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Xenacanthus in devonian swamp river by Bonjoer Xenacanthus in devonian swamp river by Bonjoer
Xenacanthus was a prehistoric shark from the devonian, it lived in fresh water and it's most distinguishable feature was a spine coming out of the back of it's head.

I was looking at a pond and imagined what it could look like when one of these sharks swam by :) so i made this painting in photoshop.
But it's mostly a study for light, water and reflection, let me know what you think of it!
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
beautiful
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Bonjoer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Professional Filmographer
thanks man!
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Rubystars1000 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I like how this is much more dynamic than most pictures I see of ancient creatures.  You can feel its movement by looking at this rather than it being stiff side profile like so many other depictions. Very cool choice of coloring too! 
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Bonjoer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I edited this one: bonjoer.deviantart.com/art/Xen…
It's really hard to get the shark swimming underneath the surface from this angle, curious what you think!

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LunarDino Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
very pretty. (:
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Bonjoer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Filmographer
glad u like it :) thanks
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Bonjoer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! And hell yea dinsosaurs rule!
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Fluffysminion Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really like the colour and patterning :)
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Bonjoer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :) It's pattern is actually inspired on that of the honeycomb ray
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Fluffysminion Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are very pretty, and I think it fits Xenacanthus quite well.
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sdavis75 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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Bonjoer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :) glad you like
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