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Spike's Origin by AssasinMonkey Spike's Origin by AssasinMonkey
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.

Spike's Origin [WIP] by AssasinMonkey

WIP v2 (and cancelled version):
Spike's Origin [V2 Cancelled WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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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.
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UnknownUnicornPony 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I use this as a cover art for a story I have written for the image? I'll be sure to link it right back to you when I publish it which shouldn't take more then like five minutes. I will also credit your work :D
ioncorupterx Mar 25, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfully gloomy and awesome!
first i thought it was spike so i almost cried
Rebron-y Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lonelynightrain Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The depth, the tragedy and the sheer beauty of this artwork puts me in awe.
theArch9 Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
his dreams of having a true family must be smashed, i hope he can recover from this avalanche of emotion
Spike's mom, I presume? Poor kid!
Well, I wiped off my keyboard, so I think I can tell you about all the feels this gave me now. Nope, I can't find the words...
Onigiritime73 Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And I'm going to go cry now.
Lanydx Jan 27, 2014  Student Writer
Wow, this si very good.
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