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Personalities Are Like Trading Cards... by ThePleonasticPotato Personalities Are Like Trading Cards... by ThePleonasticPotato
I am up too late... sigh... again.

The idea for this painting came from meldoymoon.

This took longer than any other painting in my life so far: 9:25:17

If you want to see the recording played to unfitting music, here's a link: [link]
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:iconriderboy1:
Riderboy1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Writer
What is Fluttershy doing?
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:iconkaitlyn2013:
Kaitlyn2013 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Since ive started Deviantart... the only pictures ive looked at Are yours flutteryay6plz
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:iconkaitlyn2013:
Kaitlyn2013 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i am supperrrr retarted for copyin people sayin stuff XD ( flutteryay6plz )
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:icontiger610:
Tiger610 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< why are you spamming this?
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DragonGod10 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really wonder how they will work with their special talents now that they've switched personalities, but still have their cutie marks.
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:iconguille832:
GUILLE832 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Have you been playing with ponies personalities again Discord?
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:iconaqomxg:
AqomXG Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Ok, see

Pinkie pie with the personality of Rarity

Fluttershy with the personality of Rainbow Dash

Rarity with the personality of Twilight

Applejack with the personality of Fluttershy

Rainbow Dash with the personality of Applejack?

Twilight with the personality of Pinkie Pie?
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I probably could have planed it out a little better... live and learn i guess.

Thank's for the criticism too, It's nice to know how I can improve. :)
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:iconchibijoshua:
Chibijoshua Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
X D If only this were true.

I'd give some serious thought to trading mines. = P

Great work
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:iconthethirdmoon36:
TheThirdMoon36 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
what da haaaaiiil is going on here? :confused:
awesome pic! :D
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:iconsenordunut:
senordunut Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Very nice! :D
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:iconmeldoymoon:
meldoymoon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh it looks great :D
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Happy you think so.:)
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:iconsovietsweetiebelle:
SovietSweetieBelle Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is a very interesting and well drawn picture.
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjarkes:
Jarkes Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
So how exactly did this happen? Like, how exactly did their personalities get switched?
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Pinkie Pie made sweets out of a mysterious blue flower...

Maybe...
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:iconwcclark:
wcclark Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Gosh, I love your work.
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D
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:iconymom11:
ymom11 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Pinkie Pie in Twilight's body. Welp, we're all boned.
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Royally.
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:iconkrist-silvershade:
Krist-Silvershade Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The lighting on this is really impressive.
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so! That's one of my primary concerns when painting.
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:icongiromcalica:
GiromCalica Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rarity - Twilight
Twilight - Pinkie Pie
Pinkie Pie - Rarity
Applejack - Fluttershy
Fluttershy - Rainbow Dash
Rainbow Dash - Applejack

I dunno if I'm right.
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You are correct. :3
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:icongiromcalica:
GiromCalica Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconflutteryay1plz::iconflutteryay2plz::iconflutteryay3plz:
:iconflutteryay4plz::iconflutteryay5plz::iconflutteryay6plz:

Now what?
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:iconree81:
Ree81 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
So... AJ is looking at the book like that because she's a dumb southerner?
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was going for something along the lines of the book being an incredibly complicated book on magic that only Twilight would be able to understand.

I didn't mean for it to come off as an insulting stereotype. :(
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almightybooda Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Nice. I was going to say you keep your trading cards safe from the light of day and only bring it out to show you most trusted friends, but this works too
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think I like your interpretation better.
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almightybooda Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Thank you, but my interpretation wouldn't make a very good picture
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:iconsummertimeeevee:
SummertimeEevee Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who has Pinkie's personality??? Only one pony can stay the same.
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Twilight.
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girororo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rarity has Twilights Twilight has Pinkies Pinkie has Rarity's Dashie has Apple Jacks Apple Jack has Fluttershy's Fluttershy has Dashie's ^^
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vanillabeandandylion Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Took me a while to figure out who got Pinkie's personality. Honestly thought Twilight would have her afro from the first episode :D
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That would've made that easier.
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JokerPony Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was hoping to body switched episode really it's the best stuff in any cartoon : /. Even Teen Titans has one episode about that why no mlp? I wouldn't consider this whole CM switched stuff as an this type of episode :P
Anyway I like cocky FS here but I;m not quite sure what to say about background. Is she stand in some kind of stream or is she stand on top of underground home of forest critters? In first moment background looks really nice but when you start to look on it and examine details some of flaws are coming out. But yet the most important thing (ponies of course!) are made rather good especially if you think about their personalities that are easy to recognize after you just see them.
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ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I agree, body swaps are a nice way of drawing attention to the character's personalities.

And yea, I didn't really plan out the background as much as I usually do. I put so much focus on the figures and forgot about the background until the later half of the painting.
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:iconbonesatellite:
BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
And Twilight's closest friend is...?

I think he could've worked as Fluttershy or Pinkie Pie. Or ... perhaps posing like Rarity. +P
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Sceneo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
definently the best swaps i have ever seen
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:3
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:iconmichellethecat13:
michellethecat13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
It took me a while to know what's going on! XD
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:iconthepleonasticpotato:
ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D
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Fenwolf2003 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Think it would've been more effective if you hadn't gone for some of the cliche swaps in personalities. Like Shy becoming the Dash like character, that's quite boring nowadays because it's just so overdone and uncreative.

Dash becoming the AJ character really is quite 'meh' too because they already are so close in personality. The only way I knew Dash was meant to be AJ was a series of elimination and her wearing a hairband, Dash and AJ are the closest in personality already.

Pinkie being Rarity? Good. Rarity being Twi? Good. AJ as Shy? Yupe. Think the others are just a bit too obvious and cliche.
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ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I felt that RD's personality had to have wings, the "high-flying type of personality" if you will. I think that may be the cliché itself. Perhaps Twilight would have worked.

I agree though, I forgot about the odd balance with AJ and RD until I was halfway through the sketch, but at that point I was too far into the composition.

Thank's for the information, I'll be sure to consider these things in future paintings. :)
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Paylette Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute and interesting personalities x3 Like Pinkie being Rarity and Applejack being Fluttershy. I think my favorite switch would be Twilight with Pinkie's personality and Fluttershy with Dash's; those two are very unpredectable. Keep up the good work ^_^
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ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I will. :3
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
That snake is like :iconwatplz:

Nicely done! I somehow really like the hole/tunnel here, love the texture you've given it and the surrounding area. Beautiful shading on every character. Them Fluttershy wings and hair are awesome, as is Rarity's "reading mane". I don't blame the snake for watting-out, it's somewhat crazy Twily here, I know how she can be sometimes. Really love the hair on her... well, on every single one of them, really. And I totally failed to notice the wings on Twi until I looked at everypony a few times, shows how unimportant they really are. I rather like the tree with its branches, the pretty well-angled short grass and the lovely clouds in the sky. And them shadows the ponies cast look very good. Great job!
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ThePleonasticPotato Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yea, I dont find Twilights wings to be as important as everyone thinks they are.

As for the tree, I completely forgot to refine it, so now it will bother me every time I look at it. Dat blue.

And I'm glad you like it! :D
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Megas75 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I really liked the swaps you made for each character(though I have to admit, it took me a while to realize Rainbow had AJ's personality)
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