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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...


Righteous Clay D and D Monster by NocturnalSea
Righteous Clay D and D Monster
A new monster for my Dungeons and Duckbunnies blog.  The Righteous Clay is an obscure monster from an early Dragon magazine issue.  It's a sentient lump of clay that eats your soul.  No, seriously.  It's actually pretty creepy.  

And yes, that is indeed a Flumph PC.

Check out the full entry here: dungeonsandduckbunnies.blogspo…
Dungeons and Dragons Wyrmlet by NocturnalSea
Dungeons and Dragons Wyrmlet
Another weird, obscure monster for old-school D&D for my blog, Dungeons & Duckbunnies.  This one came from the pages of White Dwarf magazine back when it covered all types of RPGs, instead of just Warhammer and 40K.  

Wyrmlets are tiny, coin-shaped beings that can link together using the suckers on the outer edge of their bodies to form a long chain-organism.  They can also produce a disintegration beam that destroys only metal.  Though the article itself gave no real good reason for this ability, I had a lot of fun speculating on what it was for. 

Go here to read more about the Wyrmlet: 

Mothman by NocturnalSea
My take on America's most famous non-sasquatch cryptid, imagined as a bizarre, black crane-creature.

Some skeptics have suggested that the Mothman was actually a misidentified Sandhill Crane.  If you've ever seen one of these birds, you can imagine how that mistake could happen.  Sandhills are enormous-- almost as tall as a human being-- and have a wingspan of 5-7 feet.  Theie bodies are greyish-brown bodies, except for large red spots on their heads which could be distorted into glowing red "eyes" under bad viewing conditions.

Go here to read more about the Mothman on my blog:
Sinkhole Sam-- Kansas Cryptid by NocturnalSea
Sinkhole Sam-- Kansas Cryptid
Would you believe Kansas, of all places, has its very own lake monster? Sinkhole Sam is a 15 foot, serpentine creature said to be as round as a car tire.  Though no one knows exactly what it is, I've imagine Sam as a gigantic caecilian.

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Dungeons and Dragons Trosip by NocturnalSea
Dungeons and Dragons Trosip
Another entry for my D&D blog, Dungeons and Duckbunnies.  In this entry I talk about the trosip, also known as killer dust bunnies.  They are one of my absolute favorite D&D monsters.  If I ever have a chance to play again, I want to be a mage and I want a whole herd of trosip as my familiars!

Go here to read more about them: dungeonsandduckbunnies.blogspo…


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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
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!

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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional General Artist

Thank you for accepting the request for my new group :)
Titanopetra Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! Thanks for the fave :happybounce:
NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.  I really like your work.
Titanopetra Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy New Years
VisualKeiBunny Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your artwork is absolutely stunning , very unique and creative
squidlifecrisis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Is there a collective noun for anomalocarises?
NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, I've usually seen the plural as anomalocarids
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?
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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