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Viking vs. Shark by SharpWriter Viking vs. Shark by SharpWriter
My entry for art jam "The Most epic thing you can imagine"

Try to listen to some epic metal like Dominion when you look at this as it adds to it.

PS cs4 and lots of blood, sweat, and more blood.

EDIT: HOLY SMOKES! thank you everyone for the overwhelming response. I had a number of people ask for this as a print so ask and you shall receive. I think its pretty much every type of print you can get too haha.

EDIT 2: Holy S*** even more of a response thank you all so much.

I just noticed that DAs prints are pretty costly and spoke with a company around me that will do bigger posters for prolly a lil cheaper and 11X17 prints of this (so they will fit in small places!) are available for 10.00 each plus shipping to wherever you live. Note me and Ill get you more info.

Thank you for the DD! <3

EDIT 3: Fixed some crap on it, tweaked the colors and the BG along with other stuff, thanks everyone for all the advice and input.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-09-17
Viking vs. Shark by *SharpWriter is simply epic, 'nuff said! ( Suggested by dizzia and Featured by Thunderstatement )
Here is a high level of action, and it makes us very nervous. The impact of the determination of the wiking, belonging to the pirate crews from among the Northmen, who plundered the coasts of Europe in the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries, has a crucial expression, which should be in an art work. The shark is displayed very professional and lights on it are bringing the shark into the life. There is a blur part of the picture has a precious role on the composition, therefore it is pretty easy that we can focus on where the action starts and finishes. The artsit of this art work has brought us a thing which is about history that we forgot. Brilliant, Cheers!
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4 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

I spotted this early this morning, a tiny thumbnail in my DD ticker tape along the bottom of my screen and my heart began to beat faster... Finally, something from the far side of someone's imagination... someone daring to take the viewer on a terrifying journey...

The title hails back to the MTV generation of a celebrity deathmatch type scenario where the only confines, aside from the boxing ring ropes, were the limits of the animators imagination. This is a brave and powerful image, striking awe and fear into the viewers' hearts. This artist has no limit to his imagination, knows no boundaries and takes great relish in exhibiting an image that will excite, shock and beguile the viewer. In one word, this IS epic.

The composition is perfect - from the gaping jaws and swirling blood red waters to the arc of gore from the viking's wielded axe. Smooth, clear and beautifully proportioned, the detail in the shark is beautiful... the wet skin, like rubber; the dead black eye and the rolled back lip exposing the rows of bloody saw-like razor sharp teeth. The detail in the viking - stoically holding on and seemingly berserk in his frenzied attack - the helmet gleaming, and the muscle shown in his forearms... perfect.

I have awarded FULL MARKS for each category. I have not seen anything quite so radical and adrenalin fuelled in quite some time. This is visionary, original and unquestionably memorable. The artists technique is unsurpassable. And as for impact... well... like I said at the beginning - it made my heart beat faster as a rush of adrenalin flooded my veins. It looks amazing FULL VIEW size and the artist should be selling prints of this. It's a phenomenal piece of art!
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I thought your Presidents series was epic... :heart:
AUTOBOTGJB1997 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
I'm just picturing them all on the ship moments before this happens
"Hey Eric watch this!"
chubbyninja89 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Viking: You took my brother! I'll take you head!!
SunSero Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fuck harpoon, i take my axe 
CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Then the shark looked me right in the eye and said, "Enjoy your dinner!"
unicaja Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
poor shark (((  very stunning work! bravo
MrCaption Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is literally the coolest thing I've ever seen.
rooldeewurldman Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Viking Olaf:  (laughing triumphantly)  Haahahahahahah!  Yaa, shore'n tonight veer havin' fish for dinner!
Shark:  Ow!  Owowowowow!  Stoppit!  Ow!  Meanie human!  Th-this isn't the way it was supposed to be!  Ouch!  Stupid advice from cousin Bruce!  If I make it out of here alive, I'll never swim here aga-OWCH!  
Juisifer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
that's metal
NorthmanLudin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
XD that IS fucking epic.
kronik1973 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
most epic thing ever!
ReginaldvonSkalywank Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
This is something that might have actually happened in real life...some viking traveling from Denmark to raid some poor church gets knocked overboard, and manages to grab his axe just in time to whack Jaws in the head.
TheGurch Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Gobsmacked here!
SuperStormtrooper501 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My GOD!! Total and utter epicnesssss!!
blackcore11 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
This image just oozes pure awesomeness.
radog2144 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Please tell me where to send money. Haha. I need this! I'm buying quite a few other prints from you too.. You're getting a whole wall in my house
innverted Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
hahahaha i was listening to ale storm (pirate metal) when i came across this pic AMAZING
Agacora Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your argument is invalid.
deshune Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Artist
yea thats pretty epic man
lionback Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
You got a great mind for your art my friend, I did a pastel much like this (not was well put together) with a Predator and a Great white. Top Im a fan
needsmoreminecraft Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Writer
Sweet mother of epic...
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There'll be fish n chips for dinner! Heck this is outrageously hillarious-/crazy/epic.
Green--Ink Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
its Robbaz!
SkaldicProductions Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is fucking awesome!
Logea Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing is as hardcore as a viking fighting a giant shark. It's like manly gone manlier!
Nagneto Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Don't tell the elf!
Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow.....just Wow
Fenris-01 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
The stuff of legend...
Auginator Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
my money's on the viking
Verruckt3r Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This may very well be one of the most epic things I have seen in a long while!
Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
TV Tropes brought me here
tehWonderBoy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
This picture absolutely oozes manliness.
Saprogfx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I am part viking and i love sharks. This picture is, what you might say, PERFECT. faved+
iamjonking Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Sharpwriter! I love your stuff and I was wondering if it would be possible to use your epic viking shark mutilator pic in some art work for a metal band. It would be greatly appreciated and as always you will get credit where ever it may go.

Thanks so much!
SharpWriter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Digital Artist
yeah dude go for it, as long as your not selling it I'm cool with it.
matmohair1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
catch of the day !
aprecio Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
holy fucking shit, wow tremendous!
VenemousGhost Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
HELL YEAH! Amazing work
Kraeten Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Take a good look ladies and gentleman, this is why you don't see Great Whites straying near Iceland. ;p
en4cerman Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
What an awesome picture....I have no other words!!!!
RavingDork Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Photographer
How on earth do you end up on a shark's snout!?
Ivc392 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011

I cant put into words how awesome this is....
randomcharacterspace Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
only if the shark got the viking by suprise and get the viking in it mouth the shark would have the uper hand and drown him so dive shark dive
Golar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Wow! Instant favourite!
charla316 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
arnt viking supose to have bigger weapons?

can you draw hiccups father doing that?
awsome drawing still
my computer wouldnt let me fave a few minutes ago
charla316 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
what did viking do in their era wars, dragons, sharks, glare
life of a viking

cool drawing
Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
And on a lighter note,half the population of Scandinavia suffers from acute head-asploding.The cause is unknown,but rumor has it that a certain picture by SharpWriter has caused this calamity.The police have been alerted.
This is Death-By-Grunge with DA news,signing off.
BobofWar17 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Freakin' LEGENDARY!!! Manliness in its rawest form, haha, Awesome!
Acasi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
If a shark sees this it will avenge her befallen fish friend.good thing no shark shall see this pic.Great Viking moment,they should make a video related to this moment
Dohjow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantatic colour =) wish i could do such thing on my PS but i don't know exactly how to do this :p
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