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Applejack's sons and Uncle Macintosh by ShrapnelLeader Applejack's sons and Uncle Macintosh by ShrapnelLeader
**** Please note, these are NOT shipping children. Their father will not be implied, revealed, named, or described in any way. These kids are designed to look like their mom and nobody else. They DO have a dad....I just don't know who he is. I do this as to not get caught in shipping debates and I would like to stay neutral on that battleground. Thank you.***


A new Children of the Mane Six artwork? HUZZAH!


Here we have Bismarck and Bucky, sons of Applejack :iconapplejack3plz:, spending time with their uncle, Big Macintosh :iconbigmacintoshplz:. Family is very important to AJ and makes sure her boys are close to her big brother.

And here's my take on the MLP future: Though Applejack was not the first of the Mane Six to get married, she was the first to have children. Bismarck and Bucky are both the oldest members of the new Mane Seven and the new Cutie Mark Crusaders. Bismarck has grown up to be a rodeo cowboy and works hard to remain competitive and be the best in Equestria. Bucky, though not knowing his skill yet, has talent in writing lyrics.



Design choices: Like my other artworks of the mothers, I've given both Applejack and Big Macintosh updates to their looks. Big Macintosh seems to be the kind of stallion who changes very little over the years. I really can, however, see him grow a goatee as an older adult. Over time he has grown a little more talkative but is still a quiet listener by nature. Applejack has changed even more. Eventually she cut the long hair in favor of a shorter style which she found useful for work. Plus, it also looks more motherlike.



Other stuffs: This was my first artwork on my new program, Sketchbook Pro 6, and I love it! I look forward to improving my work as time goes on!

And that's it! Thank you guys so much for all your amazing support and comments! I really appreciate it!


Want to see more of these characters? Hit WATCH! :D



And don't forget to check out my fanfic of these characters!

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**** Please note, these are NOT shipping children. Their father will not be implied, revealed, named, or described in any way. These kids are designed to look like their mom and nobody else. They DO have a dad....I just don't know who he is. I do this as to not get caught in shipping debates and I would like to stay neutral on that battleground. Thank you.***
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AwesomeSauce5Yolo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nice job with the lighting! that's what really captured my attention for the drawing!
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pinkiepie12345678 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I need to make a fic of this. Do you mind? Honestly, I need to write something!
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Not at all. I'd love to see a story about this! =)
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EllyCooArts Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Caramel?
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
No. Or yes. I don't know.

Read the bold description.
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EllyCooArts Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. But I was just proposing a guy
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:iconshrapnelleader:
Ah, okay then. Caramel-Applejack is a common ship, so I get questions about it a lot. Haha
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EllyCooArts Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno I just thought that they looked like Carajack foals x3
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:iconshrapnelleader:
The resemblance is certainly there, even if it wasn't the base of which I designed my characters. ;)
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EllyCooArts Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It must be the guy on your icon then .A.
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:iconshrapnelleader:
Nah, that's just my ponysona who I designed before I made the kids. He's not even from the same universe, to be honest. I just made him to have an MLP representation of myself. 

I just liked the orange with dark hair so much that I used a similar shade for Bismarck (the older one). 
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PoneBox Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Dude, I don't even give a fuck who the Parents are or Father is or whatever the HECK.
Absolutely each of these Parent/Child Pieces that you've done, make me so happy ;-;
They're absolutely Adorable, Inspiring, Heart Warming, I really Enjoy these.
You deserve all the Love ever, yo.
Love these, keep doing what you do.
ALSO, I LOVE THE WAY YOU DRAW THE HAIRS DIFFERENTLY FOR EACH ONE.
Just, ILY okay.
ACCEPT MY LOVE.
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Haha! Thanks! :D

I'm really glad you liked my artwork, my characters, and the way I altered Big Mac/Applejack's hair to look like it changed over the years. ^^

I ACCEPT YOUR LOVE!!! 
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yifle1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww some adorable
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caspermycat2 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
so kawaii Heart 
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MLPFiMRox Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Wait, I SEE A CUTE WITLLE BABY!
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Candycanecrafts Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh i love applejacks shorter hair it's so pretty :3  (loving the goatee on mac too XD ) and  this picture is very sweet x3
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Crisostomo-Ibarra Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: This is beautiful. Applejack's husband Caramel is away for work, and her big brother, Big Mac, is taking care of her foals as their uncle. This is great and I love it! :heart:
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PrinceNightShade Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you draw a present (Right now, before they have children.) and future (When they have children, their hair grown out and stuff) picture of the mane six?
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Yeah, absolutely! :)
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PrinceNightShade Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3 Tell me when its done.
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
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saloony78 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
So... waddabout big mac's children?
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
That's tricky. I'm not sure I'll ever design Big Mac's children because I don't know if he'll be the husband of any of the other Mane Six. 

You know... shipping-neutral stuff.
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II-edison-II Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Applejack suits short hair. I never thought she would =P
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Thanks! I wanted all the future versions of the Mane Six to look slightly different, to show that they had matured. ;)
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II-edison-II Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We all mature some day.
I used to have long hair but now it's short. Suit it better lol
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janemcmissile Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
this makes me want to see big mac's kids
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
I may reveal my version of Big Mac's kids one day.
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Solartiger43 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
awesome pirture
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geekytribble Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
ONCE AGAIN, MUST USE IN FANFIC!
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cute.
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matty4z Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
mac with a goati - awesome!
and such a cute scene :3
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Noratcat Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I could so see this.
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AnnaGladue Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Writer
I enjoy all your mother/children pics. AJ is my fave - I can relate to her the most being a country girl - and I truly think you've done her and Big Macintosh justice.
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XxBlue-ThunderxX Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Bearded Macintosh, I love the pic :)
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FoxGirlFun Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, they are so cute together! And AJ is such a good momma
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srbarker Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I don't know about you, Shrapnel, but Bismark and Bucky's designs just seem to scream "CaraJack". Just saying.
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
You know, I never got the whole "CaraJack" ship, to be honest. Granted, almost no ships make any sense, but the only time we see any interaction of the two, AJ is scolding him indirectly while she is talking to Big Macintosh. I guess that's enough proof.

I designed the boys on Apple family colors. Their autumn colors and green eyes are family traits Also, (side note) Bucky's coat is an off-shade of Big Macintosh's hooves. All of my children of the Mane Six were either inspired by their moms' designs or family designs (like Orion's similarity to his grandfather).
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saloony78 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Sadly, I don't really get the shippers either, reminds me of that episode where he was just scolding the Apples for their lack of time... I just don't get the ship :C SO three...
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JonathanMDful Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I guess that it's just because of that he's like the only stallion that she's ever had contact with who would make sense to pair her with, if she wasn't related to Braeburn, i would totally ship them, but since they're not, i ship Little StrongheartxBraeburn and ApplejackxCaramel.
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srbarker Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I don't get the shipping either. So I guess that makes two of us.
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MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
so cute
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pokemonlpsfan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awww
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer.

God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board." So God made a farmer.

"I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife's done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon -- and mean it." So God made a farmer.

God said, "I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt. And watch it die. Then dry his eyes and say, 'Maybe next year.' I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, then, pain'n from 'tractor back,' put in another seventy-two hours." So God made a farmer.

God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor's place. So God made a farmer.

God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bails, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the broken leg of a meadow lark. It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week's work with a five-mile drive to church.

"Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life 'doing what dad does.'" So God made a farmer.
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
By far the best commercial of the Superbowl and very fitting for this picture.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
in my headcanon, that same poem was the eulogy Applejack gave at her parents' funeral.
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ReadingReader Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Too adorable

MAKE IT STOP
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