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Twilight van Gogh - Art series #5 by janeesper Twilight van Gogh - Art series #5 by janeesper
Twilight Sparkle / Vincent van Gogh

Oh Twi, pony of my soul. I love you forever. Why van Gogh? Well, they are both obsessive, meticulous, quiet, studious, and desperately sought validation (or maybe that's just me). Van Gogh was absolutely fascinating and ridiculously prolific, and to not include him in this series would be a crime. But the most important reason for this mashup is that it makes sense in my head - though it can't be trusted right now because I've been drawing all night, listening to a marathon of MLP:FiM Season 2, and Season 3 premieres in mere minutes.

Painted in Photoshop
approximate time: a lot
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:iconvinyldasherz:
VinylDasherz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Artist
This. Is. AWESOME! Very nice! You have done good!
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-And the tears of angels, which taste like chicken. Tears.
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DarthTallis Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
When does the Doctor pay Twilight Van Gogh a visit?
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mercenario1945 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Ok, she just paint, now when she gonna cut the ear?
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:iconjaneesper:
janeesper Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well, we can't see her right ear, can we?
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:iconmercenario1945:
mercenario1945 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
But van gogh cut it the ear left .-.
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Hyourei Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Has she had Spike send her ear to Celestia yet?
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:iconjaneesper:
janeesper Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
of course! Twi would know that one cannot leave ears just lying around.
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:iconarcuate:
arcuate Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite pony and my favorite artist. :'D I love this series so much, very clever and well executed and researched. You're awesome!
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:iconjaneesper:
janeesper Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. hey, looks like we had similar ideas for our OCs. i like your puzzle piece better though.

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kikiandami Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
LOVE THIS PIECE, WELL DONE AND I LOOK FORWARD MEETING YOU AGAIN SOON. AMI AND MIMI
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:iconjaneesper:
janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you Ami! as soon as i'm healthy i'll drive down and visit.
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:iconkikiandami:
kikiandami Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Hi Sonja, Hope you'll get well soon.
It will be fantastic seen you when you are available. Xo Ami
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Hors1988 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
gosh, you can't drown this good!
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WereWolf39 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey! Vincent van Gogh! im so proud right now to be Dutch!
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:iconhors1988:
Hors1988 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
great artist!
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:iconwerewolf39:
WereWolf39 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah! I love Vincent's work X3 I love the sunflowers!
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Fetch26291 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
and there is also a 'Doctor Who' connection between them. (Twilight is the Doctor's companion in "Doctor Whooves Adventures")
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janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
much as I am a fan of Doctor Who and Doctor Whooves (as an utterly brilliant idea for the fandom to latch on to), i haven't followed that series so i'll have to take your word for it.
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here [link]
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munkyface710 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Don't worry, Twilight. The Doctor is coming to prove you're not insane.
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janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he's not that kind of Doctor. :P
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Twilight is tried to hard work make new art.
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ceraperduta Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Keep her away from the absinthe! Very nice work
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:iconjaneesper:
janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i wouldn't think alcohol is Twi's drug of choice. but that's a topic for a future project.
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batosan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully that one ear is just tied down!(heheh) Nice do on "Starry Night"!
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CatWhitney Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
this is gorgeous!
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:iconjaneesper:
janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. so's your avatar. ^^
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princesschuchi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I really love this. :heart:
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janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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Tuiteyfruity Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! great idea, I love it!
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janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no........... I learned recently that Van Gogh was kinda insane and ended up in the asylum and then took his own life after being released. Seeing Twilight with that expression kinda gives me scary thoughts... D:
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janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he went to a clinic (not an asylum) run by a doctor who treated other moody artists, and he allegedly shot himself. he did not, however, die from the gunshot, but from the wound becoming septic a day later.

it is far more romantic to cast van Gogh as a lunatic, but the facts do not bear that hypothesis out in this case.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The source I read said it was an asylum and no, it was not a wiki I was reading.

Is Twilight's borderline insanity why you chose her to be him?
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janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the word "asylum" is stigmatizing when used outside the definition of "a place of refuge". so is the word "crazy". they have been used by societies who would rather dismiss than understand. i wouldn't characterize either Twi or van Gogh as "borderline insane". the rationale for my choice is in the description.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
eh, I see.
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Yoshimon1 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that little Starry Canterlot Night! No, I love everything! Awesome picture!
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janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. i do like how my rendition came out.
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Awesome!
Wow!! I know the original works those paintings referenced!!!
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janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
huzzah for knowledge! thanks for the comment.
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chimicherrychonga Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these pony art series pics are great!
although i'd imagine that making 8 paintings within the picture to be quite time consuming :P
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janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. your imaginings are correct.
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HardCyder Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet Celestia! This is all too perfect! Let's hope the citizens of ponyville like don't do to Twilight what the citizens of Arles did to Van Gogh and brand her a 'purple mained mad mare'.
Say, have you seen Leonard Nimoy's play 'Vincent'? It's pretty phenomenal.
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janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. yes, let's hope it never comes to that.

i cannot say that i have seen the play, but Nimoy is excellent. i'll have to look it up.
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emillz1 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
This is really neat! I love the reference!
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:iconjaneesper:
janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you.
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shangeilion Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Somebody do something, she's about to cut herself! Pretty nicely done :D
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janeesper Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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