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Young Fire by Jowybean Young Fire by Jowybean

Peewee and Spike are the more i think about it rather adorable together. :hug:

 Experimenting with some new simplistic styles for backgrounds. :)

Check out my FIM title card project…

Until next deviation LATERS Bronies :peace: 

drawn in Photoshop CS6 with my Wacom tablet 5

is this Cute :meow: Win :winner: Fail :crying:

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I think you did a really excellent job drawing Spike and his little phoenix chick. . The way you drew the dragon is simply incredible. The style is entirely your own, yet it still resembles the essence of the show.

The anatomy feels a lot more accurate and the coloring and shading seem a lot more smoother, making it look a lot more cleaner. The lines and detail on both Spike and Peewee is simply amazing. It's like you captured the charm and personality of Spike just playing with his pet.

Best of all is the pose and the facial expression; Both of which you did perfectly. Giving Spike a very happy look in his eyes a very charming impact that I find to be quite cute, but at the same time cool. The background really compliments that nature and give the dragon and his chick an overall lighthearted atmosphere to it.
This a wonderfully created drawing. Nice to see your skills are further improving.

In conclusion this is a very well drawn out artwork of Spike and Peewee. Hope you more more!
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When Spike acquired Pee-Wee as a pet, many of the baby dragon's fans saw it as a definite step towards a more leading and rounded role for the dragon: it was in the same episode that Spike learned to embrace his life among ponies, and getting a pet of his own, like the rest of the Mane Six, showed that he was getting close to some kind of parity. Unfortunately, Pee-Wee never returned onscreen - we only saw photographs of him reuniting with his phoenix parents, while Spike looked on with a guilty smile. But the phoenix chick has remained reasonably popular in fan art, especially in fan fiction, due to both his distinctive design and his symbolic meaning in Spike's life.

So, about this picture. We see Spike running along a stylized Ponyville road, while Pee-Wee floats in the air above him (it's equally possible that Spike is throwing him up). The two are smiling happily at each other. As an idea, this is pretty great: showing the relationship between these two that we never saw on the show, in all its childlike euphoria. And it's not an over-baked, often-seen and hackneyed concept - simple snapshots of Spike and Pee-Wee enjoying each others company are pretty rare.

For the most part, the picture is well-executed. Spike's expression shows the emotion that fits with the moment, and chimes in with what we know about how his face works. The dragon's pose is similarly spot-on, as is the light coming from the phoenix chick and pooling over him.

The background also looks good - it's got quite a bit of detail for a stylization, but is simple enough not to distract from the main subjects and doesn't deviate from the show's style any more than they do. One point of criticism, though, is that the background is rendered in green. For one, this is a colour that features relatively prominently in Spike's own design; more importantly, however, it's what you could call a medium-warm colour, being a mix of blue (cold) and yellow (warm). A colder colour, blue for example, might have resulted in a greater contrast between the warmth of Spike and (especially) Pee-Wee and the vast coolness of the world around them, giving them their own private bubble of heat that they share with each other.

Finally, we come to Pee-Wee. On the whole, he's well drawn, and convincing as the source of the light. However, the white colour of his outlines, while giving an impression of shining warmth, is also slightly irritating to the eye, especially when one looks at his leg and wings - they're reminiscent of a neon-tubing nightclub sign due to the concentration of lines in that area and the black "shadows" of the lining. In areas where the lines are further away from each other, like the beak and the body, this doesn't look quite as serious.

So. All in all? Well, you don't see pictures quite like this every day. There's a lot of quality art around on this site, some of it phenomenal in its depth, passion and beauty. This picture is more quickly sized up, but you can still spend quite a bit of time looking at it - partly because of its artistic quality, but also because of its message, the story behind it. It's quite a story, and it deserves to be told, and to be heard and seen.
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batgirl365 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
All i hear is the ledgend of zelda thingy when you find something
Is that just me? XD
KukiTime Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
toooo cute Meow :3 
Applejack2011 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Sootyfeather Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
win by a long shot Winner 
TheStoreClerk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My goodness - They ARE. :D
kittydoseminecraft Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthekingplz: MY BOY!
moranguiinho Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bronies Peace
moranguiinho Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

:iconpeeweeplz::iconsaysplz: Hi Spike!

:iconspikedragonplz::iconsaysplz: AAH! A crazy guy!

moranguiinho Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its because of the fandom made name for the characters being called the "Mane 6" which is why Spike gets left out since whoever wrote that figured that it would be more creative to use the name Mane, but didn't want it to sound wierd when including a non pony character like Spike so thats why most people treat Mane 6 like the literal main characters with not seeing Spike as one of them. (If It was called the Main 7, then it would make sense and Spike would had gotten acknowledged alot more but since whoever came up with the name Mane and treated Spike like someone else, then thats the possible reason why the fandom usually forgets Spike as a main character.

(I'm still awaiting for a episode where Spike becomes a Pony so that he could try to get accepted more and maybe even impress Rarity but has to give up the Pony transformation later when something happens that requires something that only dragons can do)
moranguiinho Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is this Cute Meow :3 Win Winner Fail Crying
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