ATTENTION ART THIEVES: Think before you use this artwork without permission. If you decide to use this artwork DO NOT claim as your own. At the very least say in the artist description that *nova-fire-dragon is the one who initially drew this. It as come to my attention that recently this artwork has been stolen more than three times. (Which is why this notice is here). Please have respect for my art, as well as the many other artists here on DA and give credit for all our hard work.
Kind Regards, Nova
--- EDIT: This pic got more popular than I thought it could. So I thought I'd go back and fix up the mistakes pointed out. Thanks everyone! ----
This was the result of procrastination. Probs not my best colouring but it was still fun.
Use this if you're a fan of 's Spyro fanfiction, Age of Heroes series.
You know, I am really surprised that I haven't seen any of these on DA yet. So I decided to surprise Spartan and made him this as a thank you for a favor. Spar, you know what I'm refering to in the email. hahaha
Featured artwork in stamp is 's artwork I borrowed, as I found it appropriate. [link]
Media Used: 2B lead pencil (see bottom for link) Photoshop CS3 Time taken: 11 hours 37 minutes --------- Note: The chains are metaphorical representation of Cynder's ties to both Spyro and Malefor. ----------- How This Relates to "Good VS Evil: Bring Your Vision to Life": Brief summary :: This is the Good VS Evil turmoil within Cynders mind. Cynder was raised by Malefor (reflected on her left eye); and therefore exposed to pure evil. However, once she battled and lost to Spyro in the first of the trilogy games, she betrayed and left the Malefor to be with Spyro. Thesis: How can good and evil be categorised as separate things when they are one in the same? Evidence in the "Legend of Spyro" trilogy games: - Cynder left Malefor (Dark Master) and joined Spyro to stop Malefor's reign of terror and darkness. This is a good act. - However, this was an act of betrayal, even towards an evil character it is an evil act. As a resultant, this questions Cynder's motives and where her loyalties truly lie. - Malefor raised and used Cynder to help himself to be resurrected from his previous demise. Evil act. - Although Cynder was raised and influenced by evil, she still grew up to be very powerful, successful and therefore provided with many opportunities. She had her own henchmen and was feared by all. However, as evil as this may be, the parental act of Malefor, which was providing her with his knowledge in which he encouraged her to use them, is still also a good act because this is one of the many goals of a good parental figure would have. -------- References: Original sketch found here: [link] Close up of Spyro on Photoshop (cause hes not very clear and I have spent a long time on this!): [link] And the close up of Malefor (hehe, I'm really proud of this one ): [link] Background used from here: [link]
Spyro and all related characters themselves belong to Sierra Studios; this artwork however, belongs to me. I drew these freehand without malpractice (didn't copy or traced anything directly). ------------------------ All digitally done with a mouse (and keybord lol).
Edit: I found some patches of colour outside some of the outlines and just fixed them. *blush*
C'mon, admit it. If you're looking at this you must be a Spyro fan. Now how many of you will raise your hand to say that you're a complete fangirl or fanboy over these characters? Ha! I saw a few hands go up! Lol.
So, it took my about 2.5 hours on each dragon and about 1.2 hours for the background. I guess this is what happens after Spyro and Cynder saved the world... millions of over-obssessive fans crowd around the mighty dragons! And no, they are NOT anthro, they're just rearing up trying to get away from them all... o.O
Earlier I stated in my journal that I asked for Cynder fan-boys and Spyro fangirls to show me a link to their character if they wanted to be in it. I chose these two because of the contrasting colours. I didn't want dragons to be the same colours as Spyro, Cynder or the background. Sorry if you weren't chosen, maybe next time.