Indeed, this is was a very sad scene. I, for one, believe you captured the emotion perfectly. Though we did not see what Spike saw when he looked through that door and into what he fears the most, I think we can get a pretty good idea from this.
Spike's face is heartbreaking. The way you've drawn him shows his misery and at the same time, the devotion and affection he must feel for the unicorn whose shadow covers him. It's ironic...very often it is the ones we love most that can cause more pain than our enemies.
The face holds our attention. Regardless that the clutter around him could've been drawn a bit better, I'm just astounded by this little dragon.
Very great job with the emotion. I hope Twilight was being completely honest when she said she would never send Spike away. But I worry....
As you know, The Crystal Empire was all part of Twilight's test to becoming princess. She succeeded in that instance and earned her crown at the end of Season 3, but the initial episode still rings in my head. For one, I wonder why the show's creators wanted us to know Spike's greatest fear. That piece of information seems too important to simply be random trivia. Now that Twilight is a princess, I wonder...will she and Spike still be friends? Honestly, I can't see any reason they can't be, but still, becoming princess is a big change.
Now that she's royalty, Twilight will have loads of servants helping her with every request. And amongst so many ponies lending a helping-hoof, will there be any place for her #1 Assistant? Can the friendship they forged through the years survive this greatest of changes? Could it be that Spike's worst fear may soon be real?
It will be great to know, once and for all, what kind of friendship Twilight and Spike have: one merely in the line of service (Spike) and a test of worth (Twilight in her destiny to be princess), or one that's unbreakable and true. I, for one, see this brother/sister duo as the second, and I believe it may be one of the most important relationships in the show. Only time will tell, and hopefully it will tell soon.
Once again, great emotion. Maybe the stuff around Spike could've had a little more work put in, but it's the expression that makes this piece, and let me say, it really does its job.