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When I was a kid I was fascinated by these long neck fellas. When you're a kid you don't really think about how strange their crazy necks are, only as an adult did I spend any time thinking about it. I came to the conclusion that they likely kept their large bodies out of sight and sidled their toothy little heads on up to groups of fish. Only after doing this painting was I told thats the prevailing theory on the subject. "Whoops, accidentally did alright" is what I hope they put on my gravestone. Overall I'm quite pleased with this piece, it was a fun challenge to figure out a time friendly method of how to paint a school of fish. Those fish are Pachyrhizodus minimus btw. 

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work on a new book called Monster Sharks: Megalodon and Other Giant Prehistoric Predators of the Deep and got to paint a bunch of fun prehistoric sea critters. 

Kronosaurus by arvalis  Livyatan by arvalis  Tylosaurus by arvalis -T. rex vs Triceratops- by arvalis Tyrannosaurus rex-2018 by arvalis 



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shankar2302's avatar
Stunning..... to think all these fellows used to roam the earth.....Wow! 
jflaxman's avatar
The blurred fish make this even better!
shockaLocKer's avatar
'they put on gravestone'

whos gravestone?
KarakNornClansman's avatar
The artist's gravestone: "on my gravestone."

Fine artwork. :)
Fire-Link's avatar
Awesome work. How's things going?
Miss-Tbones's avatar
Amazing piece of work!:clap::wow:
Harleydane's avatar
Look at those chompers! I love how you've done the school of fish :)
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Blackvegetable's avatar
Impressive! Makes me think of Edward Drinker Cope, the guy who put the Elasmosaurus' skull on it's tail!
klausiboy's avatar
I think it's incredible, that even after having been extinct for so many years, this, and many other prehistoric beasts can instill terror in the minds of beings who have never even experienced anything like it. Just it's remains many years after it's death is enough to terrify us
herofan135's avatar
Love the details, looks so incredible!
levelupbuck5's avatar
Gorgeous, as always.
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Saiyanstrong's avatar
Looks wonderful.
BulbaFriend's avatar
I was looking at the wrong end, thinking it was its head!
Saiyanstrong's avatar
It’s funny, cause that’s where it’s head was originally place!!!
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12CArt's avatar
Applaud fella (Reactions) 
 BRAVO ! ! !
DeadCobra's avatar
Quite impressive
notpongkong's avatar
its funny you mentioned finding a time friendly method for painting a school of fish. i was zooming in and trying to find out how you did it myself haha, did you create a brush or was it more analogue?
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