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Never Good Enough by jcharlesmachiavelli Never Good Enough by jcharlesmachiavelli
Be true to yourself.
Simple portrait of Spike. Just wanted to see if I could draw him, because he is one of my favorite characters.

lol and what are the things on the side of his head supposed to be, anyone? I just improvised. Makes him look aquatic...
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MrCharlesFWF Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
I don't know how to explain this pic, cute? or the most curious thing I ever seen
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Prism-S Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eyes look a tad bit overdone with being glossed over, but aside from that, I am blown back by the awesome!
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gummithestar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He is really blushing so im going to assume.......HE WAS PLAYING IN THE RAIN....YEAH NOTHING DIRTY WITH RARITY..
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madman12000 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Awwwwwwwwwww
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AskMintyandFluffy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh, they talkin' about something else.
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
lmao
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AskMintyandFluffy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I assume it's cracks.
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
lmao
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S0rr0wsEdge Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
your style is very close to *crookedtrees, and that is awesome
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
cool
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Ichitaku-Kun Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
wow!!
Spike looks AWESOME..!! :iconso-awesomeplz:
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
thanks :3
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MightyQuinn2021 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
This is simple? :0 It is better than anything I could hope to draw. What's complicated, in you opinion?
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snakehands Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought those fin thingsies on the side of his head were his ears?
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
That's not what I meant. I understand them to function as ears, but it's more of 'what are they made of' so to speak. So I can do the texture accurately.
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TheComicGenius Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Dang dude, this is one of the coolest Spike pictures I have seen. :O Nice work. ^_^
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MisterKaos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seizure in 3....2.....1....:icontwilightscaryderpplz:
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Brokenhoof Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
CALM YOUR AVATAR!!
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TheComicGenius Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I'M SORRY! :iconbleedrainbowplz:
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Thanks so much
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etzamnar Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
never try
to be more then you truly are dragon
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All-I-Need-Is-Hate Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
what's up with spike..spikes
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BlackMorass Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I'm quite enamored with how you paint eyes. They look quite nice.
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SpottedZebra1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
:3 I love this!
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thanks!
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FruitbloodMilkashake Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, your colors and lighs man... Can't get enough.
And yeah, I always thought that Spike is best pony.
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly don't know why many people dislike Spike. I think the character is interesting and endearing.
Your pic is fantastic, both this one and RD's. Btw, could it be that for Rainbow to maintain her colored hair, she'd need to eat rainbow cereal everyday? :?
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InternationalTCK Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
duuuuuuude
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Jrakob Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great.
I don't know what it is, I think it's the eyes but I can always tell your art just from looking.
could be the way you shade and color or something. not sure really but when I saw this in my updates I was like "jcharlesmachiavelli made new art" than I looked for your name and was like "I was right" though in my head I just call you Charles because jcharlesmachiavelli just does not roll off the tongue
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weirdfuzzything Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Yea I think those are supposed to be his ears.
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SuffocatedNoise Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think those are his ear. But idk.

AWESOME picture here. He looks bitter and angry at himself. I like the lighting, and the shadow he's casting. It definitely makes this picture stand out more. Lovely work~
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D-M-8-1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awesome job.
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aisu-isme Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
I love this. The smooth texture of his skin is wonderful. And his little teeth!
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Elalition Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's awesome?

Oh right! This is.
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
haha, thank you
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CoffeeChicken Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I don't like Spike that much but you did a really great job!
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
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Awww
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Jaygryphon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
huh~ It never dawned on me but you seem to be right, Spike so reminds me of an aquatic dragon!

Good job! and as always. excellent work
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I know right? Thank you as always
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Enna-Illim Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he looks awesome :U I think you proved you can draw him x3 and I ever so much love his colors and how you made him shiney x3
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SinisterMongoose Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your guess is as good as mine on what those "fin" ears are, Charles.

Anyway, great work on this Spike pic. Probably inspired to draw him after watching today's episode, right?
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I've been wanting to draw him for a while. Even though I didn't LOVE his episode today, I was like "What the hell. Let me go ahead and do this"
: P
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a6p Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm certain they're fins that function as ears. Twilight pulls on them when she's punishing/scolding him for demanding gifts, and the fin anatomy changes as he grows, resembling closer to something like ears.
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Yeah, naturally I figured they were ear-like appendages.
Someone else said fins as well.
I just didn't know what texture they were supposed to have. Rough, scaly, smooth..
So "fins" kinda helps.
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a6p Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahah, yeah, I understand completely now.
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OMGdevour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Did he fall in a barrel of shoe polish? lol
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Zegaroth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Curse you and your ability to make things shiny.
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Tsukamoto-San Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think you've successfully proven that you can draw him ;D
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ZowieBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So. Awesome. <3

I think Twilight referred to those things as fins before. :3
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Really?!
I couldn't recall
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