Edit: this is now featured on the cover of my new novel: [link]
This is a painting, not a photo! I find it amusing how several people have added this to photography collections Step-by-step animated WIPs here: [link]
First time drawing a shark.
Painted this for the cover of my book Doom
which I am in the process of publishing. The shark turned out great but Iím not completely satisfied with the background. I struggled with the waterís surface for some reason. Havenít painted this kind of water freehand before. But I didnít want to use a texture or spend ten more hours, so just decided to wing it.
While writing my book I came across a captivating shark photo on Flickr. I really liked the sharkís pose and expression, so once I finished my novel I contacted the photographer asking for permission to draw it for the cover. He agreed.
And this painting is the result.
And yes, great whites really do have blue eyes. They look black in most photos, but do an image search and youíll see that close-ups reveal the true color.
Time: 40+ hours
Program: Photoshop Elements
Tools: Wacom bamboo fun tablet
Reference by Venson Kuchipudi (used with permission)