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Kronosaurus by arvalis Kronosaurus by arvalis
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. I'm starting by posting probably my personal favorite illustration of the bunch, the Kronosaurus. Pliosaurs are an interesting challenge to draw because you really don't get much poseability out of them, they aint got knees or elbows and their body is just an egg. So I had a lot of fun trying to come up with an interesting composition despite their inability to be an animal capable of cool poses. The little pterosaurs he's chasing are Aussiedraco, who let's be fair probably bit off more than it could chew. This piece will also be on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in October for the Picturing the Past paleoart exhibition. I've got a whole bunch more of these, get excited.


Paleoart: 
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:icon44120ggi:
44120GGi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  New Deviant Student Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Awesome!:D
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Thinking back about that scene in Jurassic World...
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:iconkd-loseaider:
KD-LoseAider Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a pain—
this is a painting
what

dude I thought this was a 3D render what in the world
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I’ve gotten that ona couple of my recent paintings. I guess my rendering is getting much better? Thank you though!
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:iconkd-loseaider:
KD-LoseAider Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, man, I'm just still so astounded. I'm also an aide at an elementary school, and when they had a book fair I saw a book with your art in it (I do believe it was about dragons) and thought about how cool it is to have talked to the artist :D 
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TheJurassicChicken Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
whoa
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:icondukemarazh180:
DukeMarazh180 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018
Man there is so many sea monsters to pick from maglodon to titanaboa and liypoladon I would love he to see more man
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:iconivanarte:
ivanarte Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
"get out of my sea!!"
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:iconcyansky95:
Cyansky95 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing texture!
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:iconditto70:
Ditto70 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018
How much nope are we talkin' about here?
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:icona-girl-named-chester:
A-Girl-Named-Chester Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
WAIT. You're going to be exhibiting in new mexico??? I live in new mexico oh man!!! 
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:iconneonkalixy:
NeonKalixy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018   Digital Artist
Magnificent, the texture is so real, the whole scene is just a swoop of intensity. Thank you for sharing your art. <33
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:iconrunewuff:
runewuff Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's always a bigger fish...
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:iconvirastentacular:
Virastentacular Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't you mean plesiosaur? ;)
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:icontheleshen:
TheLeshen Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pliosaur 😜
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:iconkaze26:
kaze26 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Badass
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:iconantfingers:
AntFingers Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The canvas effect is fantastic, great work.
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:iconabb0002:
ABB0002 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Professional Photographer
Awesome
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:iconpurple-hermit:
purple-hermit Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet!
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:iconskypotatofire:
SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
The food chain.
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:iconcataclyptic:
Cataclyptic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hell yes. Best ancient predator ever!
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:iconexposedhackez:
ExposedHackez Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
To be continued...
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:iconmonsterkingofkarmen:
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Great Job, as always.
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:iconkymthan:
Kymthan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOAH!!
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:iconcool-o-rama:
Cool-O-Rama Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  New Deviant
Noice
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:iconarmandsteven:
armandsteven Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shouldn't want to be there
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LucyHuntsberry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  New Deviant
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Tr4ncer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
ooh my f****** god. It's incredible.
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:iconliasid:
liasid Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool
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:iconhayloumac:
Hayloumac Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Be still my beating, dinosaur and shark-loving heart
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:icondanneart:
DanneArt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing on so many levels
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
This is funny
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:iconcyyz:
CYYZ Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
This is sick. Awesome work!
I love the amount of detail in the water and light reflections.
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:icon12cart:
12CArt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Applaud fella (Reactions) 
BRAVO ! ! !
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:iconwendigo-kidd:
wendigo-kidd Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aksjalksjdalsdkl i love this?? The whole thing looks amazing.
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:iconchenks-r:
Chenks-R Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's always a bigger fish...
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Haha
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:iconfluffyyutyrannus:
FluffyYutyrannus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks too big to me, but excluding this great work!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It’s appropriately scaled. How does it look too big?
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:iconfluffyyutyrannus:
FluffyYutyrannus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't realized that, sorry!
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shazzz999 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Is he based on 'Liopleurodon'? S.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
No, it’s a different pliosaur
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:iconshazzz999:
shazzz999 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Ok, cool.
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:iconcreodont:
creodont Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
No.  Liopleurodon was actually only about 20 feet long.  Walking With Dinosaurs inexplicably chose to portray it as four times that length.
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:iconshazzz999:
shazzz999 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Ok. But, the footage of Liopleurodon snatching the Allosaur, is wondrous. S.
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:iconcreodont:
creodont Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Yup.  That was one of the best scenes in the series.
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:icontamiwe:
TamiWe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
No the Kronosaurus is one of the largest see predators ever
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:iconshazzz999:
shazzz999 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Ok, cool. S.
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tireironsforthegays Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*jaws theme*
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