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Naptime Redux by Geomancing Naptime Redux by Geomancing
"Barns can have a unique blend of smells. Old, sun-baked wood. Dry dust. The tang of leather, the scent of sawdust. The crackly, sweet smell of the hay, stacked high.

No matter how carefully baled, there's always a drift of loose hay, making a soft bed. So inviting, it calls for three young fillies to settle down in the warm afternoon, breathing in the grassy memories of last summer. Sleep comes soon after."

A year's passage, a year's improvement. This is a remake of my picture 'Naptime' fav.me/d51jq6z . Every day there's something new to learn, along with frustrations and setbacks.

Note: Working on this picture made me yawn SO MANY TIMES. Every time I looked at Apple Bloom I had to yawn.

Sketch version on my tumblr: tinyurl.com/mzvvbg7
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:icondankthewolfhog:
DankTheWolfHog Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Two words...
Heart.
Attack.
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ExOttoyuhr Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
I wish I had more to add, beyond saying that this is really good and that I'm suddenly feeling tired... :)
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:icondipsydew:
dipsydew Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
and poop. don't forget the smell of poop.

I'm helping!
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:iconexottoyuhr:
ExOttoyuhr Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
But you are helping! The smell of horse poop isn't disgusting, especially when it's mixed with other barn smells; that's one of the reasons why the Houyhnhnms (probably pronounced "Whinnoms") are the only semi-sympathetic society in Gulliver's Travels.
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anthrorenamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Awwww. So adorable.
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:iconmustlovefrogs:
MustLoveFrogs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
My favorite pic of yours.  :3
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Sunfall64 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Applejack: Applebloom!
Applebloom: Huh?
Applejack:What'ca doing in here?
Applebloom: Nothing...
Scootaloo: *mummbling in sleep*
Sweetie Belle: NO! I WANT TO HAVE THE DRESS! 
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:iconlordofthememes:
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
d'aaaww
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:icontheartistpony:
TheArtistPony Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ZZZ...
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knexfan100 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
this is gonna make for one akward moment when scoots wakes up to find sweetie belle sleeping on her ass.... with scoots wrapping her wing on her....

cute as hell, nice
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Krazzulimaii Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I daresay, you've improved
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
And then Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon woke them up ... with a fire-cracker.
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:icondarthvader447:
DarthVader447 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Don't put those two brats in this!
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
It's something those two would do. 
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:icondarthvader447:
DarthVader447 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013

Why can't they just leave them alone?!

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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Because they are bullies - bullies won't leave you alone until the bullied can prove that he/she can stand up to them, ain't afraid of them, and actually wins. And the bullied can't count on adults in helping them.
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:icondarthvader447:
DarthVader447 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Hey you see how us humans handle bullies.
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Yeah, and half the time, it doesn't end well. 
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SleepingSilentBelle Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
This is a very adorable piece. Thank you for drawing it.
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xargos32 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Too cute! As if these three weren't already adorable enough.
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:iconpizzaawpon-ee:
PizzaawPon-ee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Too cute going to explode!
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Portal15Art Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol !! Applebloom's face xD Dude, nice drawing !!
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:iconacacia-rabbit-desert:
NNNGGHHHH X_X
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:iconspeckledmindphoenix:
speckledmindphoenix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
0is that sweety bells hoof hanging over scootaloos tummy? or did she have a featerless wing
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:iconmonotonyart:
MonotonyArt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
its Scootaloo's flank. *SQUEE!* :D
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:iconspeckledmindphoenix:
speckledmindphoenix Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
XD BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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:iconmonotonyart:
MonotonyArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:XD: it sounded funny to say that.
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AskMiku-or-Rin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
ggggaaaahhhh!!!!!! so adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmayhemdude:
MayhemDude Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, this is really freaking cute :D
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ciskat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, didn't do those icons right...Sweating a little...  I hate it when that happens! Oh well. At least I got one of them right.
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ciskat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconapplebloomplz: -CUTE
iconscootalooplz: -CUTE
iconsweetiebelleplz: -CUTE

I can't say which filly's the most adorable! I love them all! :D
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ArmedBrony Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
One look at this, and I had a cuteness overdose. As well as an idea for a scene in my fanfiction. 

Amazing job!
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute ^^
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WileECoyote-Genius Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Now that is progress. Well done.
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quilzel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Why can I only add this to my favorites once?
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luna-is-best-pony1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
i'm suprised you got apple blooms yawn drawn so well.  that just seems like a really hard thing to draw.
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Fancymareinblue Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute!~ :heart:
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:iconelementof-loyalty:
ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

Belle has the spot I would want.

What if the girls got their cutiemark for sleeping,dreaming or napping?

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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Those sunbeams are deadly; no pony can pass through one without falling into the trap of slumber!
But at least with hay, you can eat the bedding when you wake up.
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:iconkatarjin:
katarjin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
as a helpless shipper i cant help but see ScootBell  :/
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Oh damn, I can't stop yawning now, either. In fact, I'm already tired, and just looking at this is enough to make me want to hit the hay right away.

In other words, great work. :) And so cute, too!
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SkarmoryThePG Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Words fail to properly express the adorable.
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:iconneighsayer:
Neighsayer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Wow, this is great. Can I use this as artwork for a song?
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:icongeomancing:
Geomancing Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Long as I'm credited, my stuff can be used for whatever, I don't mind. :)
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:iconneighsayer:
Neighsayer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Awesome, thanks!
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Shule123 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Your profile pic goes awesomely well with both your comments here xD :D @Geomancing, it really is awesome, and I'm already kinda sleepy, now I might fall asleep as well xD Sleep G'night :D
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Slasher0001 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
That's so adorable! :la:
Great drawing! :D
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Princess-Shellestia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
This is an amazing amount of improvement compared to the old version. Keep it up, Geo.

For some reason I'm imagining Scootaloo is gonna wake up with a super sore wing.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww!  :3  The old one is cute too but man this is adorable!  :3
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Al-Rey-Writer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Writer
Being that it's almost time for me to go to bed, this makes me very sleepy. :sleep:
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