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    Big Scary Fish!:$

    Okay, here's a large fish creature that I've been working on for a little while. It's a fictitious member of the Dinichthyid ("terrible fish") group, which included Dunkleosteus, one of my favorite prehistoric creatures. Dinichtyids are part of the Anthrodire group, which is in turn part of the Placoderm group, a class of prehistoric armored fishes. Here's some links for the paleo-geeks among us.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placoderm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthrodira

    This was originally done for the Golden Guddle Greaper creature of the week activity, but I didn't finish it in time. Which is kinda good, because now I don't have to think up some BS explanation as to what exactly a Guddle Greaper is.
    The scales were all "stamped" on using a custom scale-shaped brush I made. I'm going to go over all of them manually later. I also plan on doing away with the lines and tightening up the color painting underneath.
    Anyway, your thoughts?

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    I dont think you should do away withe the lines altogether. It ads an illustrated quality to the pic. as for the scales, thats a cool idea. Very cool fish!

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    You might want to check out this, it could help you loads, I not saying there's anything wrong with what you've done, but take a look.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...ghlight=salmon

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    DECYPL- Thanks! I may keep the lines.
    Venger- Thanks for the link. What redehlert did there is definitely amazing, but the texture and whatnot of that fish isn't really what I'm going for here. I'll look it over some more, though, to see if there's something I can learn.

    Haven't really had time to work on this. Updates will come.

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    Here's the state of it so far. The scaly body is proving to be quite time-consuming. I'm liking how it's turning out, though, especially the head. The bottom image is full-size. I'm not working extremely large.

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    Lookin good. I like how you brought the musculature of the lower fins out.

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