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 v2 (and cancelled version):
THE FEELS ;~;
Did you travel back in time and retroactively add spike to this picture?
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.
Ah well everything what I just wrote doesn't matter just because THIS IS AN AWESOME ART AND IT KICKS ASS!!!
Duuude, when I see this picture, I see a very strong story that its telling me. A dragon reaching out to its eggs, trying its very hardest to claw its way out of the mountain rubble, but its efforts are futile. As the soon to be parent continues to struggle, it wonders what will become of its child as it notices that 2 of the 3 eggs are damaged and cracked. In its dying breaths, a lone white Alicorn walks to the downed dragon and the lonely egg. Not knowing what the observing Ailcorn will do to the egg, the dragon’s heart races as it continues to struggle to reach its unborn child. As it continues to struggle, the dragon hears a calm and soothing voice tell it “Don’t worry I will keep your egg safe “. The dragon soon realizes that those words came from the Alicorn, the dragon looks into the strangers eyes and sees that the Alicorn feels sympathy for the broken dragon and that she will keep its egg safe from harm. The dragon’s heart rests as it knows that its child will live on. As the dragon takes it final breath, a single tear falls from the Alicorns face as she saw a future parent die in front of her. As a few more tears fall from her face as she looks at the egg and levitates it to her chest. As she wraps her front leg around the egg,a few more tears fall from face as she nuzzles her nose on egg and smiles saying to the egg “don’t worry little one, I’ll keep you safe”. Awesome pic man Bravo.
Trippy. And that... I want to see this scene from multiple alternate perspectives. The abandoned version of this piece is what I would have gone with, but exposing a little more of the skeleton, and changing the angle really amped it up a notch.
All my thumbs waaaaay up.
But...It's implying that the bones are the skeleton of Spike's Mother. I'm a grown man, and my own mother just died recently - and I was barely able to handle it. So...Imagine what Spike must realize when he sees this. Sure he didn't know his biological mother, but this has got to be some psychologically scarring material here.