*yawn* "Ya'll alright, sugarcube?"
I appear to be going through a "blue period" in my art....
Because Applejack is the cutest, I really wanted to draw her with her mane mussed up a little, what what better excuse than to see her in bed! Of course beds, moonlight, pillows and sheets are perennial Foxxy obsessions. This could be Apple Bloom's POV after a restless night, or anything else you like.
This didn't start going towards the blue/purple color until after I started finishing it, starting with a simple blue watercolor wash. From there I gradually built up the different blue shades using watercolors and blue colored pencils. I feel this is a much more successful piece than the somewhat similar "Twilight Sky" cover I attempted in September. I was also lots of fun to attempt to draw her mane untied in the back, and imply that lovely form lying under those sheets. I really just wanted to make Applejack look as pretty as possible.