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Spyro Origins by IceDragonhawk Spyro Origins by IceDragonhawk
I've wanted to paint a proper Spyro drawing for ages. I usually try to prioritise my original work over fan art, but the urge became too large to hold back. :D Glad I did it too, this one was heaps of fun to draw over the last few days. I tried basing it off of something from the 2nd game (my personal fav)- Winter Tundra initially- but it ended up looking like a hybrid of all 3 of the homeworlds. And of course the Dragon Shores portal ended up no-where near where it should be. =P

Anyways, enjoy my rare offering! :D

PS. We really need a proper throwback Spyro game don't we? Almost every single other classic platformer has had their HD/origins/generations remake or sequel, why haven't we yet? Same for Crash too. :C Dear Activision...

Edit1: Haha, apparently I got a DD a whole decade before it was even uploaded. No wonder I didn't even realise it. But now I do, hot damn, I got a DD! Thanks guys!

Original Spyro ©Sony Computer Entertainment & Insomniac
Spyro ©Activision

Art ©2013 - Nathan Lowndes :iconicedragonhawk:
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Spyro Origins by IceDragonhawk A very well drawn Spyro fanart with great vibrant colors and details. Espectially the details of Spyro's scales on its body. Well done ( Suggested by Forty-Fathoms and Featured by Ry-Spirit )
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Sparkru-chan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing. Love so much the colouring style and the Dragon Shores' portal! *___*
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JellyBeanPuppy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  New member
Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! I've always loved Spyro, and this is just..... awesome. c:
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SkalblakaFang Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
O.o so much detail. Must stare at it...
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Ghostbusterlover Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, it's absolutely gorgeous! :wow: I'm especially impressed by the portal with the Dragon Shores text on it. All the details and colors are so amazing, I'm awestruck! :+favlove:
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TKanaAmaterasu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I thought for a moment that this was the Artisan Homeworld. Always loved the original three Spyro games! I set my wallpaper with this now. It's so cool!
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Tom4237 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Very beautiful painting! I love all of the details that you put into the artwork!
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ShinyPikachu24 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
My god, this is almost too amazing for words... This has got to be the best classic Spyro picture I've ever seen, it's gorgeous, the detail is insane, the colors are vibrant, it's just all around amazing.
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CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey did you know someone's used this image on youtube for a video? I was wondering if they got permission form you first, www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT6Apw…
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IceDragonhawk Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Uh, not sure to be honest, looks a few months old so I can't remember. ^^; Either way, I'm not gonna chase them up on it. Credits given and it's being used fairly.

Thanks for the heads up though, 'preciate the concern. :D
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CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem Buddeh :)
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easiertorunspyro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D
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Verve91 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is outstanding! Look at spyro, look at the grass, look at the castle! Theres just so much here! Well done!
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Sevore Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, this looks amazing! It gives me so many good memories back when I was young and played those series! Very pretty work! :heart: :)
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Gatman720 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks so beautiful, not just the art style but very landscape is just awe-inspiring.
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Dracogenius Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*heavy breathing*
So... much... feels!!!

Classic Spyro = my childhood
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CutePrincesss Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
*cries* omg my childhood :'( 
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BloodyMagic14 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
CHILDHOOOOOOOODDDDD!!! *crying inrl* I remember playing these games, I still have them. I'm so pissed at activision! WHAT DID THEY DO TO HIM?! D,:
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Silnev Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
oh my god...this is so awesome! :D
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Skipperin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Nice attention to detail! These games were a beloved part of my childhood
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ThatSketchyDragon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Holy Jesus this makes me feel like an eight year old again.  This is beautiful.
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AndroidX92 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Is this rain ever gonna stop? I've forgotten what the sun looks like. We should go somewhere warm, somewhere sunny! ...Dragon Shores! I haven't been there since we kicked Gnasty Gnorks butt! How about Sparx,  one quick trip to the beach? Last one there's a Gnork!"
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Zaylund Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That. Is. A. beautiful picture! <3
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Emowolf145 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student General Artist
THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME!!! Makes ya wanna play the original. Hey if Insomniac every decides to do another original they should make you the artist. :happybounce: 
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LevertonArts Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
What's your fave old classic Spyro?
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Emowolf145 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I like how cute he is in the first game but I think I would have to go with the second game. He's more mature, but of course there are parts from all three I like that make it hard to choose.

First game: I like the first world and Spyro's model. I always had a hard time with Tree Tops in the Beast Makers World.
Second game: I love the whole game. 
Third game: Liked it but had a hard time with the hovercraft mini-game in the Haunted Tomb level of the Midnight Mountain World. 

Remember the bonus world in the third game? When I first opened it I wished I would be able to choose any character from the game and play as them in and out of the level. Would have been cool. I also wished I would fly freely when ever I wanted, too bad I had to wait till Dawn of the Dragon.

The superflame power-up in Dragon Shores I found kinda pointless because you need 100% I believe to get it then after what do you use it for you already completed the game.
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Emowolf145 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student General Artist
OH wait whats that portal on the left side of the big island?
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You're absolutely right, Spyro deserves a proper remake!
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EllenMaree Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I really want a throwback Spyro game too!
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CelestialPanda14 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
my mouth literally dropped open slightly this is just.. wow, beautiful
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SonicJasper20th Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to say this looks amazingly well done in this drawing, the Dragon World from the first cutscene of Spyro 2 and 3 looks so cool, I wish you can explore it. The detail in here is top notch, and I love how you can see Dragon Shores in the portal. :D
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Fire-Fox-25 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Wow..... just Wow.
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xxIslandxx Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nostalgic.
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AgentBengalTiger Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so awesome!!!

The worst is when you fall off the edge of the world to your DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!
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BlueYusei Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
The best era for Spyro... What a wonderful picture you made here!
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Altarior Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014   Digital Artist
This is one amazing Spyro painting! One of the best Spyro fanarts I've seen! :la:
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Kamalionify Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
SO MUCH MEMORIES .. Q^Q
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Awesomalicious Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! You did a superb job! I love Spyro! He's my favorite dragon ever! I've played the video games for years. I once drew Spyro and Sparx a while ago... I lost the picture. 
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KannibaleGetre Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
RIP :'( it was a good triology on ps 1
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ZombieCharmanderGirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
duuddde this is soooo eeepiiiccc
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DragonsREpic Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY @^&#
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Dinkythedingo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i now playing this ^^
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Guardian-of-Light137 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
We must never forget where this little guy once was. I like the legends games for what they are, but they shouldn't have been made.
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braxybrax Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Just amazing! You capture so many features of the spyro universe beautifully <3
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Starcoyote234 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Very nice artwork here!
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LocoDA107 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How long did it take you to make this? It looks as if you can design UV skins SO DAMN WELL!!!!1!11!
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IceDragonhawk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I can't remember exactly, but I'm guessing around the 20 - 30 hour mark.

Nah, I can never get UVs to look right. I prefer to straight up paint the light and shade into the texture (obviously something that doesn't work with a UV skin :P )
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LocoDA107 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Try to imagine that the lighting is the same with every part if the skin. It'll guarantee good UV textures. Look at Naughty Dog's UVs for reference.
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DragonsREpic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd give anything to live here... ='(
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DragonsREpic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....This is fuckin mind-boggling O=
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