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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
PC
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!

My Scarecrow Book is finally in print!

It's taken a year of hard work, but my picture book The Scarecrow Harvest Festival is finally available in print! Currently, it's available on Amazon, but I'm actively seeking publishers to distribute it too. But in the meantime you can check it out and get yourself a copy right here: https://www.amazon.com/Scarecrow-Harvest-Festival-John-Meszaros/dp/0578543095/ref=sr_1_1?crid=U4LXS4POBQYP&keywords=scarecrow+harvest+festival&qid=1565693904&s=gateway&sprefix=scarecrow+harves%2Caps%2C240&sr=8-1

The Myth of Izanami and Izanagi

The Myth of Izanami and Izanagi

Hey guys! Here's a post from my author's blog, talking a little about some of the real-world mythology behind my novel, At Yomi's Gate: In my book the source of main character Sakura’s transformation is the Spear of Creation which merges her with the fire deity Kagu-tsuchi-no-kami. But where did this god and the divine spear come from in the first place? Both have their origins in ancient Japanese mythology, specifically in the creation of the islands of Japan by the deities Izanagi and Izanami.  In my book the priest Izu briefly summarizes this story for Fumito, Ikuko and Sakura, but I thought readers might be interested in a more de

Edward Hitchcock- the Founder of Ichnology

Edward Hitchcock- the Founder of Ichnology

Since I started working at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, CT, I've learned a lot about the history of paleontology in Connecticut. A lot of milestones in the study of ancient life happened right here in the Nutmeg state, not the least of which is the founding of the Yale Peabody Museum which houses many of the spectacular finds of Othniel Charles Marsh. But another great contributor to the study of ancient life was Edward Hitchock, a professor at Amherst College who did the first scientific study of the dinosaur footprints that are abundant in the Connecticut Valley. For the Winter issue of Dino State Park's newsletter, Tracks and Trails,

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Could you please draw Siren Head in your style?
NocturnalSeaProfessional Traditional Artist

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?

NocturnalSeaProfessional Traditional Artist

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.

Thanks for the fav, watch me for more stuff.:D (Big Grin) 
NocturnalSeaProfessional Traditional Artist

will do!