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Shiver of Sharks by BHS-ArchetypeRex Shiver of Sharks by BHS-ArchetypeRex
Sharkticons need more love.

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This was a sketch that just evolved into something ridiculous-originally I just wanted to see how the Sharkticons would look in my attempt at drawing them.

This took forever, but mostly because I would get distracted - and spent way too much time on certain parts and also some funktastic problems that came up with the colors being horribly muted when posted online, which was fixed.

And of course, I had to add a BG in the end, because he didn't look right standing by himself in the blackness. So now, he has friends. Lots...and lots...of friends.

Probably realize they don't look like the real deal ones, but, I have a rabid style/imagination and it's not really friendly and cordially inviting there when it comes to mean scary things, like these guys.

Oh look, Quintesson branding. Who wouldn't be complete without that?

Sharkticons © Hasbro/Takara.Tomy
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heavy147 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KILL THEM ALL!!!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
The Sharkticons look even more scary now.
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LordVanCute Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
This.Is.GORGEOUS
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KajeJenson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Ha. Real-deal or no, I like the redesign... Did you ever notice that the toys looked like they were based off of Pac-Man Frogs? I thought that was appropriate. You kind of escalated the same theme here. Great work :)
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011   General Artist
Oh gosh those frogs. I never noticed that until now, LOL. Would fit too, those things are always hungry. Thank you.
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Laserbot Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
what brushes did you use in coloring this one i see alott of textury type work! i also like how you traced the cracks with shine work as well as the reflective bounch lighting!
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   General Artist
The brushes I think were random grunge brushes in a brush set a close friend of mine gave me awhile back. I think any version of grunge brushes would help though, there are a few on DA that come to mind. I think when I did this, I used the dodge tool with the brushes and went over the colors before switching back to just a soft round to brighten it up and the cracks more.

Thank you very much as well! I can't like, not stand fiddling with the cracks if they are just sitting there for some reason, I guess just to portray them more vividly. Makes it livelier...if that makes sense at all.
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ryuzo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
OMG. I gotta tell you, I never liked the Sharkticons, but this is INCREDIBLE. I think I officially started liking Sharkticons from the second I saw this pic. It's unreal. How did you cram so much detail into this pic??

FYI, I liked that other-version Sharkticon that appeared with the energon treats. I wondered why they never sold it...
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010   General Artist
Thank you so much! This is one of my favorites, and I plan on doing something more simple like a ref image of them when I finally get the time...I just originally wanted to see how they would come out if I mangled them and boop, here they are. It took awhile to finish this one too, i'm just glad the more I play with these things the faster I get used to working with the images and details and designs.

And which one do you mean? Now I am curious...lol
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ryuzo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
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Fast forward to 1:30.
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   General Artist
Oh the Allicons? Hehehe, yes...they are awesome! Would have been nice to have a figure of them.
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Ojunix Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Eeep if I saw those in a Dark Alley I think I wet myself.:fear:
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010   General Artist
Probably the same with quite a few people i'd wager! XD Gnashy teeth!
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Tartly-Sweet Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: Sharkticons do need more love.
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   General Artist
Agreed! Hehehe.
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Countess-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Just found this burried in my deviation stacks.

There you go again, putting us all to shame with your OCD lineart and fabulous colouring.

Everything you upload is just *can only make a sound effect to express what I'm thinking*, you're making me run out of things to say!

Oh, here's something:

TUTORIAL! I'm sure it would make many people happy.
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   General Artist
LOL. Thank you very much for that, I just wish this block eating away at my head would stop wringing my brain so I can't get some other things finaggled, lol.

And haha, you aren't the only one to ask me about a tutorial...it's hard for me to lay one out because i'm still fighting with how to stay with the look I keep meddling with. Drives me completely crazy. @_@;;;

Maybe sometime though...when I finally get what i'm doing down pat. lol
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Shadow-Spyro Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
The detailing is immense! |d
And for once, they look evil, and not like fat tadpoles with lots of teeth. xD
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   General Artist
LOL thank you for that. I'm about to destroy the world with the new one...this block makes me weep blood though, lol.
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Shadow-Spyro Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
I know how you feel. I nabbed a stack of paper of me mam, and now all these ideas I have just refuse to be drawn! *cries*
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010   General Artist
It's the devil indeed with ideas which do not wish to be put down. I seem to be having this problem but it will go away soon enough. Turns out it's just my worry problem, LOL. Must turn this negative energy positive somehow! Stat! Lol
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hellbat Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Nice lines and colours.
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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GalvatronLikesPonys Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Whoever said they don't look like the real deal? Cuz' I sure as hell didn't think that when I saw this picture. I see this as a more lifelike version of the Sharkticons, and it seems to me that they could jump right out of the picture and bite your arm off... *Sharkticon bites my arm off* ..Well, told you didn't I?

Haha, anyways, this is your own style and more lifelike version of the Sharkticons, and I absolutely love this artwork. And lookie there, you gave the once lonely Sharkticon friends to fight with, how sweet are you! X3! As far as I'm concerned, don't care if they look like "the real deal ones", to me, they ARE the "real deal ones". Expect a call from hasbro soon, they need a new TF comic artist ;3.
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   General Artist
Thank you very much for that, makes me happy to hear that people like my growly interpretations, lol.

And yes, I just...I tried hard to work with the original designs but the googly eyes and things just didn't settle with me, and i'm all ready off in draw some weird grimdark styling so I just went with it.

And lol, if I can get things straightened out so I can keep with a general look, that would be great, i'm still far away from trying to do anything cool like that though I think.

Thank you so much. :)
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GalvatronLikesPonys Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student General Artist
You're very welcome :3, and BTW, I love growly things! Even though they want to bite me, I wants to huggle them xD!

Yeah, it wouldn't settle with me either if I was you :3. I likes your version better, because if you went with the googlie-eyed funky junk...I would have peed my pants laughing so hard...and we can't have that can we ;3? XD!

Everything you do in your work is phenomenal, so even if you didn't have a general look most of the time and each time is a bit different, that's kickaft too XD!

You're welcome :3
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010   General Artist
Awww, that is much appreciated! And yeah, growly grrr works wonders!

And LOL Googlie-eyed funky junk. XD I suppose that was their way to make them not so scary for the kids back then maybe, lol.
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GalvatronLikesPonys Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student General Artist
^-^. I knows xD!

Haha, yeah, it sorta just came to me as I was typin' ;P. Yeah, I could see that as the main reason.
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   General Artist
And funny how they probably wouldn't do it now, because they might be too scary for the kiddies now a days. Unless they made them even more goofy. @_@
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GalvatronLikesPonys Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student General Artist
:rofl: OMP! So true! Kiddies would be scarred for life xD! And AND! What if they made a more adult version of a type of Transformers animated series?! Haha, then maybe the leader of the Decepticons might find a femme ;D! Eh, EH!? :rofl: I'm a little hyper...
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   General Artist
LOL, if only. I know my degenerate make believe land it adultified to the max...I guess that just stems from the fact i'm not a kid anymore though, and drama and adult situations fit hand and hand quite well, lol.

And Oh ho ho...I do that all ready, because i'm a big loser but it puts me in my happy place. I just don't post anything for fear of my face getting eaten by rabid fan childrens, lol.
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Shadypenpen Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Yup, scarier than their stubby G1 counterparts. I am impressed you also have grasp with the dark, nightmarish and forboding aura in some of your pieces.

I bet the Quints fed 'em with something that made 'em look more terrifying. >XD
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   General Artist
Lol, well, I blame the fact I do too much enjoy making things, well...growly. I feel bad I haven't drawn enough Autobots, but you can bet if I did and they were mad you probably couldn't tell the difference between them and the cons...well, besides the look. This is what I get for drawing angry things for a long time, lol.

And haha, gotta love them Quints, the bastages. Lol
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spirogirl Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
WOW! you are serious good to draw this. i really love this pic
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   General Artist
Hehe, thank you very much for that. Took so long...guh. I hope to use what I learned on it for future things. ><;
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spirogirl Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
I hope so too. I use long time also in this here too > <
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010   General Artist
I think though, if it takes a while, the effort put is good effort. Hehehe.
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spirogirl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
i understand what you mean ;)
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   General Artist
I am glad on that then. XD Sometimes I confuse myself even when i'm trying to make sense. >_<
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drake-fighter-0127 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa, love the amount of detailing they have! simply awesome
:)
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   General Artist
Thank you very much! :) They are some crazy beasts. Hehe
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drake-fighter-0127 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Your truly welcome!:)Yes they are.Haha
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   General Artist
:)
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drake-fighter-0127 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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Fanimusmaximus Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
OM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!!!!
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   General Artist
DELICIOUS!!!!
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loaves Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
I love the colors in this and they do not take away from the creepiness of these sharkticons!
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   General Artist
Hehe, I appreciate that very much! Thank you! :)
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loaves Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
YW
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BHS-ArchetypeRex Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010   General Artist
:)
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