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BITE CLUB by SharkeyTrike BITE CLUB by SharkeyTrike
Mixed media portrait of Dunkleosteus for a children's mag done about five years ago. Using a basking shark as the model for skin texture and a selection of battle scars befitting a top predator.
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MrKrookodile Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2015
Awesome work!! All those scars tell us that he was a magnificent warrior XD
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sdavis75 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Amazing fish, this is one of my favorite sea creatures, love that face, a face only a mother could love :):):)
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Domisea Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Mixed media... so, what did you use exactly? :eyes:
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SharkeyTrike Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I start by detailing with brown in technical drawing pens (sadly for me, my favourites, Edding 1800s, are no longer in production - gutted!) then lay down base colours with Tria markers. After that I do the highlighting and colour detailing with colour pencils.
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angelanovus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool :D
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Qilong Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
This is beautiful. Would you mind I publicize this on my blog?
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SharkeyTrike Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Not at all!
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Qilong Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Much thanks! It's use is benign! qilong.wordpress.com/2014/02/2…
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aaronjohngregory Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Inspiring work as always.
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Linfae Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I painted one of these years ago for a bioillustration project, I got very excited when I recognized this guy. Looks amazing! You definitely did it more justice than I did (and made it a whole lot scarier!). When one of your favorite things is random obscure extinct marine predators you don't expect to see them around terribly often, or well illustrated when they are.
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WolfsbaneWolfen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
First rule of bite club: Don't talk about bite club.
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Pfunkei Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Because if you knew enough about bite club to talk about it, you'd probably have been dinner for this guy.
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WolfsbaneWolfen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And besides talking about the rest of the rules would simply mean talking about bite club.
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ZoPteryx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very realistic!
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EmbraceDarkshade Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome I'd never thought I'd see such an obscure and very little known about prehistoric creature on DA's front page! This thing is freaking scary in a book I have it says they grew up to 25ft-30ft and they found sharks teeth embedded in its "skin" or bony hard head so it must have fought the sharks. I imagine its teeth to be like sharp broken stone and I guess it can't close its mouth all the way.
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Grar! Battle damage!
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keight Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Very well done. Seems such a charming sort. The kind with the temperament of a moray eel and a really annoyed orca.
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karleoni Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
that is mint. Shithead would eat my leg right off
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rhoajo01 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I want one of those!
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
impressive detailing on this duncleostis.
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justin5578 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Very well done. 
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Heliocyan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
The skin texture is so wonderfully done!!! I love looking at it… :)
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