Battle Shark

Battle Shark

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Battle Shark

Title: Battle Shark
Pixel Artist: jtfjtfjtf  (Level 4 Shichikyu :: 2365 points)
Posted: 8/16/2014 07:18
Palette: 17 colors
Statistics:  33 comments    87 faves    0 avatars

This particular creature has seen its fair share of battle.

Edit: Tried to address some issues Dawnbringer brought up. Also tweaked colors.

Postcomp Edit: Made some minor changes.

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karakenio (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/20/2020 15:32


jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/23/2014 22:38

Thanks Ciclopiz and Cise!

Cise (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/23/2014 15:51

Cthulhu shark! It looks awesome, especially the colors.

Ciclopiz (Level 2 Dealer) @ 8/23/2014 15:19

Amazing work!

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/20/2014 17:28

Thanks DawnBringer!

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 8/20/2014 12:41

Good edit. It got a vote from me. 

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/19/2014 20:36

Thanks Bark Snarly and Zizka!

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 8/19/2014 08:46

And we have winner! 

Great concept. 

Bark Snarly (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 8/19/2014 04:14

Love the pose and design, really sweet. Voting for this!

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/18/2014 18:56

Thanks Mandrill!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/18/2014 15:07

Really digging the update, looks much more refined now.

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/18/2014 14:28

Thanks mursku! I'll probably tweak more things next week after voting.

mursku (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/18/2014 02:24

man thats a cool design! Thought the anatomy needs a bit work (like the chest and stomach area, also i would think more light would be hitting the triceps in this picture). But the face is just awesome! I especially like the striped shading on the tongue, and the tentacles look super cool!

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/17/2014 16:53

Thanks Emperor Pixel and ADrawingMan!

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/17/2014 16:24

That's pretty sweet, definitely voting for this one

Emperor_Pixel (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/17/2014 15:45

This is frikkin' terrifying. And it makes the picture for me 

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/17/2014 15:08

Thanks for the critique Mandrill! I played a little with the saturation and brightness/shadows but I still want the skin to look more on the matte side due to all the battling wearing down any shine. I do think I'll experiment more on aggressive mid ramp shifting in future pieces. I tend to just do a more modest arc ramp.

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/17/2014 14:23

Thanks for the compliments Kaishido, Daimoth, CraftyPixel, Mandrill!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/17/2014 13:23

A very nice piece! Quite solid anatomy, a refreshing design and a cool looking aggressive pose. It surely has my vote.

Besides from what Dawnbringer pointed out I think that the palette could be improved. Darker shadows and vivid colours would really help to make it pop a bit more in my opinion, especially the blues!

I played around in PS and changed the colour values. Hope you don't mind


CraftyPixeI (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/17/2014 09:57

- Coool -

Daimoth (Level 3 Stalker) @ 8/17/2014 06:54

I was going to make something similar; a grotesque bipedal shark with a late 90's fighting game look, but this one looks good enough that I don't feel the need to. Great work!

Kaishido (Level 3 Mi-Go (The Whisperer in Darkness)) @ 8/17/2014 04:43

Oh my gosh, this is so disgusting, I love it haha 

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/16/2014 23:32

Thanks Lyud and Pixelarg!

Pixelarg (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 8/16/2014 21:49

this is epic insane! I love it!

Lyud (Level 2 Pufferfish) @ 8/16/2014 19:47

C'est magnifique.

Lyud (Level 2 Pufferfish) @ 8/16/2014 19:35


DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 8/16/2014 14:03

Yeah, it's ok to tweak a piece until the voting starts. 

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/16/2014 13:45

Thanks for the critique DawnBringer! Is it okay if I do some edits before the competition starts?

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 8/16/2014 13:38

Cool creature. There's plenty of banding, mostly in the "jarms". There's nice outer selective outlining but the inner linework is pretty harsh (esp. the teeth). The brown central part look empty and unfinished, 

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/16/2014 13:28

This was mainly inspired by Sharktopus, but instead of suction pads I just put in teeth. I do like Blade 2 though. Have you been watching the Strain? It's by Del Toro and it's like Blade 2 but with no Blade.

The dark vertical line of pixels are supposed to be the demarcation of the abdominals and the obliques.

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/16/2014 13:23

Thanks Ubisavis!

felchqueen (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/16/2014 11:10

Watch Blade2 much :p Great anthropomorphic shark! The line of vertical line of dark pixels mid-torso bothers me though, are they intentional?

Ubisavis (Level 6 Made) @ 8/16/2014 07:46

creative one :D

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