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Spike - Footprint by mysticalpha Spike - Footprint by mysticalpha
Oh, Spike...
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primemodial16 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
I wish the studios would go more into spikes story 
amd to shed some light on the history of dragons
the way I see it spike is probably the son of a legendary dragon or a
dragon king and hope the rest of season five will feature a dragon 
related story and villain
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PropheticKaiju Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"An ancient alpha predator, millions of years older than pony. We call him...Spikezilla."
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DubStepina Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
MLP JP poster
Indominus Spike XD
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Great, yet sad picture :iconfavbomb-plz:
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Linkzilla Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Spike: "By Celestia...what have I become?"
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw... poor Spike... I remeber he was about to cry when he saw Ponyville destroyed... :cry: :cry: :cry:
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segamarvel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
But the fact that he could he even get that big in the first place must mean he can learn to control his size right?
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PonderingChibi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My all time favorite My Little Pony art.
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:iconmisery111:
Misery111 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dont worry spike, you're still best pon- character.
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:iconlittle-hellion-fever:
Little-Hellion-Fever Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
little guy certainly has the most potential out of all the characters on the show doesn't he? baby dragon raised in a pony's world. Its magical.
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Misery111 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes. i really hope they get more into spike's story in the show. it seems his life is built off of bad puns and jokes.
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Little-Hellion-Fever Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Yeah I'm sure there's so many places the writers want to go with Spike but the network heads at the HUB won't approve. Judging from Daniel Ingram's panel at Trotcon 2013 there's a lot of red tape the HUB makes the pony staff go through. They're very particular about what they want put in their shows. :( 
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Oh how the past sins cling onto our lives, like lamprey eel.
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I've always loved that moment in the show- of Spike holding his tiny hand to the monster's print below.
And you know, after watching Secret of My Excess, I was a little flustered that there were so many questions still (turns out Spike was, too, b/c his next episode was his journey of self discovery). Not so, now. I actually like how we're left with those thoughts, because Spike is, too, and all he knows is that dragons are monsters. I hope this is challenged in season 4.
Sorry, great picture lol
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manaista Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very intense!!
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drac2000 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
he has some big shoes to fill right?
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BigDream64 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Every Dragon's dream.
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HotCatcoa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Two things come to mind when I look at this.

1.) I see Spike reflecting on himself and the monster he can become. This is a powerful picture. He can be a danger to all of Ponyville-no, Equestria!- if he lets his inner demons out of hand.

2.) "But that rainbow one kicked me!" This was my silly-side making fun of the picture (in a good way) XD

FAVED!
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mysticalpha Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rainbow ones fight back.
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sootaloo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
poor spike...
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Scholar57 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The visual texture in this piece is very well done. The grass, the broken bits of woods, and the footprint look so rough, they almost have a jagged sense about them. Spike stands out so well, not only for being in the center but also for his purple hue. You also don't have to see his face to know his expression or what he may be thinking; his body language speaks quite clearly, which is fantastic!

From what we've seen in "Secret of my Excess", I think Spike has a very good idea of what he might become if he doesn't keep himself in check. He literally has his footprints to show him what happened. Thankfully, though, he doesn't have to face the challenges of growing up alone. With Twilight, Rarity, and his caring friends, he has the chance to set an example and show that dragons don't have to be greedy brutes who hoard everything that isn't nailed down. In fact, Spike has already shown a little of his own developed identity in "Dragon Quest" when he refused to smash that phoenix egg just to fit in with a group of thuggish dragons. He doesn't have to be the dragon who left that print; he has the choice of who he wants to be.

Our footsteps can remind us where we have been, showing us all the right and wrong turns we've made. When it comes down to it, though, we have the choice of where those footsteps fall. You did a great job with creating this footprint, as well as Spike's expression to it. Thank you.
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mysticalpha Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well said. I wish more dragons could follow in Spike's footsteps (the small ones).
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Veganotron Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Aww, poor Spike. He looked so guilty when he saw the print left by his hand from the bridge... :(
Your drawing is sad and beautiful. It makes me want to jump into the footprint and just give him a big hug.
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Charons-keeper Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
This is REALLY well drawn:) Your style is beautiful!
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springheel Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Godzilla visited Ponyville!
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ZDForrest Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awwww :'(
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Spike. :(
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H0wlingSheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a cute picture! :aww:
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McLarenMP4-27 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
This is a great scene. Love your work here.
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dlazerous Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Poor Spike. It's okay, we all have our demons.
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JohnDavidbiehl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
PP: that's a lot of fish!
Twi: shut up Pinkie!
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This actually reminds me of the first Land Before Time with Littlefoot finding his mama's footprint. :( Poor Spike...
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Cryogenx37 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
OMG I haven't seen those movies in a loooooong time :*(
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AllHailWeegee Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
This makes me all frowny face. :( I wish I could have watched the making of this with that video. :c
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HappyMaz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Look wut you have done spike....
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Solis-Starweaver Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
i like this
isn't this from the episode were spike goes crazy
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:iconmysticalpha:
mysticalpha Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes it is.
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Solis-Starweaver Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
COOL
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Kapalsky Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet job! Reminds me of the 1998 Godzilla :)
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swaetshrit Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dragons would have a pretty big carbon footprint
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Shadechibi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome...
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Zig-zag-zug Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
.__;

Oh spike.
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:iconmrschinken:
MrSchinken Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Spike shouldn't be so greedy"-Captain Obvious
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madman12000 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Big "shoes" to fill one day, little guy
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SnowWolf3238 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mind If I use this as my Desktop ;O ??
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:iconmysticalpha:
mysticalpha Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, go for it.
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gonzo22 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Poor spike nicely done
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Lina-the-demented Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Aww don't you fret Sikey-wikey! Ponyville will rebuild. Probably with lots of construction and huge new cottage-style building developments. :nudgenudge:

You've really conveyed the mix of emotions I sort of wish the episode gave Spike more time to dwell on, which we only got to see for literally five seconds (Who knows maybe this will come up again.). Very nice work!
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serpenttao04 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
That scene reminded me of the Lion King...
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flightfootwarrior Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I got the exact same vibe from this picture too!XD I think Ive been that movie way to much~
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