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B.o.B / Taylor Swift - Both of Us (Fluttershy) 2.0 by AdrianImpalaMata B.o.B / Taylor Swift - Both of Us (Fluttershy) 2.0 by AdrianImpalaMata
I wish I was strong enough to lift not one, but both of us.
Someday, I will be strong enough to lift not one, but both of us...

Taylor Swift, Both of Us with B.o.B. from the album Strange Clouds (2012)



Both of Us 2.0: Fluttershy and Butterscotch


The original fan-made cover art of Both of Us has been redesigned.


Almost half a month before the release of Strange Clouds, there was a track titled Both of Us by Atlanta rapper B.o.B featuring Taylor Swift, which leaked. Today, I'm in LOVE with it. And with the decision to redesign the cover art for the song, I chose to pack it with more visual effects, an improvement over the old one. (It was simplistic.)

One thing that's major here is - well - all of it. But the one that I think stands out is the addition of Fluttershy's male counterpart, Butterscotch. He was created by *Trotsworth, known for creating what was known as the My Little Pony gender swap. Same colors. Different sizes. Different manestyles. Different gender. Here, I think of him as B.o.B, while Fluttershy, carrying over from the old cover art, is Taylor Swift. Both write their own songs. Uniting for a collaboration was one that was never seen; they were two different worlds. But once everything was fused together - Taylor's familiar usage of a country acoustic guitar and B.o.B's rapping together with Dr. Luke and Cirkut's production - everyone began to love it. And today, they still love it.

I packed it with some cool effects ("...too much?" asks Fluttershy) that I thought would make it feel more, I don't know, special? Captivating? Never mind 'bout that. Still, it brings out life to it, and has the accents of the album's title track's cover art. It's just toned down a bit (in regards to opacity/transparency). It's a great cover with all of these bundled up. Can't say anything more but enjoy this piece.



Created in Sumo Paint.
Fluttershy from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Hasbro, Inc. / The Hub / Discovery Communications.
Butterscotch *Trotsworth.
B.o.B logos, videos, etc. Atlantic Records / Grand Hustle Records / Warner Music Group.
Taylor Swift logos, videos, etc. Big Machine Records / Universal Music Group.
Both of Us by B.o.B. feat. Taylor Swift from the album Strange Clouds (2012).

Fluttershy / Butterscotch vector from Time to say Goodbye by *Trotsworth.
Interlude Scene 01 Background by ~nightcider.
B.o.B logo and Parental Advisory sticker extracted from Where Are You (B.o.B. vs. Bobby Ray) cover art: [link].
Font/typeface used: ITC Blair (bold and medium variants).
Time: 3-4 hours.
Last Sumo Paint-created deviation prior to becoming Sumo.fm.
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nightcider Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
I don't mean to be a stick in the mud... but the license of the background is CC BY-NC-SA, which is a "viral" license (i.e. your derivative must be under the same license).
Really, I don't care if you use a different license (or none at all), but the background is based off of a storyboard under BY-NC-SA, so in order to avoid problems you might want to use it.
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AdrianImpalaMata Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'll be switching to the new license upon your recommendation.
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nightcider Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Cool design :)
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charizardag Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
ooh....interesting
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GangnamStyleChick Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!
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