So I saw this kind of thing everywhere on my dashboard, and I bumped into this one the other day (I mean the base, Rarity,Dash, Pinkie).
I'm not sure I get the point of the pony thing because it's supposed to mash up things that are similar no? Or it doesn't matter? Anyhow I had too many points to go for.
1: mash up and make the best out of it, so everybody can tell who were the 2 (or 3) ponies I mixed together 2: color balance, there's none, I tried to help on the colors, but at the end even if they looked fine you couldn't really tell what I was aiming for. Like when I went for the color between pink and light blue to get Rarity. It looked nicer and seemed more legit, but took the mixed feeling away. 3: stay canon. I didn't want to make 2 of them alicorns, but I was thinking 'what would a guy who doesn't know the show do with this'. well, probably mixing the two. bam. alicorn. 4: cutie marks - I don't think they turned out that good, but they kinda tell what's up in my opinion 5: hairstyles - I think this was the hardest part, just look at them, none of them has even SIMILAR mane styles. 6: personality - again, an outsider might not know this, but I tried to give back an expression for all of them, mixing the 2 character's attributes together and this is what I came up with.
these are the things I wanted to stick with while mixing them together:
Rarity's horn (again, making them alicorn, but that's what an outsider would do). Rarity's able to cast spells, use magic is not her strongest attribute, so I thought just making the mixes pegasi, except the pinkie/rarity one. And of course her swirly mane.
Dash's mane color, obviously her biggest giveaway, that's the character's strong point, design-wise, without colors she could be many of the background ponies.
Pinkie's puffy mane. again, I think that's what gives her away, mixing the manes was really fun.
I played with the siluettes, and it was amazing, you can tell who the mixes were. I spend hours with these, I made more than 20 designs for it, many color changes and mane styles, expressions etc.
Might do the other 3 later, maybe princesses who know?this is really fun.
Rarpie Dash is original character donut steel (not)