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30min Challenge - Spike by atryl 30min Challenge - Spike by atryl
for the 30minchallenge

I don't know how to feel about Spike, but I wanted to do something different this time around. I haven't done anything for a long time for the challenge, hmm...
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s0r Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
some male get his rarityOMG run!!Time to haul ass out of here! 
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Well, we're f:iconcensoredplz:cked...
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RarityisAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Dude! how do you do that in 30 min? its AWESOME!
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Captain-Brony Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me a little of gargoyles
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Fantasygerard2000 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Artist
uhh... Spike? What's Happening?

Give him a Heart to Remember...
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angelic-rhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thirty minutes.  Impressive.

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It was a nightmare.

Spike's eyes were clamped down tight over his dream, his teeth bared at the image before him, and he thrashed around in his bed.  Low growls escaped his throat, and Twilight Sparkle took a step back; she was terrified.  She had tried to reach into his mind, to calm his dreams, but what she had seen there... It was taking much of her will not to run away in panic, and that was even knowing that the thing was merely a dream.

Spike's claws imbedded themselves into the floor, and as he clenched his fist he left the wood scarred.  Had he been awake, Twilight was certain the sound that issued from his throat would have been a scream.  His leg kicked out at a dream-phantom, and her bed broke.

"S-Spike?" she stammered, flinching as a cloud of smoke issued from his nostrils toward her.  "Spike, w-wake up!"

There was no indication that he heard her.  The image in her head faded enough that she began to act rationally again, containing his next exhalation of flame in a magic shield where it quickly burned itself out.  His face was contorted in pain, and she grasped him in her spell and shook him.  "Spike!" she yelled.  "You need to wake up!"

Something went wrong.  Held in her magical grasp he made that noise again, and something pulsed against her magic.  She gasped and took a reflexive step back as she felt something dark brush her mind—

"Pitiful little pony," a voice purred.  "You believe you can save him, that he cares for you."  The voice chuckled.  "You have no hold over him."

Twilight tried to turn, to confront this strange presence in the darkness, but found herself unable to move.  Instead, she simply spoke, and was surprized to find her voice was steady.  "Who are you?  What do you think you know about us?"

"I know you treat this dragon as a slave," the voice whispered.  "I know he hates you for it."

"You're wrong!  Spike is like a brother to me, and I would
never mistreat him like that!  We're family!"

Her shout echoed in the dark, but only silence followed it.  Twilight could hear a drum, but soon realized it was only her own heart.  She still couldn't move, but as she tried to slow her breathing she heard a quiet laugh.  Soon, it echoed loudly all around her.

"Foalish little creature," the voice said, and the laughter didn't stop.  "If he truly loved you, then why does he betray you?"

"He would never," Twilight whispered.

"He already has."


—and suddenly the room was awash in a flickering green glow.  The smell of woodsmoke stained her nostrils, and she quickly realized that the green light was Spike's fire; the library was burning.  She brought her hoof up to her mouth as she was suddenly racked by coughs.  Then, through the smoke and emerald haze, she saw him.  He was standing now, his eyes open and his arms hanging almost to the floor as he hunched forward.  His eyes shone in an unnatural green light, and through his smile wisps of smoke and fire seeped out.

"S-Spike?"

A low growl slipped out from between his teeth, ending in a hiss.  His wings stretched and flared out, catching the light of the fire in the emerald leather.  Green against green.  He dropped to all fours, then leapt into the night sky.

"SPIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE!"

She saw him flap once in the moonlight, then he was gone.  Around her, the library burned.
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snakeanium Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Dude... That just made the image all the cooler!! Mad Props, bro.
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angelic-rhapsody Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
I...forgot I wrote that.

Anyway, glad you liked!  Thanks for the props; I'll do something with them.

Perhaps when they stop giving me the death-glare (what are they mad about, again?).
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Prakchipz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
This is so cool but 30 minutes? *flips table*
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adarnasiykh19 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It  amazes me that you are able to draw this out in 30 minutes.....jeez :O
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Frost-White01 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I didn't recognize this as your artwork at first.  There's a lot more rigidity in this piece.
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Shalewolf Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Very nice. I could picture quite a tragic story of how Spike came to take this form. ^^
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lzsmith88 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
he looks kinda like a Titan, but, y'know, dragony
i like it!
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:iconatryl:
atryl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
titan?
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lzsmith88 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Attack on Titan. but at this point, anything taller than i reminds me of that one...
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Captain-Brony Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of Gargoyles.......and I like that!!
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Steam-Sothoth Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Spike + Warpstone. It was first thing that came to my mind. Awesomness overload *w*
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Gunflame345 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Looks awesome to me!
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iloveportalz0r Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
:O
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MANGAISDABEST Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's amazing how you did this in thirty minutes! You have a great talent.
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:iconstandardbronybrowser:
SCREW YOU AND YOUR ABILITY TO DRAW STUFF LIKE THIS IS 30 FREAKING MINUTES! HOW?! WHAT SECRET DARK ARTS DO YOU PERFORM TO ACHIEVE THIS?! 
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Snafffu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student General Artist
ONLY 30 MINUTES
*Bows to artistic Prowess*
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Wirlog Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
At least he got wings...
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JO-Bac Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe because he looks somewhat human in this, but I'm guessing this is some alternate twisted take on EQ!?! Either-way, it spells B-A-D-A-S-S, and the fact that it was a 30min challenge just adds more awesomeness to it. 

As to answer question in regards towards Spike, much like any other character, it's just a matter of perspective. For me, he's my favorite character (next to AJ) because there's so much mystery behind him. But then again, said mystery could be summed up in what you said about him being a tool to fill in empty holes. It's just a matter on how we want to view it.

Opinions aside, keep up the good work. 
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hulk out in thirty minutes? Still quite impressive. In fact, very impressive.
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Astroanimations Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
:clap::clap::clap:
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Bozenek Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
This is absolutely awesome.
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ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is a very good design for Spike.This should happen to him when he gets his wings in the TV show.
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7908yjw Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
awesome~!
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Cool.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Request: reederda 
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Gerpie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This reminds me of Claymore alot... 

Great job, it looks amazing!
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MovingTarget11 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I think we're gonna need a couple of Jeagers here.
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CobaltGlow Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Fear inducing.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa. Awesome.
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ThunderWolfang Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kickass!! 8D
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Spike is a smartass dragon who was raised by a different species to whom he is potentially dangerous, and his lack of a past, his mind-bogglingly ambiguous relationship with the Princess's student, and the intriguing irony of the fact that he is a dragon who dreams of being a knight yield enough potential to make him the most interesting character in the series all the way up to its end. Spike is awesome, and a point of interest. Why is that so hard for bronies to grasp? He's usually the only character non-bronies actually like.

Oh, shit...I ranted, didn't I?

Well, this piece is sa-weet! I get the feeling Spike is going to gain a foothold on whatever evil or chaotic influence he's under and use the power it has given him to become a badass superhero.
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atryl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yea you did a little :)

I still don't like him much, he's not that interesting to me, sorry.
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thedrake628 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ooh and btw great art mate, reminds me of that old disney show gargoyles 
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thedrake628 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I feel that the reason people find him uninteresting is that they have not given him much development, he has had a little bit but its not enough to flesh out his character. It's the same issue with AJ and why everyone says shes best background pony (though she is totally one of my favorites) :)
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atryl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yea i like AJ too. she's the responsible, mother type I'd say, never let anyone down, never lie,basically how people should act in general.

And Spike.. I dunno, I feel like he's a tool for the creators, he acts how they feel like at the moment, just to fill empty holes. That doesn't tell me much about the character, he's twisted for me, not real.
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thedrake628 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeeeeaa I can see how that would be an issue with spike. Though like i said if they gave spike more consistent development we could see him as a character instead as a plot device.
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atryl Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
but there's the 'if'. and I'm not talking about how good he could be IF they paid more attention to his character, I'm talking about the past. based on that, he's just a plot device.
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thedrake628 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah your right, I just want to like him so bad. I mean who doesn't like dragons, it just disappoints me how they use him. Sad day Sad day :/
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TLSpark Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
YOU DID THIS IN THIRTY MINUTES?! THAT'S AMAZING?
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darrenbarren Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
holy s*** this is b***** XD woohoo
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
just A-WE-SO-ME xD
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CLONEBURNER Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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donkfur78 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did that in 30 min? It's great!
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Floating-Away Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Woah, he's gone a little crazy! But 30mins? Woah! How do you do it?
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