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April 9, 2009
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Who is Right? by nova-fire-dragon Who is Right? by nova-fire-dragon
Media Used:
2B lead pencil (see bottom for link)
Photoshop CS3
Time taken: 11 hours 37 minutes
Note: The chains are metaphorical representation of Cynder's ties to both Spyro and Malefor.
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.
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).
All digitally done with a mouse (and keybord lol).
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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. 
Zarnon11 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
What if her ties to spyro and malefor were severed?
joekemp19982907 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
That is a good question I actually do not know where her motives lie
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
zonesadragoness Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student
Landmaster776 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting design idea here...
crashandcynder Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
spyro is right
Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, he has my vote between him or Malefor, EVERY SINGLE TIME.
crashandcynder Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
redrosabell Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Poor cynder... Great job on the pic! Love
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