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Akula by pvtskwerl Akula by pvtskwerl
Akula from Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.
His default shark face scheme kinda sucks, so I took some liberty with it.

Special thanks to dad for doing back-seat driving (drawing?) for the entire course of the project. Also thanks to conceptart.org and relicnews #art irc channels for critiques.

P.S. Project Aces, I expect great things from Akula =)
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:iconkrazykidfannumber1:
krazykidfannumber1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
*looks at nose art* uh... that is NOT a shark... THAT'S A FREAKING DEMON FACE!
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:iconslowusaurus:
slowusaurus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student General Artist
This guy is a hax, a fucking hax.
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:icondemondogmarine1960:
DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Battle Damage.  AWESOME JOB!!
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:iconkwintisolo:
KwintiSolo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i really like how you did the damage!
i also spot some cool kill marks :P
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:iconreaper-kallina:
Reaper-Kallina Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
This git is by far the most irritating boss battle in any AC game ever, and only because of the plot-armor he gets. Though breaking his AI in Blue on Blue is always funny.

Otherwise, looks like he's had a run-in with someone judging by the rather well-designed airframe damage. Wouldn't say Bishop 'cause his Su-35 gets obliterated over Moscow. Excellent job all round, though to me the shark decal looks a bit...small. Hard to spot in a dogfight and would make him less recognisable for who he is.
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hands down the most annoying fight in the AC franchise.
A close second would be the Arkbird battle in AC 5.
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:iconrifleman101:
Rifleman101 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Nice.

That said, Akula has some serious issues.
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:iconmynameisblaze:
MynameisBlaze Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
love it
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:icon1-800-breads:
1-800-Breads Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beyond any AC fan's wildest dreams.


and @Gimiglider: Markov is a bit too much of a dick and flies an overpowered plane and yet still can't win and will thus never be better than Mobius and Blaze...plus, speaking characters are overrated
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:icongimiglider:
Gimiglider Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Markov is the best. fucking. ace. ever. He even has an epic catchphrase! "Goodnight, arrogant american"
Epicness...
Even better than mobius and Wardog combined.
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:iconbullshark45:
bullshark45 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
i remember fighting him... i was like FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, STOP DODGING it was deeply satisfying when i finally got him
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:iconcipher17:
Cipher17 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
stay close, but not too close, and constantly use gun
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:icondantedc:
dantedc Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
nice !
best game of ever (about war on air) :)
\o/
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:icongimiglider:
Gimiglider Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
DANGIT, HE DIES.
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:iconnoble912112:
Noble912112 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Amazing detail and an amazing picture. The rain add ecen more mood, a sense of eriness to the whole thing; I love it. The only negative thing i could say about it, is that you shot yourself in the foot by moving the shark's mouth (honestly I like where Akula' shark mouth was), but as you said you took some liberty so I can't critic you for that.
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:iconflippyrock2011:
Flippyrock2011 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
One word awesome
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:iconprojectaces11:
ProjectACES11 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Geez, look at that carnage...awesome.
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:icontank50us:
Tank50us Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
looks like the PC managed to damage Akulas plane before being shot down, either that, or that's a result of flying through what's left of the PCs plane.
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:icontempest-arts:
Tempest-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AC: AH is going to be a bawss of a game once it gets out. Amazing stuff man.
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:icongrizzlestiff:
GrizzleStiff Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Love the detail!
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:iconheavenstobettsy:
heavenstobettsy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
you guys gettin the game too because the day it comes out i will be there
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:iconsanctuaryangel57:
SanctuaryAngel57 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
i want.
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:iconsas19191:
sas19191 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
very nice
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:iconsoter-1:
Soter-1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
One word: Beautiful!!
Is the spot on it's nose damage or part of the paint scheme? For some reason that spot is what really make this plane look legitimately shark-like.
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:iconpvtskwerl:
pvtskwerl Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Paintscheme. I purposely made it more shark-like than the original.
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:icondollbutcher:
dollbutcher Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love this one, bro!
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:iconspartanjedi:
spartanjedi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i fully expect this game to piss me off
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:iconmidsummersnow:
Midsummersnow Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the rain and battle damage.
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leobracerstudios Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Great job, but Namco confirmed that there won't be any superweapons in Assault Horizon, which is a letdown.

But it still looks awesome, so I'm getting it regardless. As long as it fun, that's really all I care about.
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:iconsiiver7:
Siiver7 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, so your telling me that a Jet capable of firing missiles backwards, going 180 on a dime, and practically indestructible is not considered a superweapon? lolz :D
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Rankakiu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ace Combat promises to be one of the most played games in 2011. The thriller is totally amazing and new developments. More than that, it seems that "Akula" will be the "new" Mobius 1 (or perhaps the "new" Yellow 13). Your drawing is just great, I liked it and drew the damaged plane, giving the impression that the pilot has fought great battles and continued flying. We also did an equally amazing background, the rain is doing well in the image, giving it a slightly sinister tone. Above all, do not forget the distinctive detail Akula: "It has a shark mouth on the nose" (says the thriller). Great drawing you did, congratulations.
Greetings
Rankakiu
:nirvana: :headbang:
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:iconcrypto-137:
Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Not exactly a happy flight.
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:icongarbageguts:
garbageguts Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
what can I say very f**king nice
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:iconlemieuxac3:
LemieuxAC3 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Dude.. Just wow.
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:iconunstung:
Unstung Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are my hero.
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