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I posted a sketch of this yesterday I think to Instagram and decided to finish it today; my exams should be over now so I just wanna punch out some personal art before I get to people waiting for commissions and the ELUSIVE EGG BATCH I KEEP TALKING ABOUT!! XD I also wanna do the "Meet the artist" meme, I really do, but other things like this keep appearing from under my hands. And I wanna do Trico art as well. Too few hands I've got.

So yeah, I haven't drawn a pic of this guy in a while! Haven't really felt like doing anything bigger with him, or I didn't really have any decent ideas either, but here he is~ 

You know, it really bothers me how some people seem to treat the Spyro... not really the fandom itself, or maybe yeah that comes along with it, but mostly the style lately. I know that some are just joking, but it makes me hashtag triggered.. to see them talking crap and kicking dirt on the "so original Spyro style that every Spyro artist uses". I mean, what's up with that? For many people Spyro's been the thing that got them into dragons in the first place, like in my case, and he's been with me whole my life, it's something I grew up with and will always love. Some people get out of the fandom and suddenly seem to hate everything connected to that; I mean it's okay to get out of a fandom or something like that for whatever reason, but it's not ok to shit over the style, people or thing  in general or degrade them just because suddenly it's stupid/childish/not to their likings. 
Many people's style developed from the Spyro one, yeah, but that's because it's something we love or used to love, and everyone has their own style, and just because they're refusing to see what's original about it only because they see SPYRO then that doesn't really give anyone the right to say it's bad.

oof sorry I'm rambling and this turned into a rant. It's just something that's been bothering me for a while. Never mind-

Spyro (c) Activision
Art by me


Created in PaintTool SAI
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:iconstrongbad-joe132:
strongbad-joe132 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I don't care what anyone says about Spyro, good or bad. Spyro is my favorite character from the beginning. The Legend of Spyro Trilogy were my favorite games despite I haven't beaten the third game.
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
Same! Spyro is a very important part of my life and I don't care what others say about him, I'm just kinda sad that those who used to love him are belittling him now because they're too cool for him now or whatever :shrug: 
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SushiOverAura Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya really can't enjoy a good drawing until you zoom in to 100%. Gotta really look at those nice details and features.:starstruck:
Not to mention this looks epic in a dark room. Really epic.:snicker:

Amazing job, and it's too bad that you feel as such from the people who brush Spyro off.
Most people and their pride can't bide with the fact of forever loving their childhood video game characters.Hmm, Yes
So, most of 'em just leave them and "become more adult".:airquotes:  Good luck to them on that.:woosh:

Uh, yes. Great work here.:happy:
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist
Haha thank you so much! This one isn't all that detailed as some other pics, but yeah there's stuff here and there :giggle: 

Yeah well said, "becoming more adult" and moving on is okay though but sh*tting on it and those who still like it isn't =p 
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Rovas117 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I swear, you Spyo fanarts are the freaking best!
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist
Ahh thanks so much! :D
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TheDARKenDRAGON999 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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TheDARKenDRAGON999 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem
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Viperwings Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Majestic Spyro!:D (Big Grin) +fav 
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist
Indeed :D
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:iconargabides:
Argabides Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Majestic. I like the ethereal effects in particular.
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you!
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:iconthewingedgreenbean:
TheWingedGreenBean Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice! Great shading.
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you!
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:iconblockio1999:
Blockio1999 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great pic and yeah, I also hate the fandom... for the biggest part just a bunch of elitists
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist
Thanks! 
I don't hate the fandom, I hate how some people look down on it
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Blockio1999 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta rephrase myself: I hate they way how the fandom looks from the outside. Someone who isnt part of it would think it consists for the most parts consisting of anti-skylanders elitists ans anti-evrrything-not-classical-spyro elitists hating on everybody else. Which personally makes me hate those people who actually are like that even more than I do as a fan of TLoS and Skylanders...

Sorry for the rant
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ArcoviteGacton123 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Can you explain more about fandom , skylanders and legend Spyro ?
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:iconblockio1999:
Blockio1999 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically, I seperate the fandom into four parts (based on how they act when talking about different games from the franchise):

Casuals, not as in "doesnt really know anything about ht egames", but rather as in "likes the games but isnt engaging in any discussions on which one is the best". Obviously the most relaxed and least vocal part.

Reglars, as in "Has their favorite, has reasons to do so and will engage in discussions". Personally, my favorite part of the fandom, outside of forum post specifically for debates not very vocal either.

Elitists, as in "Hates Skylanders and everything related to it" - by far the most vocal part of the fandom, immune to reason and generally no fun at all to talk to.

And finally Hardcore Elitists, as in "Hates anything that isnt classical Spyro". Fortunately, there are not many of those, but the few are an absolute pain t deal with.

Someone who is actually in the fandom knows all four parts, and - depending on which group they belong to - has a deeply held anger towards at least one other. Elitists and Hardcore Elitists - unless the discussion topic is Skylanders - often have a passionate hatred towards each other, as a lot of the Elisists love TLoS, while most Hardcore Elitists despise it and - despite numbers telling the complete opposite - blame it for being responsible for the cancellation of proper Spyro games (While I am a Skylanders fan, I also have to say that hose games arent proper Spyro games rather than spinoffs). Both of them in a lot of cases hate regulars, because a rather big part of them are Skylanders ans. Regulars usually hate Hardcore Elitists and Elitists for being too vocal, and Casuals, if they care at all, in a lot of cases do as well.

So if someone who is new to the series looks into the forums, chances are that the one of the first things they will se is someone ranting about how Skylanders/TLoS killed the franchise, and then others rage-debating in the comments how stupid everyone is who doesnt share their opinion, which will obviously make that new person immediately think that the fandom is filled to the brim with immaturity, fanboying and basically idiots. And to an extend, they are right with this impression.
And if someone decides to dig a little deeper - well, if they stumble over some Skylanders fanart in a forum, all they will find is even more hate, so they will surely keep a good distance to the fandom - which effectively prevents a lot of new - more tolerant - people to be active in the fanbase, so this whole situation probably wont change in a long time.


Of course, there are many more sub-categories that you could put people in, but those four are the biggest ones, and for the sake of keeping it somewhat understandable, the only ones that I seperate.
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ArcoviteGacton123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
What about for more information TLOS , people love tlos than skylander spyro ( okay , I already know but have anymore information ? ) , toxic fans/fanboys for TLOS , TROLL DECISION SKYLANDER SPYRO , regular elitists , have more information toxic fanboys , which category is more people popular fanboys : regular or elitists for love TLOS than Skylanders , rage optional , regular hates elitists optional , skylander spyro LEGEND spyro , how many fanboys are joined classic spyro fans , how many fanboys are joined to love TLOS and what spyro spyro killed franchise ?
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Blockio1999 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What? Sorry, I really dont get what you are trying to tell me
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ArcoviteGacton123 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
What about for more information
1. TLOS , people love tlos than skylander spyro ( okay , I already know but have anymore information ? )
2. toxic fans/fanboys for TLOS ?
3. TROLL DECISION SKYLANDER SPYRO ?
4. regular elitists complain ?
5. have more information toxic fanboys ?
6.which category is more people popular fanboys : regular or elitists for love TLOS than Skylanders , rage optional , regular hates elitists optional , skylander spyro LEGEND spyro ?

7. how many fanboys are joined classic spyro fans ?

8.how many fanboys are joined to love TLOS and what spyro spyro killed franchise ?
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IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist
Yeah it kinda does seem that way, not everyone's like that but a lot of people kinda.. are that way :/ 

No need to be sorry
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Blockio1999 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know... but it still makes me kinda sad being in the same fandom as those people.
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist
Yeah, I know what you mean :/ 
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Niksauce Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
Oh wow. :o I love the theme and style of the picture! Great job. :)
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you! :lol:
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Splashwoman45 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
i'm watching you for now on, this is amazing
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist
Ohh thank you! Glad you like it!
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Eratosthenes-fan1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
WOW! This is so cool! I kind of wish Dawn Of The Dragon Spyro's atmosphere were more similar to the one of The Eternal Night!
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you!
Ohh I'm sure that'd be amazing
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Dra-Zednamun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The shadings and color is awesome, and the moons look great!
(And I totally agree with your comment)
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IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you! ^^
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ArcoviteGacton123 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Wow ! I love this picture. It looks better picture. It looks rich color. It look brighter color. I like look celesial moon. Picture look amazing and color shader.
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you! :D
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ArcoviteGacton123 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
😀😀😀
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CrystalFossil Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist
Epic! I especially love how you drew Spyro's pose and the moons! The light/shading looks awesome as well!
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IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you!! :D
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floravola Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, I love the shading and colors there x3
Ha as for the "Spyro style" yeah I feel most of people think that if you draw a cartoon dragon style, then everything you draw is related to Spyro. It can be annoying
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IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you! c: 
That's true but that's a different issue, what I meant was that some people suddenly start seeing the "Spyro style" as the worst thing ever for whatever reason and degrade it as something less worthy or good
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floravola Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my bad xD
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HolyCross9 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Of course, I disagree with those kind of critics.
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floravola Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kind ?
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HolyCross9 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
I'm saying that I really like the Spyro-esque style that dragons are drawn.
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:iconfloravola:
floravola Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you mean like the cartoony style ? xD
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HolyCross9 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Correct.
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:iconicelectricspyro:
IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist
It's alright XD
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Maze-Eye Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely epic.Headbang! 
The atmosphere of this drawing is really watch catches my eye. I love the vibrant colours in Spyro and the celestial moons. They are perhaps some of the best moons I have ever seen drawn.I am a dummy!  You can feel their luminosity in this environment. Lovely touch they are to this piece.:D (Big Grin) 
Spyro looks amazing! Tell you what, it is really unnerving seeing the look of intrigue and focus in his face. Like he's tittering on the verge of losing himself to the enormous power he wields. The wisps of Convexity and the glow of it on Spyor is excellent too. I can't fault this at all.Ohm... Ohm... 

I liked the rant though and I appreciate you taking the time to write it. For me, Spyro was one of those games that stuck with me for a long time. Playing it again every so often, it wasn't until 2014, after I had finished school, when I found this fandom that I began to enjoy it in a new way. Seeing Spyro in so many different styles is refreshing and fun to seek out new and interesting styles. We're all different and that's something that is beautifully portrayed in our art while all sharing the same interest. I love this community and i hope it continues for a while longer.

Fantasitc work, mate. Clap SPYRO FOREVER!Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing! w00t! 
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IcelectricSpyro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for the comment and your statement on the style thing, it's really nice that you see it that way! :hug:
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