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SHARKWEEK: Whale Shark by squeedgemonster SHARKWEEK: Whale Shark by squeedgemonster
Oh man, I can't believe I missed a day! I got busy with work and all that jazz, but I made time for today's shark for *Polarkeet's #SharkWeekSketchJam, the prodigious whale shark.

Despite being the largest non-cetacean animal in the world, the whale shark's diet is almost entirely made up of some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton! Their teeth are tiny to the point of being useless, and this peaceful giant spends its time slowly drifting through the water, filtering food through its five foot wide mouth.

I would love to swim next to one of these guys, they are so massive and graceful it's unreal.

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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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:iconmr-dinodude01:
Mr-DinoDude01 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Shark Week: The best week of the year.
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:icontintotet:
tintotet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
whale shark, a cute giant.
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:icondark-carioca:
Dark-Carioca Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cutest shark evah. Behind the Goblin and Mako Sharks, of course.
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:iconasti-friend:
asti-friend Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the pink colour around the whaleshark it makes a nice contrast to the blue
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:iconsum4c:
sum4c Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bought this as a sticker a while ago, it's on the edge of my mirror : D
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:iconenbdragon:
Enbdragon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
0.0 i love this so much, and idk why.....
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:iconkazenezumi:
kazenezumi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
YAY FOR WHALE SHARKS!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconz4charie:
Z4CHARIE Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ilove whale sharks :heart:
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:iconn3ffshark:
N3ffShark Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I love your style with the whale shark, and the colours.
They are beautiful, and I'd love to swim next to them, too.
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So amazing, I love the pose and your use of colours! :wow:
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:iconsharklover135:
sharklover135 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
hehe the biggest sea animal in the world!!! XD :squee:
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:iconeveelover:
EveeLover Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
cutie
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:iconoceangirl8670:
Oceangirl8670 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love all the sharkk week pics, finally someone ELSE who loves sharks!
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:iconminimicro:
MiniMicro Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
sharky :D
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:iconshuggarush:
ShuggaRush Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing, great job :D i think its because of artists like you that i started to love sharks in general O_O
SAVE THE SHARKS !
dude when is shark week????
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:iconanon3mau5:
anon3mau5 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
totes adorbs
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:iconsorain26:
Sorain26 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Whale sharks are so beautiful, you did a phenomenal job. he/she looks so happy X3. Check this out [link] .
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:icongeralt1895:
Geralt1895 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Whale Shark; both beautiful and majestic.
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:iconangelucky777:
Angelucky777 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Sharks are awesome
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:iconfantreasureplanetljs:
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely! =D
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:iconjokerlover000:
jokerlover000 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Can you make a white tipped reef shark
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:iconkemeno:
kemeno Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
WHALE SHARK! 8D My most favorite <3 you did a great job on this. :3
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:iconspore2000:
spore2000 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
cool ill love it
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:iconrchlisawesome:
rchlisawesome Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I ♡ whale sharks!
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:iconthedevilreborn:
TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Beautiful!
I love shark week!
It was one of my :+fav: things to wacht on TV!
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:iconchieftx:
Chieftx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
SIck!
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:iconmkappamaster:
mkappamaster Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty...
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:iconsevenxlives:
sevenxlives Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
make a really very great. =3
looks class.
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:iconkibiro:
kibiro Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whale sharks have always been my fav. this is awesome :P
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:iconladynovadragon:
LadyNovaDragon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
this shark is one of two that fights for the top space as my favorite shark :heart: and i really love the cartoony playfulness of the style you use for them :D
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:iconmondecolore:
mondecolore Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whale Sharks are such beautiful creatures. Their faces are so cute. :heart:
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:iconmarthisaur:
Marthisaur Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yay! Whale sharks!

...I did a report on them a while ago :XD:
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:iconxazo-tak:
Xazo-Tak Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
:iconrenardlaplz: My favourite shark species!
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:iconrandomdragon0412:
RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconiloveitplz: Ohh, that little smile,, you just made my day, sharky!
:iconilavplz: SSSSOOOOOOO CCCUUUUTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
HAPPY SHARK WEEK!!!
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:icondreamcrosser:
DreamCrosser Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
My favorite shark! He/She is so cute!
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:iconclarabacou:
ClaraBacou Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My favourite shark yet.
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:iconredrogue622:
redrogue622 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
instant fave! love the color!
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:iconhijodelagua:
hijodelagua Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Impresionante y majestuoso
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:iconilenora:
Ilenora Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, so cute! Look at his sweet little face! These sharks are so nice, although the mouths are a bit scary :XD: Love how you did the colours and spots/stripes.
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:iconaelita377:
Aelita377 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ew years ago two parents went out to dinner a few hours later the babysitter called and asked if she could cover up the clown statue in the kids room. The dad said get the kids out of the house and we'll call the police. We don't have a clown statue." The clown was actually a killer that escaped from prison 10 years ago. If u dont post this on ten photos, the clown will be in your bed with a chainsaw at 3:00 am
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:iconterios-the-hedgehog:
Terios-The-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:icongamzeerapeface-plz:
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:iconaelita377:
Aelita377 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
odd...
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:icontransientfox:
Transientfox Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I swam with the whale sharks at the Georgia aquarium...most amazing experience in my life!
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:iconzingey:
Zingey Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Do a basking shark ;A; Prease~
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:iconguineviere:
Guineviere Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
I would put this on my body. :innocent:
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draconiangem Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive seen how big these guys are next to human swimmers... their mouth is so wide, you'd almost think he would get sucked in by accident if he wasn't paying attention. I'm not really sure what classify them as shark though, other than their similar shape. And the obvious lack of flexible jaw bone seeing as they have no need to "chew" or "bite" to feed. They are like the mutants of the shark family that sharks just don't want to talk about.
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