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Goblin Shark Merman: Uncontroled Anger by crystal-of-ix Goblin Shark Merman: Uncontroled Anger by crystal-of-ix
Thanks :iconsircrocodile: for the suggestion of a goblin shark merman ;)

Companion Pic: [link]

A lone outcast merman is chained to the depths of the sea for killing one of his own kind in a fit of rage.
His punishment: he is slowly becoming a full goblin shark, except he will have all the feelings and memories of his past life.

Who said all merpeople were pretty?

Pic (c) me ;)
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HaakonLie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool idea! Like the backstory of it. Epic.

Had the same idea today, with an ugly mermaid based on the goblin shark.
So when I researched goblin sharks online, I found this near drawing!
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great minds think alike I guess :giggle:

If you do make one, send me a link! I need to put up some new features ;)

There's a companion picture to it as well, if you look in the comments :)
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HaakonLie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe! I guess so :)
For now I just made a few sketches of them! 
Norse mythologys mermaids are in contrast to known mermaids, hideous creatures!
Sort of like trolls in the sea. :P So That got me thinking on ugly fish that could inspire them!
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PhoenixPhlox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I'm so sorry, that I comment so late... I promised to tell you something about this picture.
You told me you submitted it to the critique folder, to see how could you improve it (or something like that).
And I think the merman is really good idea.
I think if you want, you can improve it technically.
You can try some deeper shadows (and add the missing shadows). That would give him a more 3D look.
But you draw his expression well, and the background story is interesting too :)
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you're right about the shadows :)
He is kind of...light. Unfortunately that's the colour of an actual goblin shark, but I think adding the shadows is a good idea :)
I'll take note of it for his mate, who I will hopefully be posting soon :)
Better late than never ;)
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PhoenixPhlox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I can't wait to see the next one :aww: :happybounce:
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a female :)
Technically I have two others, but I made the mistake of gluing the lineart in a book :(
Would you like to help me wit the next mermaid/merman?
I need a type of fish/seacreature to base them off of :)
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PhoenixPhlox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Oh, a girl ;) Sounds good :) :D

What an unpleasant accident with the glue D: :noes:

And yes, I would like to help if you tell me what would you like me to do.
Should I suggest a fish or sea creature?
I guess it depends on the character too :)
If she likes jewelry she could be a goldfish based...
but if you need something simple, I guess this one would be perfect for a female ;) [link]
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Technically I could combine the two fish...
I just need to find the other mermaid ^^;
That could take a while ^^;

I'm thinking I might do a shrimp mermaid/man one day.
Wonder what that would look like :?

Technically he's the only male I have; I just liked the idea of a not pretty one ;)
Actually...no.
I did do Mozenrath as a beta fish merman.
That was weird...
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LadyIronhide Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This creature is such a smart idea! :D
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