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John Meszaros

Freelance Animal Illustrator, Illustrator, & More

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Predatory tunicates are sedentary predators found in the deep sea. While your average tunicate is a passive filter-feeder that looks like a vase, Megalodicopia has developed a large hood-trap around its inhalant siphon which it uses to grab little critters out of the water.
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Enypniastes is actually a swimming sea cucumber. It's one of those creatures whose appearance is kind of hard to precisely pin down-- it tends to just look like a big mess of fins, tentacles and intestines. I didn't figure out what one actually looked like until I saw a model in the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Most sources call Enypniastes a "Deep Sea Spanish Dancer", but really, how can you pass up a name like "Headless Chicken Fish"?-- which is what the discoverers originally called it. It's so delightfully ghoulish. While drawing this, I kept picturing it as a poster for one of those old creature-features from the 60s with a Vincent Price voiceover: "Who? WHO can stand against the horrible might of that dweller in the depths, that monster of the Abyss, that haunter of the twilit realms? The Abominable Headless Chicken Fish! Coming summer '64."
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A book cover I designed for a small-press printing company. I drew the illustration and did all the cover layout.
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Silurian Sea
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Rocking Rockhopper
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New England Salt Marsh
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Porcupine shirt design
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Lorikeet shirt design
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Rotifers
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Prehistoric swimming sloths.
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Marine Ducks
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
Bold composition with movement and style!
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Alien Christmas card
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Ambelodon, a shovel-tusker elephant relative.
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Birds of New Zealand
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Another speculative anomalocaris.
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Arthropod t-shirt design
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Ryan Hrnciar - Over 30 days ago
Really interesting stuff. Keep it up!
John Meszaros - Over 30 days ago
Thanks!
Lindsey E. Bates - Over 30 days ago
Beautifully gross!!
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Fauna of Antarctica
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Anomalocarids
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Various species of anglerfish
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A raft of floating sargassum weed with its various inhabitants.
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A speculative relative of Tullimonstrum gregarium, along with an equally speculative polychaete worm that mimics Tullimonstrum.
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A hypothetical Anomalocaris with a lifestyle similar to a hermit crab
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A Cambrian microbe reef being grazed by Wiwaxia, Halkieria, Odontogrrphus and Orthrozanclus.
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About Me:
As the owner and operator of Nocturnal Sea Printing, LLC, I have had several years experience designing and creating biological illustrations. Many hours of research go into each one of my illustrations to ensure that the organisms I illustrate are accurate physically and behaviorally. I have also created many biological designs for t-shirts and other apparel.

In addition to my own biological business, I also work as a book illustrator and layout designer with the small press company MarketingNewAuthors.com.
Location
Middletown, Connecticut, United States