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This is my newest work as of now. It doesn't really reflect what I do on average, but it's my most recent.
I really post stuff on Deviantart a lot and I submit in masses at a time, so my newest things may often be similar. If you look at my gallery, you will see that I have a great variety. ^ - ^



Super Smash Bros 4. VS Battle on Final Destination by PichuThePokemon

This is a really beautiful image, as a whole. A lot of effort when into making this a reality, from posing hi-res 3D models and organiz...


Sunset Run by MachRiderZ
Sunset Run
I've always wanted to do a picture like this - a sideshot of Sonic running at some incredible speed. It's kind of tricky to draw it by hand and it get the same intensity. Enjoy!
Yours Truly, Princess Toadstool by MachRiderZ
Yours Truly, Princess Toadstool
Inspired by the stain-glass window at the top of Peach's Castle. Lots of subtleties in this one that I really like. Enjoy!
Karas by MachRiderZ
He's so cool looking, though. So here's some 3D art I did of him. He's got glowing eyes in a red fog. Pretty neat. :P Enjoy!
Anakin Skywalker is Finished by MachRiderZ
Anakin Skywalker is Finished
After seeing the new Star Wars Episode VII trailer (…), I really felt something when I saw the remains of Darth Vader. It inspired me to put together this image, going through the complete arc of the character that is so crucial to what Star Wars is. Hope you enjoy it! :)


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Connor Rentz
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
I am currently a young independent film maker. I'm an experienced actor, but I'd sooner write and direct. I've also been involved in game design and image editing. It wasn't until the beginning of 2013 that I decided to focus solely on independent film-making and theatre, although I have always known I love making movies.

My main work includes short films such as WORTH DYING (inspired by one of Aesop's Fables), LAYLA (based on the song by Eric Clapton), ZELDA 2014 (a modern adaptation of The Legend of Zelda), and ROCKY RACCOON (based on the song by The Beatles). I often work with on a "low-to-no" budget, and I like to direct my own writing because I have very clear visions of what I want to capture. I also believe in giving other people, artists, actors, film-makers, etc. a chance to be involved and use their talents. I like to tell honest stories through my films, even though I tend to lean towards a more fantastic style and setting. As of 2014, I have worked with nearly forty different actors on multiple projects.

I also have experience as a traditional stage actor, including award-winning performances such as Radar O'Reily in M*A*S*H, John Hale in The Crucible, and myself (along with various Shakespeare characters like Juliet and Macduff) in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. I am currently directing The Importance of Being Earnest at Heritage High School, where I am the founder and president of the school's Thespian Troupe, #8074.

I was also one of the three founders of the popular online fan-game Super Smash Bros. Crusade, which I worked on for five years starting in 2008. I stopped using the name Dr.MarioX after I finished working on Super Smash Bros. Crusade in February 2013.


My 3DS Friend Code: 1032-1432-5027

I hope you enjoy my submissions and all. :)

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Dadastaxx Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I wonder when the game will be released.
MachRiderZ Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Super Smash Bros. for PC? Sadly, it's not a real game. The character select screen is just a mock-up image. :\
Sandvich33 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist…
If you were still part of the dev team behind Super Smash Bros. Crusade, which characters do you think, according to the suggestions I've made, would be likely candidates (honorable mentions included, BTW)?
MachRiderZ Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Simon Belmont, Earthworm Jim, and Sub-Zero would all be close to making it in, if not already in. Actually, when I was working on the game, all three of these were on the roster! I can't remember a time Simon and Sub-Zero weren't on the roster. 

I don't know how (or if) the roster has changed since I stopped working on the game, but I know Bill Rizer was on the roster for some time and was a high priority. Banjo-Kazooie was always on the roster as well and there was no question of his inclusion. Conker was added to the roster a few months before I left. Frank West was on the roster for almost a year before I believe he was sadly dropped (I was a big supporter of him). Sukapon was a definite character and still should be. Scorpion, Bandana Dee, and Sir Arthur were on the roster for a long time, too (Sub-Zero and Scorpion traded places at one point, I believe). Nightmare was on the original 64 character roster designed in 2008, and I feel like he was brought up again, but I'm not sure.

Again, the current devs may have changed their mind, but the characters I mentioned are the most likely of your choices! I'd support Layton now. :P
nathan116 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New member
Hey, can I ask you a question? I asked Spikeylord for some renders of the Smash wii u boxes, and he reffered me to you. Can you help me?? I want to make a custom roster.
Shockwave3456 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Great leak post man =)
even rivals artsy omni
MachRiderZ Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you so much! I'm super humbled!
Shockwave3456 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
well you deserve it
(was kinda salty though but Lucas is in so yay =)
aamccormick1999 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  New member
I'm just gonna say it, but... thanks for faving.
aamccormick1999 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  New member
Hey, I was wondering if we could do a collab together. Y'know... an improved Smash for PC roster? Our ideas merged together into one giant fiasco! There'd be a TON of characters, too! Any character ideas you may want to elaborate on, but I would disagree with right away, you must elaborate on. An example is Starfy and the Rhythm Gang. Also, no 4th-party characters.  Even if some are related to Nintendo in a way, they're not fully directed towards them. They must be from video games. And no Microsoft characters specifically created for Xbox. This declassifies any Rare property or any characters on multiple platforms. An example of the latter is Raz from Psychonauts. Then again, it would require a Google Doc, but I can just add ya easily. Maybe we can do this sometime in the future or somethin'. I dunno.

We can do an English AND Japanese version. We can think of stages. Assist Trophies and Poke Balls, even.
Heck, we'll even do the entire roster chronologically
Possibilities are endless!
Movesets, made up from scratch!
Will you join me, fellow Smash Brother? *lets out hand*
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