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I always enjoy photos that tell a story. Old, used human goods are great for evoking that sense of background. Especially when they're ...

Leucochloridium-infected Snail by Banvivirie

I think my favorite part about this piece is that you've placed the parasite in an actual environment, instead of just drawing it by it...

Last year, for the All Your Yesterdays book at Irregular Books, I created a speculative giant filter-feeding anomalocaris called Cetacaris: nocturnalsea.deviantart.com/ar…

Well, turns out back in 2012, a research team studying the Sirius Passet lagerstatte up in Greenland actually FOUND a giant filter-feeding anomalocaris dubbed Tamisiocaris.  Jakob Vinther, one of the writers of the paper describing the new species, contacted me a couple months ago remarking on this neat little coincidence.  And, here's the really cool part, he even named this group of newly discovered creatures Cetiocarids, after my creature!  Sweet!

Check out one of the better articles here:  www.livescience.com/44381-filt…

And here's a mini documentary on the discovery.   Check out that picture near the end!: 
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John Meszaros
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I'm a marine and wildlife artist based primarily out of Connecticut, but sometimes also out of Tennessee and Florida (I travel with my wife for her aerospace job). Even though my pieces are pretty stylized, I do a lot of research to try to make them scientifically accurate.
I have matted prints for sale on my website, so check it out! I'm also available for commission at reasonable prices.
Most of my stuff is also available on t-shirts from my company Nocturnal Sea Printing. E-mail me if you're interested in seeing anything on apparel.

My Facebook page: Nocturnal-Sea-Biology-Art-by-John-Meszaros

Current Residence: Connecticut
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Favourite genre of music: Tribal Fusion, Bluegrass, Zydeco
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Florida Tree Snail, Liguus fasciatus
Wallpaper of choice: Myst scenery
Skin of choice: Cownose Ray-- soft like a wet, muscular mushroom!
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What is your avatar of?
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DesOrages Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on your speculative group becoming an official group!! :D
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NocturnalSea Apr 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, that part was especially cool. :D
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DesOrages Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sure it was. :) So how does it feel to have inadvertently created an entire group of animals without realising?
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NocturnalSea Apr 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's pretty awesome, actually.  One of my life goals as an artist was to have a species of animal named after me or something I created, a la Strigiphilus garylarsoni, or Hydrolagus trolli.  Never thought I'd actually get a type of anomalocaris (my favorite prehistoric animal) named after something I drew!
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Beykex Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey congratulations on your filter-feeding anomalocarid featured on the nature review!! I just saw the video and my mind just blew up after noticing your drawings were there; needles to say I'm amazed they named the newly discovered creature after your drawings!

It may sound silly for you, but I am very happy for this. I admire you, your works and your talent so much since a long time ago (I even reviewed some of your works on my blog), and I just had the need to come here quickly and tell you, congrats again :)
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NocturnalSea Apr 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks!  I'm honored.  I tried to look at your blog, but the site sems to be down.  Is it still running?
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Beykex Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry it's down, I have to fix it. However I could send you a copy of the article I wrote. It's in Spanish, though, maybe I could translate it.
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DrakenhothRepublik Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
^ Commission
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DrakenhothRepublik Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow amazing stuff! I should cmossion you some time to create life form sheets for the various RP noted worlds in the RP I am in!
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