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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's avatar
Awesome work!! All those scars tell us that he was a magnificent warrior XD
sdavis75's avatar
Beautiful work!
Psithyrus's avatar
Amazing fish, this is one of my favorite sea creatures, love that face, a face only a mother could love :):):)
Domisea's avatar
Mixed media... so, what did you use exactly? :eyes:
SharkeyTrike's avatar
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.
Qilong's avatar
This is beautiful. Would you mind I publicize this on my blog?
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aaronjohngregory's avatar
Inspiring work as always.
Linfae's avatar
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.
WolfsbaneWolfen's avatar
First rule of bite club: Don't talk about bite club.
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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And besides talking about the rest of the rules would simply mean talking about bite club.
ZoPteryx's avatar
Very realistic!
EmbraceDarkshade's avatar
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.
bensen-daniel's avatar
Grar! Battle damage!
keight's avatar
Very well done. Seems such a charming sort. The kind with the temperament of a moray eel and a really annoyed orca.
karleoni's avatar
that is mint. Shithead would eat my leg right off
rhoajo01's avatar
I want one of those!
mortalshinobi's avatar
impressive detailing on this duncleostis.
justin5578's avatar
Very well done. 
Heliocyan's avatar
The skin texture is so wonderfully done!!! I love looking at it… :)
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