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They requested a double portrait of Celestia with baby Spike, something motherly, inspired by this quote found on the wiki: "Lauren Faust, the show's developer, had suggested that after the entrance exam, it was Princess Celestia who raised and trained Spike before he ended up as Twilight Sparkle's assistant later in life, where Princess Celestia believed they did belong together since it was Twilight Sparkle who hatched him."
I think that idea ended up getting thrown out in a later episode, where Twilight mentions having raised Spike herself, but I'm not entirely positive. Either way, this was a fun project to work on! It's dripping with cutes!Tools:
Cintiq 12wx tablet