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Rafting with Huckleberry Spike and Cranky Jim by Closer-To-The-Sun Rafting with Huckleberry Spike and Cranky Jim by Closer-To-The-Sun
Come along and read about the about young Huckleberry Spike and his companion Cranky Jim as they raft down the mighty Equestrasippi River!

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Alright, after watching this week's episode, 'Dragon's Quest', this morning, I saw this scene and recognized it as a homage to one of my favorite American novels of all time, 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'. While it was just a small snippet of the episode, I thought it was awesome to see (In fact, here's an illustration from the original book from 1884 that shows the scene). And if you really think about it, Spike is a bit like good old Huck Finn to a degree. I can't say too much for Cranky Doodle, but he seems like a fun character that we'd love as time goes on, just like Jim. Anyway, I just had to have some fun with this art.

This was super fun to draw, but I have to say coloring was a bit of a challenge since I don't like doing backgrounds that much. Overall, I say it was a good challenge that I succeeded at.

Huckleberry Finn and Jim belong to (c) Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' was written Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and published in 1884.
Spike and Cranky Doodle Dandy belong to My Little Pony (c) Hasbro
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was made for television by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:

The songs that I listened to while drawing this:

"The Great Beyond" by R.E.M.
"Don't Look Back In Anger" by Oasis
"She Talks To Angels" by The Black Crowes
"Roots Radicals" by Rancid
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John
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tamanou Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Cranky used to be a slave...? :O Great pic!
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Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's....not try and think about that aspect ^^"
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choco-latte-squirrel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool. :D
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Meatabex Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D
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JustAnotherFan4 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im glad im not the only one who had this cross their mind when i saw that! XD
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it! This is very cool.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nice to see his old wig back. :) Maybe he had a spare after Matilda moved in. :)
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Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
With their whole adventure along the great Equestrasippi River, anything is possible! xD
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PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Cranky: WHAT did you just call me?!
Spike: I'm sorry, I thought that was your name!
Cranky: That is OUR word! You've got no right to use it!
Spike: Hey, I'm cool, I'm cool. No problem. ...Could you pass me that stick, C-word Jim?
Cranky: THANK you.
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Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I was hoping someone would bring this up. Shame I can't find the video.
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