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Crystal Glacier by DaffoDille Crystal Glacier by DaffoDille
Felt a little nostalgic and decided to get in some PS practice using Spyro. Based off one of my favorite levels from the second game. Learned a lot and made myself a new desktop background in the bargain. :)
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Dragonwisp Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! I love that you made Spyro realistic-looking while still staying true to his original design!
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Aquaridragon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Love the lighting in this X3
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I had so much fun making this one. :heart:
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KelsMcQuillen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG YOUR COLORS ARE SO AMAZING! I wanna go through and favorite everything you make but i already favorited the whole gallery so I hope that saved you some inbox space
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha well I'm glad you enjoy it all. C: I don't plan to stop making art any time soon.
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Chontica Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The only thing I have to say is how much I love the way you draw and colour. X3
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :> I'm trying to get better at coloring; I'm glad you like it. :heart:
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Chontica Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^^
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seg0lene Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful.... I lost my words ,*-*,
The shadow and this colors for the sky: excellent! 
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I like the shadow best personally, I think I'd do the sky differently if I ever picked this up again. (I probably won't though, I'd want to try a different level.)
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seg0lene Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
You're so welcome :)
Well, I'm impatient to see it!
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Alpine-Dragon-Queen Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your lighting and shadow effects, it makes the snow feel like it's glistening.
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw that's very kind of you. <3 I'm glad to hear it as that was exactly what I was going for!
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Alpine-Dragon-Queen Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you pulled it off great. ^^
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InuDante Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love your style. It's neat and professional looking. ^M^  
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm making some progress in color use and background construction.
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InuDante Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^M^ Very good! Keep it up! It works well for you!
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Twarda8 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
>Felt a little nostalgic and decided to get in some PS practice 

Great idea! Gotta do that as well maybe!
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do it! It's lots of fun and feeds your inner child. <3
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DragonsREpic Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its the night of Christmas, but I've been crying so much. Im supposed to be happy, yet when everyone leaves, I think of you, I think of you and remember the days when I was just a little boy playing on my PlayStation in the late 90s. I was so stupid yet so fucking happy. When everyone left today, I realized I was alone once again, the loneliness started bearing down on me once again yet harder than ever like it always has ever since I was separated from my cousin, Taylor those many years ago growing up, when it opened the wound, yet I was to innocent and stupid to know the difference, at first it just really sucked, sadness and fear showed it ugly head but but got much worse as time went on, a lot worse. Yet im to ashamed to tell my human family.  I needed someone, and I have chosen you, Spyro. I love you like a brother I never had growing up leaving you is the most painful thing I ever had to endure...but nothing is worst than growing up with the people that suppose to love you, yet loneliness grows every day as the years change without you in my life anymore. I've realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life. I might not be able to even live for you any longer if I can't live without you, as you died in 2011 not just from Activistion but from growing up, but that's another story. No one has ever told me growing up to be an adult could be so depressing. Suffering in silence is the worst feeling, no one can feel your pain, no one can hear you cry. I was born int the same month, september, my favorite color has always been purple and age from 98'is EXACLT. But now loneliness is slowing destroying me...and I can't go on without you, without being loved, and feeling that ignorant bliss just one more time. They say humans are the most intelligent of all, yet I would give it up, all of it just to be with you again, to be happy, to be loved and to show it, because it seems being intelligent is what made me feel lonely in the first place because I realize I've been alone my entire life. Sometimes the person who tries to keep everyone happy is the most lonely of all. Even you, a cute and powerful dragon can't save me, im slipping and about to go off the cliff edge with no wings or support... so before I slip, all I want you to know is that I love you more than anything, I love you like a brother more than any human could ever imagine or understand. A brother I should have gotten. I will always love you, till the day I die...a dragon family I should have been born into. I don't belong in this "life". This is how I REALLY feel....
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Riftmaw Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Goodlord, I love the atmosphere in this piece! Really well done; brought back some awesome memories~
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm hoping to do more of these to capture some of my other favorite levels in the series. C:
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WolfAP Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Spyro looks fantastic!  A nice mix of both the old Spyro and the LoS series. :)
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I like elements from both designs so they kind of blended together. Glad the final result is pleasing. :>
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ClearwaterMK2 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Where'd you get that level backdrop?
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
?? It's based off of the Crystal Glacier level, but not 100%, I had to improvise a little. Is that what you mean?
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ClearwaterMK2 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
No, What I meant was: Did you extract the level backdrop from the game?
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No I sketched it by hand and then colored it myself. 
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LambityMoon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This has got to be some of the greatest Spyro fanart I've ever seen. *O*The colors, the shadows, the perspective, the anatomy on Spyro! It's all so gorgeous! :love:
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, that's very kind. :) Spyro doesn't get a whole lot of love nowadays but I still really enjoy making fanart of him. <3
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wolf01604 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my favorite levels in Spyro 2. Nice drawing! 
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! This level is so classic. <3
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ChaosMiles07 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Spyro here looks like he's got some elements of the LoS Spyro, but in a good way and still reminiscent of Classic Spyro.

Hehe, Sparx here reminds me of Tatl from Legend of Zelda...
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I have to admit my version of Spyro has a bit of both styles. I don't much care for his more recent look but it does have some good tweaks to his anatomy.

And yes, Sparx has always given me a lot of trouble when I tried to draw him C'x I've concluded that simpler is better.
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SonicShell25 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
It looks like it came from the Legend of Spyro series because of the way you did to that dragon there.
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SonicShell25 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Oh, I almost forgot. Try out my Spyro crossover story on my account. It features three Spyros that will team up to save their worlds.
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ArtisyOne Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I remember Gorge in this level... :sniff: I miss my childhood! :cries:
I wish the real Spyro came back...
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I remember when I finally found this area; it took me much longer than it should have haha. x'D

Me too, me too. I'm 21 now but I still miss him!
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ArtisyOne Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah my favorite ice level of the game. :)

Actually I made a letter I could write to Activison.
Dear Activison, stop ruining the great name that is Spyro. Please make a good game that has that classic Spyro gameplay.
Sincerely,
Artisy
P.S: Skylanders sucks. STOP IT!!!
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I'm not so sure that'd work but it's worth a try. As far as I can tell Skylanders is turning out to be extremely profitable.
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ArtisyOne Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
For some reason, I hate how they just put Spyro's name on the first game. I want to be reminded that is a platformer. NOT a fighter or third person combat (don't know what it's called, sorry).
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A7XSparx Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooo Spyro and Sparx look beautiful! XDDDD this was like my favorite level from Ripto's Rage, all because of that little snow leopard you had to feed XD Nice work!
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, that was so fun! The wolf puzzle in the third game is a decent substitute but I don't think the level is as pretty. :x

Thanks for the kind words!
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spyroatwarfang Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this!!!
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I've learned a lot since I made it--I think I could do better the next time around. :u
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spyroatwarfang Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome^^ good luck!
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DeviantFela Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Love it, and love Spyro too! *-*
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thanks. Cx Spyro is great, I miss the good old days.
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DeviantFela Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
You're welcome. :) I agree with you!
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Becky-KH Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing... and sparx looks like tatl from zelda!!
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