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Spike's Origin

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So yea... I actually started and stopped working on this 4 months ago, picked it up today and rounded it up.

It was the second to last version from the WIP down below which was the point where I had to idea to scrap all progress made and do a completely new version from scratch. Which I actually started 4 months ago as well! (WIP V2 down below)
But here I am... worked on this for like an hour more and I'm calling it finished haha, I guess a successful resurrection.

I probably had never gotten to remake this piece, so I guess this at least takes my "failure" and make sure it gets seen because the concept is still something I quite like.

ANYHOW, the story. Which is the title.
It's a take on the question where Spike's egg came from, who his biological family is, where they were or are.
Wanted to see if I could answer his question in a way.
There's a deeper story behind it in my mind, but I think the image should tell it.

I really liked that topic, so that's also the reason I really wanted to remake this idea. But I guess it took me 4 months to Not remake it and just finish what I already had.

Anyhow, hope y'all enjoy this little oldy from my collection of unfinished/discontinued works. I might just have to see if I got some more lost things around.

Edit: The response to this has been overwhelming! I can't believe I considered this piece "cancelled" for 4 months...
All the stories I see from y'all, all the imagination, all the inspiration, all what I hoped for, thank you.


WIP:
Spike's Origin [WIP] by AssasinMonkey

WIP v2 (and cancelled version):
Spike's Origin [V2 Cancelled WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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spikethehated1's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Very beautiful and sad,love the detail of the bone and the right hand who show the pain with the finger who scrape the ground,also like the size of Spike compare to his mother or father? The rock look good for me. the idea is simple but effective. your picture is good,beautiful and sad,when we see it,that make us want to see a sequel with Spike who go in the castle of canterlot and go speake to Célestia of what he saw in the mountains and why she doesn't tell anything to Spike. In one words,you nailed it like a boss
NibblesWeasel's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Please excuse me but it's my first critique and I will try my best. What really caught my attention was the coloring and the tilted birds eye view of the painting. The difficulty of drawing a scene in such a position is impressive and adds "depth" to your painting. I love the eggs surrounding spike and how they match his egg before he was born. It begs the question/ if spikes parent had survived would he have siblings? The dragons bones seem to show how the creature may have struggled to escape its demise. This painting holds quite the story.
star153's avatar
How did Spike find the skeleton?
gabbazooba's avatar
Reminds me of Breath of Fire 3
Empty-bee's avatar
A sad and somber reminder that most of the likely answers to the question "where did Spike's egg come from?" aren't happy ones.
Supermariochris4's avatar
i say  spike not  work was  twilight sparkle in past   
ChaosPhantasm2000's avatar
I have been looking for this masterpiece for months. And it still looks as fantastic as I remember. I considered adapting the image into a FIMfiction for a time, and I doubt I ever could now with all the work I do. This piece actually hits me very hard, Spike sitting there in misery is one part that hits me where it hurts, but also those claw marks in the ground. This dragon was in agony just before it died to have clenched her claw like that. It's an amazing heart wrenching piece of work and I love it. 
Chocochalk's avatar
Aww, poor Spike Party Favor (sad) #2 plz Rainbow Dash (sad) plz There are so many feels in this drawing. Well done, sir.
spikethehated1's avatar
YOU SIR,your are a mad genuis and i love that,very beautiful and sad bravo clap clap clap
Dzicdevianart's avatar
very cool, Spike Origin !
RoseStarDragonMP3's avatar
Holy mother of god... this is truely emotional...
TheGamingFerret's avatar
SO SAD 
THE FEELS ;~;
SonSilvShad18's avatar
But Spike was brought to Twilight when he was an egg.
SALT--WATER's avatar
A truly sad moment..he is the only surviving member of his family ...but spike now knows his family cared about it.
GryphonStar5678's avatar
And that when Spike realize why his parents never came looking for him.
NadnerbD's avatar
I watched youtu.be/h83OreG13to recently and then noticed when I looked at this post, that there's a little Spike in it now! I did a double take and checked the video, and sure enough, NO SPIKE. So THEN I looked at the WIP for this piece, and he's there in all of the progress shots!?

Did you travel back in time and retroactively add spike to this picture?
AssasinMonkey's avatar
Haha, you can thank the CutieArtCrusaders photoshop skills for that Spike-episode-without-Spike CAC episode :P
oh.....My......LUNA!!! :cries:

You have NO idea how long I have been waiting for something like this.

About a month or so ago, drawponies did a poll journal asking what holidays fans wanted to see portrayed in season 5. I came up with a Mothers Day story about Spikes origins, as told to him by Princess Celestia. This...is uncannily close to part of the story I came up with. I may go back and edit that story to fit this. 
I think my heart just shattered.
ijustloveit619's avatar
I find the claw mark a bit un-realistic because it would have been filled with flying ground and dust unless and also possibly it is hard ground and deep enough :o

Ah well everything what I just wrote doesn't matter just because THIS IS AN AWESOME ART AND IT KICKS ASS!!!
reader1's avatar
is spike ....... Godzilla? cool
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