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Midnight Reading by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen Midnight Reading by InuHoshi-to-DarkPen
Another drawing from my sketchbook, with Twilight and older Spike.

I tried out something different with the shading and lights. Maybe I shouldn't had.^^'''''

Characters and MLP:FiM (c) Lauren Faust, Hasbro
CM vector (c) :iconblackgryph0n:
Artwork (c) me
No stealing. Thank you.
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Aurriaya Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Ahhh I love this! Grown up spike looks awesome!
tehbob4444 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I love these pictures, with older Spike and alicorn Twilight. I'm not even sure why, I just love how Spike, a character who is usually shoved to one side, now can't be ignored because he fills a whole lot of the screen.
KironStrife Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I don 't know.  I think that by the time spike is this big, Twilight would be slightly bigger too.  The alicorns seem to grow to a full size horse over time.
joycie24 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
You did a lovely job.
Snivygirl123 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You have sketchbook to and I'm studying your style  that's sooper weird 0.0
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is it that when I look at a Twilight and grown up Spike pic gives me the feels??? :cry: :cry: :cry:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I'm thinking Twi is likely middle-aged in this rendering...
UnknownAlicorn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how furry they look! :D
monkeyhero0 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist
When Twilight get older and when Spike gets bigger
HonaTheHegehog Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Artist
i have nothing to say about that but that its really awsome and my sister right beside me LOVES the pic
Neko-Curse Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, now i ship them really hard ; w ; :heart:
spikethed Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
.... great now i'm crying 
141188 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Firedrace Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What tablet do you use? Its magic.
Askgrumpycat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u r a great drawer
nopegineer234 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
um why does twilight have wings?
BookLoverTwilight Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And here I thought that absolutely everypony was invited to my coronation.
Yumi-Chan-Chu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the last episode,she turns into a princess.
Askgrumpycat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
becouse she is an alicorn now
CuriousCurse Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Did you etch your name into Twilight's reading glasses?  She doesn't look impressed.

This is also almost exactly like I thought Twilight would start growing into a full alicorn.  She looks nice, spike's not to shabby either.  Young and powerful pair of apprentices those two.
SwiftStep123 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think that Spikey Wikey will ever get wings.
Slycoopertr Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
"I tried out something different with the shading and lights. Maybe I shouldn't had.^^'''''"
Are you kidding me? That looks quite impressive. Give yourself a little more credit, I'd say you earned it.
xkaliber4life Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
true ^^;
Chaotic-Fury Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Spike looks awesome in this.
CosmicCourage Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe the smooth shading you're able to put into a vector. I'm having trouble with inkscape's tools, I might look into other programs. What do you use?
Awesome--Panda Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is great, and the shading is much better than I could manage
DEADMANJAY631 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love spike (he looks awesome)
CloverFlowers Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing~ <33
PinkieBird Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist
This is amazing! I really like of the shading and lights!
DarkSniperKnight Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Awesome picture, but I cant help to wonder, would it be comfortable to sleep on a dragon? They re cold blooded, so you cant be sharing body heat, and they re hard, so not as a pillow. Hmm, I guess I would as a back scratcher...
Gear-Actua Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
First off coldblooded is a sketchy term and dragons may not be at all what with them being raging infernos inside depending on your mythos. Aside from that, it wouldnt be much different than leaning up against furniture covered with any other reptile skin.
Last but not least, texture in the scales can vary widely across the body and while when the belly is banded it is often smooth when moving front to back, without a detailed inspection or a super high res pic of closeup scales, there is no way of knowing whether they're like glass or tree bark.
Personally speaking I like to think that they're smooth like mother of pearl with a soft satin finish with the spade of the tail being rough and perhaps even sharp.
This wouldn't be true of all dragons but it seems to follow his style. While fairly tough to damage, it would not be unreasonable to recline against such a surface, particularly if the underlying frame was giving.
lovestrucksam462002 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
wow your art is amazing umm and just wandering do you take request?
DenmarkMathias Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I love this
dayman88 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
dude! That is amazing!
Geminas0wng Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
I think your lighting turned out great here
cajobif Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
How old do you think they'd be at that time?

Three or four hundred years? At least she has Spike with her to have company.

Beautiful work
ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sheesh,Twilight being an immortal Alicorn must've read every book ever printed and release at least twice in her long lifetime.
I wonder if Spike will ever move out from under Twiight's wing.
northernlightsmlp Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never get tired of loving, older Spike and Twilight!
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The scene is really nice.
Spike looks nice at that age :)
lzsmith88 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I really like this! Big Spike is very cute. Though now I'm trying to remember if his eyebrows really look like that.....
W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
i love seeing grown up spike!!
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
the lighting here is cute.
Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nothing wrong with light & shadow...
TheGreatFrikken Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Do you have a higher res for this? This is amazing o:
Digitalneo1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! Maybe its the glasses, but Twilight definitely has that 'wizened by age' look, and (not-fully-grown-imo) Spike is there with her too! <3
DarkDasri Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Her Eyes. They Look At Us. She Stares Into Our Very Beings!
ArkAngel04 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's really sweet, I love it.
DavidCurser Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
this is sweet
iamli3 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
is the pic supposed to be this small :l ?....
BatSqueaks Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
are you the one that made this? n0pe didn't think so.
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