Character from my own story, a descendant, so to speak, of Frankenstein’s monster. And a professor.
- 2 weeks ago
Pointdexter is the baby of the Sparikids, so his cuteness is played up. Man, put a little foal in glasses and there will be heartattacks to be had. Obviously, he’s got the horn thing going on, but I didn’t quite go full-on qilin for this guy. He’s basically a pony with scales, a long dock, and fins for ears. I’m sure he’ll grow more hair when he gets older, too.
Clawed is the second youngest Sparikid. I really wanted to do something different with the feet, since I’ve done regular and cloven hooves so far. I ended up looking at some renditions of mesohippus and eohippus feet for inspiration, since I figured a fusion of dragon claws and equine hooves might come give us something like that. The front feet, therefore, are more like eohippus’ four-toed feet and the back are closer to the mesohippus three-toed hooves. His proportions were modeled mostly after Little McIntosh since, again, he’s going to be big for an equine when he gets older.
Hilarity is the fourth born. As a teen filly, her design was a bit of a compromise between full grown mare and foal. I wanted her to have a very eccentric style, so I put together some weird hairstyles, including a Misty ponytail there on the side. That thing floating next to her face, by the way, is a cell phone that probably comes from the ’80s, because I figure they probably have something like that by this point. Why not, right?
Fang is the second oldest Sparikid in the set. I took a bit of inspiration from some depictions of qilin for this design, while still trying to make him fit with the others. He’ll be the largest as the only male adult of the kids (these are basically WIPs for a larger pic, if that isn’t obvious), so I gave him legs similar to Celestia’s while giving him a more “Big Mac” torso to give him a sense of strength. He’s meant to actually look a bit more like Rarity to balance out how much dragon I pushed into him, so he kinda resembles a “qilinified” Elusive, I guess.
Another Sparikid. This is the oldest of them, named Celerity. Her proportions are like the small alicorns to reflect that her dragon ancestry gives her a fair amount of extra height. Gave her a bit of a punk hairstyle and also gave her wings, but modeled after the show’s phoenix wings. Already got her colors down, and I think you’ll see it really makes her design work when I post that version.