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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

Resources:
Poser (for posing characters): www.IntrovertArtist.com/Poser
Renderosity (where to get characters, clothes, hair): www.IntrovertArtist.com/Render
Vue (for building the scene and rendering): www.IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP (an open source alternative to Photoshop):  www.IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge    

P.S.

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Also  I have a Zazzle store: www.zazzle.com/artofdanieleskr…
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:iconevantulac-123:
evantulac-123 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Artist
Cool.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconevantulac-123:
evantulac-123 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   General Artist
Wonderful!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkpsaurusrex:
KPsaurusrex Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015   Filmographer
Insert "Jaws" theme here XD
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconalexpintor:
Alexpintor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastico :)
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:iconpaleoguy:
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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:icondeskridge:
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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:iconpaleoguy:
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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:icondarklord86:
darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Awesome job!
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:iconkagefan-121:
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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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconkagefan-121:
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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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx 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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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontomasbj:
TomasBj Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Spectacular!
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:iconwaltb2b:
waltb2b Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
They have seemed to have found significant evidence the Megaladon is still alive.  See Shark Week, years 2013 and 2014.  
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shark week is faaaaaaaaake. ;)
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:iconwaltb2b:
waltb2b Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
In the 2013 segment, i believe, is a photograph from German Archives of a U-Boat, full length, at sea.  Behind it they discovered a dorsal fin and a tail fin in the water.  Its owner is almost as long as the sub.  Look at the photo and track down the original since it appears you are already in Germany.  Auf Widersein (sp?)
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:iconwaltb2b:
waltb2b Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
I don't have the same evidence you do but I doubt the longest running program on tv would lend itself to being exposed as a fake.  from my diving experience with sharks, what I have seen matches my own experience --- although not the Megaladon as I appear to be here to talk about it (grin).
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:iconprimevalraptor:
PrimevalRaptor Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those "documentaries" are fake.
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:iconbad-dragon:
Bad-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself.

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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconafterdeath:
AfterDeath Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow gives me chills 
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconafterdeath:
AfterDeath Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very welcome
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:iconruntofthelitter:
RuntOfTheLitter Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
SO well done!

ROTL
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbellatryxxx:
bellatryxxx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconaetherdreams:
AetherDreams Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
This is fantastic! Love it!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icongytalf2000:
gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Very impressive!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondianalopes:
DianaLopes Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awsome
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchrisntheboat:
chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice render Daniel :clap:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchrisntheboat:
chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure :)
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:iconk-raven:
K-raven Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
a big boy! nice done
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconteddyblackbear2040:
TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice One!!!!!!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconteddyblackbear2040:
TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Anytime buddy you know I am going to do one that might be better than this LOL!!! because your art ideas also inspire me to!!!
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:iconvergilian:
vergilian Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
I wouldn't want to meet one, but from the distance it is beautiful...
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconleenahill:
LeenaHill Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! It's huge! I love how you make it really looks real Heart 
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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