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Spyro Sculpture by Gatobob Spyro Sculpture by Gatobob
I finally finished it :happycry:

I made this is a special trophy to myself for my 10 year anniversary with DA ^o^ I've always wanted classic Spyro merchandise, but there's very little out there and I can't afford most of it XD

EDIT: Thank you so much for the DD!! I've added a few alternate shots for the curious below :D

Spyro Sculpture - Alternate Shots by Gatobob

My design for him is mainly based on in-game graphics but with some modifications of my own. Most notably, I altered the style of the wings to be different on the tops and bottoms of the wings- this was completely a stylistic preference. I also chose to ignore the box-art high poly model's unique additions since I don't really care for them ( claws on the tips of his wings, spikes along his back, yellow claws ) I instead went with what I felt they were trying to get across in game with textures on the low poly model.

His base is based on my favourite level: Crystal Islands of Spyro: Year of the Dragon. His props represent the three classic games; a gem for Spyro the Dragon, an orb for Spyro: Ripto's Rage, and a dragon egg for Spyro: Year of the Dragon.

The base is wood, but it's covered in Super Sculpy. Everything else is sculpted from various mixes of Super Sculpy and Super Sculpy firm ( he also has a metal armature ). It's painted in acrylics and finished with a matte coating. There's a bit of glossy varnish on a few parts. If you'd like to see my process in building him, I have an album devoted to him at my store's facebook page here.

Unpainted:

Spyro Sculpture - Primed by Gatobob

As of now, I do not take statue commissions. Sorry!
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Spyro Sculpture by Gatobob ( Suggested by Nazegoreng and Featured by cakecrumbs )
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This is just fantastic and it gives me so much nostalgia! I really miss these games and I wish there had been more. (More like the original three that is.)
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very true, very true. It's taken me years to come to terms with the fact that 3 is all I'm ever going to get. But that doesn't mean I love them any less!!
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BLEACH-ED Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That was my favorite level too! Mainly cause of all the shiny crystals! :)
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GoldenGriffiness Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
what's a matte coating?
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GoldenGriffiness Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I had no iea you were a spyro fan :D Do you like legens to?
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TrueArena111 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student General Artist
MY CHILDHOOD
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FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's incredible!  Wish I had even HALF of the skills to pull off something this awesome. :o (Eek) 
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estefanoida Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hello, I just wanted to say I love your work, it is so acurate to the in game Spyro I grew with, things like this makes me happy, to know that there's still people that remember the old school Spyro, I miss him so much...anyway exellent work with the cartoonish style you gave him! I don't want to bother you but, it'll be an honor if you could se the Spyro sculpture I just made estefanoida.deviantart.com/art…, I just happen to find yours and I don't think mine's as good as this one.
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Gatobob Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a bunch, and yeah I'll def check it out!
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BLEACH-ED Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love spyro, I've played all the games from the gameboy, to nintendo, even to PS1-PS3, and wii. I'm so impressed that you sculpted the crystals from the Avalar realm so well! Very cool!
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