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Lost in Manehattan: Another Victim of Ignorance by SmellsLikeBeer Lost in Manehattan: Another Victim of Ignorance by SmellsLikeBeer
"Ignorance is your new best friend"

So, this is the fourth piece of the series "Lost in Manehattan" - Applejack as a filly looking for a different life in Manehattan, the corrupted, horrible city covered in fancy outlook. Well, that's how I want to imagine it. The other pieces you find here:
1st [link] 2nd (warning for mature content) [link] 3rd [link] 5th: [link]

Probably one of the fastest works in awhile. And I like working fast, so it's a good thing.
The pencil sketch was a pain in the ass to erase, I made the mistake of using 4B pen. It's too soft, for me at least, and it's almost impossible to get rid of if you push it too hard. But I forgive myself since I'm sick again. You know, it's really hard to focus on what I'm doing in the moment.

Anyway, ink and watercolor on A5. As always.
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DeviantART789789 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
This looks like a job for the Fire Department of Manehattan City! (FDMC)

Engine 12, Engine 13, Engine 14, Truck 9, Rescue 4, Medic 7 to Box 454, K?
SakioKurosawa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
speaking like a true fanatic I love that applejack perspective, and well a proper way to desribe what this picture tells me is: Pain lasts, kid. It's how you know you're alive. No applejack that place is not place for a hero. love the picture man.
BTW keep safe man wish you had a happy new year and lets make the change with timewho know maybe our path can cross but till then, keep yourself healthy and drawing these amazings pictures.
The pony on the top kinda looks like babs seed.
That pony looks like the guy that sold the world.
ceraperduta Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Glad to see that one colt is doing okay. I thought those unicorns killed him.
opus-13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Very nice perspective here. I especially like how there are a lot of ponies nearby, but none seem interested in helping. Very fitting with the rest of the series.
Flowtail Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Is that... Babs Seed?
Drawing-Stars-02 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Babs wouldn't have been alive when AJ was a filly with no cutie mark. o3o
Flowtail Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I know, but it kind of looks like her. And the title kind of relates to her story, a bit.
StephenMannix Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
something realy nice about this style of Art. Feels very solid! Awesome work
GiromCalica Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ignorance is better than attention when trying to avoid madness and chaos due to differences and misunderstandings
PhysicallyInsane Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Reminds me of this incident during the industrial revolution where a company owner locked his workers inside a building so they wouldn't go on break. A fire started, forcing almost all the workers to jump to their deaths or be burned alive.
Mephitinae Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
This is why every town needs pegasi in their rescue service.
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Oh no~! Somebody do something!! Such a powerful image. Yet, for some reason I feel like little AJ is about to run to a corner, put on a costume and save the day - or maybe it's just me.
Santiago0593 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Your style is very cool :worship:
Inka93 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I really like this! Keep up the good work!
Zulema Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The punkrock artist pony that got beat up from part 2 is here.
broznik592 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Oh man the feels... If only present-day AJ was there to help...
Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome and just freaking epic. The feelings!.. Great work.
J4B Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am getting a bit of a Sin City feel here.
zuckerschnuti Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I'm speechless *_* I can't tell how gorgerous the picture is... Q_Q
poetryunite Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Ignorance by paramore isnt it? :D i love that song
CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I can see why Applejack went back to sweet apple acres
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
First off, I hope you feel better soon. Hopefully better than the pen-and-ink stallion looks (though I'm glad he got some care after what happened in picture two).

The horrible scene is even more shocking to see from little AJ's level, and seeing her reaction so up-close as she gasps in horror. Yet for some reason I think the pony in the window looks resigned to her fate. Or could she be giving Applejack a look of pity despite her impending death? Even if she didn't have any color I think it would still feel that way. It's a face one could never forget.

Along with everything else, extra kudos on the ponies in the crowd, no detail spared in this apparently less seedy, yet still terrible, side of town.
Tearahk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang. There's just so much detail here. Also, I hope you feel better soon, my friend. ^_^
TheWrongestTrousers Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Keep doing these, yo. These are absolutely amazing and stun me every time!
schneelocke Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Wow, I hope that pony up there's going to make it.

You did a great job at capturing Applejack's shock and disbelief, too - emotions not just due to the events transpiring around her, but also the apathy of the other ponies, the utter lack of empathy. These drawings are all so full of unreality: dissociation, disconnect from the world, powerlessness to change anything, and (as a result) an unwillingness to even try, the aforementioned apathy.

It really drives home just how emotionally stunted those ponies are. For someone like Applejack who grew up in a rural community, on a farm no less, where everyone cares about everyone else and where family means more than anything because everyone knows that you're all in it together and that nopony is an island - for someone like her, it must be a heart-breaking, gut-wrenching, almost traumatic experience. She'll go home eventually, back to her family, and to a life that is not so horribly out of balance -- but she'll never forget what she saw.

She's gazing into the proverbial abyss; I hope she'll leave Manehatten behind again before the abyss also gazes into her.
Solaris90 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh hey, there's the earth pony from the second pic in the series. Glad to see he didn't die.
Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yet an other stunning picture. If it's alright with you I will try to go behind the picture and focus more on the image itself. "Ignorance" A word meaning one thing as far as my language reaches. So many peopleis standing by today not wanting to take responability. Had a first aid lesson two days ago and I learnd more than how to help people but also how to take the initiative to actually do something. Aparently it's not everbody who realize that some people needs help they can provide.

Long comment again I'm sorry ^^;
MrSpartin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, that WAS fast.
Milana87 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is a great drawing! I really like your style!
NorthernLights96 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is unbelievable! You did a really great job. You have earned yourself a watcher. c;
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