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Contest Entry - Tale of Equestria by FaithFirefly Contest Entry - Tale of Equestria by FaithFirefly
After his part in the Hearth's Warming pageant at Canterlot, Spike knows the story behind the founding of Equestria by heart. So when he finds himself in the company of the dragon family he is been apart from for so long, he is all too happy to share, with some new magical abilities, the story behind the species that raised him and the country that he calls home. So as he and his brother and sister are settled in for the night and bathed from a long day of playing, Spike retells the story in hopes of getting his dragon family to see – maybe ponies are not so bad after all? (Notice that Tremor is not in the scene.)

My second entry for the Family Fun Contest at :iconponies-for-everypony:. The timing that fell into place trying to do this was horrible. ^^; My family went up this weekend to our cabin in North Carolina for vacation. My plan was to finish, scan, and post this picture there. And then the second day of vacation, my computer just decides to shut off, crash, and never come back on. We were not going to be there long enough to take it to a repair place, but we would get back home after the deadline passed. So what I ended up doing was scanning it as soon as we got home at 11 PM last night, and work on my old computer which has been known to freeze and crash at random intervals. And just that, it did. I wound up staying up until almost 6 AM trying to finish this, and I'm afraid that my limited time shows in the quality. I really wanted this to be at the same quality caliber as my first entry, but it just didn't work out that way this time. Still, I wanted to get this out there because I thought it was a cute scene, and a good use of the pony silhouette.

Also trying out a new design change for Smokey.

Spike (c) Hasbro & Lauren Faust
Pearl, Smokey, Silica, Tremor (c) ~DolphinMoana
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:icondubstepina:
DubStepina Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Smokey looks like Tabaluga because of the gloves :XD: so it's his new design? 
Also I like the points on Pearl's forehead, look like bolly bindis :heart: 
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I'm not sure actually (and I'm afraid I don't know who Tabaluga is). :lol: Now that I see it, it's a bit glaring considering his main color is so dark. I went back to his old design with the picture I just posted. I have some other design elements I want to try with him, so at some point I'll have to flesh that out a bit more and see what you guys think. :D

And thanks! :) I wanted a design element that would be like elegant jewelry, and I've always loved how bindis look like a headdress.
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:icondubstepina:
DubStepina Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
;) Tabaluga is the Kraut retarded dragon with shrew-like snout :XD: ROFL
anyways it's nice to see Spike with his siblings, the trio is darn cute :Squee: 
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Just looked it up. I see what you mean! XD

Awww, thanks! :heart: :D I love drawing them together. Like I said, I just posted a new pic of the three of them. Hope you'll love that too!
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:icondubstepina:
DubStepina Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yay aww yay so have a watch from me Meow Teal
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Ooooh yay!! :heart: THanks! :D
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Awww...
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alvin938 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013

OoOoh, some fancy new magc, eh? Did his Mommy teach him a thing or two, her being a magic dragon and all? Good on ya Spike, not all ponies are bad. I hope they listen, why did Tremor leave? I know he was hurt by ponies, but I would think he'd like to hear his son's tale.

 

Did you also try something new out on Pearl too? Even if you didn't win, this is a very sweet picture. DHX may not be telling us anytime soon about Spike's past, but this is A+ headcanon for now :)

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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Silica probably taught him a couple of things when he was with them, yeah. :)

Tremor's kinda a loner and an anti-hero. His mate and kids are the only ones he really cares for, and he's fiercely protective of them considering raising a family in a dragon colony is like keeping lambs housed in a wolf pack. O_O Even if the lambs are actually felllow wolves. He simply wants nothing to do with ponies.

Nope, Pearl's the same. :lol: I just made everyone's eyes a little different for a stylistic change. Thanks! :D
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Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
So, is this after or before Spike and Smokey "Fight/Discussion"?
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Beforehand. Not long after this, Silica gets sick because of the continuous drought conditions and that's what sets Smokey off on his brother.
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Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
So, instead of making them understand the ponies, it just made the situation worse for Spike?
At last he tried.

did Smokey tell him already that their situation could be made better with rain?

oh, wait i see it now, Smokey tell him about the problems caused by the lack of rain, Spike go try warn Celestia/the Pegasi about this and Smokey think he is abandoning them. am i right?
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
He did try. XD He was simply educating them. It at least made his sister a little more understanding of them.

I assume Spike's Dad Tremor, or possibly Pearl told him that bit of info. Spike finds the community gem stash and doesn't realize that sampling from it is a big no-no in the dragon community and Tremor has to come and save him from getting cooked once he's caught by the Elders.

Not quite. XD Good guess, though!
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Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Did i get the "Spike go try warn Celestia/the Pegasi about this and Smokey think he is abandoning them" part right?
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Nope, not quite, but good guess. :lol:
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Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Then why did Spike leave them?
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RL-182 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
This is not only just cute, and has a lovely fan art feel to it, but it also makes a little sense. As long as he's been with Twilight and the other ponies, it would make sense that he would learn to manipulate some magic... or maybe even his own fire breath. That would be cool! And this contest sounds like a lot of fun for you. I did vote for your apple family image in the contest poll as well. It is just too warm and adorable not to vote for.
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Cryssy-miu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
EEEEE, INFANTSSSSSS

I dunno man, I love Smokey's old design. XD And precious Pearl is cute as always
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BadbCatha79 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
got to love baby dragons
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:iconwolfjedisamuel:
wolfjedisamuel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Incredible work.

How the days have past from KFP to MLP. :D
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. XD I did get excited about KFP again when I sat down to play the game again.

Ooh, hey, can you please drop me a vote at the contest poll on :iconponies-for-everypony:? The poll closes tomorrow.
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:iconwolfjedisamuel:
wolfjedisamuel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
got a link to the pole?
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Check my most recent journal. :)
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. XD I honestly got excited for KFP again recently though. I
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:iconwolfjedisamuel:
wolfjedisamuel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You familiar with the series?
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice. Who are the ponies in the flames meant to be? Probably the Mane Six, but which ones?
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Actually, I meant for them to be interpretations of the founders, and I wound up going with generic versions of each tribe. So it turned out looking like Princess Platinum, Smart Cookie, and Commander Hurricane. :lol:
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, I see ... Smart Cookie? Don't you mean Chancellor Pudding-Head?
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Well, the Earth Pony I ended up drawing looks a bit more like how I'd imagine Smart Cookie than Chancellor Puddinghead. XD
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I see.
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ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Gotta love the maternal love of a Dragon
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Well, you get props for dedication! Beautiful picture, too.
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