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Big Bro Showdown [COMMISSION] by FacelessJr Big Bro Showdown [COMMISSION] by FacelessJr
Ah, the sweet, fresh scent of new pone in the gallery. It just can't be beat.

In this fun little still, we've got Shining Armor and Big Mac hoof-wrestling over a barrel of Sweet Apple Acres cider. With moral support close by, the struggle ends exactly as Applejack predicted. Twily is a bit stunned that her big bro actually lost a round of hoof-wrestling, this instance quite possibly this being the first time he has ever been defeated in the noble sport. She's probably less shocked than worried about how he's dealing with it... Big Mac doesn't gloat in his victory, but that doesn't stop him from feeling a bit smug. After all, it's not everyday you can say that you've bested royalty.

This piece was commissioned by the ever-patient :iconslayerman118: Had quite a bit of fun working with the characters and posing them in the shot. Oddly enough, this is also the very first time that I've drawn Big Mac. On that note, this piece was excellent practice for male pone construction/anatomy. I also had a lot of fun posing Twily over there, what with her hooves and droopy wings and all.

That's all for now. Probably got some saucier work on the horizon, so stay tuned. Keep it classy, ponefriends.

UPDATE (3-16-13):After consulting a professional plastic surgeon about Big Mac's smarmy-good-lookin' face, I decided to go ahead and redraw his muzzle a little bit to give it that fresher, more canonical look. I think it looks gobs better than the first iteration, so I wanted to make sure I got that big pone updated on here. The original, unmodified one I posted can be found at a more licentious location.
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Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beaten by a country folk! ;D
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TheJayster49 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They don't call him BIG Mac for nothin'
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fanfics4ever Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shining Armor put all his strength into it... Big Mac barely twitched.
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Shadowspider9 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Big Mac would win in strength but Shining would win in agility and speed. So a fight between them (without magic) would be pretty balanced.
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Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Basically it's a case of Foreman vs. Ali (force vs agility).
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Shadowspider9 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Pretty much at that point it simply comes down to a test of endurance.
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Spyrofan1310 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I like to picture Big Mac and Shining Armor shaking hooves afterwards with Big Mac complimenting Shining Armor for a great effort, and Shining Armor congratulating Big Mac for winning.  I even like to think of them as old buddies in Royal Guard training.
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TigroSpottystripes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Hm, isn't having the HUB's watermark possibly putting you at higher risk of receiving a takedown notice?
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Teen-lyoko-fan7777 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconapplejackplz: - Looks like Shinin' here gets to wear Granny's Girdle this time, Twi... *giggles*
:iconbigmacponyplz: - :iconeeyupplz:
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xXThePixelrXx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Should'nt Shining's horn poke Big Mac's head?  It is in his hair a little. Maybe deeper?
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