Okay I think I’ll finally post these :’D since I keep seeing new posts of them floating around!
“Whalewolf” concept art for the new Sharktopus movie coming out this July!
The very first version of this guy was actually more of a 50/50 hybrid with fins instead of rear legs but since they needed the character to have more land mobility, that was dropped in favor of legs (which really makes Whalewolf look like Akhlut, I’ve noticed lots of people pointing that out.) Maybe that initial sleek version might be posted sometime later as a bonus on Tumblr, hehe.
And yes I’m also aware that the Orca is not a “whale!” On this one the name kinda came first, I figured the “Killer whale” mixed better with the wolf aspect, it’s also a nod to the evolution of cetaceans, a thing a few people have also picked up it seems
There are other hints and reasons for why things were done the way they were here but I won’t spoil it all!
Shame, though really. You're quite the talented creature designer; shame to see your talents wasted on B-Level SyFy Movies. Don't get me wrong, it's a living, and it must be awesome to see your works in movies, but given your talent, I think you could be working for much better than simple SyFy.
Also, did you know that there's actually a creature in Inuit mythology that looks a lot like this guy? It's called the Akhlut.
I love this guy's design~! It's cool, sleek, yet still looks anatomically possible. Wonderful work~.