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The Aquarium #1 by Julio-Lacerda The Aquarium #1 by Julio-Lacerda
I had a dream about this beautiful, blue aquarium filled with giant ichthyosaurs and fish and bubbles and curious silhouettes, and I had to try and illustrate it, so there it is. No specific taxa in mind, but the the one in the foreground is probably some kind of shastasaurid.

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TomorrowMayRain065 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
This is probably the best thing I've ever seen
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
AMAZING!
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd really like to go to an aquarium like that!!! Shut up and take my money!!!
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Thylacine333 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Pretty interesting twist on that picture !
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Wonderful pic!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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walleye26 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If only this were real. *sigh*
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Ornitholestes1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jurassic Park can wait. This needs to happen NOW!
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d3in0nychu5 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What the... no way! I totally had a dream just like this myself once! An aquarium with Ichtyosaurus and Mosasaurs. All I remember is looking down through the surface of the water and then through the glass like this.
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QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
This is absolutely beautiful. When I see things like this, I just know that if an aquarium or zoo with extinct animals existed I'd cry the second I saw one. All extinct animals are just so beautiful.
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Marmot-of-Doom Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I'm going to puke a rainbow if something like this would ever exist *o*
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! It's so small you can barely see it! xD :squee:
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Dinorider Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
it looks sooooo big!
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vasix Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love shastasaurs myself, of course, but this is a little um.....I dunno, it's kinda strange to see a Triassic marine park :XD:
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Those big guys need more attention! :D
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vasix Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you 100% :)
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Kaslito Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
:clap:
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Would be a dream come true.
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alpharaptor6 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow awesome !
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Wow!!! Not only is that beautifull, but it's such a great concept too!! I'd love to see a series of these with different prehistoric sea creatures or sea monsters in an aquarium, that would be really neat :D
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice! Strangely enough, whenever I look at this I am reminded of Steve Alten's book MEG: Hell's Aquarium... =D Oooh, are those sharks in the background i see?
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
You mean in the upper left corner? Those are just dorsal-finned ichthyosaurs, but they could be sharks as well :P
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
your welcome!
Oh cool! ;P
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning! I think we all dreamed about seeing mesozoic marine reptiles in an acquarium. Too bad that it isn't possible...
Still, wonderful ;)
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I would honestly be happy if we had something like this but with robots, or a kind of image projector. Who knows, maybe in the future we'll have realistic-looking animatronic dinosaurs and other creatures. At least in the case of an aquarium, it'd look amazing.
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never thought about a similar option but hell yeah, that would be amazing
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
damn! This is so beautifull!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
welcome:)
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ARKON-GHOST Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Oh my, imagine what the entry fee to that aquarium would be... Excellent piece Karkajou.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, It'd be damn expensive :XD: And Thanks!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Why are you constently reading my thoughts :cries:
I had planed something very similar for my GDM mini zoo.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Omg :D We might as well make a collab someday then, what do you think?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Indeed, great idea =D
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jennovazombie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So beautiful! I would definitely go to this aquarium!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, me too! :D
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beastisign Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is awesome!!
Oh, if only it was reality.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah.. :(
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is a beautiful illustration! It reminds me of the Georgia Aquarium: [link]
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Indeed I based it on pictures of whale shark tanks, from both Georgia and Okinawa aquariums :)
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