Was hit pretty bad with the flu and took some time working on this one to build several themes. While I do like cross-shipping Chopper and Fluttershy, I like to keep them in character out of respect of their respective in which I see very little done in fanart, so I wanted to place emphasis on "Body Language" than just characters staring at each other or "smooching".
Given the plot ideas from past pictures, I placed Tony Tony Chopper separated from his crew and found his way to Equestria during the two-year time skip in One Piece. He has been studying and training his body with the help of the Mane 6 and their friends. Establishing close ties with Fluttershy due to their mutual bond/communicating with animals (and being the crybabies of their respective friends), she takes notice of his eventual growth and new-found confidence.
- Butterflies and Sakura blossoms (Fluttershy and Chopper's respective themes)
- Spring (left) and Winter (right) background (Fluttershy always felt like a coming of spring while Chopper comes from a winter island)
- No dialogue text needed, will have to clean-up the dialogue bubble greatly, but Fluttershy sees the recent growth spurt of Chopper and compares how they were the same height when he first arrived.
I really enjoy actually drawing these two since Chopper offers a variety of different forms (chibi hybrid, reindeer, hulking humanoid, anthro, etc.) and wanted to get a reaction from Fluttershy and the rest upon seeing it.
Hey, the Stag got Swag...
Fluttershy and MLP @ Lauren Faust and Hasbro
Tony Tony Chopper and One Piece @ Eiichro Oda