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Sport Fishing-1906 by arvalis Sport Fishing-1906 by arvalis
This photo was sold to a collector in 1906 for $3.50 by an amateur photographer at Loch Ness. That value may seem small but by today's standards its roughly $85.00. The fisherman seen here is a veteran cryptid slayer, he is using a harpoon tied to a barrel of dynamite that will be lit by his apprentice. Once the creature is tagged it will flee in pain only to explode once out of reach of the boat. This photo was captured just before the animal was destroyed.

Advanced Perspective Week 5


PhotoshopCS3:10ish hours
Loch Ness Monster Design©RJ Palmer
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:iconfiskos01:
fiskos01 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
This reminds me of story from The Prose Edda,
 how Thor and Hymir went fishing and caught The Midgard Serpent. 
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GallusVarius Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Poor lochness-beastie. What'd it ever do to them?

Aside from that, the splashes and the teeth of the pleiosaur(?) looks well-done.
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:iconcheeseburgertom:
CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
'Twas men of iron and ships of word that explored the world.  Great job!
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Wood
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:iconjess-wild-wolf-girl:
Jess-Wild-Wolf-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Artist
Love this! You are very talented!
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:iconrenee-niels:
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, a cross between Jaws (death by explosion) and Moby Dick...?
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:iconijustlikehalo:
ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From Hell's heart I stab at thee.
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:icongnometsar:
gnometsar Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol instant favorite
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:iconhiawolf:
hiawolf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
loook Charlie, Its a leopluridon charlie!
hah, plesiosaur!
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:iconcapnskusting:
CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Featured... [link] :ahoy:
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:icondemialc-neeb-sah-em:
Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Pure awesomeness in this work right here.
Personally, I would have tied the explosive to the harpoon itself, but this works too.
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:iconcapnskusting:
CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
"I think we're gonna need a bigger boat"
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:icongroudan383:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Lol, like a tiny harpoon is going to do ANYTHING against that gigantic thing. This is a really awesome piece! :)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
The harpoon is tied to a barrel of tnt
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:icongroudan383:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
And what is a harpoon tied to a barrel of TNT going to do lol? Unless the barrel has already been lit, and it doesn't fall into the water( which 99% will most likely happen), its going to be pretty useless :)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Yes, the barrel would be lit and the fuse would have a coil inside a compartment in the barrel to avoid being put out under water.
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:icongroudan383:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I dont know, that seems too complicated for 1906 tech lol :)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Not nearly as complicated as a automobile, aircraft, steam engine, or Gatling gun. All of which existed in 1906.
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:icongroudan383:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I just dont think it would ve very effective though. But i shouldnt be anal, this is a really cool piece :)
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Awesome work here
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MorrisonDesign Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice story to go along with it.
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Jordan90334264 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
AGGGHHH, you've fallen into the trap of conflating TNT with dynamite! Besides, prehistoric monsters would be the least of my worries if I was stuck with that much volatile explosive on a rocking boat.
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:iconrawr-keikz:
RAWR-keikz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dat goddamn tree fitty!
love this and the reference.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
lol thank you
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:iconrawr-keikz:
RAWR-keikz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D welcome
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:iconayumi-nemera:
Ayumi-Nemera Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
am I the only one who gets the south park reference?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
I think so. Im glad you did :)
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SuperApartmentBros Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Too great! Love it!
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:iconblackrosesariasan:
BlackroseSariaSan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
And given that the harpooner appears to be at least 70 years or older I'd venture his eyesight and reflexes aren't that good. At least, not as good as a dinosaurs. That "apprentice" had better pray to holy hell his "master" hits the mark. Otherwise they'll both be giving a new meaning to the term "fishfood". LOL.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aye, do or die skipper!
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:icongryphon2001:
Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Dynamite Fishing LOL! ...That IS a Sport in Southern States!
Amazing Artwork and how you made it look 'old style' like this... very Believable!
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HectorHimeros Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Nessie art is featured in my group's journal: Castiel And Friends: [link] Do check it out and don't be shy to join. Thanks.
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:iconspinozilla97:
Spinozilla97 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No! Not Nessie!!! :(
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:icon84galloway84:
84Galloway84 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
Cryptids are Awesome!
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:iconauroraart:
AuroraArt Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very cool! :D
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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:iconskyjaguar:
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I want to see Jeremy Wade tackle one of those! (Haha, tackle! Get it?) :::Ducks flying tomato:::
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:icondeadlovecalling:
DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Writer
Fantastic image! It brings to mind what would actually happen eventually if we ever found these creatures alive, however :/ We kill what we don't understand. Simply love this!
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:iconlegendofvelotron:
LegendofVelotron Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I love this!
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:iconziegholloway:
ZiegHolloway Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice, I like the description as well.
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Cool
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:iconcfakatsuki:
cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
See now that is what deadliest catch should be about
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:iconyajuu-27:
Yajuu-27 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an awesome action scene ! O_O
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:icontheyakhobbit:
theyakhobbit Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You do the dinosaur (ish) paintings quite well I really like your eye for detail on the head. good job.
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:iconhawk00refferencer:
Hawk00Refferencer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
That's awful, killing Nessie?
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:iconjasperkahn:
JasperKahn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the story that goes with it - it just makes the whole thing so much more awesome!
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:iconjdvn7:
JDVN7 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
AWESOME!~
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:iconcorustenebrae:
CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work!
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:iconmotorroach:
MotorRoach Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Fishing taken to a whole new level.
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:iconrolandi:
Rolandi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Artist
great
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