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pearl-finned gulper by PeteriDish pearl-finned gulper by PeteriDish
inspired by this: [link]
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Charanty Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I like this one)
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! =)
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Charanty Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Welcome)
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CSIllustrator Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is excellent! I love the markings, it's so striking :D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! =)
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the colour scheme. What may I ask are you using as your modelling program?
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Everything was done in Sculptris. ;)
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah sculptris
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah! sculptris is a neat little thing! =D
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electreel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Wow, this is an original concept! Good thinking =D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I am wondering if there aren't too many "pearls" on it, but what the heck, it's a male after all and it's big enough to "teach a lesson" to most of the predators it lives with. =P
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electreel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
:lol: Well, I think itīs a pretty good colouring anyway. Hey, what if that "pearl pattern", for some reason, was developed to imitate the schools of any aquatic organisms?
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm... if that was the case, I think that it would lead to a roughly whale shark-like coloration, wth the markings all over the body and with a "base color" that would make it more "blended in" with the water. ;)
I was thinking about this being a mark of sexual selections, where the most coloured males would be the most desirable ones, I wanted to have some contrasts there and I was inspired by the highly contrasting manta ray with white belly and black back, mainly becaus it's generally dark, so I decided to use dark colors here, but not just black, hence the grey back, but because I wanted something even more cntrasting, I took inspiration from this thing: [link]
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Cowburger13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So cool, and realistic :D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely brilliant! :omfg: I hope you do more of these! :)
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow thank you! Glad you like it! =)
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work on the model
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much welcomeness
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:worship:
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just a suggestion- what about putting tubercles on the leading edge of the fins? Humpback whales have them to increase their hydrodynamics.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmmm... Not a bad idea! =) Do you think pliosaurs/plesiosaurs had tubercles on their fins too?
And should I add tubercles just to the front pair or both pairs? Humpbacks seem to be the only creatures who have them... Do you think that sea turtles don't have them because they're smaller and thus the benefit wouldn't be so apparent?
I was actually thinking of fiving it a set of ridges on the back like the leatherback turtle has, but I think I'll do the tubercles instead ;) Thanks for the suggestion! :iconbummiesplz:
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd imagine the larger plesionsaurs/pliosaurs probably had them. I'm not sure why only humpbacks appear to have tubercles, but I'd imagine it's probably because the hydrodynamics are only advantageous at that size-- thus, like you say, sea turtles don't have them because they wouldn't provide much benefit.

I'd say put tubercles on both the front and back pair.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmmm... Maybe you're right. Thuth is, there really aren't any whale-sized animals with so long fins... =)
It would be cool to see a knob-finned kronosaurus though! :lol:
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MysterySpider Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
:iconlaplz: This is wonderful! So soft and toned colors ;)
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! =)
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MysterySpider Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
No prob! :D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
=)
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
total badassism!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow thank you! Glad you like it! =)
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome :-D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:winner: :trophy: Thank you! :iconbadassplz:
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no problem!
how do you get those images to show up?
i don't seem to get 'em!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are called "plz icons" You can search for them here on DA to see the variety of them ;)
For example : i c o n t r o l l f a c e p l z : (without the spaces) gives you: :icontrollfaceplz:
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for the info!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No prob! :iconbummiesplz:
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Looks fantastic pete like it alot!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! this is probably not the final color scheme though, some black spots on the belly should do the trick. =D
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool! Look forward to seeing them!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Soon! =)
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