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"A proud and adventurous fire dragon with a laid back attitude.

Originally, Steel was born around the Dragon Shores, but recently moved to the Dragon Temple to get to know the legendary purple dragon and meet new friends.

Having trained many moves to himself during his childhood, Steel is very acrobatic and athletic, making it able to him to perform difficult moves in the progress. He also worked out his fire breathing thus marking himself as a very skilled and trained dragon.

Aware of his talents, Steel shows himself to everyone as a pride and cool dragon with a tendency to show off his skills. Thanks to his trained appearance and his abilities, he manages it to attract a lot of females and is mostly seen hanging around and flirting with them. To please his ego, he even started his own goal to date most of them. And with his attitude, he already managed to date almost every single female so far. But the only one who shows a cold shoulder to him on that is the newly arrived dragoness Diane. Feeling challenged, Steel meanwhile made it his live goal to let her fall for him as well thought she isn’t very impressed by his flirt tries or his acrobatic skills.

Whenever he isn’t with his feminine fan club, he spends his time practicing or hanging around with the other guys, mostly with Parrox who he often challenges to small competitions. At the boys, he also has his tendencies to show off what he can besides delivering wise cracks and sarcastic comments in fitting situations much to their annoyance. Sometimes, he also likes to make quick trips to his old home at the Dragon Shores or to explore the world; always in search for something new he hasn’t visited before; where he mostly drags his friends along with him.

Through his proud and cool kind, Steel sometime has the bad habit to tease others who don’t take him or his abilities seriously which often leads him to challenge his opposites into fights or competitions. At times, he also can lose his pride temper if he’s provoked too much.

But although some may think, he’s an arrogant, narcissistic dragon who only cares for his own needs, he deeply cares for his friends – he even considers Parrox as somewhat like an “older brother” he never had. If someone dares to bother or hurt them, he’s willing to put down his prideful character and to stand up against his opponents and protect his friends."





:iconohcraplz: - alright, now we *gulp* come to the next character remake - Steel the Dragon.

Originally, he was only a 2nd form another OC as I wrote a plot story for the TG-War - for more infos, just look here: [link]

So, yeah - I think the differences in that case are more visible - mostly the horns, the (additional) spikes, the wings and the changed tail blade. The Insignia on his wings and his shoulder plates are to show of his element over fire, something similar to Skye's air Insignia (at least I couldn't resist on it - besides that, who said that a bolt can't break in twice as it happened to CaSF herself... :D)




Alright, with this work I had my most thoughts if I should even upload it as it is well taken from :iconcynder-and-spyro-fan: 's style and there already was pretty much trouble around that theme as I last checked in at her. I think that's the other reason why I made extra to paste "Steel's Signature" into the whole thing to not let it completely look like a CaSF take down.

So, I wouldn't even be surprised if there might be some "pretty loyal fans ahead who might to behead for using their mistress' style"

'thought I can live with that, I also want to give some small opinion on the whole thing.

Copying styles is not such a crime as tracing for example. If you're willing to put pretty much energy into whatever you work on (even if you use references someone else made before), it is only a way of learning just like the aping principle.




Alright, and just to add that, yet again:

If you read that up there, you might really think that Steel is such an idiot, but I personally don't think he isn't.

He's just someone who may appear as a bragger but is good minded in the inside.

Well, that makes round 2 of 4. Let's go on with the 3rd for tonight...

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malefor007 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like Spyro's half-brother. lol
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MoonThePegasus22 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student General Artist
reminds me of flame from the original spyro :D
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
the original one was pretty much like that... 'though the original flame didn't have much of a personality of his own, at least from my pov...
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MoonThePegasus22 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
ture. But still I love his tattoos! Well done! I've been working on a dragon oc myself.
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theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
the design is long outdated - a remake of him is already long done, the sketch that is, that's why it's not updated yet as long as it lacks colors....

In fact, most of the stuff I have around here needs quite an update, now that I see it...
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MoonThePegasus22 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm the same don't worry XD
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DraxDrilox Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Love the design :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconzaneta123:
Zaneta123 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow he look amazing
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Zaneta123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i see keep it up
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
why, thank you - a redesign is already in the works, so the updated version will look even more sexy :3
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Salabetta Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
cool! I like that design on his wings and arms =P
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks, 'though his design is remade by now (but not uploaded yet, sorry) ^^;
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Salabetta Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
np! ^^ and ok
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:iconmetalwolpy:
MetalWolpy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His style kinda reminds me of sypro but I love the orignaility
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hawkbramble467 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful structer and pespective :D i love it!
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, thanks... :happybounce:
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slycooper11 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ty
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slycooper11 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np!:)
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SkyMidnight Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Cool! LOVE IT
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
why thank you... ^^;
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
why thank you... ^^;
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Iowasi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the design of this dragon - it's not often you see more simplified designs around nowadays.
Not to say that's a bad thing! (: I think this character sounds very interesting.
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
then I'm glad this character appeals to you very well now... XD
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RGMelissa97 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG OMG OMG This reminds me of spyro!!! *u*
I used to play spyro for hours! >w<
I this art it's so amazing!
Thank you for the memory :tighthug: :iconspazhugplz:
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theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome and thank you :D
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RGMelissa97 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NP ^^
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Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student
Cool dragon
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student
Your welcome^^
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Extremevision Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
wow, very sexy dragon.
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
why thank you... :-)
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Extremevision Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
no problem, i am trying to draw dragons to [link] but i am atill learning
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
to be honest... I'm not pretty well at drawing dragons either... or at least what goes for poses...
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Extremevision Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
you did a good job on this pic.
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:icontheheroofdarkness:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you... :-)
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suppari Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist
THAT'S EPIC! 8D
You really drew this well *u*
Totally lovely expression and all, it's wonderful 8DD :lol: nice work 8]
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theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
why thank you... :D
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icey1456 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You know, the first time I saw the minature, I was sure it's Flame and I was wondering what could mean that word "Steel" in the title. When I saw the picture, I understood that it's another dragon, though I could hardly believe that. The most obvious thing for me was that I've already seen this style of drawing before, thanks to your description I realized that it is very similar to Cynder-and-spyro-fan's.
And besides, I really dislike this inscription in a corner. It's style is copied from logo of Legend of Spyro, especially that big S at the beginning.
The other thing is that I have feeling that you've added those symbols at his wings and shoulder after finishing the picture. They're nice, but it feels like they don't fit there.
I want also to say that after reading his descrption, I can't say I would like him. Especially the part about his feminine fan club. I'm writing a book about dragons, continuation of Legend of Spyro Age of Heroes by Spartan-029. It's called Sign of the Past, you can find both those books here, at dA. To be honest, I'd love to write about my dragoness's, Ivory's, meeting with Steel. Or Vixen. That would be similar situation. He would feel challanged, as I guess. And for some reason, I doubt, if he'd win. I can already hear Vixen saying: "Shut up. You're just hot-headed moron playing on feelings of those poor dragonesses for your own satisfaction. Even if somewhere in your chest, there is heart, it's hidden beneath dome of narcissism and arrogance. Goodbye." And then, fifteen years old black dragoness, who looks as if she was even younger, would turn around and walk away slowly.
The last thing I want to say is that I watched your profile. There, I noticed that you're member of Anti-Plagiarist-Group. It amused me at te very beginning, but when I noticed in your gallery Raven from cartoon Teen Titans descrbed as someone completely else, I simply couldn't help bursting out with loud laugh. Don't you think you're plagiarist?
I want to say that this picture is drawn well (though I really doubt if you did that for your own- it's not your style) and technically it for A grade from anyone who doesn't know Legend of Spyro. I simply don't like that it looks too familiar for me.
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theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
well... that was, a pretty much big and yet entertaining text you wrote here - I think in that case you really deserve the praise and my dearest respect on that.

About your complaint about the logo - well... there are points where people simple do such a thing to give others something like a - let's say - "to be familiar" feeling. In that case, I simply was inspired by :iconshalonesk: who did something similar to her characters - the fact that it's more like a "Spyro take down" is mainly just 'cause Steel's name simply starts with 's' after all, so I can not change such a thing - and changing the name wouldn't have worked with me in that case.




Mmh... you really got a close eye on what you can see - yes, I worked out the insignia last and added it in later as I simply didn't have any finished designs back there - but now, I know how it looks like, so this smaller mistake can be avoided in future.




I already knew that such a thing would occur - that's why I tried my best to point out Steel's good traits - but of course, that doesn't mean that everyone loves him.

Sure, he's pretty much a bragger and womanizer on the one side, but yet he cares for those closest to him.

I personally think that he's simply a "jackass with a heart of gold" - 'thought it may take some closer look to see that trope.




Mmh... writing a book - sounds really interesting if you ask me - and the way you explained that to me sounds like as it also contains pretty much other good/famous/important/interesting/etc. dragon OCs around here. I'd really like to read that one once you're done with it.




Oh, the Raven artwork? Oh my, how long has it been now since I really took a last peek to it? Anyway, now that you brought that up... the point behind that one was simply something connected to the past before I really started to make art.

Ever heard of TG-Captions? Simple texts with simple Google pictures where a character transforms into someone else (mostly fantasy/cartoon girlish characters like Raven for example or anime girls) - before I switched to making art, that was all I did. I wrote simple TG-Captions with people transforming into other known persons (in that girls as requested back there by "Fans") while I made a small story out of it with a mysterious Organization transforming them into those known girls as their hearts are "somehow full of light and are needed to bring back a Big Bad" (in that case if I see things from this perspective it surely sounds simply idiotic of what I did back there...) and the whole thing just became independent in the progress. All of the other characters which you can see on my profile page also had their origins somewhere in that strange story - even Steel.

But now, after almost two years, I polished everyone up and worked on their personality, but that's another history. To finish my "strange story", I wanted to make a game where all things come together - but the whole thing just went bye bye and I don't think that I'll ever work, besides finish that project - the Raven-Fake was just supposed to make an appearance there just like many other "fakes" which were simply born out by those simple Captions.

On the one side, I really don't know why I even tell all of this stuff to you (perhaps to let you understand my situation, but on the one side I really doubt it), but it doesn't matter anyway.




A plagiarist? No, not really - it may have been a mistake to try to make more out of those "fakes" after all, but I meanwhile left that part almost behind as I'm pretty much on the serious art route.

As for CaSF's style - on such a thing I also was prepared - surely, not everyone likes such a thing and I had thought pretty much long if I should really upload this or not and instead to try to make out my own style on that - but then, through CaSF's journal on that last, this [link] - what inspired me in the first place to make such a thing and the simple fact that sometimes the best way to learn something is just by aping and able to copy other's styles and study references before eventually trying, practicing and eventually polishing up your own style - at least that's what I had and still have in mind to do... besides that, not everyone can simply copy styles - it even took me a long time to even get up that much to simple come up with a close up pic of him. (oh my, today I really have it with "simple" )




I really have to admit that it is now myself who wrote such a roman - but to come back to yours, I can only say once more that it was pretty much entertaining, contained pretty much critic and also some small praise here and there (I think?) - so you did a good job on it. And I can understand your points/arguments - if I would've looked at such a profile like mine for the first time, I might have written such a thing like you, too - although a little bit shorter perhaps.

Well, anyway, thanks for your comment and hope to hear more from you and your book (where I wish you good luck on that, too)

:D
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icey1456 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
If you want to read my book, you should read Age of Heroes first Here's a link: [link]

I already understand why did you draw that picture in CaSF's style. I have to admit that when you say it like that, I think it's good step to create your own style and though at first I thought you were plagiarist, now I see I was wrong.
You were right when you said that there was some praise in it, but also envy, to be honest. I can't draw at all though I wish I could and I really respect artists with talent.
Steel's insignia wouold look much better if it was a little smaller.
Speaking of Steel's character, I think that if I met him better, I'd start liking him. Such hot-head and idiot reminds me Tremor from AoH book and Tremor is my favorite character from that book. I just dislike characters who surround themselves with such feminine fan clubs. It never ends up well. I guess that he often falls in troubles, doesn't he?
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theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
well, I actually started reading the first two chapters of the other one and to be honest, it was very well done so far - I can't await to read the rest of it.

Also to be honest on that, I also have some small traits of a troll, 'though those rarely come out, so we're even. Thanks for the flowers - in that case, I want to entrust something to you:

Being able to copy styles from other artists or certain series is one thing - having your own is still better. At the moment, when I look in my private stuff I'd say that I may have become better to copy certain things better, but in turn for that, the own style suffered a little. That might change soon enough. I'll also try to find my own style in making LoS dragons ('though there might be not such a big difference, since in some sort all of people's styles in spyro dragons resemble at one point CaSF's one, but at least I don't want to say that I won't try after all)

I'll remember of making the insignia fit when I work on him next time - for now, it's ok as it is.

About Steel's character - even I got some things written up there, that still doesn't tell anything yet. To be honest, pretty much of his character just came out by one scene in my "Fan-Game" I had in mind where the player starts at the Dragon Realms as Diane the Dragoness (have deleted the artwork, sorry) - who's just another one of my main characters in dragon form - is confronted by him and two buddies (one them Parrox perhaps; haven't worked out this yet) and teases her a little as much as having a flirt tune in his voice before fighting her in the progress.

Let's say that was the point where I started to add more things like "what was Diane's reason to dislike him/his flirt tries?" or "What motives drive Steel to tease her and even battling her in a challenge form?" - from that points I just made my thoughts and in the progress, I can up with what you can read now - or to be honest, I think with him being some sort of womanizer, I already had that in mind - the details like his acrobatic skills (to have something to show off and get a reason why girls would fall for him in a row) and his origins at the Dragon Shores just came in later.

But even then, I'm not 100% sure how all of this works out as I haven't made any artworks with him yet (at least not real ones) besides working on said scene, so perhaps his character just might half so bad as assumed (in that case, I wouldn't wonder if the whole thing would just become independent like my old story)




If you want, you can add him into your story (at least I'm not against it) - I just won't work on him pretty much now, so as said - his character is even now not completely developed if you want to see things like this as I can say smaller details how he really talks, reacts on things and s.o. - same goes for his fan-club, that might also turn out into a minor point after all...
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icey1456 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You know, I added your picture to favorites because I considered asking you for permissiopn to add him to my book. He won't appear in thew first one, most likely not even in the 2nd, but I think he's quite interesting character and I'd love to have him at my 3rd book. I'll think about this and who knows...
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theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
well, I consider of this being - good? Well, it will be interesting to read that one when the time comes, but we'll see about that - until that, I got to a lot to read of your stories and now, additionally the other one as well... :-)
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icey1456 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Of course, he'd be good one, but most likely the side character I'll try to make him one of main characters, I already have an idea, but this may be quite hard. I have to consider this all, because I'd love to have Steel in there.
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theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you used "love" pretty much by now... for someone who can't stand the character, but would love to give him an appearance - very strange, isn't it?
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Alpha-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool
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theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you...
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