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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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Todd Grosser
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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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Another one bites the dust by Spydraxis01
Another one bites the dust
Harley receives a transmission from my old friend Panterra, who claims he's killed me, so immediately I head to his location to sort the whole thing out.  Obviously he's come across one my clones, and has mistaken it for being the real me.  Not that hard to do when you consider they have all of my memories, but this one must have lost it's ever loving mind.  Panterra is a powerhouse and his power armor gives him the strength to lift 80 tons, he's easily as skilled as I am and his Adamantine/Mythril armor is nearly as indestructible as my own. he carries a vast array of weapons as well.  I wouldn't want to take him on unless I had no other choice.

Apparently Panterra was tracking down some downloaded data and ran across this loser and in the heat of battle inadvertently snapped the poor guy's neck.

When I transport in I can tell my old friend doesn't quite recognize me. In fact he looks kinda stunned.

He immediately goes into a fighting stance and squares off against me.

"Whoa whoa whoa, relax dude, I'm not here for a fight."

"He said the same thing.  Then I guess he changed his mind."

I look down at the clone's corpse and I shudder. Panterra is no joke when it comes to hand to hand at that clone should have known better...Why would he do something that foolish?

"Look old cat, I can explain the whole thing if you just hear me out."

After a few minutes he's up to speed and a few scans from is equipment confirm what I'm saying.

"Obsidian, that is really messed up so this Nechronos guy is trying to what exactly?"

"We're not sure, apparently he wants something from the Black Mantis but nobody knows what that is exactly."

"Well I've never run into the Black Mantis so I'm really no help.  In fact I came here looking for some missing Namaean scientists who were involved with some new kind of transport technology."

"I hate to say it bro, but I think those people are as good as dead, Nechronos doesn't really take prisoners"

I gesture to the dead clone.

"So I gather. By the way, If that was a clone of you, I'd work on my fighting style if I were you.  He was very sloppy."

"Yeah well I'm a god now so... Besides those clones are a bit cocky and I'm usually full of trepidation and anxiety."

"Perhaps that's a flaw in their creation process?"

"Maybe but I am tired of running into them."

"Well if I hear anything or run across anymore of them I'll keep you posted."

"Sure thing pal."

"Good Hunting Obsidian."

With that he returns to his investigation and I return to my ship with the clone. No answers today just more questions...this is getting old fast.
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Give me one good reason by Spydraxis01
Give me one good reason
I begin my search for Nechronos by first hunting down Takashi's killer, and it doesn't take long to
find my little clone, holed up in a warehouse yet. I decide to handle this old school and begin making my way through the vents. Fortunately for me this warehouse doesn't house anything sensitive so they don't have any sensors in their ventilation shafts. I don't make a sound and it impressed even me how silent I have become. My new powers grant me a level of stealth I have never known before, I mean it's one thing to not make a noise come from you, but no noise comes from anything I touch this means even if I rolled around in these vents nobody would hear the metal buckle. It's creepy actually but as an assassin, dear gods it's frightening.  I spot my quarry below me about 30 feet down and he's discussing his report with an Hadean underling who I let leave without incident...no sense killing when I don't have to. I slowly descend upside down on a single strand of webbing, it doesn't creak like rope or cable and  numb nuts doesn't suspect a thing. I am taken bu surprise when he speaks, seriously.

"Come to finish me off?"

He says as he turns to face me. I'm dying to know how he knew I was there but I play it off like it's nothing.

"Word is you did Takashi."

"I did. He was interfering with Nechronos' plans so i was ordered to pay him off or dispose of him. He wouldn't accept the money so..."

"So he basically signed his own death warrant."

"Exactly. I'm surprised you're here, I know you didn't care for him..he was so very pushy."

"Don't get it twisted cloneboy, I'm not here for vengance, I'm here for answers. I want to know what Nechronos is planning and where he's hiding."

"I don't have those answers and if I did I'm certain he would compel me to keep them secret."

He draws his sword, to my utter disbelief. The last time we met I spared him, and gave him his free will.

"I grant you your freedom and this is what you do with it? You do know I'll not be so forgiving this time right?"

"What are you talking about? Until now we have never met. Ah you must be talking about 7, he was...disposed of as well...In truth none of us wanted to do it but that damned compulsion."


"I could free you like I did him. We could use your help and two of me would be incredibly formidable."

"The master has thought of that...he has an eternity crystal...and none of us will be free so long as he lives!"

With that, the moron lunges with his sword, presumably to catch me off guard. I repay his stupidity with a well place fist upside his forehead which sends him flying across the length of the building stopping only when his body meets the reinforced walls. With a flick of my wrists I secure the exits with a powerful webbing that would be difficult for me to cut. He begins to visibly panic scanning the room quickly for an alternate means of escape. There isn't any and he knows it, now he'll fight like the caged animal I just turned him into.

He assumes the standard Djinok ninja fighting stance, and I laugh.

"That's not going to work you know?"

"I'm compelled to do whatever is necessary to complete my mission or die in the attempt.  I can't let you stop me."

He lunges for me again but this time I head butt him sending him reeling from the impact. he swings his blade even more fiercely again and again locking swords with me in this form is practically an exercise in stupidity and tantamount to suicide, I catch his arm under mine pinning him. With the tip of my blade at this throat, I ask him just one question.

"Give me one good reason not to shove this blade straight through your skull."

"One huh?  How about this: I hate Nechronos as much as you do."  

"What?"

The answer is really good and I ease my grip...just a little.

"Say that again?"

"We all hate him. We're you...we remember everything you do. We know he caused 7 to kill Moonshadow...and there's nothing we can do about it.  We have to obey him...but..."

"But what?"

"We are somewhat rebellious, we can act outside his orders or twist them..when he's not careful we can do a lot of damage to his plans."

"What do you mean?"

"If for instance he tells me to kill someone I can choose when so long as he doesn't specify. Right now in this situation, I can negotiate my way out if I deem it necessary."

"Because you're compelled to do WHATEVER is necessary to complete your mission."

"Precisely. We are compelled to obey him, but..."

"But what?"

"If he were no longer in a position to give orders, like say if he were stone dead. Then we would all be free."

"You keep saying we, and all, exactly how many of me are there?"

"In total thirty seven were created. Thus far twelve have been sacrificed for whatever this plan of his is."

"Holy shit!!! All that from n arm?"

"There's more.  Five of us have your technology and armor."

"Fantastic!  Well at least I know how to dispose of them if I need to.  How did they get hold of my technology though? I mean that is a lot of Absorbium-80 to make 5 suits, we usually recycle ours."

"Nechronos has a man inside the Black Mantis's ranks who has been funneling resources to him. I don't know how he contacts him or any details but I have overheard him speaking to someone he calls Shadowmaster."

"Okay so lets assume I believe all of this...what exactly are you proposing?"

"Nechronos never once told us to be loyal, he told us to obey, and we do. If you promise to kill him and set us all free I'll deliver information to you that will help you stop him...think of me as a mole. If he finds out though he'll wise up and correct the situation. In which case you'll be screwed."

"If that happens i may have no choice but to kill all of you."

"It's a risk we're willing to take, for her. No matter what though, you make that sonofabitch pay for Moonshadow."

"I'm going to risk this, just this once, I know you're not lying, but if you go back on this agreement of your own free will..."

"I know the consequences."

I release his arm and he walks over to a nearby computer. He taps a few buttons and waves me over.

"Take this."

To my surprise he holds up  a data storage chip. Then adds.

"This is a copy of the information I was sent here to get. I was ordered to destroy it when i was done recovering it but he never said I couldn't make a copy for you before i recovered the data.  Like I said...We all hate him."

With a wave of my hand the webbing sealing the exits dissipates and he the clone nods.

"Just one last thing Obsidian."

"What's that?"

"You're gonna have to do some damage..or he'll never believe a word i tell him and he'll make me tell him the truth so if you want to this chip you're gonna have to pry it out of my fingers."

The words no sooner escape his mouth when I send him crashing into another wall with a single blow.  I take the chip from his unconscious body and check to make sure there's no permanent damage and take my leave.  Dissension in the ranks? I'm actually flattered that even a clone of me would still find a way to be as much me as they could. Not sure what'll happen if they all gain their freedom, but I'm pretty sure it's gonna cost me some contracts.
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The Dark knight by Spydraxis01
The Dark knight
Not done with Iray, but inspired by :iconle-arc-7thheaven: www.deviantart.com/art/Batman-…, I copied the entire suit minus cape and belt...it was as near perfect a design as I have seen thus far.
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Conan vs Warduke by Spydraxis01
Conan vs Warduke
Who do you think would win...does anybody know anything about Warduke? It doesn't matter my money is always on Conan.
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Obsidian's New Digs by Spydraxis01
Obsidian's New Digs
Obsidian's quarters are accessed to the right and left of the main view screen on the bridge, Obsidian's quarters surround the bridge on both sides and were it not for the bridge itself would take up all of deck one in the bridge tower. As the Lillun's bridge section has been replaced so too have his quarters. The Captain's quarters are now more spacious as well as more luxuriant and are equipped with essential interfaces and a great deal of personalization, such as the four burner stove-top that Obsidian enjoys cooking on, and his coffee maker. The quarters come complete wit what is essentially a spacious home complete with personal restroom with Jacuzzi, shower and sauna, a large sleeping area with entertainment system (full 20th century videos and audio are in the master library), there is also a personal laboratory for private R&D. Since becoming the God of Shadows and Intrigue Obsidian has gained many skills and intends to have a Skill chip set implanted upon relinquishing his powers. While he won't be able to improve upon the skillchip's database they will nevertheless grant him a few specialized skills he has yet to master.

I love creating interior rooms I can get lost in them for hours tweaking this or that until I have just the right look and feel. This one took the better part of two days to refine and 2 hours to render...well worth it for just a shot of this gorgeous living room IMHO.
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Hey here's a poll and I'm only look for genuine input. In the latest adventures of Obsidian Mask the Demi-Godess and Obsidian's current love interest Moonshadow is murdered. She bestows her power upon Obsidian since her killer fled before he could lay claim to it. So what I'm asking help with is this: What was her sphere of influence? In other words, what was she goddess of? I have not as yet revealed this in my writing and I would everyone's input. What do you think she is the goddess of and why?
I love having fans but more than that I love that my Original Character Obsidian Mask has his own fans. Every now and then I have someone who pushes my creativity to the limits and this has never been more so than with this character. Recently fans have started sending requests of crossovers they would like to see him in (He does a lot of dimension hopping) who would you like to see him team up with or against. Does he have any more die hard fans out there?

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deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Any time
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kaamuz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Very cool stuff you got on your gallery!  Come check my drawings 2, maby u'll dig them  x')
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gerberc Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Thanks for the fav!
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Any time.
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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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