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Malefor by FyreDragon5 Malefor by FyreDragon5
Here he is...the Dark Master himself in all of his...evilness. (Sorry, best thing I could come up with at the moment) ^^;

Just looking at this guy gives me the creeps!

I'll admit that the fire was the funnest thing to draw, it was that darned mountain in the background that was giving me grief! The lava on that thing was not easy, let alone the light coming from the volcano. I thought that this scene was perfect for the fallen purple dragon, I mean he did cause it to happen in the first place.

I personally thought he was a pretty okay villain, however--I COULD HARDLY UNDERSTAND A WORD HE WAS SAYING!!!! Seriously, I could understand Christopher Nolan's Bane and Batman better than this guy! I mean why did the game makers have to mess with Mark Hamill's voice so much? It sounded NOTHING like him! He's creepy enough without the voice synthesizer since he voiced The Joker in Batman the Animated Series! The only way I was able to understand him was by reading the subtitles at the bottom of the screen!

I was seriously expecting Spyro and Cynder to be all:

-"What did you say?"
-One more time, didn't catch that."
-"We can't understand you! PRONOUNCIATE!!!"

Epic fail...:facepalm:

Malefor (AKA The Dark Master) (C) ACTIVISION
Art (C) Me

Check out these other dragons I've done!

Spyro [link]
Cynder [link]
Ignitus [link]
Volteer [link]
Cyril [link]
Terrador [link]
The Chronicler [link]
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What the heck are you apologizing for?! I just about died from amazing awesomeness overload!! :wow:

You kinda left me speechless with this one, but I'll do my best.

First impressions...Wow! Just...holy snickerdoodles wow! I love the background! :squee: I know I've said that about all of them but this one...AWESOME!!! The sparks/fire/lava coming out of and flowing down the volcano are so amazing! That is one of the BEST volcanoes I've seen. The sky nicely done, all creepy just like Malefor. I love how the whole thing looks with the fire all around him. I gives it a more menacing feel.
Malefor himself looks fantastic! I love how you did his eyes there and how they glow and it looks like little bolts of energy coming out of them. And of course the expression you put on his face just ties it all together. If I'm being perfectly honest(and I am XD ) I prefer this artwork that you did of him more than in the game! I think they need to consult you for character designs.

And I'm SO glad it isn't just me thinking that about his voice. I seriously could not understand a thing he said. It kind of made him a little less threatening...IMO. :facepalm:
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Enter the villain... I absolutely love this picture: a world on fire, flaming sparks raining from Mount Doom and dark foreboding clouds stretching across the sky. (Yes, I know it's not Mount Doom. But it has that feel, this is a place of evil.) Once again you bring out so much insight about a character - that's the mark of an artist you've shown time and again. Keep it up!
Fyre, you should and have every right to be proud of this piece, including the fire bits. The color and texture is simply, no not simply, spectacularly amazing! I love the angle of the wings - I'm pardoning some strange anatomy features (as I've done in the past) due to this being fan art - particularly the far one showing the underside. Also I love the red sky and lighting on the clouds reflecting the burning ground.
Here's my criticisms: The fire surrounding the dragon, is that intended to be in two straight lines? I think it would be more effective were it a ring of fire or showing some fire closer and some further to add to the burning world effect. Right now it seems as if the dragon stood in the way of a speeding Delorean. :)
Also, the volcano, though I love the fire about it, seems a little flat. There are great effects and I love what's going on, but showing some roundness would help.
Oh wow, your fire distracted me and I thought that there were some markings of flame on your dragon. I'm loving the effect it has right there against his hide.
You are an incredible artist and story teller (loved your fan fic, EVERYONE READ!) Keep it up, you have vision and potential - the world will never know what hit it.
Rock on, Fyre.
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Cornisch Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Matau99 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I love his expression! It's angry, but it also has hints of sadness... it makes you wonder if there was more to his story than we saw...
gordhanx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
THIS IS AWESOME! I love the design of Malefor. It. Is. Epic! Great work on the details, colouring, shading and effects. I also love the volcano and fire. Nice touch.
DieHardMusicMan9125 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
evil as evil can be going in faves!
VeganSpyro97 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

Malefor is actually a really sadistic and evil villain when you think about it. He kidnaps Cynder, and others (If Oc's are to be considered here), He almost succeeded in destroying the world the last time he was alive, technically did when he returned, corrupted Spyro, corrupted Cynder, ransacked the temple, almost obliterated the dragons, is so evil that his voice has been warped by his malevalence, and he kills because he could care less. He also inadvertably causes the death of Ignitus, effectively destroying Spyro's mentor, friend, and father figure and causing him to go ape on Cynder. What a perfect A-hole. I actually find it difficult to think of worse villains.

 If some Fanfic's are to be considered, (like the one I'm working on) he was actually even worse than he was depicted in the game. Seriously, he is crazy evil. No matter how you look at it.

LightningDraco Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
It's weird, but funny when Malefor fans color him these colors from the DS version when the Console version has those red and yellow and purple colors on him. X3
AvalarGuardian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My old Enemy...Malefor.
PlatinumDrawings Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
115spartan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
when I listin to "Warrior" by Disturbed, it match the picture
DarkwingDrake Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pure Epicness! nice touch on the flames coming off the ground, and the volcano`s awesome!
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