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Spike- Age Thingy 2 by Earthsong9405 Spike- Age Thingy 2 by Earthsong9405
***NOTE: May wanna download it to see the full thing. o3o ***

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What time is it? LATE NIGHT DRAWING TIMMMMEEEEE!!! 8D

I swear I get the urge to draw at the most inopportune moments. At first I want to sleep, then suddenly it's like "LOLOLOLOL NOPE UR DRAWIN DURR HURR". Not that I mind much, though, soooooo whatevah.

This time around I decided to draw some Spike, because I certainly don't draw him enough, and also because I wanted to redraw this:
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It's Spike's Age Thingy, however I thought I should delve a little bit deeper than what I did with it because his relationship with Twi is one of my favorites of the show. So yeah, let's go ahead and get on with the headcanon here:

-Unborn/unhatched:


Spike's egg before Twilight hatched it. I've the idea that Celestia found the little thing in a nest in some remote location, its parents nowhere in sight. It's unusual that both parents were missing from the nesting site; when it came to needing to leave, one would stay with the clutch while the other would go out to fetch food and whatnot. A quick scan from Celestia revealed the reasoning for the egg's abandonment; it was completely inert, as in, it would never hatch. No one would come back for it, so Celestia decided to bring it back with her, allowing the staff to use it as a test to measure the level of power and determination of each individual foal who participated in her school's entrance exam.

-Infant: Newborn - 2 months:

The hatching of Spike's egg is one that completely baffles  several experts, including Celestia herself (although she has a better idea of how it happened). Spike's egg only managed to hatch because Twilight literally FORCED it to. While in her magic-crazed state during her exam, she used unconsciously used her magic to fertilize the egg, speed up its development process, and hatched it to reveal a fully developed and perfectly healthy hatchling. Said hatchling immediately imprinted on the unicorn filly as soon as he saw her. Due to her magic manipulating the inert egg to produce a living hatchling, he gained a lavender coloring that's similar to her's.

Spike was initially taken away to be examined by doctors, all of them amazed and curious as to how a young, 12 year old filly managed to complete such a feat. Celestia ended up ordering the young drake back to Twilight, due to him waking up screaming when he didn't see her anywhere. The crying immediately stopped upon laying eyes on Twi again, and from that point on Spike is taken under her care (she received help from the princess and her parents, but she ultimately raised him herself)

Spike at this point is very dependent on Twilight, and refuses to be away from her for any length of time. Twilight doesn't mind though, especially since it's hard at school because of how some of the fillies and colts treat her (since she got into the school via pure skill and smarts alone, as well as becoming Celestia's personal student). She immediately feels a maternal love toward the little guy, and her time at the university isn't as lonely. The pictures shown here are Twilight first being officially introduced to Spike, much to the hatchling's delight, and then about a month later with them taking a cute little nap.

-Age: 3-6
As Spike at this point isn't as dependent of Twilight, but even still he often seen following right behind her anywhere she goes. It isn't an unusually sight to see the baby drake toddling after her before ultimately being carried on her back. As a dragon, he ages slightly slower than what is typical of a foal, but even still he's very intelligent and can quickly pick up several things. It's around this time that he ultimately discovers his own love for books, especially when it's Twilight reading to him. He often tries to help her out around her tower, but he's still a little clumsy at this age. Regardless, Twilight let's him try anyway; it's a rather cute scene to behold.

Here, a teenaged (around 18) Twilight is giving Spike a summary of the book he's currently holding. The book itself holds quite a few big words he doesn't understand yet, but even then he's listening in rapt attention as Twi recounts the story the book has to offer.

Now, if there's one thing to really note at this point in time (or at any point really), is that Twilight is very protective of her adopted hatchling. She's actually gotten in at least two fights regarding Spike's well-being (one left her bloody and bruised, the other she almost lost control of her magic due to her anger, but scared the bullies away and kept them intimidated from that point on), and despite being somewhat shy, will not hesitate in giving you a harsh tongue lashing if you so much as say anything ill about the young drake.

-Age: 9-12

Spike as I currently see him. I think he should grow a tiny bit, so here he is with that little tidbit of height to him. He's still pretty short in comparison to Twilight, but he'll get there eventually. I have the headcanon that Spike can switch between being bipedal or quadrupedal whenever he feels like it, which is why he has long arms. He'll eventually get to the point where his body begins to develop more for quadrupedal locomotion.

He's exactly as he is in the show; sarcastic, a jokester, but still very much a hard worker and a great friend. With his age comes a new dynamic to his and Twi's relationship, where they sometimes act a little like brother and sister. Regardless of this and the fact that he calls her "Twilight", he still acknowledges the alicorn as his mother.

As he grows older and bigger, he will be allowed to accompany the Mane 6 on their more dangerous adventures more often, the turning point having been the whole spiel with King Sombra. Eventually, I have the headcanon that he will become something of a personal bodyguard to Twilight and the Mane 6, as well as their primary means as transportation when travelling the world. How much more can you impress a potential ally than to arrive there on dragon back? xD
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I'm sleepy again, so I think I'll just leave it here for now.. Thank you guys for stopping by to take a look, and as always, feel free to ask questions if you have any. c:
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TheREALTwilightSpark Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Kyaaaaaa you draw dragons so well ;-; I can't even draw a good wyvern DX

Skynote I'm sorry :( I'll practice.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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kahuna18 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
I love your art, are adorable.............:B
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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marchy96 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015   Artist
Did I mention I love your art? :3
WELL I DO!!!  xD
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chris7clason Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Writer
way cute!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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LPSALFA Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2014
awww so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttttttttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
good job
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. c:
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LPSALFA Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
you welcome :)
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KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
ITS SO ADORABLE!!! X3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
No prob ;3
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UnluckyxSe7en Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooooo cute!!! I love how you illustrated the interactions between babyspike and Twi!! You did a wonderful job capturing their closer moments!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! 8D
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UnluckyxSe7en Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^w^
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crypt636314 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love all those designs, especially the last two. One thing I think should be added in the description is the fact that dragons are incredibly resistant to magic, which is a big part of what made the feat of hatching him and making him temporarily gigantic so incredible.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hmmm... I think you're right. O: I do believe I'll add that in! o3o
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steelelover132 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awwww this first one is veeeeeery cute!
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TheMysteriousNeon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
found chu
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steelelover132 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
pfft nagga plz lal
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TheMysteriousNeon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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Spigos Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so adorable :D 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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LoveMySockhead12 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, how sweet! >w<
The first two with him and Twi are sooo cute! :iconspikehngplz:

This is really great! Your drawing style is fantastic and I love the headcanons ;)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :3
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CITRUSKING46 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Fantastic drawings, as usual. Do you see Spike ever growing wings?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm on the fence about that to be honest. On one hand, I can see him being some sort of dragon that develops his wings later in life. On the other, I can see him being a ground or water-based dragon just as easily. It pretty much works both ways for me, as both possibilities are... well, quite possible. o3o
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CITRUSKING46 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I draw/envision him without wings, but that's probably because I can't imagine him any other way.
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Mr-Dr-Sweetness Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Spike the Komodo Dragon. Mwahahahahahahaha! 
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donnys-boy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, this is great, and it's a lovely visual portrait of so many of the things I like about Twilight and Spike's relationship with one another.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! ^.^
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome work on showing the age differences in Spike. I especially like the last one. It seems like he's matured quite a bit compared to what we see of him in the show even though he still retains most of his personality. =P
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch bro! ^.^ I'm glad he still looks like Spike; something about the last one bothered me, but maybe it was the sleepiness talking. He doesn't look as bad as I originally thought. :/
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D Honestly, I think they all look fantastic. :)
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Herrpface Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
This might be off-topic...

...but I love how Twilight's cheek is squished slightly in the third one. :D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, it's all good. Truth be told I love having to draw a face that's slightly squished when something's pressing against it. It's ridiculously cute. xD
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Sistdacraft Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Aww Gawd. I love the style how you draw ponies and your headcanons! The style how you draw ponies is just so amazing! You give them this majestic-more horse-like flair. Have I already mentioned that I love the style how you draw ponies?  :iconpinkiepieclapplz:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww~
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^.^
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yer welcomeCX~
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veeisme Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The only thing I love about your stuff MORE than the amazingly beautiful drawings, is the awesome headcanon you've built up (and are sharing with us)

Your version of Equestria is awesome. Thank you for sharing it with us!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! C:
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SaaKawa Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Spike is my most absolute favorite and he doesn't get enough love or attention in the show or from the fans. I LOVE how freaking cute he is with your art style!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^.^
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Nanima99 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! And adooooooorable :3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! C:
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