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December 11, 2013
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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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Isaacholt Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
Man, when I first saw this, I feel so sorry about Spike, but was that his mother or father?
saxumsando Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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.
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
You really DO know how to illustrate a story any words.
TheNextAlicorn Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Obpony Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow...Waaaah!  +fav 
Linkzilla Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Oh my - that's something no kid should ever have to see.
D-ZANY-GOLLUMN Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just what I thought T-T
Linkzilla Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
I mean - don't get me wrong; the picture is so incredibly well-done in its detail.

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.
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