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Ignitus and Spyro by FyreDragon5 Ignitus and Spyro by FyreDragon5
I've been in a Spyro mood for a while, so I'd thought I'd fork up some fan art of these two!

If there was one thing that bugged me throughout the ENTIRE "Legend of Spyro" Trilogy, it was how similar Spyro was to Ignitus! I mean c'mon, they have similar horn structures, the first element that Spyro mastered was fire, he not only looked towards Ignitus as a mentor/father figure, but the way Ignitus almost treated him as if he were his own son was the icing on the cake for me!


I know it's been four years since the final LOS game was released, but I'm still a hardcore fan! And I love these two soooooooo much! Ignitus would be the perfect dad for Spyro! Raise your hands if you agree!

The Legend of Spyro and characters (C) Activision
Art (C) Me
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*raises hand* Oh! ME! I agree!!!

Fyre this is just awesome! You captured them SOOOO perfectly! *sqeek!* You're just too much!
This is so cute. I just want to pick little Spyro up and hug him! And who doesn't love Ignitus?
The impact is spot on. I think you really captured how much Ignitus cares for Spyro. And I completely agree. Why they had to tease us all that time and then never say that Spyro was his son is beyond me. After all it makes perfect sense.
The technique...well, are you kidding? You did AMAZING! It looks like artwork taken from the games! The colors are great, the expressions are perfect, and really nice job on the shading.

Very nicely done Fyre! Excellent job! :clap:
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I must say that I absolutely adore this picture. While I am not familiar with the Spyro World/Universe, I am taken by the loving watchfulness of the red fatherly dragon. I truly enjoy your style of art Fyre, the way your characters seem so genuine and awesome - the pose and expression bring it out so clearly. Well done, and please, when will there be more?
(I am aware that this is fan art, but you're the artist of this.)
My only critique would be the shading: I think that if the light source is from above, the wing would shadow Spyro a little more. But beyond that I find the picture touching and excellently displayed. I can make out the textures and I love the coloring. You're clearly inspired FyreDragon5. Keep it up.
Also, I raise my hand, I can see this pair as family - father and son.
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Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not sure, it's a very interesting theory and they do share some phenotypes but for all we know Ignitus could be old enough to be his grandfather
spid3rshark Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Rest in peace ignitus
U had a good run....
alexmonster12 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
you know what happens on the last game right?
spid3rshark Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
I'm sure he's smiling down on dragon heaven :)
alexmonster12 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
But he isnt dead
Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
He's half dead...he's like a spirit...
FyreDragon5 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
alexmonster12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thats all I have to say. I know he didnt die but when I think that he wont see each other again... :(
dramonfanatic Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
I'm a huge fan of Legend Of Spyro games as well.

A New Begining is my favorite of all thanks to the Earth Bomb, killing all of your enemies so easily by throwing, kicking or even dragged them to the cliff & over the edge.

Part 2 I love the electric attacks making your enemies go flying high into the air & then come down all flat as a pancake. Splat!!

The final game of the series tho was very sad that Ignitus dies & such. Spyro never even got to ask about whom his REAL Parents were or IF they are even still alive.

The only way to find out is by reading Fanfictions about it or even read Spyro Lost Family fic series here on DA.
Etoile-ardente Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Woaw !!!!!! Ignitus est trop swag xDD
D3S1R33 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Nod  "Like father, like son" is what I would say. Even though they're not related by blood, Ignitus will always take Spyro under his wing. Great work!+fav Heart +favlove Trophy 
Lone-Star-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I see a father son relationship here. It's touching really to see Ignitus like this with Spyro.
RoseOfTheNight4444 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I never played these games but as I was watching the walk through of them, I wondered why I appreciated Ignitus so much...the mentorness and his calmness are refreshing ^^
cbpitts Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
i agree with ya on it ignitus is spyro's father
faitharony Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Watery-Flame Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my dur!! Dat is cute!!! I always thought of Ignitus as a father to him.
Shade105 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Writer
Awww, this is just too cute! Good job on design of each dragon!
Jelepeno123 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Aww, this is really well made. ^.^
CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
OMG! I totally agree! I mean COME ON! Spyro practically went dark when Ignitus died in that fire and fire was Spyro's first element plus... so many reasons lol. anyways I love the picture :)
Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student
Very nice
Shadow123455 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Ok, I'm most likely repeating stuff here, but....
Sorry, it couldn't really be helped.
I like you're style as well. 
amandaam Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wacky-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Given that Ignitus was written as an elderly dragon I always saw him as more of a GRANDfather figure to Spyro.  He was almost certainly old enough as he was portrayed in ANB to have children old enough to have children of their own, which suddenly makes the whole attack a lot sadder.
Tunder2510 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved their relationship! I was sad when Ignitus died and i felt sorry for Spyro! :3
I would be excited if they was actually father/son :D
xsoon17 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
DarkMousySan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I have to agree with you friend they should have told us -.- its annoying not to know but like you said its so obvious!
lyrathelidragon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BeautifullMysteries Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
is it wrong that i ship this?!
TrueBladEdge Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Maybe Activision thought a Father Figure was better suited for Ignitus.
XxAngiexXRPI Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really wish the LoS series continued as cliche as it was it was a VERY awesome series and i totally agree Ignitus has always been there for Spyro and was the first dragon to protect him from Cynder's ape army back when he didn't know how to fight

it's sort of like how Mr. H is for Neku ( he's a guardian Angel that guides Neku and gives him advice from time to time)
spyrofan001 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture! its shows that they could be family. Me i believe they are.
Anyways it a EXCELLENT picture
ZarthialDragon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Oooooh! They are so cuteeee!
Jinx-The-Witch102 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the older games with Ignitus... and its a shame they made spyro so ugly in skylanders :( Anway this is a awsome drawing :D :D I love it :heart:
Siddies Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
This is too cute :iconcryforeverplz:
But I don't believe Ignitus is his real father.
I really wish they didn't mess up the games so badly. They had so much potential. I really hope we will get a rework one day or something like that.
SilverHeatDragon11 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I've played Skylanders, but I've never heard of Ignitus, but Ignitus looks AWESOME I LOVE DRAGONS SO MUCH!!
spyrofan001 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*rasies hand* i agree
Sails96 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Thanks to Activision the third game was messed up.
It was said somewhere that Spyro's mother was planned to be in the third game.
Now, notice how it just says his mother.....
Faved. ._.
FyreDragon5 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? I had never heard that, but it would have been cool if they had included Spyro's mom in the game. Ugh...I agree, Activision really messed it up. :facepalm:
Sails96 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Just got an awesome yet impossible idea.
A big group of proffesional programmers and coders who are fans of Spyro
could make a remake of DotD. O_o
Of course, they'd get sued for it... ._.
marinus18 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I just guessed that was because Spyro's mother was a fire dragon and that he therefore has the appearance of a fire dragon. That it are just similarities that fire dragons share. After all; we haven't seen any other fire dragons in the games.
masonday Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
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TALicous Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
yeah, I wish they gave more closure in the last game, I'm just happy that Spyro and Cynder got together at the end.
Actionvision should return to the LOS series and quit the Skylander franchise.
xXRenamiaXx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that they should go back to LoS.
FyreDragon5 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree. They could do so much more with the LOS series, and frankly, I'm kinda hoping that they make more. Just not the Skylanders. It's a step down for the Spyro games if you ask me.
Imwritten Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I have to agree, I liked the LoS series. I mean there is a small hope of it happening. I mean they (Activision) used Spyro to give the Skylanders game a push so to speak.

I would like it if after they release Skylanders:Giants, they would give Spyro his own game again. I mean I do like Skylanders, but I like the LoS just that bit more because of the story element.

Guess we will have to wait and see... but I wouldn't hold your breath though.
Blackout901 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
*hand rockets into air*
BLU0NI Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Normally, I don't raise my hand in general. But as of now, I'm raising my hand up high!
By the way, this is awesome. But, there's only one error; you've added that damn watermark!!!
FyreDragon5 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, sorry about that, but I've seen too many artists' work being stolen for me to take any chances.
Atawai-Dragons Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very impressive artwork here. Spyro's horns don't curve as much as they normally would in the games, but overall a very fine job here.

But, I will have to disagree with Ignitus being his father. If you had shown me the image before I played the games(back when I was still playing the first Spyro the dragon games) I would have had no doubt about it, but after playing all three games for over the past 7 or 8 years I can say with strong belief, that Ignitus is not his father.(if anything it's more likely that he's Cynder's father:cough: but even that's highly unlikely)
I will agree that are a few signs that point towards it, like the caring and nurturing attitude Ignitus expresses while training him to face the ape armies, but, I believe Ignitus did this simply because he wanted Spyro to be the best he could be. It was the same case with Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi. Another sign that points against it is the age difference. Ignitus is portrayed as an old man( possibly around 65 or 70 years old) nearly at the end of his ropes toward the beginning of ANB, while Spyro is the 12 year old undisciplined hot blooded adventurer.
I'm sorry, but the age difference is just to much for me to think he could possibly his father. :no:

Either way, wonderfully done piece of art, keep it up, and don't take my little novel to heart.=)
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