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Volteer by FyreDragon5 Volteer by FyreDragon5
((EDIT: Yes, I am well aware that many of you viewers think that the holes in his wings are a bit too big. But that is how they were in the games AND the concept artwork I used for referrence! Deal with it!))

So I'm going in chonological order here with the dragon guardians. Cyril and Terrador will be coming next after this one.

I gotta say, I had a lot of fun drawing this piece. Out of all of the pics that I've drawn of the Spyro characters, this was the one I enjoyed doing the most. I was experamenting with lighting and shadow to the extreme on this one, and I am rather proud on how it turned out.

I drew several layers of clouds and rock spires to get the feeling of depth and space to show that this is a huge place he's in. The rain was probably the most difficult thing along with adding the spray as it's hitting him and also the drips of water as it's falling down.

Any normal dragon wouldn't like to be caught in this kind of weather, but Volteer being an electric dragon, I think he rather enjoys it! :)

Art (C) Me

Check out these other dragons I've done!

Spyro [link]
Cynder [link]
Ignitus [link]
Cyril [link]
Terrador [link]
Malefor [link]
The Chronicler [link]
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I really, really like this picture. The dark and stormy night envisioned in this picture truly brings many ideas of what be happening.

That aside, it feels like the holes in Volteer's wings could be a bit too big, but maybe that's just me nitpicking. You nailed the lighting for the picture very well, it looks realistic, almost.

Originality is being rated a 4 because it just isn't the MOST original thing out there. It's still very awesome, and I love it, but just being honest. Your technique is utterly amazing, I hope you keep improving on it.

The vision, I can tell you knew what you had in mind, as will everyone else. Me, being a creative person, this picture overall, made me quite impressed. It is a beautiful picture and I hope I get to see more work like yours.
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Volteer + pointy rocks + dark clouds + rain and lightning= AWESOMENESS!!!

I love whatever technique you used for the lightning! It's lighted beautifully and the shading is done perfectly. Very well done on the illumination! I like the the way the rain looks as it's hitting him. (Very nicely done on the rain btw, I bet that wasn't easy!)

I like how you do rocks. They're always so well textured and you just keep improving with each new piece. It really does look like he's in a vast place. And yes, even in the rain I think Volteer would be content as long as there is lightning. :XD: I like how you did the holes in his wings. I haven't played the game in so long (shame on me) that I've forgotten what the holes looked like, but I still like them. As always I love it! Awesome job! :trophy:
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rosefang16 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
The holes in his wings make him look like he's been in alot of battles i think there perfect
BlitzenReindeer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
My favorite dragon!
Bluepisces97 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
very atmospheric.... :D
Dragonguardian253 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I am simply blown away by how exquisite this picture is.The rain is well-done,and the lightning striking the night sky,it adds to the beauty of this excellent picture.Also,I love how Volteer is watching the storm calmly on a boulder.
PlatinumDrawings Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
dragoonbeyblade Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I especially love the lightning Volteer. good job:thumbsup:
THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
That's a totally epic background. Definitely fits Volteer like a glove!
Neva1212 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Shade105 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Writer
Love it!
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