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Hunter Spike by Zedrin Hunter Spike by Zedrin
Spike needs more fanart! And so does Peewee. So here they are, more grown up.

I always imagined a bird-type pet to be perfect for a hunter, so I could see Spike being a marksman or something.

I have no idea what I was doing with that rifle. In fact I'm not really satisfied with this piece, I might go back to it later... Had a lot of negative space initially, and given Spike's pallet it was hard to separate him from the background in terms of value. I'm testing out some new methods for coloring, using more direct painting as well as color/overlay blends to change value/hue.

SO YEAH. Have a Spike.

Edit: Yeah some things were too noticeable. Fixed it up some.
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:iconbluemansonic:
Bluemansonic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
THIS IS MY WORLD, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME IN MY WORLD!!!!!!
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DragonGod10 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
FiM ponies dragons and all characters in the series needs to be more tougher! Awesome work!:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconiguanodragon:
Iguanodragon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't know why, but I really like how you did his hands.

even with the small mistakes this is far beyond anything I can accomplish right now. Things like this really inspire me to keep working to get better. :) Keep up the good work!
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:iconderaza360:
DeRaza360 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Spike here.
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:iconmissflight:
MissFlight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Yes, I approve your headcanon; it's awesome. :D And your art...:love:
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:iconmaupac1991:
MaUPaC1991 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Take the shot Vasil!!!...er Spike
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:iconstatoose:
statoose Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow, very neat!
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:iconsparkythepegasus:
SparkyThePegasus Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Hmm...I think a crossbow would be more appropriate :T
Then again, a stempunk-y rifle musket thing could actually work too.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Crossbow actually would work quite well, come to think of it. Was just thinking along the lines of some other art I've seen of him, usually holding a steampunky gun of some kind.
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:icondjjafeth:
djjafeth Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
DAMMIT GREAT!!!!
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:iconkarkovice1:
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Oh, look! Spike's turned Peewee into a bird of prey. :)
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:iconteam-friction:
Team-Friction Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Put this in League Of Legends.

Put this in League Of Legends NOW.

AND THEN SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.
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:icongameguy94:
gameguy94 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I like it. His rifle looks like a cross between a blunderbuss and a Lee Enfield.
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:iconkonrax:
Konrax Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
This reminds me of :iconequestria-prevails:

Captain Spike, 2nd Unicorn Company [link]

Its pretty awesome, spike may be a dragon but he has fingers which gives him the edge in combat in using weapons along with breathing fire and since hes a dragon, most dragons can see farther then most, this would allow spike to be a sniper.

OMG, so many ideas! SO many stories popping up in my head.

Sniper Spike, all my money :iconfluttershy-squeeplz:

ANYWAY, back to commenting on the pic. I love the light in the background behind his head, I don't know if its the light from the sun or from his gun, wish I could see the background more clearly, I'm guessing its the forest hes in, its hard to make out. Anyway, GREAT job on the drawing. Hope for more. Favorited and watched :)
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starwarsdude8221991 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Beast
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:iconlumpytusk:
Lumpytusk Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Looks almost like a bolt-action M79, though chambered in a smaller round?
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I have no idea what I was doing with the gun. 8D I was thinking some high-caliber rifle that can be refitted with buckshot.
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:iconlumpytusk:
Lumpytusk Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Which is more or less what the M79 is, if you load buckshot or flechettes into it.
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:iconvlp3r:
Vlp3R Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
reminds me of Mordecai form Borderlands 2 XD
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:iconata64:
ata64 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
"The standard-issue bolt-action rifle of the Caelondian armed forces, also known as the weapon that conquered the continent. Kid might as well continue where they left off."
- Narrator from Bastion
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Logan Cunningham has a voice of the gods.
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:iconutterlyludicrous:
UtterlyLudicrous Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
To be critiqued later. This is excellent, but I'm too busy to critique at the moment, so it's been put on the list.
Marvelous work.
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rotingCORPSE Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Spike is now Mordecai From Borderlands.

"GET'EM PEEWEE!"

"hahahah-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
MUST. NOT. MTG.

Spike, Master Dragon Hunter (2) (RD) (GRN)
Legendary Creature- Dragon Warrior
Tap: Deal 2 damage to target creature or player.
At the begining of your upkeep; if there is not a 3/3 Red Phoenix Creature token with haste named Peewee on the battlefield, place one.
"When his kin proved to be a menace; Spike decided that somthing had to be done, something rash."
3/4
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:iconnotyouneitherme:
notyouneitherme Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'You better give him your gems ...'
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:iconzaiali:
zaiali Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Badass, seems to fit.
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:icongeneraldurandal:
GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Awesome :)
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:iconfirsttostrike:
FirstToStrike Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
A bolt-action Thumper? :iconhappyspikeplz:

This is awesome.
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:iconmagicaitrevor:
MagicaITrevor Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wewt! Awesome! (Personally, in my headcanon, I like to think that Spike named Peewee pre-maturely, and finds out later it's a girl, so he renames it something else. XD)
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:iconmasteranimash1996:
MasterAnimash1996 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!! It looks so cool!!!!
Spike and Pipsqueak Swag!!!!
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:iconangelson1992:
angelson1992 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Because Spike deserves to be awesome as well.

Awesome work btw.
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:icontheleadfarmer:
TheLeadFarmer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
It's really an amazing piece of art and that is one weird beautiful rifle.
The sight nearer to Spike and the caliber size really give it a powerful look, but the sight Peewee stands on seems a bit off, while the first sight is turned towards spike this one seems to be turned towards us a lil'.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The sight at the end is actually super small, that's a rock. :v
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:icontheleadfarmer:
TheLeadFarmer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Aha! I knew by first feeling was right then :D
Still though, the colour of the sight is very similiar to the rock's.
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:iconfrancis0000a:
francis0000a Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Borderlands, or somethin'?

Spike (the hunter) = Mordecai the Hunter
Peewee = Bloodwing
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ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Okay,this is beyond great.
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serpenttao04 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I love this piece man! I'm sadly incapable of giving a more in-depth critique, but yeah. The only thing I can say is about Spike's rifle being a bit... off, but you already caught that one yourself. Oh, and Peewee's coloring looks more brown than it does orange, but that might be my screen as well.

That aside, though, awesome :D Love the concept
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Saphroneth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
When I saw this, at first I thought you meant Spike as "Hunter", the one from The Legend of Spyro. (The comparison is pretty close between this picture and Hunter of Avalar - since said Hunter has a messenger bird).
Ironic, really... all the dragons in those games and Spike looks a lot like the Cheetah. ;)
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:icondabunnanaking:
DaBunnanaKing Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nerf Spike.
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:iconcheezy805:
Cheezy805 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture is so far beyond awesome, asjgkasgfklasg.





My brain... the 1980x1079 resolution hurts it...
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
fixed it just for you >:C :3
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:iconcheezy805:
Cheezy805 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I was joking, but thanks for the gesture, ahahaha.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It was actually bugging me too.

Damn OCD.
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:iconcheezy805:
Cheezy805 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then it worked out for the best~
Can't wait to see more from you, dude! Love the work, seriously.
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:icondeusira:
Deusira Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
looks more like a grenade rifle than a gun, great pic
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Shh! Be very, very quiet. We're hunting Elmers! Beheheheheheh! :rofl:
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:icontheezombie:
theezombie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Very Nice!
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:iconthatwittyobserver:
ThatWittyObserver Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Spike with a gun. Must have gotten it from the CMC. I'm actually getting a Mordecai/Bloodwing vibe from this picture.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That's kinda why I wanted to go with a rifle as opposed to handguns or heavy weaponry. :o
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