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Applejack: Action Poses by StoryPony Applejack: Action Poses by StoryPony
She is SO FUN to draw in action. Thank you, Sanji from One Piece~

-SP
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Overall, I can grade this as an excellent picture displaying a character's powerful poses.

For vision, it is safe to say that there was a bit in here. Most of these movements greatly compliment Applejack's strongest physical capabilities, but one thing I would have expected is seeing some kind of running motion, for even more diversity. Still, it is very comprehensive nonetheless and has enough diversity in what it is trying to show.

For originality, I don't think this point really matters in this kind of example. Unless these images rips off another completely, I see it as a moot point. I believe vision and technique is a lot more important for posing.
Plus, even if this is very much based on One piece's Sanji, I can only see a few small resemblances towards one or two of his signature kicks, other than that all I see are just poses for attacks which are taken very differently from the source material.
Some of you may argue this is a bad way to cover the critique since originality is a must in art, but you should also understand the difference between what is essentially Original art vs. Fan art, of which this was always meant to be simply fan art. If it is based off MLP:FIM characters, why would you have a problem now that two characters from different cartoon shows share traits, in an attempt to interpret one character? I certainly have no problem with this, I actually love that two great characters, Sanji and Applejack, share things in common with each other and are used together in this.

The technique is something that is very impressive though and it does show a great deal of details for each pose and making it work.
Seeing so much detail on just something as simple as the clothing is exactly what gives the pose a more defined and powerful impact. Without it, I couldn't see this working as well as it did here.
The only slight of critique I will have to offer here though is in the centre of the picture, which I assume is Rainbow Dash. The problem stands in that it clashes with how much details it is lacking, but luckily it is at a far distance from the others and for that, I can pass this one.

Lastly, the impact of this is quite obvious very strong, due to how much power there is in each depiction. The impact is also even more powerful due to how much more detailed and refined everything looks in comparison to previous works, so I suppose it would be only fair that be considered as well in this critique.
I was quite honestly surprised the moment I've seen this picture and I have to say, some of these drawings are really amazing looking at them even now.
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NightOwlDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
love the movement in the picture on the bottom left!
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate the comment.
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:iconnightowldreamer:
NightOwlDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
I'm glad! :D
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MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
......Sanji?
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....description?
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:iconmadnessabe:
MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah. No wonder it looked so familiar. 
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yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
if she does Diable Janbe then Sanji's got competition
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dunno if AJ can handle fire on her feet...OR CAN SHE?
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yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I bet her hat she can
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're on~
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:iconmegaphonnic:
megaphonnic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy shit these are awesome! : D, Best poses for the best pony! ^^
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks dude :la: She IS best pony~
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Mix-Match-Girl23 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :iconomgsocuteplz:
They fact that she is using her legs in them makes a lot of sense seeing how she uses mostly her hind legs for bucking as a pony. I can actually see most of the Mane Six having a specific fighting style.

Also, I love your style.
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! And yes indeed they all do have their own fighting styles:
. Applejack uses her legs most.
. Rainbow Dash uses her arms most since she requires strong arms to fly.
. Twilight uses magic, but she has a great ferocity to it considering how much she has mastered it and can crush anything.
. Rarity has swift magic, moving slow yet graceful and steady and able to cut through anything.
. Pinkie Pie is all over the place, nearly break dancing and jumping everywhere finding your occasional weakness while she has fun.
. Fluttershy doesn't transform, but she knows the techniques of animals, like she can kick like a Kangaroo or bit like a Lion.
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ToxicITZI Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Ah, I was acutally going to write this in your storypony.deviantart.com/journ… but now, nevermind... It seems you already know what you're doing.. ;)

This looks fantastic though and I honestly can't wait to see more powerful poses in the near future. :)
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thanks, deary~
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ElliFlame Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I love action poses! Very nicely done c:

/whispers everybody was kung fu fighting
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*cue mortal kombat theme~
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Sora9317 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew I'd seen that fighting style from somewhere. Then I read the description. Great job!
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies
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Sora9317 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D no problem
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Shadow-Sword212 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
does she fight like sanji in ROH or was this like for references? Either way this is awesome!
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StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well her legs are very strong, so I would look to Sanji for help in both poses and fight style. She would still use her arms though, not just keeping them in her pockets like Sanji.
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rocketslugrockscp Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I love how you worked her hat into the poses.
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't be AJ without the hat ^^
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shayleewolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm, excuse me.
That bottom left corner one.
That.
Is so amazing. I LOVE that one!
You're so great at action poses! :hug: Keep it up, dear
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That one I am super proud of because I didn't even look at a reference for that one :la:
Thanks, buddy!
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shayleewolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I: You're killing me with your awesomeness
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HeartFire-Art Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow, this is really awesome!
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like you :3
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HeartFire-Art Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh well, i don't know about that, no one's more awesome then you
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IchibanGravity Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
DAMN! These are really good SP! Love the angles and poses. From kicking trees to KICKING ASS.
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hells yeah, buddy! (love the new avatar X3)
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IchibanGravity Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks :D
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Daiskida Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Interesting poses, kinda makes it appear of AJ being a Capoeira styled fighter, since she uses her legs alot.
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Capoeira? Never heard of it, but you know best :la:
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ChloeDahlia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woh, you did good on this one, SP! I love the pose on the top left, super awesome :3
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That one was pretty difficult, so I am happy you like it ^^
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scottish-geeky Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
holy hell theses are amazing
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, love~
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scottish-geeky Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
you are very welcome 
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RainbowDashie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Break dancing!
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BEST dancing :la:
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HauntedHouse667 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Wow! talk about action!
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Line of action ROCKS :la:
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HauntedHouse667 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Hell yeah!
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:iconsufferingsquids:
SufferingSquids Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
These are awesome! Actually, I don't ever recall drawing action fighting thingies. I may have to try this some time.
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do it, deary :la:
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:iconlogisticbumm:
Logisticbumm Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
ACTION IS BEST THING TO DRAW!
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:iconstorypony:
StoryPony Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure is! So friggin enjoyable :la:
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