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SHARKWEEK: Velvet Belly by squeedgemonster SHARKWEEK: Velvet Belly by squeedgemonster
Shark Week continues on. Today, say hello to the Velvet Belly Latern Shark. Again, this is for ~lexuswolf's Shark Week Sketch Jam, which means stop requesting sharks I do next please and thank you.

While looking for refs, I first saw this and thought "aw, cute li'l guys, aren't they?" I then later stumbled upon THIS and was like "JESUS CHRIST, HOW HORRIFYING". I decided to go for a creepy angle, which is funny because these things are totally harmless and hardly longer than a foot. Not sure how well I did with this one but... enjoy?

The Velvet Belly is a type of deep sea dogfish and, like other lantern sharks, is bio-luminescent. It has light-emitting photophores that form a species-specific pattern over its flanks and abdomen that are thought to function in counter-illumination, which camouflages the shark against predators.

Go to DISCOVERY.COM/SAVETHESHARKS for more facts and information about sharks.

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Drawn with Paint Tool SAI
Textures & editing done in CS4
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome, you have such a wicked drawing style! :wow:
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whimsical-owl96 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
when i saw the picture i couldnt help but lol... hes like "DURRHURRHURR. :D"
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scorpionmetal Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
thats not horrifying in the link my other comment shows real horror from dark waters
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lk-nightshade Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
This one is so cool! I liked that thresher too!
Great coloring on all these! And I also really like the little splashes of color for a bg :)
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jpui Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The shark in that link looks like it's smiling lol
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EternalWandering Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
JESUS CHRIST WHY DID I CLICK ON THAT LINK AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

But he's still cute. :heart:
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axem-ranger-black Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
cute~<3
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neotigger143 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
This one's my favorite so far... so cute and deadly looking!
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Sunduvhar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O3O I love the purple fins.
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CptCocoPuffs Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love these sharks that you're drawing they're just so PIMP! :D
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