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Alex Ries
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With the map of Chriirah complete, work is underway on the next image exploring life on this alien world.

The next artwork, now underway on Patreon, will portray the colorful and energetic beings which inhabit the understory of the Dawn Tree rainforest.

Here is a cropped WIP, and an example of the kind of content you will have access to even at the base level of patronage:

Hummingb05b by Abiogenisis

Head on over if you would like to support the project, and let me know if there are any rewards I could add that would make further support worth your while!
  • Listening to: Steve Roach
  • Reading: Drones
  • Watching: On Cinema
  • Playing: Battlefront 2 (retro style)
  • Drinking: Milo

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Skydrops by Abiogenisis
Skydrops

The small flying creatures are complete, thanks to the help of all of my Patrons! www.patreon.com/alexries?ty=h

"Within the humid understory of Chriiah’s richest rainforests, sudden flashes of color can occasionally be seen as darting creatures strike shafts of canopy light. Not more than two inches in length (excluding adornments) these flying beings, known locally as skydrops, exhibit an intriguing social structure and a viciousness that belies their whimsical name and colorful bodies.

Intelligent, and with the ability maintain very rapid controlled flight whilst maneuvering through a complex tangle of undergrowth, skydrops feed frequently to power their high metabolism. Plants that provide energy rich liquids grow in patches of forest frequented by skydrops, and the two groups of organisms have evolved mutualistic relationships.  Flower clusters of several of these plants produce a succession of blooms in sequence, allowing skydrops to establish set territories in the forest where blooms are active, and to pass reproductive cells from flower to flower as they do so. As sequential hermaphrodites, large mature skydrops are almost exclusively females and use their impressive head crests and greater size to control access to feeding areas. Smaller males, if they suitably impress a female, are allowed to mate with her, raise their young and feed within her territory. The cost of that access is to join other aligned males in defending their collective territory from other swarms, coordinating and maintaining their allegiance through a set of learned swarm-specific vocalizations. During times of limited food, many individuals are killed in the constant battle to secure active flowers.

After helping raise several broods, hormonal changes begin to transform these males into young females. This is potentially the most dangerous time in a skydrops’ life, as it must strike out to form its own swarm, or challenge the dominant female for leadership. If the matriarch’s position is secure, these adolescents will leave the swarm, accompanied by several allied males, and attempt to secure new feeding grounds. Many do not survive and are killed during this dispersal stage, but those that make it will begin to acquire their own entourage of males and increase their territory.

There is some variation among subspecies and geographic populations of skydrops, and not all are so aggressive. In areas of great abundance, several mature females may co-exist without significant conflict, even forming larger multi-swarm alliances in forests filled with their constant high-toned social calls."


But what to do next? Perhaps a scene of urban birrin life is in order...
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Icy Moons Probe by Abiogenisis
Icy Moons Probe
Exploring submarine caverns kept liquid by the heat of volcanic plumes, the AUV Thalassa samples the life-forms coating mineral rich geothermal vents of Europa. It maintains a topside link to the nuclear meltprobe that delivered it to this subsurface ocean.

Commission for Australian Geographic magazine, Issue 129, along with abiogenisis.deviantart.com/art…
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With the map of Chriirah complete, work is underway on the next image exploring life on this alien world.

The next artwork, now underway on Patreon, will portray the colorful and energetic beings which inhabit the understory of the Dawn Tree rainforest.

Here is a cropped WIP, and an example of the kind of content you will have access to even at the base level of patronage:

Hummingb05b by Abiogenisis

Head on over if you would like to support the project, and let me know if there are any rewards I could add that would make further support worth your while!
  • Listening to: Steve Roach
  • Reading: Drones
  • Watching: On Cinema
  • Playing: Battlefront 2 (retro style)
  • Drinking: Milo
Chriirah by Abiogenisis
Chriirah
A land-sea map of the alien world Chriirah.

See here for the Birrin, its dominant species: abiogenisis.deviantart.com/art…

Thank you all to my Patreon peeps for helping make this happen! www.patreon.com/alexries?ty=h

Credit to NASA for their excellent Blue Marble images.

Any questions? Ask away ;)
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spartan200114 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED!
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 1 Back You Are Loved!
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curtsibling Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Truly one of the great imaginative talents on DA or around today.
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
hey Alex, have you thought of truly alien aliens with different types of brains like: silicon-based brains, nuclear-based brains, gaseous brains, plasma-based brains, etc?.
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DyslexicGamer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
Whatever happened to your Facebook account?
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AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
May I submit a commission?
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AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Remember that comment I posted about Sor, and how I like to think that prawns live indigenousley on the 2nd contitnent? Well, I changed my mind, I no longer mean the District 9 prawns, I'm talking about these prawns:povorot.deviantart.com/art/Fil… These guys are the prawns that inhabit the 2nd continent of Sor.
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woodoo26 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Your creativity and imagination are amazing, let alone technique :) Kudos!
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AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Mr.Ries, may I request two things? Can we please have a full detailed potriat of a Triphon without any clothes? I'm having difficulty figuring out what this extra-terrestrial looks like exactly from the pic you gave us. Also, I really want to know what these Drakar' beings look like, so can we get a potrait of that too? Please? Sorry if I'm overrasking.
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Copanel-CP Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist
Hello and... Excuse me, I think I added you accidentally in my friend list, I didn't know how happened, but you have an amazing gallery of aliens! Sorry if I disturbed you...
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hereticrick Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
Thank you for designing believable, neat, and ALIEN looking aliens. I just finished reading The Three Body Problem, and the aliens are never described. The humans don't know what they look like, so they picture them as humanoid. Instead, (because humanoid aliens are a major pet peeve) I've been picturing your birrin! I'm not sure if the series will ever describe the aliens (if someone knows, let me know!), but I love yours so good!
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