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Spyro - All grown up by Shaiger Spyro - All grown up by Shaiger
I've wanted to draw some of the post-Insomniac and reboot dragons as if they were from the original trilogy. In my head Ember and Flame are siblings and belong to the Peace Keepers family, Spyro's an Artisan and Cynder is a Dream Weaver. I tried to keep their colours as original as possible, but I had to fix them a little bit to make them fit properly to their families (spots on Ember and Flame, Cynder's claws and horns are different colour). I also had an idea that if Cynder is a villain and belongs to DW-family she could be giving other dragons nightmares instead of dreams, right?

I took some reference from the first game and wanted to make these four resemble the already seen body types in Spyro the Dragon. Ember's a muscular and buffed, tall dragon like Boris and Ulric. Flame's inspiration came from Titan and Ragnar. Spyro is something like Nestor and Lindar, and Cynder shares similarities with Lateef ad Azizi. I also have a headcanon that instead of having sideburns and beards, female dragons (in every family) have extra horns.

Ember and Spyro are discussing about important leadership stuff hence they have just been promoted as the Leader of Peace Keepers and the Leader of Artisans. Cynder and Flame are arguing about something, perhaps Cynder giving him nightmares.
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PeterJQuill Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ohh my gosh I love these. They're such nice redesigns and they fit the characters so well and the art itself is so good too. You made the races distinguishable and the idea of Cynder being a DW turned bad is SO cool wow.. I love Ember being big and buff too that's so great aah this is so good omg
Shaiger Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's great to hear that the body types are okay, because I personally like them this way C: Especially Ember, who is often portrayed very fragile and, well, very mary-sue-ish. I thought it would be interesting to interpret her as a big and buff, militaristic leader C:
As a matter of fact, I got the idea of Cynder being an evil DW while I wrote the description, haha! And I got really fond of the idea, since it would actually make sense to some degree.
And thank you so much for the lovely comment! This means a lot to me ;ww; :hug:
Taelune Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is lovely! I really like your interpretations, I personally would have kept Cinder's horns silver though, admittedly I didn't recognize her until I read the description, but I still really love how they all turned out! 
Shaiger Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried to keep her horns silver/white at first but somehow it just didn't fit. None of the dream weavers have "natural" coloured horns and I wanted to keep Cynder as respectful towards the old game as possible. I know she looks different from her original design, but I guess she's okay like this :') All in all, it was quite difficult to come up with the right Dragon family for her. At first I thought about Beast Makers but they are too lazy and chubby (and their horns are the wrong shape) and then Dream Weavers but they are too bubbly and colourful. So a Dream Weaver it is!
And thank you for the lovely comment! C:
Taelune Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol no problem, and yeah, she's kinda of hard to fit anywhere, there aren't really any black/red dragons in the old games. xD 
weremagnus Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional

This is so lovely!! SO LOVELY!!
Shaiger Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! n_n
MaritaS97 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
Betsy94 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Lovely works! :heart:
Clarice Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Wow, this looks crazy awesome.
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