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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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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! 
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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:
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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 
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional
INTENSE SCREAMING

This is so lovely!! SO LOVELY!!
AAAHHH!!!
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Shaiger Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! n_n
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MaritaS97 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
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Betsy94 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Lovely works! :heart:
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Clarice Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Wow, this looks crazy awesome.
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Avimus Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is certainly priceless! Way to mix Activision with some good old Insomniac! :nuu:

The expression on Flame's face is pretty funny. He's probably thinking, "What the heck is this wench telling me? And what are these visions of undead monsters doing in my head?"

Ember's looking kind of brawny there. I would've imagined her as more of a Magic Crafter or an Artisan. But hey, to each his own.
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Shaiger Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the lovely comment! C: I'm glad about Flame's facial expression, too, and the reason I wanted to make Ember a bit muscular and brawny was because, well, I'm kind of tired of seeing her as a skinny young princess who can't do anything else but try to get Spyro to be her boyfriend. I wanted to do something that, well, I never thought myself before, and that was making him a bit more manly than Spyro and Flame combined :D It was a joke at first (y'know, to make her so big) but then I kinda fell for the idea. I understand why some people may not like it, but I wont let their opinions stop me x'))
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