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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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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
is spike ....... Godzilla? cool
Dagould1984 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Oh good lord the feels.
Jasondrawing Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2014

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.

Isaacholt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Man, when I first saw this, I feel so sorry about Spike, but was that his mother or father?
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I kept it a bit open to the viewer whether it's the mother or father. I don't know how dragon society generally acts towards taking care of the eggs. Just the mother, father, or maybe both.
Isaacholt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Um, wow. The more I stumble across your artwork, the more it seems we share a mystical headcanon bond. Or something. If it turns out that skeletal dragon was named "Glaurag," my brain might explode.

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.
KironStrife Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of Inuyasha's father.
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