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SHARKWEEK: Tiger Shark by squeedgemonster SHARKWEEK: Tiger Shark by squeedgemonster
Shark number THREE for *Polarkeet's #SharkWeekSketchJam, the highly precious TIGER SHARK.

No, I really mean that. Tiger sharks have the cutest, boxiest noses ever, and always look remarkably shy or flustered.

They are also among the most misunderstood and feared, as they rank in second place behind the great white in fatal attacks on humans. Even so, attacks are an extremely rare phenomenon (three to four per year, and not often fatal) considering how many people swim per day, and you are still more likely to be struck by lighting.

The presence of tiger sharks is integral to the preservation of sea grass ecosystems, as they control the population of sea turtles and other animals that would otherwise overgraze the habitat into destruction.

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SHARKS ARE IN TROUBLE. They've roamed our oceans for more than 400 million years, but now shark populations face extinction globally. It is estimated that 73 million sharks are killed every year due to commercial and recreational fishing. Check out SHARK SAVERS to see how you can help.
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:star: Now available as a STICKER @ PSURG's Redbubble!

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Drawn in Paint Tool SAI
Editing & textures done in CS6
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:iconremaai:
remaai Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any chance you'll make these available as shirts?
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:iconaho4464:
AhO4464 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Judging by it's distinctive stripes, this must be a juvenile specimen! :D
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:iconzanzabar21:
Zanzabar21 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Would love to use this image on my youtube channel. Could you email me? Rbkplayer20@gmail.com
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:iconbryanthewolf:
BryanTheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tiga sharks rockSharkie 
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sharklover135 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
:squee: tiger sharks are my favorite sharks!!!! XD
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:iconsoundwave04:
Soundwave04 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Tiger Sharks rock!
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:iconcrazywave23hd:
CrazyWave23HD Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This looks really cool! :3
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:icondraitio:
Draitio Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Oh those teeth! love this :D
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:iconmisstresspikachu:
MisstressPikachu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
niceness :D
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:icongretzkyfan99:
gretzkyfan99 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I want one. lol. soooooo cool ^^
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TheQueenMox Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AH SQUEEDGE. I totally 'dawww'd at this. :3
I love the colour; your knowledge of colour theory is always so breathtaking! ;w;

... That shark has a totally adorkable smile. :D

Have a great Shark Week friend, and I hope your illness clears up REAL soon. :)
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Ilenora Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love sharks, and this guy is so cute :heart: I really hope people will stop hunting and killing sharks so much! They are such an important part of the ocean.
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:iconveninax:
Veninax Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Damn, Squeedge.

I love how you project some kind of facial expression from shark to shark, giving them their own little visual personality. Cheers!
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:iconartdogg23:
Artdogg23 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awsome B-)
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GothicHikage Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Those shark are kickass! I just ordered a sticker, though I had a hard time picking one among all of these cool designs!
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:iconailanista:
Ailanista Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
What a great pieace of art! And it is to no wonder that you have made this "highly precious" character into a sticker :D.Your excecuted style is overall eye-catching and highly appealing for a vast audience of animal admirers, particularly in your usage of brilliant colorations and swift, natural movements. I love how you contrasted the rough and flaring motions of orange against the digital brilliance and smooth clarity of the shark. Additionally, you skillfully maneuvered his marked sharp teething to the conversely, strangely for such a creature, endearing eyes. In conclusion, keep up the fantastic work...!
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squeedgemonster Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you for such a thoughtful comment! :heart:
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:iconailanista:
Ailanista Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
My pleasure! I love supporting aspirational individual's passions and work...!
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:iconforestofkells:
ForestOfKells Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My FAVORITE week of the year!!~ Awesome drawing!
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midnightclashtiger Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
:DDDDDDDDDDD very very happy inducing.
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:iconrocket-soda:
rocket-soda Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Digital Artist
TOO CUTE TO HANDLE
i really like the colour palette
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:iconsneaksketchartist:
SneakSketchArtist Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my two favorite animals: The tiger and a shark
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:iconspanky92:
spanky92 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I see this and think Street Sharks.
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:iconfallenpeach:
Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is too adorable :heart: I love his face and all the different tones of color you used! c: nice job
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:iconfsnn1:
fsnn1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
What is shark week? saving sharks? Dont they kill abunch of people though?
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:iconsqueedgemonster:
squeedgemonster Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Out of the 500+ species of shark, only ten have been known to attack humans. Sharks kill fewer than 4 people per year on average, and humans are killing millions and millions annually. You're more likely to be killed by a lightning strike, bee sting, falling coconut or falling vending machine than a shark bite. In 2008, only 4 people out of the 6.5 billion people worldwide died as the result of a shark bite. During that same year, 793 people died due to bicycle accidents and 49 died due to dog bites.

Shark Week started on Discovery Channel in the 80's to raise awareness and appreciation for sharks, when hysteria caused by Jaws was still extremely prevalent. Now, many people (such as myself) celebrate it independently of the Discovery Channel because of our love of sharks.
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Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They don't mean to kill people on purpose.. They just think we're food or they're even defending themselves. Obviously. Plus more humans kill Sharks than Sharks kill people so I'm on the Sharks side. :I
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fsnn1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
i was just asking a question okay :(, my friend, friend's brother got attacked by one(kinda it wasnt like you know fatal) but he didnt die, he's says he got a cool bite mark but all i think is, glob it sharks. So im on the human side :I.
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:iconfallenpeach:
Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I answered your question.
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:iconnew-vegas-house:
New-Vegas-House Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
maybe you should pay attention to shark week
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fsnn1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
dude why the lump did you think i asked what was shark week, if i lumpin knew what it was i wouldnt had said anything yeesh, maybe you should learn to read a whole comment -.- :threaten:

Jeez why'd you get so defensive in your two comments
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New-Vegas-House Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
shark related deaths actually are not very common, coconuts on the other hand...

attacks themselves are not very common either. more common than deaths, yes, but nevertheless still uncommon
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TreeNinja66 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome!:excited:
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enteringmymind Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in love with all your sharks!!! Can't wait to see which one comes next, hopefully the Great White or Hammerhead will make it into the group.:fingerscrossed:
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dingmadongs Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I agree, she dose have cute nose . :D
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:iconzevifa:
Zevifa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
That could be a great plush. It's all cute and it's almost like he's thinking "grrrr time to be a freaking shark and swim everywhere"
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WhatCanWeSave Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
That IMO is the cutest and durpyest shark ever ><
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:iconhaddonfielder:
Haddonfielder Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaww, it's so cute ! ;u; ♥
Awesome work again ! :''DDD
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KatiraMoon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This shark looks really cute, wonderful work as always. :heart:
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KiwiSlushy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Um um
You should try drawing a frilled shark. .u.
They're unique, and I think they were from around the same time as the dinosaurs. XD
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ScottishHarley Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm kind of scared of sharks, but I try to concour it by watching shark related documentaries. I know I have nothing too fear, in fact absolutely nothing, they're just personified as killing machines with very little thought or empathy for the human species, but in actual fact, are just very misunderstood, just my opinion, yes it's very crappy lol. Btw I love all your shark week drawings! X
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:iconproffesionalzombie12:
ProffesionalZombie12 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Draw the blue shark.....LOVE the blue shark..
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:iconproffesionalzombie12:
ProffesionalZombie12 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Or the Greenland Shark.
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Totally epic shark! Keep it up, I love these! :)
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:iconkinexuru:
Kinexuru Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ITiger sharks are one of my favorite sharks! As like you said, they really do look so adorable and cuddly!
Great work as always, Squeedge!
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:iconnew-vegas-house:
New-Vegas-House Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
not to mention that tiger sharks naturally hunt sea turtles and can crunch right through the shell
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:iconkinexuru:
Kinexuru Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably means that their jaws are that strong, right? XD
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:iconnew-vegas-house:
New-Vegas-House Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
ridiculously strong, as well as the obviously sharp teeth
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:iconkinexuru:
Kinexuru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yikes.. Though they're cute, I wouldn't wanna meet one of them on the beach. XD
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