiment with an older AB, and then after she was done I couldn't figure out why the scene didn't look right. And then I realized that she needed more stuff. So stuff was added.


MLP (c) Hasbro
Special thanks to Lauren Faust & the MLP team!
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:iconmarlieset:
Marlieset Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
WTF mezcla 
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:iconghostwalkerjay:
GhostwalkerJAY Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Is that the Weatherlight in the background?
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:icongraysonpaladin:
GraysonPaladin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Very interesting, I've seen various incarnations of an adult Applebloom but I think this is the first to see her as a naval architect. I like this, I see nothing wrong with an Earth Pony yearning to touch the sky. Of course I look at the sketch of the gondola and I finally see the Green Haven, thank you now I know my my airship looks like.
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:icontesla51:
Tesla51 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Definatly a likely outcome, since it seems she is talented building things from the show.
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:icongeminii27:
Geminii27 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
"Cutie Mark Crusader Cumulonimbus Constructers, yay!"
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:icontulsatrash:
Tulsatrash Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
sure why not. :)
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:iconmasdragonflare:
Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
everything seems to fit in this picture :iconimpressedplz:
Nice work man! I lvoe it :D
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:iconopus-13:
opus-13 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Not the future I envisioned for Apple Bloom, but I approve! Who wouldn't want to be a naval architect? All the little details in the room are amazing! Great work! Older Apple Bloom turned out really well too.
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:iconjohnnyxlunaandrd:
JohnnyXLunaandRD Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this goes to my mlp group for years later than the show. :iconmlp-fim-late-years:
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:icondr-gunhammer:
Dr-GUNHaMMER Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
you mean R.A.F?
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:icongariandos:
Gariandos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Applebloom looked at many various naval ships, seeing the intricate details of the frame, the accommodating space they provide, and their overall durability. She also observed many hot air balloons, noting that while their air flight capabilities are vital for transportation, she noted their weak frames and small space, usually only capable of accommodating three to four ponies. Then, it hit her. Why not take both and add them together? She didn't make something new, she perfected the old.
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:iconmaybyaghost:
MaybyAGhost Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is pretty awesome....
But it needs more steampunk =D
Great job. =)
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:icondarren9999:
darren9999 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
i love her mane and awesome shading
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:iconthewrongesttrousers:
TheWrongestTrousers Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Does it involve apples?
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:iconeablevins:
eablevins Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Writer
Woooooow...
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:icongoblin-time:
Goblin-Time Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Nice take on her adult life!
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:icongranonis:
Granonis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
She would work great with Gibbs.
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:iconsparkythepegasus:
SparkyThePegasus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
:iconengineerplz: Solving practical problems!
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice color palette to this... Lovely work!
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:iconmarbleyarns:
MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'm trying to be a little more mindful of the colors I pick and how they interact—hopefully the next piece will have a better illusion of light and shadow...
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:iconmakri14:
Makri14 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
That could be Apple Blooms cutie mark!
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:iconltblackcoat:
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
the naval archutechtual drawing are amazine alone.
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:iconmarbleyarns:
MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Those bits were exceedingly fun to draw :D
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:iconltblackcoat:
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
:iconapplebloombunnyplz:
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:iconshockand-awe:
Shockand-Awe Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I can see this happening. I just love the way you shade!! and the composition is just great :D
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:iconmarbleyarns:
MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm glad to hear you like the shading! I'd kinda forgotten how enjoyable it is to just dive in and cel shade away...
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:icondemonpanther:
DemonPanther Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, I wish she'd figure out her talent in the show already, the suspense is killing me!
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:iconcrashthestampede:
CrashTheStampede Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Solution to most things: More Stuff! I could totally imagine this with her buildng skills.

Also loving that facial expression. Great stuff!
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:iconwarriorsparrow:
WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Oh wow, older Apple Bloom, nice!
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:iconme-zimm:
me-zimm Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Applebloom might make a better TF2 Engineer than Applejack, come to think of it...
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:iconmarbleyarns:
MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, you're right...I kinda like that...
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I can dig it.
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:icondusk-rapidash:
dusk-rapidash Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Toast? Yay I love toast.
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:iconcrystal-eclair:
Crystal-Eclair Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naval? I see air ships not oceanliners or warships there
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:iconmarbleyarns:
MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I know it's a bit of a stretch to attach "naval architecture" to vessels meant for the air, but there's a certain...arcane allure to the term that "aeronautical engineer" lacks. Since these fictional airships are basically boats slung beneath balloons, it also seemed fitting. But as with most of my other pony stuffs, I leave it to the viewer to make the final call!
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:iconknightcommander:
knightcommander Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Plus a common sci-fi convention is to attach naval terminology to spaceships. Why not the same for airships?
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:iconsilencedmi6:
SilencedMi6 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Series epilogue material right here. Amazing concept fleshed out with amazing art!
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:iconscarletletterman1984:
very, very nice work mate
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:iconceraperduta:
ceraperduta Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Woah! Applebloom? What are you inventing... constructing? What are you up to, filly?
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:iconbobthelurker:
BobtheLurker Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice drawing. :)

:iconeinsteinplz::iconsaysplz: "If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, that should totally be her cutie mark.
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colt45ws Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
"Originally thought by many to be over weight, over priced, and over engineered; the fact that 150 years later Applebloom's designs continue to be the gold standard by which others are judged by proves the designs were ahead of their time. Combined with their unmatched durability and workponyship, it wouldnt be unfathomable for some to survive until the sun fails to rise..."
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:iconmarbleyarns:
MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
YES I'm enjoying this
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:icontheinexplicablebrony:
heheh, I don't normally go for these 'commentor contributes a story' things but gosh that was a fun read
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:iconcolt45ws:
colt45ws Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Im working on more. Ive got..mmm 500 words? Ill post it to Fimfic when I get done.
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
She looks very cute, and those sketches look cool.
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:iconsugarcube-owl:
Sugarcube-Owl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
This mess looks similar to my room chaos. And thats great! :3
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:iconmarbleyarns:
MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, indeed! I looked about my desk for inspiration on...clutter....
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:iconnullcast:
Nullcast Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I like how you went to the trouble of drawing the advertising signage for an unopened sketchpad.
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:iconchrislynx:
Chrislynx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Oh, this is so sweet! I like how lived-in her office looks. And she looks thoughtful and pretty as an adult.
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