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Lao Yu Su 108 by avancna
by avancna

Here's the first of probably several critiques. You've got such a great, expansive portfolio that one critique really wouldn't do the w...

mammals 3 by Nesihonsu

My favorite parts of this piece are the textures of the animals' hair. All those crinkled lines make a pleasing contrast with the soft,...

bluejay 1 by tobysq
by tobysq

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...

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Cold Caller Dungeons and Dragons by NocturnalSea
Cold Caller Dungeons and Dragons
A new entry for my blog Dungeons and Duckbunnies.  The Cold Caller is a ghostly flying fish that uses an hypnotic song to lure victims out of their homes on cold winter nights

Go here to read more: dungeonsandduckbunnies.blogspo…
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Nain Rouge-- Michigan cryptid by NocturnalSea
Nain Rouge-- Michigan cryptid
A new entry for my state cryptids blog.  This is the Nain Rouge or Red Dwarf, a malevolent being that has portended disaster in Detroit, Michigan since the city's founding.

Go here to read more about the Nain Rouge: statecryptids.blogspot.com/
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Platypus and Duckbunny by NocturnalSea
Platypus and Duckbunny
Just a drawing I drew for fun for my Duckbunny entry.  I included a sentient platypus contemplating said bunny, mostly because I wanted an excuse to draw a platypus wearing pince-nez.

Go hear to read more about Duckbunnies, by far the crown jewel in D&D's monster crown.  dungeonsandduckbunnies.blogspo…
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Duck Bunny by NocturnalSea
Duck Bunny
By far THE greatest monster in Dungeons and Dragons.  The duckbunny is what aspiring biomages create before they learn how to make more deadly critters like owlbears.

Check out my blog to read more:  dungeonsandduckbunnies.blogspo…
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Elrathia kingii by NocturnalSea
Elrathia kingii
Elrathia is an extremely common genus of trilobites, most commonly found in the Cambrian strata of Utah.  Along with Phacops rana, it's probably one of the first trilobites you think of when you hear the term.  Elrathia is believed to have inhabited a highly specialized deep-sea environment known as the exaerobic zone.  This is the thin zone on the border of hypoxic (low-oxygen) and anoxic (completely lacking oxygen) waters.  So basically, less oxygen than hypoxis waters, but still enough O2 left for animals to survive.  Elrathia is speculated to have fed on specialized sulfur-reducing bacteria, which grow abundantly in the exaerobic zone.  It's also likely that Elrathia was an opportunist, congregating in huge hordes to feed on carcasses that fell to the sea floor.  

Such an event has happened here.  A large anomalocarid has died and fallen into the exaerobic zone, providing a feast for the Elrathia, along with a number of large, red nemertean worms.  In the upper right, a mysterious sea dandelion-- a kind of siphonophore-- has been drawn by the sudden influx of food.
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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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:iconmdlillustration:
mdlillustration Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi,

Thank you for accepting the request for my new group :)

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Titanopetra Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! Thanks for the fave :happybounce:
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.  I really like your work.
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Titanopetra Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy New Years
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VisualKeiBunny Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your artwork is absolutely stunning , very unique and creative
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squidlifecrisis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Is there a collective noun for anomalocarises?
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, I've usually seen the plural as anomalocarids
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squidlifecrisis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014   Digital Artist
No, no, the collective noun.  A murder of crows, a knot of frogs, a charm of hummingbirds, etc.  What's a group of anomalocarids called?
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
oooh, okay.  Hmmmmm... I don't think there IS a term for a group of them.  

A group of squids is called a shoal, so that could work for anomalocarids too.  Or I could just invent a new term.  How about an appendage of anomalocarids?  Or a grasp?  Either one of those sounds pretty cool.

On that same note, a female octopus or lobster is called a hen, and I think that would be a perfect term for female anomalocarids, too.  I guess a male would be called a cock, then?  Weird.
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