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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]žion=&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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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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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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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome as always.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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tablelander Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very real--I love the sunbeams
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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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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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