These are still some of my favorite my favorite things to make! I love doing the details with the fins and adjusting how I attach fins to the body. With some of the refinements I've made over the past several sharks, they just keep getting easier.
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I still attach all the fins in all the right places, and figure out the best ways to make the shark cohesive. I did the pectoral fins and the anal fin a little differently this time, using a similar technique to how I did the ridges on the back of my first dragon.
Lately, I've been really into tiger sharks, so even though I didn't make a rounded snout, I did make the pectoral fins a bit longer and larger than on my normal sharks. But I also adjusted my method of attaching these and the dorsal fin to make them a little more durable for small tugging hands.
As always, I try to make these as anatomically correct as possible: I'm still toying with another upgrade to my octopus to make it a little more real looking. For now, I'm happy that she has a beak (technically, my octopus and shark are female and turtle is male - I didn't dedicate any additional details or organs to suggest otherwise).
As for the turtle, I love the variegation on the shell, his little flippers, and green plastron (belly/bottom shell). There isn't a lot of purple tied in with the other baby things, but I do think the way I went about this turtle helps to tie the set in with the rest of what he is going to have.