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Who is Right? by NovaBrush Who is Right? by NovaBrush
Media Used:
2B lead pencil (see bottom for link)
Photoshop CS3
Time taken: 11 hours 37 minutes
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Note: The chains are metaphorical representation of Cynder's ties to both Spyro and Malefor.
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How This Relates to "Good VS Evil: Bring Your Vision to Life":
Brief summary ::
This is the “Good VS Evil” turmoil within Cynder’s mind. Cynder was raised by Malefor (reflected on her left eye); and therefore exposed to pure evil. However, once she battled and lost to Spyro in the first of the trilogy games, she betrayed and left the Malefor to be with Spyro.
Thesis: How can good and evil be categorised as separate things when they are one in the same?
Evidence in the "Legend of Spyro" trilogy games:
- Cynder left Malefor (Dark Master) and joined Spyro to stop Malefor's reign of terror and darkness. This is a good act.
- However, this was an act of betrayal, even towards an evil character it is an evil act. As a resultant, this questions Cynder's motives and where her loyalties truly lie.
- Malefor raised and used Cynder to help himself to be resurrected from his previous demise. Evil act.
- Although Cynder was raised and influenced by evil, she still grew up to be very powerful, successful and therefore provided with many opportunities. She had her own henchmen and was feared by all.
However, as evil as this may be, the parental act of Malefor, which was providing her with his knowledge in which he encouraged her to use them, is still also a good act because this is one of the many goals of a good parental figure would have.
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References:
Original sketch found here: [link]
Close up of Spyro on Photoshop (cause he’s not very clear and I have spent a long time on this!): [link]
And the close up of Malefor (hehe, I'm really proud of this one :) ): [link]
Background used from here: [link]

Spyro and all related characters themselves belong to Sierra Studios; this artwork however, belongs to me. I drew these freehand without malpractice (didn't copy or traced anything directly).
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All digitally done with a mouse (and keybord lol).
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:iconartandcreation4you:
Artandcreation4you Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Malefor used her as a tool. Surely you know who to trust, Cynder! Comfort me. 
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:iconzarnon11:
Zarnon11 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
What if her ties to spyro and malefor were severed?
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:iconjoekemp19982907:
joekemp19982907 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
That is a good question I actually do not know where her motives lie
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:iconisaiahthetreecko2002:
IsaiahTheTreecko2002 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
F**K MALEFOR he parented you but you made your choice cynder your with spyro FWI i was hoping malefor to be the undead giant
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:iconzonesadragoness:
zonesadragoness Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student
SPYRO IS!!!!!
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:iconlandmaster776:
Landmaster776 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting design idea here...
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:iconcrashandcynder:
crashandcynder Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
spyro is right
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:iconddraigtanto:
Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, he has my vote between him or Malefor, EVERY SINGLE TIME.
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:iconcrashandcynder:
crashandcynder Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
yup
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:iconredrosabell:
redrosabell Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Poor cynder... Great job on the pic! Love
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:icondarklighteryphon:
darklighteryphon Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
that like saying to red is sorcerer right or is tomas
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:iconmaleforfangirl:
MaleforFangirl Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Who IS right? :O
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:iconcastielsexy1234:
castielsexy1234 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMGZMZ THAT IZ AMAAAAZING XDDD
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:iconphycotoad:
PhycoToad Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whos is right? answer = I am :)

JON...LENNON...ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconddraigtanto:
Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Can't argue with that. :)
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:iconphycotoad:
PhycoToad Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope!
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:iconqueen-cynder:
Queen-Cynder Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Wow, this is amazing! :O
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:iconcrazyyydragon2010:
crAzyyyDragon2010 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!:wow:=)
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:iconcynderandspyrorocks:
cynderandspyrorocks Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Spyro IS RIGHT CYNDER SPYRO IS RGHT !!!!!:lol::la::lol::aww: XDDDD asome work i love the backround XDDD!!!:lol: and i love who u put SPYRO'S and malefor in CYNDER'S eyes sooo aasome XDD:lol::la::w00t: and i love the glow on her neck XDDD:lol::la::la: asome work XDDDD!!!!:glomp:
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ty :D
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:iconcynderandspyrorocks:
cynderandspyrorocks Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
:hug: yourwellcome!!!:hug::lol:
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:iconantimach:
AntiMach Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work. I really like how you expressed her dichotomy between Spryo and Malefor.
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontakato14:
Takato14 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
I want Photoshop T_T

Sweet btw
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:icongdzeek:
gdzeek Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Very clever with the reflection in the eyes, I like it
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconaurydragon:
Aurydragon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Oooh. A very symbolic take on one of the more memorable scenes in the series!
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yush XD
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:iconkrystal221:
krystal221 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Student General Artist
this almost looks like a cutscene picture! wow ive never seen anything like this! and just with pencil! i'm excellent with other angles of a dragons face, but you captured the "head on" look perfectly! EXCELLENT! :icontrophyplz:
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D :hug:
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:iconkrystal221:
krystal221 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Student General Artist
ur welcome
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:iconyazzymay:
yazzymay Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks? Thatnks for what? haha
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:iconcynderthedarkdragon:
Cynderthedarkdragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Aww Cynder.. :hug: :(.
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:iconstargirl2791:
stargirl2791 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awww :heart:
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:icononewithrussia:
onewithrussia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A very powerful concept. ^^ Her expression is really good, and the chains are a nice touch.
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you very much! :D
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:iconspyroxcynderdude:
spyroxcynderdude Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Spyros rght hes right she wouldnt urn on him no mtter wat i lve this art piece SPYROS RIGHT!!!!!!!!! GRRRRRR die malefor
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Bhahahaha!! XD
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:iconartygal:
Artygal Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, man, thats sad how Cynder got treated, she was really brave to team up with Spyro despite all she went through. This really reflects her emotion here :(
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)

I was thinking that through out the entire Legend of Spyro series... hard to choose between your father and love aye?
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:iconartygal:
Artygal Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Malefor was her father??? O.O

But yeah, I know the feeling (well, between Dad and my Mum, since they're divorced and such) :)
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Not her biological father; more like an adopted father-figure, since her egg was stolen and he raised her (or got someone else to brainwash her) in order for his reserection.

Malefor cannot be her biological father as a purple dragon is born every ten (or was it seven? ^^;) generations rememeber? ;)
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:iconartygal:
Artygal Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see! :nod: I think it's ten :)
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yea
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:iconjonas-sloth:
Jonas-Sloth Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
You is good.=D

I love the good VS evil thing in there that was brilliant.:XD:

I gotta give you the 10 out of 10.X3
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: :excited:

THANK YOU!!!! :XD: :glomp: :hug:
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:iconjonas-sloth:
Jonas-Sloth Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
You're welcome, you deserve it.XD
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:D :hug:
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