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The Aquarium #6 by Julio-Lacerda The Aquarium #6 by Julio-Lacerda
"But I want to see some whales!" said the boy.

"Of course we have whales, kid! But be aware, because our whales have legs ;)"

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This is not meant to be exactly Ambulocetus, or any known species. Just a generic proto-cetacean.
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Packless1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
...just wait some million years, and the whales will look like we're used to know them... ;) (Wink) 
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BaryonyxAeygyticus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Amazing creature.
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Megaquake2012 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Guy below me probably doesnt know whales had legs long time ago
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TheComicCreator Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
"Bercause our whales have legs" XD
"But whales don't have legs!"
"Well they do HERE, I'm the expert, aren't I?"
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Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Are they genetically enginered like in Jurassic Park or were they captured via time travel like in Prehistoric park ?
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have absolutely no idea. I'd rather not think about how this could happen because in all honesty, there's no possible way, so.. I prefer to make pretty pictures and call it fantasy :D
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marcoornithodira Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I see you're quite fond of my work :)
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:iconmarcoornithodira:
marcoornithodira Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm fond of your work cause it's awesome
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alpharaptor6 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fave!
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
One question mate, did you used an otter to make this protocetacean?
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! I used a lot of otter pictures as reference because, at least in my conception, it is the best equivalent in appearance for it among modern animals.
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Carlosdino Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
The BEST Ambulocetus (well, or whatever you want XD) I've seen EVER! So mammalian, so realistic! Fav right now!
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, thank you very much! :):)
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! :) How about some placoderms, Helicoprion, Xiphactinus or Palaeophis? :?
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Xiphactinus is already being made ;) Helicoprion is a nice one too, and I'd like to make a little tank for small and colorful placoderms..
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds great! I can't wait to see them! :woohoo:
If you're in for some more suggestions you can always knock on my ... well :o ... messagebox! ;)
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amorousdino Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Luve "fuzza-diles" ;) lol
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:XD:
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ambulocetus! =) :sqee:
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And if I didn't forget the U anfter the Q, it would look like this: :squee: =D
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Tyrannotitan333 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you're doing non-Mesozoic, then you should do some of those weird Palaeozoic critters! :D
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha Yeah, my to-do list for the aquarium series is growing every day :D
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweet.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
soooo awesome, looks just a photo.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpristichampsus:
Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
They could have feeding shows with them, ala shamu or Steve Irwin.
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, That'd be interesting.. :)
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I doubt you'd be able to train a primitive whale though, seeing as the small brain, but then again, some people in the Us have trained kangaroos.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Depending on the tricks and techniques used, people can train even alligators. It all depends on the point of view, it doesn't really needs to be an 'intelligent' activity per se.

Furthermore, this is more of a joke than anything :)
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
fine.
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Old-PaleoClipper Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fascinating (lift eyebrow like Spock)
And a big fat AWESOME for you =)
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:iconjulio-lacerda:
Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha Thanks!! I like fat awesomes :D
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome yet again! I think it'd be interesting if you featured something a thalattosuchian - something like the giant Machimosaurus or Dakosaurus. :)
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'll add those to my list! I'm thinking of different aquatic animals apart from the classic ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs etc. Xiphactinus and Anomalocaris are another two creatures that I have in mind for next images. ;)
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, now that would be cool as well. I can kinda imagine the Xiphactinus with a bunch of other fish, a little bit like the great whites at Monterey Bay Aquarium. ;)
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What, they have great whites in an aquarium? Wow, I didn't know there were white sharks in captivity, never mind in exhibition! :O
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think they're only temporarily on exhibition. ;) But yeah, it is pretty extraordinary, wish I could have gone when I went to California.
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Zimices Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist
It's inevitable to think in Ambulocetus. By the way, probably is your most photorealistic image to the date :)
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was mostly based on Ambulocetus, but it also has something of Rodhocetus/Maiacetus as well as more primitive characteristics like the external ears so I didn't want to link it to any known species :D

And yeah, I'm kinda surprised about the photorealism too. And it is totally painted except for the background, so the animal itself is not a photomanip :)
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jennovazombie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Mum, why does the whale look like a weird seal?"
"Don't tease the whale sweetie, he can climb out after you!"

Awesome as usual!
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha It sure looks like a bad-tempered walking whale :D
And thank you!
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jennovazombie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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