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John Meszaros
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
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
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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!

Favourite Visual Artist
Ray Troll, Roger Dean,Tony DiTerlizzi, Wayne Barlowe, Alphonse Mucha, Ando Hiroshige
Favourite Movies
The Maiden Heist; The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou; Brotherhood of the Wolf
Favourite TV Shows
Parks and Recreation; Dexter; One Piece
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Incendio; The Red Elvises; Real People; Tangerine Dream; TYA; AKLO; Deep Forest; Earth, Wind and Fire
Favourite Books
Wolf of the Steppes by Harold Lamb; Far-Seer by Robert J. Sawyer; Peterson's Field Guide to Eastern Forests
Favourite Writers
Harold Lamb, China Mieville; Fritz Lieber
Favourite Games
Riven, Aquaria, Ecco the Dolphin, Tranquility
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Colored Pencil, Pen-and-Ink
Other Interests
marine biology, terrestrial biology, geology, SCUBA diving, American history, Central Asia; Indigenous cultures; hiking, kayaking

My Scarecrow Book is finally in print! by NocturnalSea, journal

The Myth of Izanami and Izanagi by NocturnalSea, journal

Edward Hitchcock- the Founder of Ichnology by NocturnalSea, journal

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Thanks so much for watching! I really enjoy your work and it means a lot that you like mine too!

Glad you enjoy my work!

Heya and thanks a huge lot for the Watch+!

I hope you'll stick around for more art to come, including crazy monsters, loony abominations and wonky robots from my wacky world of Posterra as well as Lovecraftian gods and beings that I render sometimes for my Atlas of Cosmic Horror Project! :)

Could you please draw Siren Head in your style?

hmmm, that's not a bad idea. I do love Trevor Henderson's work, and my son is currently obsessed with Siren Head, Breaking News, Tunnel Worm and the other Henderson creatures that have been made into video game characters. I could give ol' Siren Head a shot.

What would he be classified as in your zoology?

I was actually thinking about that the other day. In my mind, Siren Head is a sort of modern tsukumogami- a Japanese yokai which takes the form of a living inanimate object like a sandal, parasol, or even a paper-screen door. In Japanese folklore it's believed that an object gains a spirit when it's been around for 100 years. Drawing off of this, in modern Japanese folklore there is a belief that machines and electronics can come to life and link together to form weird technological chimeras. You see this in anime from the 1980s like Rojin Z or Robot Carnival.

I like to think Siren Head is one of these technological tsukumogami, formed from an old radio tower that has come to life.

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