Sketching out the body of Basilosaurus was interesting because it has a basic whale-like shape, but it tapers to an almost crocodile-like head. No wonder Paleontologists thought it was a reptile when it was first discovered in the 1800s. 
Color wise I initially wanted to give it the colors of an Orca, but ultimately went with a dark blue, considering that it has a shape somewhat similar to modern big whales....at least to me.  
I figured that Basilosaurus might behave similarly to a sperm whale on diet pills, chasing squid through deep water, as well as preying on smaller whales. 
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Basilosaurus

An Illustration of the prehistoric Whale, Basilosaurus, chasing a group of squid through the sea. Intended for a children's book about prehistori Read More
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