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Collab- Higher, Twi! Higher! by Earthsong9405 Collab- Higher, Twi! Higher! by Earthsong9405
Part one of the collab-trade between myself and DailylifeofSpike! I did the lineart (which can be seen HERE) and he did the fantastic colors! :3 I don't know if he has a DA which is why I'm posting his tumblr. So if you also have a tumblr, be sure to check him out (and if you don't, take a look at his stuff anyway 8D)!

So for this image we decided to go with showcasing an interaction between Spike and Twilight, and after I refined the sketch I did of Twi and Spike for the collab, he took up the coloring. I love the atmosphere in this; there's something... peaceful? Serene? About cloudy and dark skies with light breaking through them. I dunno what it is, but he captured it very well. C:

So as I mentioned in the past deviation, this image obviously takes place before Twilight gains her wings. In my headcanon she is the primary caretaker of Spike and basically his adoptive mother, a role they don't necessarily voice often but it's one that both fully acknowledge and embrace. I don't know whether or not I'll headcanon Spike with wings or no (I can't decide :/) but either way, I think in playful moments Twilight would pick Spike up with her magic and zoom him around in the air to allow him to feel like he's flying. Spike loves every second of it, too. x3 When she gains her wings and becomes a decent flyer, though, I think Twilight would forgo using her magic entirely and just take him on joyrides in the sky, but she'd still do this every now and again just because Spike still enjoys it, and she loves seeing him happy. :3

I'd like to write a short story/drabble for this image 'cause I wanna get back into writing fanfic (if only to keep my writing in practice), but I'm a little stumped with how to go about it, so if you have any ideas feel free to suggest it. Otherwise, you're welcome to ask any questions you have, be sure to check out DailyLifeofSpike, and thank you for takin' a look! ^.^
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coolgurlarts Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lovelyRequest - Aurasans and Nightsans icons (part 2)  but skin tail...
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Jonathan432 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
Very cute picture of Twilight Sparkle and Spike the Dragon.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :3
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors are indeed fantastic, but the lineart is fantastic too! But about those colors. It's just so cool that such a normally gloomy atmosphere should look so beautiful in this context. And as for the lineart, I can hear everything happening in the image, as if I've just re-developed synesthesia. The hooves clacking on the cobblestones, the grass whooshing as the hand of the wind brushes across it from one end of the valley to the other, the leaves rustling in the wind, magic sparkling, and of course Spike doing his little hyuck-giggle. It's all here, all one thousand words in a single image.
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strongbad-joe132 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
I didn't think Spike could look any mlre cute.😄❤
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. x3
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SeattleSister Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
I love this piece good job :)
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Pikapanda391 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like how this came out! It was already SUPER cute to begin with, but I like it even more now that it's coloured. This is so beautiful! Great job x3!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! ^.^
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grisador Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
I never realized how adorable baby spike is ! Until this picture :D
Great work !
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^.^
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grisador Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
You're very welcome :D
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Jedi-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe in you headcanon Spike convinces Twi to see if she can give him wings with her magic! 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
He could try, but she probably won't be able to give him actual permanent wings since magic doesn't necessarily work in that way in their world. She'd probably only be able to craft wings similar to Rarity's butterfly wings that one episode: completely made of nothing but magic, and absolutely temporary. o3o
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Jedi-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He would still probably be content with that! :3 
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epicvictory2025 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Wow. I barley remember Twi being just a unicorn after she ascended into an Alicorn. The memories....
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed, the nostalgia. :3
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Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my Gosh, this is so cute, I can't~!! 
I think your styles match very well! I really like this comic-ish look it has!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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Bow2YourWaifu Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing as always !
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How Pretty! I really love that background and the coloring. =D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! ^.^
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saxumsando Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hell yeah !
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Aww yiss! C:<
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Whee! This is just lovely -- and my new desktop wallpaper on my laptop. :D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank ya. :3
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verulence Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wow nice job earth you did a great job on the line work and colors i realy love waht you did with the lines and colors good job xDDD
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't do the colors or the lines; DailyLifeofSpike did it for me since this is a collaboration. I only sketched the characters out. o3o
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verulence Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh I seeeeeee~

Nah I know. I was just messing with Pichu. If I were to leave a real comment I'd be like wow Earth and Pichu in one image? Best Christmas present ever. This is the collab I've secretly always wished for. Seriously tho it's really wonderful. I love both your more horsey styles so the fit is so snug. You two should do more I love it!
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Priscilla19 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :3
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Priscilla19 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
np ;)
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Ember-the-sandwing Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student General Artist
What pen tool do you use to do lineart? I use photoshop CC but I can never do line art because I cant find the right tools to use to draw them. Theres all these artist brushes but no simple tool for linearts
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I don't use a pen at all; I use a mouse. That said, I didn't ink this; this was a collab between myself and the artist DailyLifeofSpike, where I did the sketch and he lined and colored it.
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Ember-the-sandwing Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student General Artist
A mouse? really?? not even a tablet? O.O Awesome! Oh and pen as in the tool used in whatever program you use to draw
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oooooooh, I use Photoshop, but I don't actually draw in it. I only use it to color at the moment, at least I will until I get a cintiq to start doing detailed coloring.
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Ember-the-sandwing Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student General Artist
How do you draw it on paper and then transfer it onto photoshop??
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You have to scan the image to transfer it onto a computer, then you can basically do whatever you want with it after you open it up on Photoshop.
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Ember-the-sandwing Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Student General Artist
scan it with? A camera?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
A scanner.
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JNinelives Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha :).
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
:P
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JNinelives Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nothin', I just like that smiley. xD
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JNinelives Featured By Owner Edited Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
I am often confused at to what people mean by (:P) haha.
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cajobif Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Awesome! I'm so glad this wonderful piece got colored.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
DailyLifeofSpike did an excellent job with it. ^.^
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
I agree.
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