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The Biggest Shark by deskridge The Biggest Shark by deskridge
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"The Biggest Shark"

Out of the murky waters emerge menacing forms.  Two massive sharks prowl though beds of seaweed in prehistoric ocean shallows.  A little red crab, too small for the great predators to take notice of looks up from the sandy sea floor.  

Continuing my series of aquatic themed paleoart, I decided to depict the biggest shark of all time: Megalodon.  This was a shark four times the size of the modern Great White.  If these creatures were around today and one came upon you scuba diving, it could swallow you in a single bite.

A disclaimer about my paleoart:

When it comes to paleoart, the images I create favor 'art' more than 'paleo'. While I try my best to depict animals as accurately as possible I'm make no claim that they 100% scientifically accurate. The same goes for the environment I depict them in. I am primarily interested in creating aesthetically pleasing images and paintings. Scientific accuracy comes second behind artistic expression.

Note: the creation of this image involved the use of purchased products

Tools used: Poser, Vue, GIMP, Photomatix

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge    

P.S.

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PaleoGuy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Great to see you doing some paleoart again. Really nice work on the caustics here. What version of Vue are you using?
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deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014   Digital Artist
I use Vue 9.5.  I keep getting tempted to buy the latest version, but even on discount, it's a big expense.
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PaleoGuy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Yeah, I quit updating after v.11, which was so buggy I was never able to use it. I use 10.5 for most everything.
Thanks for the response, and I'm in awe of the painterly feel you get in post. Gorgeous work.
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Awesome job!
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kagefan-121 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i made an oc of that his name is teeth why cause megalaodon HAVE TONS OF TEETH
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deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014   Digital Artist
:D
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kagefan-121 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey i made an allosaurus oc named sharp tooth and he at 7 years old now ^^
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Megalodon in shallow waters surrounded by kelp and a tiny crab on the ground?- no better way to make this image even more awesome, after it reached the maximum level of awesomeness! :la:

This feels like diving in the Pliocene and watching Carcharocles megalodon for myself! Great! :D
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deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TomasBj Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Spectacular!
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