I've actually begun working on this out of curiosity, boredom, and the fact that I haven't drawn anything in a good while - well before I had learned about this contest lol. It's a simple little piece, nothin too fancy but I s'pose fancy isn't Applejack's style anyhow. It's my first actual attempt at a pony drawing and I'm pleased with how it turned out. So I figure if I have something to submit then why not submit it? Besides, how could I pass on participating in NG's first MLP art contest? :3
... this IS the first legit one, right?
So here ya go, my contribution. I'm really looking forward to everypony else's submissions! It's gonna be SO AWESOME!!! /)^3^(\
[Link to Art Portal submission here]