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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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:iconhaakonlie:
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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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you :)
There's too many pretty mermaids out there ^^;
There needed to be a freaky one ;)
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LadyIronhide Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely right :D
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a whale shark mermaid done as well (and yes they do exist)
I just haven't posted it yet.
She's actually pretty.
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LadyIronhide Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sounds interesting. :D Show her us, when you upload :)
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most definitely :)
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silvergabetha834 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure if this is sad or if it is simply justice. Did he mean to kill the other merman or no? Is he meant to be tragic or instructive? Either way, I love the chains and the back story makes it even better :-)
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea.
I think he meant to.
I have another half done of his mate's reaction, which I haven't posted yet.
I just made up that story thing to make it look like I had some sort of reasoning behind why I decided to use a shark rather than a fish ^^;
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TheLegendofEevee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I wish I'd have thought of this! I love the backstory as well! You should write a story about this (if you haven't already, of course!). I could see it as some kind of fable teaching people not to kill others... or something XD
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Hexling Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010   Digital Artist
Yay, a goblin shark merman! Hadn't though of that one. :D I really like seeing "weird" animals get attention. :heart:
That's a neat backstory, too!
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ;) I had no idea those sharks existed ^^; It was fun and kinda disturbing drawing it :rofl:
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Hexling Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Lol yeah, I can see how it'd be kind of disturbing... :rofl:
Awesome nonetheless, though!
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Lady-Mozenrath Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Good work!!!1 Pretty good picture of a very scarry monster-merman! ;)
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perlehav Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! It looks great 8D and the story sounds really cool too!
The goblin shark is truly a weird creature, that long nose and mouth makes the animal look creepy...
But although it really is a ugly shark, I still love it X'D but I love all sharks:heart:
Did you know that the goblin shark was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in the 1890's? And that it's liver weighs a fourth of its body weight? 8D
Sorry^^; I just love to talk about sharks X'D
Great work here btw^w^
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just found out about it :rofl: That is a lot of interesting facts :D Glad you like it ;)
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perlehav Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah:D

Of course^^It's a very cool drawing!
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