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A Background Six: What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me by ChainChomp2 A Background Six: What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me by ChainChomp2
Affectionately based on this by :iconpika4chu:Pika4Chu which was based on the original song.

This came about when I thought about expanding my tracing/vectoring knowledge by trying something different than spending hours vectoring a screencap from the show of a favorite character, and was quite fun to make. Especially when I saw the Doctor couldn't just be a trace-over of Twilight, being a stallion and all. I loved the original picture that much I just had to vector it! :iconawesomewhoovesplz:

Time: ~15 hours which included a sleepless night...totally worth it. :D


Octavia Cutie Mark by :iconhawk9mm:Hawk9mm
Vinyl Scratch's Cutie Mark by :iconthe-smiling-pony:The-Smiling-Pony
Bon Bon Cutie Mark by :iconthe-smiling-pony:The-Smiling-Pony
Lyra Heartstrings Cutie Mark by :iconmandydax:mandydax
Derpy Hooves's Cutie Mark (Dysprosium) by :iconparclytaxel:Parclytaxel
Doctor Whooves Cutie Mark by :iconthe-smiling-pony:The-Smiling-Pony


~ Fixed Vinyl's mouth
~ Added a tie to the Doctor
~ Everyone's except Bon Bon's and the Doctor's head is now rounder and less bumpy
~ Bon Bon's hair is now layered over her eye and eyebrow
~ Derpy's mane and tail uses correct model
~ Most outlines thickened
~ Fixed fill issues
~ Lyra's eyebrow sharpened and eyelashes identical to each other
~ Doctor's tie design corrected
~ Lyra's mane and horn lowered
~ Vinyl's horn fixed
~ Mouth outlines thinned
~ Doctor's tail model corrected
~ Mouth outlines thinned again
~ Octavia raised
~ Tie outline on the Doctor's tie darkened
~ Colors changed for Derpy, Lyra, and the Doctor to the new :iconmlp-vectorclub: color guide
~ Octavia's mouth fill fixed
~ Mouth colors fixed again
~ Vinyl's eye color changed to moderate cerise
~ Doctor's eye color updated and eyelash models corrected, fill and stroke width errors corrected

:iconmlp-vectorclub:MLP-VectorClub submission edits
~ More fill errors corrected
~ Gave Derpy missing eye highlight
~ Doctor's mane rootline tapered
~ Bon Bon's eye accents and cutie mark fixed
~ Octavia's mane fixed
~ Vinyl's flank stroke fixed


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cutiemarkwonders Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
i wonder how vinyl acted with derpy's cutie mark
Brantonisme Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Lyra has Derpy's cutie mark.. not Vinyl.
cutiemarkwonders Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
sorry i was to busy didnt notice i typed that:iconnervous-laughplz:
DrWhovianist Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jaybugjimmies Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Someone by the name of ~MyLittlePonyGAMES has STOLEN this work from you: mylittleponygames.deviantart.c… They stole one of my pieces as well, and other artists' works.
SpiderPotterFan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Instead of becoming an Alicorn, in the end the Doctor regenerates =P
mynameiswaifu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
And then Doctor Whooves becomes an fancy alicorn prince.
skytheloxables Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the order shouldn't be like that
it should be like this:
1. Derpy (singer 1)
2. Lyra    (singer 5)
3. Vinyl    (singer 3)
4. Octavia   (Singer 2)
5. Bon Bon   (Singer 4)
6. Doctor Whooves   (Non-Singer) 

in response to:
1. Rainbow Dash   (Singer 1)
2. Rarity   (Singer 5)
3. Pinkamena Diane Pie   (Singer 3)
4. Fluttershy   (Singer 2)
5. Applejack   (Singer 4)
6. Twilight Sparkle   (Non-Singer)
Make sense now?
ChainChomp2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Go tell that to the original.
skytheloxables Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ik but still

JAKERED2 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Derpy is Rainbow Dash

Octavia is Fluttershy

Vinyl is pinkie pie

bon bon is applejack

lyra is rarity

doctor whooves is twilight

Fantasygerard2000 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Artist
RainbowDash12169 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Omg so much typing :0
RainbowUnicorn6 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dr.hooves is like wth?
hershey990 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I Suppose The Lyrics Is This?...[link]
AqomXG Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Some nice, pero esto no cumple la regla de que deben haber dos ponys de cada clase en el grupo....
ChainChomp2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I believe it's by popular fanon and/or shipped pairs rather than type of pony, ex:

:iconlyramlpplz: x :iconmlpbonbonplz:
:iconvinylscratchplz: x :iconoctaviaplz:
:iconderpyhoovessplz: x :iconawesomewhoovesplz:

Usually people try to substitute the Doctor for another pony; I've seen him switched for :iconberrypunchplz:, :iconcarrottopplz:, or :icondaringdoplz: just so that there are two pegasi, or for all three, six mares instead of five mares and a stallion. Out of all three of those, only Carrot Top has been paired with Derpy often enough, but even then she isn't paired with her as much as the Doctor, and even still there are three earth ponies and one pegasus.

When the Doctor is not the leader, I've also seen Lyra as the group's leader, though some people put Derpy as the leader. When Derpy is the leader I personally think it makes her overrated, although sometimes it seems the artist has it that way "for the lulz".

While what people usually pick and switch won't fulfill the 2 pegasi, 2 unicorns, and 2 earth ponies criteria for a group, are there any pegasi commonly paired with Derpy as much as Carrot Top or Doctor Whooves? Or any pegasi paired with Vinyl or Lyra as much as either Octavia or Bon Bon respectively?

I didn't create the relations that made this group, however I have seen lots of artwork that group these six together, and that's just my interpretation of "why" these six :).
Kerevon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Basically it's personality types.

Doctor Hooves is equivalent to Twilight because he is bookish, relatively calm, and often finds himself the center of attention.  He also tends to gather companions, so the BG six would be an extension of that trait, making him the focal point.

DJ Pon-3 (aka Vinyl Scratch) is equivalent to Rainbow Dash due to her abrasive, cool-centered personality.  Also, her hair is kinda similar.

Octavia is equivalent to Rarity due to being more of a "society" pony.  She is very proper, upper-class, and a bit snobbish.  She also tends to stand by friends when in need.

Bon-Bon is roughly equivalent to Applejack as she is more down-to-earth and cynical than the rest.  Less likely to take crap than the others.

Lyra is roughly equivalent to Pinkie Pie in that she is more prone to exhibiting human-esque behavior, is rather eccentric, and is slightly more excitable than the rest.

Derpy is not really equivalent to Fluttershy, but she does share some qualities; she's kindly, constantly tries to be helpful, and her flight is closer to fluttering than anything else.

Of course, the BG six are not copies of the Main Six personality-wise.  That would be redundant.  They merely have a similar personality structure that allows them to come together and fulfill similar roles in certain situations.  Also, they don't necessarily represent the same elements as their counterparts in the Main Six.
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ChainChomp2 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Basically, a recolor of Derpy where they share the same design.

Yeah, no.
tifzhe299 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And then Dr. Whooves became a pretty alicorn princess!
Snowpup22 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
oh dear..  No, I disagree!I think I've fainted. 
4Suit Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey hope you don't mind but I featured your artwork on my weekly YouTube video Equals P. You can check it out here [link] I linked it back to you in the description, thanks again and good work.
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SpottyBadger Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your really being rude by spamming, I'm sure if people wanted to know the song lyrics they could look it up on youtube or somewhere else.
Snowpup22 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
well, I kind of like those lyrics better than the ones that are on youtube
RainbowTheKirby28 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...Are you joking? I just made these lyrics up.
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JAKERED2 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's not how the one on youtube goes
PikachuVampire Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JonathanMDful Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just made a picture dedicated to this and the other pic [link]
ElSpotty Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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MidnightFluffytail Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
punzil504 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This... is... awesome!

I'd love to hear the song that goes with this... I mean, does anypony even know what Derpy's cutie mark is for?
ElSpotty Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always assumed it was meant to represent something fun coming out of something that's usually considered boring, like bubbles being made from soap. That's just my headcanon, tho

punzil504 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... ask and I will receive, apparently.

DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Nicely done. :)
nintendolover2010 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Great job! :D
SparkStorm19 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
This needs to be a real episode....
FangornT Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Looks like the Perception Filter is playing up again, probably needs adjusting and a good kick.
Deltaonslot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Cute.... Wait dose that mean that the doctor is going to be a alicorn so all hail prince whooves.
spartanguy88 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
He's not going to just become an alicorn, he's going to REGENERATE into one. But he still won't be ginger.
Deltaonslot Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So Celestia is gonna do the same thing as the time lords did to the second doctor minus the banishment.
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