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On the Border by JWArtwork On the Border by JWArtwork
Well, hoplessly late, this is a birthday present for my first watcher, who also made a birthdaypresent for me, so it's double-deserved, :iconelectreel:. As you guys know I have been busy lately, not able to finish many things, so here I promise :icontapejara:, that his planet will be the next thing I'll finish.

Allright, so the title for this drawing is, I find, appropriate in two ways, as the scene plays on the border of fresh and salt-water, in the mangrove, but also because it is on the border of two projects, the #Neocene-Project and the #Neozoic-Project, which do not actually have a border in time, but do have a border in creatures, to put it like that... :p

The drawing would initially feature a concept of Electreel, the mudsleeper, which later proved to be the concept of Pavel Volkov, the creator of the Neozoic-Project. Yeah, that was dumb, I'll pay attention to that more next time, I make a birthday-present. In the Neozoic some introduced creatures, including this perch, also survive, besides the extant survivors, which results into new species evolving into the ecosystems, like this 40 cm fish has done. For a wonderful version made by Electreel, with a more extensive description, please look here: [link]§ion=&global=1&q=mudsleeper#/d3dnk5m .

While the mudsleeper is a freshwater-fish, the other two are not. They are tuna-salmons of a primitive kind and, in spite of being still close to their salmonic origins, they already are fairly advanced. They do differ in size with their later relatives, being three times smaller, though one meter, still makes them considerably larger than the mudsleeper. Even though the tuna-salmons hunt smaller fish, the mudsleeper is too large for them. Tuna-salmons are clear saltwater-fish, though they sometimes wander in the mangroves, as they harbor many small fishes. The scene plays in Australia, some 31 million years into the future, at the end of the Neocene (in Neozoic time scale, that would be Middle-Propocene). Later tuna-salmons will only be found in the northern-hemisphere, though these early ones can still be found in these southern waters, even though they already breed in northern areas of what is now Russia, Alaska and Canada. Like their later cousins, they cannot be found west from Java, though. Here you can find a version of the tuna-salmon, a concept from the Neozoic-Project, drawn by :iconpalaeorigamipete:: [link] .

And as last part, I would like to present our little group, the Neozoic-Project [link] . If you are interested in seeing, or contributing works, about creatures from a possible future-world, then feel free to join the group. The join requests are automatically approved, so no voting procedure and long waiting. I'd say, the more members and works, the better! :nod:

So once again, happy birthday, my friend! :party: Hope you like your present! :D And I hope the rest of you guys also like it, so tell me what you think!

Cheers!

Oh, and be sure to check out Electreel's #Allocene, it's a most interesting group, also about future evolution, but a little less far forward in time than the Neozoic, comparable to the Neocene! :)
Aaaand I nearly forgot to thanks :iconfrostbo: for the brushes of the weed.
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:iconoblivionjunkey94:
OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I remember the tuna salmon this is awesome i love the scenes you make xD
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you! :bow: I'm really glad you like it! :nod:
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful work.
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! :) I'm glad you like it! :D

And thank you for the watch, you have very nice pictures too! :)
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:iconmotherearth01:
motherearth01 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome as always.
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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:icontablelander:
tablelander Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very real--I love the sunbeams
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I liked those too myself. :D
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baba49 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconbaba49:
baba49 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ups... I didn't want to click the anger emot, of course, that was an accident sorry :D
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! :wow: Thanks! That was unexpected! I'm flattered and honoured! :bow:

And don't you worry about the angry smiley, I understood it already. ;) It happens to me as well.
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:iconbaba49:
baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks you for understanding :D
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries! ;)
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Dragontunders Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist
The concept is very interesting. But is this the Neozoic or Neocene?
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, my friend! :bow: Well, sort of both, actually. :D It is mainly Neocene, as this scene plays on the end of the Neocene, and one of the concepts is from the Neocene. The other concept (the tuna salmons) are from the Neozoic, but of course there is this huge timespan between today and the Neozoic, in which the creatures of the Neozoic evolved the way they did, and I thought it'd be a funny idea to show these Pro-Neozoic and Neocene creatures coexist. :D But :iconelectreel: is gonna send Pavel Volkov, the founder of the Neocene-Project, the concept of the tuna salmons, to see if it can be included in the Neocene-Project. This way, some sort of collaboration between the two projects might come into existance. :)
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space-commander Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job :) the fish in the bottom right corner is my favorite
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :bow: Yes, I am also happiest about that one. :nod:
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:iconelectreel:
electreel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
It looks pretty good indeed! I love the effect of light in the waterīs surface. Iīm still confused, though... Is this illustration for the Neozoic or for the Neocene project? because it has creatures from both.
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like your present! :nod:

Well, of course the creatures from the Neozoic needed some time to evolve, so some groups were already around in the Neocene. Therefore you're seeing a Neocene creature alongside two other Neocene creatures, which continued to live on in the Neozoic era. I know the tuna-salmon is not an officially approved Neocene creature, but I'm thinking about sending this illustration to Pavel Volkov, as he said he was open to new concepts. :)

And this automatically makes the mudsleeper officially part of the pre-Neozoic world, which is also represented in the Neozoic-Project, so I'll add it to the group, if I have your permission. ;)
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:iconelectreel:
electreel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Again, itīs neither my concept nor my project. If you want to include them in the Neocene project I can ask Pavel about it, though.
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I was just trying to clarify it for you about the creatures from two different projects. :) But yes, if you could do that, that would be nice! :nod:

So you're saying you don't know if you can give permission to include your drawing of the mudsleeper in the Neozoic-Project, because it's not your concept:?
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!!
Cindy
:heart:
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Always !!
Cindy
:hug:
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, btw, I've tagged you: [link] .
But don't do it if you don't feel like it, it's just for fun after all! ;)
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks I will pass my friend.
Cindy
:heart: :hug:
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine! :)
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant and very realistic, from the light, to the water, the plants/mangroves and the ground. Also I live very much the color, texture of the mudsleeper, it is realistic as well.
Thank you also for the description.
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, though I'm still kinda unsatisfied with it :worry:, as it turned out so different from the concept I had in mind... Do you have that too, when you have a concept in mind and it turns into a completely different concept and setting, with roughly the same placement for the creatures:?

And I hadn't actually thought many people would actually read the description, but it turns out people do! :D And thanks for your kind words, I really appreciate them! :nod:
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:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome.:):)
Oh yes, I have this often.:D To be honest, my original concepts are never never be really the same after an image is finished. Either my artskills are not good enough or because I change things here and there or new ideas come into my mind.:D

Only one tip I can give you: Maybe you can blend the texture and shades of the tuna-salmons a bit more. Apart from that it is perfect and the light, which comes through the water and the waves at the water surface are really amazing.

Btw, I'm excited about such animals, which are able to live at the border between saltwater and freshwater.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's sometimes annoying I just can't make the scene that seemed so nice in my mind, while the actual drawing is much less good... :grump:
Oh, thanks, but what do you mean by that:?

Yes, so am I! :nod: In the zoos I always have to visit the mangrove-department! :D
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Zimices Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Really great work, I like the background and the fishes :)
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you! :D Well, the concept itself was very different in my mind, than it turned out here, as usual with drawings... I'll probably make this one again some time when I'm better at doing this... :)
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AlexSone Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! And description is also great!
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :bow: And the description comes as a surprise to me! :omfg:
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:iconadiraiju:
Adiraiju Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful atmosphere, and excellent textures! Congratulations!
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, that was what I was going for, so glad I succeeded! :dance: Thanks! :bow:
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:iconadiraiju:
Adiraiju Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Certainly!
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t:
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Ama-Encyclopika Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks great! :D
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear that! :D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate! :D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np! =)
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:worship:
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bhut Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
This picture is very realistic. The fish are drawn quite life-like and show very good skills in animal drawings. I approve!
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, glad you approve! :D And thanks! Those were my goals! :D
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