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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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belial1980 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Sweet!
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
:wow: Wow! I just love this concept! :nod: And that you chose the most awesome whales to base it from-- Orcas and Basilosaurus. :D
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Simkaye Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :D
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
:D :w00t: Your very welcome!
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TheMightySaurus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eyepopping omfg Eyepopping omfg 
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philippeL Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
superb concept
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Simply awesome....... Whatta creativity
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Simkaye Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
And their scientific name is "Caelocetus"
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yoshiman444 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I BELIVE I CAN FLYYYYY I BELIVE IM A WHALE THAT CAN TOUCH THE SKYYY
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