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Scorch

Parents; Garble and Princess Ember
Age; 17
Personality; Arrogant and cocky, Scorch is nothing but the splitting image of his father.  After his mother disappeared one day when he was a young hatchling, Scorch’s father and grandfather were left to raise him by himself.  He’s certainly no different with being competitive and full of himself, using his position as crowned prince for the dragons to win him favors from other dragons.  Sure, he likes the company of the others, but he is true to the word that dragons don’t need friends, and see those who hang around him more as minions.

He has no idea that he has a younger half brother by the name of Talon in Equestria.

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INTRODUCING SPYRO I MEAN SCORCH.  Yes, I know he looks like Spyro, but that’s what happens when you mix a blue and red dragon together XD;  I like to think of him as a homage to the old school Spyro who was super cocky and always charging into stuff without thinking.

Also yes.  His mother did leave him and his father for Spike.  Garble’s aware and knows about Scorch’s younger half-brother, but hasn’t told him because he doesn’t want him going off to Equestria to find him.  And he was totally named after his grandpa in a way.  GRANDPA TORCH WAS HAPPY ABOUT IT.

First uploaded to deviantart April 24, 2016

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@Caelie
You need to be less defensive. Shielding yourself from critiques will only serve to stagnate your progress as an artist. Nobody is perfect. We can always improve.
Not being comfortable with drawing something is the best reason to draw it. This is how you get better at stuff.
My criticism was entirely constructive. I explained in detail why I had the issues that I had, without ever insulting you or your work. That is the very definition of constructive criticism. That you apparently cannot take it is not my problem.

I think this conversation has gone on long enough. You need to take a step back and realize this is not a personal attack on you, because you are certainly acting as if it is.
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@QueenCold

To elaborate, Caelie recently removed herself from derpi’s DNP list, and I have received her permission to upload the majority of her gallery from dA to here. This piece, in particular, was first uploaded to dA some time around late April 2016.
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@QueenCold
It’s a background character who I don’t care for anymore. I’m not looking for critiques on a character who isn’t viable anymore?

I’m not uploading anything, other people are. Sorry if it doesn’t match your tastes, but not everything can be everyone’s cup of tea. I improve daily, and yes, I know Scorch’s design is a little over the top but you know what? I don’t care. I drew it in the past, and maybe i got the critique when I made him, it’d be a different story, but it’s been awhile now and it’s not constructive, just critical.

I don’t dragons much, I know that. Obviously there’s a reason because I’m not comfortable with them? I couldn’t understand why you brought up family traits when like, we’ve only seen Torch lol. Makes no sense imo but whatever. I’m done with this.
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@Caelie
That is not how that works. If you post something on a website where people can post comments, people will post comments. You don’t have to ask for them. That is how freedom of speech works.
I was only trying to help, but you don’t want advice so I suppose you are fine with not getting any better.
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@QueenCold
Ah shit realized I wasn’t logged in. Anyways, don’t give critiques unless you ask and someone gives the OK or they’re asking for them.
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@QueenCold
Okay but I really don’t care. Wasn’t asking for critiques nor do I really care about what others think? My NG, my design.

Also no I did not base him on Spyro, I saw the similarities afterwards and laughed and enjoyed it, so I poked fun at myself.

I enjoy Scorch, kthnksbai
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"INTRODUCING SPYRO I MEAN SCORCH. Yes, I know he looks like Spyro, but that’s what happens when you mix a blue and red dragon together XD; I like to think of him as a homage to the old school Spyro who was super cocky and always charging into stuff without thinking."

If you wanted to make Spyro, you can just be honest about it. Genetics don’t mix like paint. You didn’t absolutely have to make him purple. It’s just what you wanted to do. Which is fine, but just say so.
I also don’t understand why he appears to have five fingers on each hand. Seems a bit excessive and there is no reasonable explanation for it.

While it’s certainly not the worst design I’ve seen, it is too much. The artist tried to incorporate too many of the parents’ features.
When creating an offspring it is important to keep in mind that both parents have a set of parents too, as do they and so on, and all those parents have passed down all sorts of genes, some of which dominant, others recessive, that have been copied numerous times over time. That copying process itself isn’t perfect, in its imperfection will change the genes over time and is affected by all sorts of influences such as diet and environment. Of course the child will bear some resemblance to their parents, maybe even a lot, but no child looks like the perfect, 50/50 fusion of their parents as if a result of being spliced and then raised in a controlled environment.

Artistically speaking there is too much going on and there is no real focus point.
Spyro’s colors were chosen because of the technological limitations of the early 3D gaming era and the fact that his original colors would have blended in too much with the brightly colored, simple backgrounds. MLP has an entirely different color palette of pastels and the characters have thick outlines. This is very important to keep in mind when choosing colors for a character that you want to fit in that universe.
In short: tone it down.

Hopefully this helps.
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