Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Traditional Art / Professional John Meszaros32/Male/United States Group :iconornithologists: Ornithologists
For those who just love birds!
Recent Activity
Deviant for 5 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 281 Deviations 1,009 Comments 26,452 Pageviews

Newest Deviations



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...


At Yomi's Gate-- Fumito by NocturnalSea
At Yomi's Gate-- Fumito

Here's another sketch of one of the characters from At Yomi's Gate. Tonight it's Fumito. 

Despite what the book cover shows, he actually has prematurely gray hair, though he's only in his early twenties. The cover isn't an error, though, since he blackens his hair with ink while he, Ikuko and Sakura are traveling in disguise.

Like Sakura, Fumito is carrying around a lot of stress and fear. Unlike her, he tries to hide his problems behind a constant mask-like smile. I've tried to convey this artificial cheerfulness here with the overly-wide smile and tired eyes.

At Yomi's Gate-- Sakura by NocturnalSea
At Yomi's Gate-- Sakura

I wanted to do some sketches of the characters form At Yomi's Gate. I have a tendency to get hung up on drawing people, so I'm going to try to do these as quick as possible, hopefully capturing the essence of the character's personality without fretting too much over their appearances.

First up is Sakura. She's had a pretty crappy life, so I tried to give her a wary, haunted look. And yes, those are totally supposed to be cherry blossoms ("sakura" in Japanese) blowing by. Can't you tell?

I'm also playing around with developing a signature that mimics the look of signatures on old Ukiyo-e prints.

Oh, and because you can neve have enough advertizing, here's a link to my book:


My novel, At Yomi's Gate, is finally available in both print and Kindle form.  A version for Nook is coming soon.

Check it out here:

And here:…
  • Mood: Artistic
After seven years, I've finally published my novel "At Yomi's Gate".  After an unpleasant and ultimately fruitless time trying to get my book picked up by an agent, I decided to self-publish using Createspace.  The book should be available very soon-- probably within two weeks.  I just need to sign off on the final printed proof.

In the meantime, check out the Facebook page I set up for my novel:…
  • Mood: Artistic

My novel, At Yomi's Gate, is finally available in both print and Kindle form.  A version for Nook is coming soon.

Check it out here:

And here:…
  • Mood: Artistic


NocturnalSea's Profile Picture
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
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
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!

AdCast - Ads from the Community


Add a Comment:
Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hope you had a roaring birthday
Tarturus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday.
squidlifecrisis Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015   Digital Artist
happy birthday! hope your summer's going well!
theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Bonne fête! :cake:
Tektalox Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :)
Rodlox Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Hope your birthday is full of greatness, like you.
The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
:) Happy Birthday! :cake:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy  birthday John
Ryvienna Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav! I'm glad you like my work!! :happybounce: 
Clone-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:'s. :)
Add a Comment: