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Prehistoric Sky Whales by Simkaye Prehistoric Sky Whales by Simkaye
Or as they are called by the Caeli people: dragonfish.

Inspired by orcas, based loosely off of the Basilosaurus.
I'm not even going to finish detailing and polishing this up, I'm just so ready to stop working on it. I really dragged myself through the last half of it.

Prehistoric sky whales are one of those animals that just sort of always has it's fucking mouth open


11" x 8.5" acrylics on smooth bristol paper.

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:iconfredstesney:
Sky whales...fun idea. Whales need literally tons of food to survive and when you add flight to their energy requirements, well that's a lot of birds!

Anyhoo, you already know everything that's good about this painting - and once again, props for working with traditional materials - so let's get on to the other stuff.

You could do more with atmospheric perspective. When I saw the thumbnail, all three whales looked like they were in the foreground. The sky looks flat too. Some sort of color shift will probably help, along with changes in the size and texture of the clouds.

That's it. Keep 'em flying!
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this is probably the picture on deviantart, which i personally find to be most astounding and beautiful. so i doubt this to be a critique.
there were times not too much later than those prehistoric times, these wales seem to stem from, where humankind didn't know what the big blue above our head was made of and what creatures, dragons, angels, gods were living in it. this picture plays with the similarity between the azure above us and the wet one to our feet. it's no gods, no heavenly scenery in this picture, it's simply a mirror of the ocean below. It's a picture of a time, where the sky was the limit but human fantasy was infinite, just as the celestial sea.
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philippeL Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
superb concept
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:iconkaijukid23:
Simply awesome....... Whatta creativity
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Simkaye Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconkaijukid23:
And their scientific name is "Caelocetus"
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:iconyoshiman444:
I BELIVE I CAN FLYYYYY I BELIVE IM A WHALE THAT CAN TOUCH THE SKYYY
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Simkaye Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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evinca Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist
This is awesome! :la: Even thought it may be good that those really don't exist...
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Simkaye Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, probably not such a bad thing that they're fictional. Thank you! (:
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Wolf-fang4 Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
keep doing what your doing cause this is good.
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