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My latest and greatest images right here. No spefic genres but rest assured of 2 things:

1: Most of my images are for my pending RPG and 2: I retain all copyrights to all of my original works no ifs, ands, or buts. Do not copy my work I will make a federal case out of it.

All that fan art you can have so long as I get credit for creating the image and you post this link : spydraxis.weebly.com/
That should just about cover it. Thanks for viewing and all the faves folks. I'll say it again in person rest assured.

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My collection of some of the coolest art and ideas DA has to offer.

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Todd Grosser
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Former Art Director and Coordinator for TSR Hobbies, My work has been featured in several issues of Trek United of Australia, and now on MSN Entertainment's Nerdcore. I now freelance and pursue my own Gaming and Novel products. Nearly all of my artwork is for my game and Novel however, I have been known to do commission for free just to pad my portfolio.
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Legolas by Spydraxis01
Legolas
I started watching the Hobbit and LOTR sagas recently and became inspired to recreate Orlando Bloom's Legolas Greenleaf. It took many hours to get his face just right, the costume i threw together in just a few minutes the hair is a combination because god forbid anyone should make a style of hair that sweet. Anyways here is in all his LOTTR glory..enjoy
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Days of Dungeons and  Dragons by Spydraxis01
Days of Dungeons and Dragons
I began rolepplaying again a couple weeks back and things have changed since the old 2nd edition D&D days, now in their fifth edition WOC has really tore the game up and it's nothing like it was before. Not sure I hate it but it isn't D&D anymore. 
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Batman Beyond by Spydraxis01
Batman Beyond
Just some DC fanart, something I have been wanting to try for a while now.
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Week 3 animation Falling
I didn't draw this one for school because the criteria didn't require that the images be hand drawn or drawn at all. I did however compile images created in daz and animated them with 2d software.  Incidentally the subject for this film is Tigress of the P.R.I.D.E.
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Week 1 of my 3D animation course is over and the grades are in....I want you to know I hate doing 2D animation but it's part of them course. That having been said, I scored 100% apparently hating doesn't mean I'm not good ta it (Just kidding I'm not that egotistical) becuse I scored 100% I hope these high marks continue...Wish me luck, and I'll try to post weekly updates on my progress from here on out.
Week 1 of my 3D animation course is over and the grades are in....I want you to know I hate doing 2D animation but it's part of them course. That having been said, I scored 100% apparently hating doesn't mean I'm not good ta it (Just kidding I'm not that egotistical) becuse I scored 100% I hope these high marks continue...Wish me luck, and I'll try to post weekly updates on my progress from here on out.
Well after only a week in my studies I find out that not only does my curriculum not include instruction on how to use the associated software but that the course is designed for student who already have working knowledge of 3DS Max, Maya and Photoshop. I sure wish they would have told me this before i enrolled.  Not to mention that the first 6 weeks weren't even about 3D animation but rather 2D animation. I understand how frame rates work but there are few similarities beyond that mainly the fact that I don't have to draw new images for each frame. I get that the methods of movement are similar but as a 3d animator could anyone tell me why i need to know the 2d version of what I'm doing? What does it matter that the slow in Slow out method is used in 2d as well as 3d? 6 weeks, what a waste it's like teching the software isn't important and I can promise you that two weeks of teaching how the software works will easily fill the credit requirements of useless 2d animation lessons. I only bitch about the 2d animation classes because the school has a 2d course and it doesn't teach similarities between 2d and 3d animation. The biggest ass biter for me is watching commercial after commercial of a student sculpting using software that the school doesn't use, specifically, Z-Brush. I really wanted to learn Z-Brush but now it looks like the only way I can learn any of the software I want is to our over books and on-line tutorials for hours and muddle through as best I can...this was a load of crap and I will never try to take another course like this again.

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ManFromAbora Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! Much appreciated!
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing your work with everyone.
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drkkrystalviolet Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Man your work is awesome wish I could do stuff like that. Sadly at the moment I'm stuck with pencil till I can afford a tablet.
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't use a tablet myself. Just a PC and a lot of work.
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm already a member at Forender, and many of their wonderful products...Thanks just the same though.
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SaltyCowdawg Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quick question: what are your editorial requirements for contributions to science-fiction-cgi? 

If/when I make future contributions I don't want to waste your or my time if it is not going to fit your requirements...
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We have a strict policy in our galleries, if an image does not belong (for instance a fantasy mage) we reject it, if an image is posted to the wrong gallery (A nude in "Original Characters") it is rejected. I personally have made several posts about gallery submissions and expect all members to have a basic working knowledge of how the galleries are set up.  Most importantly the art needs to not be of high quality I have allowed some mediocre pieces into our galleries because they were great concepts IMHO but overall the pieces should be aesthetically pleasing. Lastly (and I cannot stress this enough) it must be a sci-fi piece or part of a sci-fi universe. A dragon is perfectly acceptable so long as it is based in a sci-fi universe (see Galaxy5 gallery) those are the only exceptions. To define Sci-Fi we have used the following criteria: The piece should have something (any object) that gives it away, a ship, multiple suns, laser gun etc. that gives the nature of the piece away.  I have heart-wrenchingly rejected pieces that were simply fantastic all because they were not actual Science Fiction pieces. Contemporary pieces featuring actual NASA space scenes are NOT Sci-Fi they are science fact regardless of the context, put them next to a trek ship and you have something.  I hope this helps
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SaltyCowdawg Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does help, somewhat.  I guess I'm still new enough to DA that I can't figure how to post to particular galleries.  I do 99.9% science fiction images so I line up there, I guess I'll try again...
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If you post to the wrong gallery and give me a heads up I can always fix it 
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TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey friend how did you get the sub-dragon morphs from dariofish to work on your DS4.6 which I have but only the poses, textures, and expressions work again how do I get the sub-dragon morphs to work.
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The morphs should be dialed in via the parameters tab or look for them under hellfish or animals in your Content Library.
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TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I tried that but it says no meta-data found for great dragon
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you should try reinstalling to the "my library" folder instead of the content folfer. in fact what ido is extract the co tents of the my library to my pc's my library. No problems that way....ever
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capn-gary Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Thanks for the fave!

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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You know, it a great image.
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capn-gary Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Thank you, sir... 
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capn-gary Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Thanks for the fave!

:D
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, It was an awesome pic.
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