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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    


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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?
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.
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.
darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Awesome job!
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
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014   Digital Artist
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 ^^
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
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Digital Artist
TomasBj Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   Digital Artist
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