Shark Cats, portraits of terror
November 23, 2014 7:51 AM   Subscribe

"It was a normal day when I grabbed my sketchpad and began to doodle. What came out was little scribbles of a horrible little creature: the Shark Cat. The initial design was based on the thresher shark. I found that the short face and extremely large eyes worked well with the cat aesthetic. However, as I kept sketching, I noticed that almost any shark species could be adapted." Shark Cats, portraits of terror, by concept artist/illustrator Brynn Metheney, who has more work on her Instagram account. (Not to be confused with the cat in a shark costume on a Roomba, previously).
posted by filthy light thief (16 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
This works far better than it ought to.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:54 AM on November 23, 2014

Whatever you do, do not point this soul-revealing camera at Ann Coulter.
posted by localroger at 8:04 AM on November 23, 2014

Kitty, kitty, kitty!

Who's a good kitty?

Who's a fuzzy-wuzzy kitty?

Why you....ARGH!!!
posted by BlueHorse at 8:10 AM on November 23, 2014 [3 favorites]

Well, that solves some of my more difficult gifting problems.
posted by amtho at 8:33 AM on November 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

posted by Librarypt at 8:40 AM on November 23, 2014

Oh my god, those are horrible and delightful.
posted by Lexica at 9:00 AM on November 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

posted by louche mustachio at 9:11 AM on November 23, 2014

I thought it was going to go the other way, with cat faces on shark bodies. But these are great! After all, what is the difference between a cat and a shark? One is a mindless, relentless carnivore, and the other lives in the sea.

We call our cats the Tawny Landsharks when they circle underfoot relentlessly at dinnertime.
posted by BrashTech at 9:52 AM on November 23, 2014 [3 favorites]

This is the only shark-cat for me.
posted by grumpybear69 at 9:54 AM on November 23, 2014

With all the dermal denticles, petting a Shark Cat would be painful, even before the claws and teeth came into play
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:57 AM on November 23, 2014

posted by sciatrix at 10:09 AM on November 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

I clicked for the cute, got nightmare fuel instead. Not what I was expecting. Still awesome!
posted by cjorgensen at 10:10 AM on November 23, 2014 [2 favorites]

You know the thing about a cat, he's got...lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the carpet turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.
posted by um at 7:01 PM on November 23, 2014 [5 favorites]

Finally, a thread where I can link to my husband's co-worker who creates owl/cat gifs that she calls Meowls. I LOVE THEM AND I LOVE SHARK CATS.

(scroll down the page a bit)
posted by Kitteh at 6:49 AM on November 24, 2014 [2 favorites]

She also made an endearing animation of the shark-cat on a Roomba, bringing it full circle.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:01 AM on November 24, 2014 [1 favorite]

Oh my, YES! I lubs me some owl/cats.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:03 PM on November 25, 2014

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