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Melon? by Phoenix-Flyer Melon? by Phoenix-Flyer
This took a lot longer than I thought it would for a 'quick and dandy' drawing... oh well.
I drew this to show my appreciation of :iconspartan-029:; an awesome artist whose drawing skills are almost exceeded by his writing!
I have been following his Spyro the Dragon fan-fiction, Age of Heroes, since near the beginning, he was only a few chapters into the first one I think. I tend to be a fan who reads and says little, I'm terrible for that. So I thought I would kick myself and draw something to show how much I enjoy his work seeing as it has been a year and three (going on four) books since he started.
Basically the picture was inspired by a scene in book IV of the story, when a black dragon named Certo comes into a dragon cityafter being brutally attacked by apes. He is treated as a lesser creature, in a way which is reminiscent of discrimination against ethnic minorities in human society. He is a so-called 'feral dragon', born and raised outside of the city, the city dragons believe that he is 'brutal' and 'doesn't understand their way of life', when in fact the only thing he doesn't understand is how to use their form of writing. In fact Certo seems to have his moral priorities in a much more favourable order than the city dragons, but the majority are blinded by their corrupt guardians' belief in a prophecy which involves a black dragon.
Because of how he is treated, and because of his past, Certo is very withdrawn and prefers to keep to himself; though, after a shaky start, he seems to enjoy the company of Maya, the youngest child of the family he is staying with. Maya is my favourite character and although there are other sweet scenes involving her, my favourite was when, one morning, she decided she wanted to eat a melon for breakfast. The fruit was obviously too big for her but being the youngling she is, she was insistant. Then, to everyone's surprise, Certo cuts the melon in half, taking half for himself and leaving the other for Maya.
I thought it would be cute if Maya decided to take another melon for Certo to eat one morning, though how the heck she would get it to him is beyond me, and Certo seems to agree with me! XD

If you want to read 'Age of Heroes' here's a link to the first chapter of Book I: [link]

Age of Heroes, Certo and Maya belong to :iconspartan-029:. Spyro the Dragon belongs to Activision (XD). <--- LOL! My bad, thanks whoever edited.
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:iconmegblaster:
megblaster Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
It looks like she brought him what looks like a melon, but is actually a dragon egg
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, comment on an old picture...

Yeah, I can see how it can look like that. Watermelons are sneaky ninjas in that way. ;P
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megblaster Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I've only recently joined DA soooooo, there is that factor to consider
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, fair enough. Welcome to dA. ;)
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megblaster Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Thanks
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Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student
Wow so cute and awesome work you did^^
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you think so, thanks very much! ;)

XD :D XD
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Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student
your so welcome^^
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spysappinmahsentry Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Amazing job. I loved that scene from the book.
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, so did I. Thanks!

XD :D XD
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
god i still love this picture =D
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thanks!

I'll have to draw something for you again sometime; I got more faves on this one than I ever have on anything else I've drawn. XD
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Awwww now you're just flattering me *blushes* Don't trouble yourself too much. *hugs*
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:iconphoenix-flyer:
Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Dawww... Thanks. It doesn't bother me too much; it was nice to get some faves! XD
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
could I use it for a project I'm working on.
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:iconphoenix-flyer:
Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, it was made for you so do what you will with it. ;)
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
true, but you're still the artist. =)
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WhiteDragonZB Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Wow, not much to say other than that this was awesome. I loved the scene in the book, and I love it just as much in a picture like this.
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.

XD :D XD
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Nianque Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
I'd say something about how awesome this is... But everything's already been said!
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Deviousfletch09 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
to tell the truth i liked it too, i am also a fan of spartan 029's fanfiction.
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, it was just a scene that I went 'Dawww...' at.
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SexyCynder Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
I understand why :iconspartan-029: loves this ^^
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, thanks. XD :D XD
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SexyCynder Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Welcome.
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Rurikredwolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010   Writer
I still love the expressions.
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehehe....
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SouthwesternEagle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
That's beautiful! Btw, I LOVE your username!
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, thanks.
It was a spur of the moment sort of thing. XD
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
awwwwww that is SUPER cute! I love it! Thank you! thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou! That is really amazing! I love it so much! eeeeek! I think this is a definite personal fav! you're the best! thank you a billion times over!
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, I enjoyed it loads. You just keep writing! XD
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
yes ma'am! =)
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Adurnak Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Actualy, spyro currently belongs to Sierra.


Ah, the innocence of youth.
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoops... *wanders over to the edit button while whistling innocently*
I'm sure I remember Blizzard being involved with things somewhere, but oh well. XD
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Aponder Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Alright, to clear it up, Activision and Vendi Games Merged. Vendi Games owned both Blizzard and Sierra. From the Merger, they are now known as ActivisionBlizzard. Blizzard, and Activision, being major companies, still have their own respective seperate names. But Sierra was simply absorbed into Activision, being a relatively small company in comparasion. So in reality, Spyro is now owned by Activision :XD:
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thanks for clearing it up. ;)
I lose track of these bloody things really quickly, they change the name of the company due to merger's and by the time I find out, they've changed it again! XP
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Aponder Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
lol, yeah i was kinda confused when Sierra was being absorbed into Activision, until i found out about the Vendi Games Holder company

Ah well, i guess it explains how Sierra was able to so easily aquire permission to produce Diablo's expansion, Hellfire :D
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Adurnak Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
I think they might have been in one of the games.
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Phoenix-Flyer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah think so, 'co-produced' or 'in association with' or something similar.
Gawd, it was a lot easier when the franchise was made by Insomniac, at least it was nearly impossible to get it mixed up with any other companies because of the unique name...
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Adurnak Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
No kidding.
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