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Up next, I am going to design an aspect of the Birrin universe that I have kept mostly vague until now; their homeworld, Chriirah, and its solar system with attendant planets, asteroids and parent star.

Many years ago I sketched out a possible map of the birrin world, which you can see above, as well as sample 3D renderings of the planet from space using mashed up Nasa Blue Marble imagery. I even attempted to design a working tectonic plate system!

Using these basic images as starting points, I will begin the design process on my Patreon. As always, feel free to comment and call out anything you see that may not be scientifically plausible, or to ask any questions you have!

Check it out and join in here!

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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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Up next, I am going to design an aspect of the Birrin universe that I have kept mostly vague until now; their homeworld, Chriirah, and its solar system with attendant planets, asteroids and parent star.

Many years ago I sketched out a possible map of the birrin world, which you can see above, as well as sample 3D renderings of the planet from space using mashed up Nasa Blue Marble imagery. I even attempted to design a working tectonic plate system!

Using these basic images as starting points, I will begin the design process on my Patreon. As always, feel free to comment and call out anything you see that may not be scientifically plausible, or to ask any questions you have!

Check it out and join in here!

P1 by Abiogenisis


MaproughExpanded by Abiogenisis



For my next image... Anyone want to see what the Birrin planetary system looks like, gas giants, rock worlds, moons and all?
Irridalli RO by Abiogenisis
Irridalli RO

(Redesigned - Based on comments about vertical stabiliser position. Old version here: abiogenisis.deviantart.com/art…)

Inheriting its graceful lines from a civilian seaplane, the Irridalli RO (Radar/Optical) was named for the sleek marine predator of Chriirahs’ equatorial oceans abiogenisis.deviantart.com/art…, and provides far ranging oversight of all surface activity across the Kiln desert.

Once the airframe was acquired by the kiln administrators, the original civilian platform was heavily modified for its new role. Already optimised for efficient long range travel, the underpowered turbines were replaced with advanced low-infrared emission models to render them less tempting targets for the heat seeking SAMS sometimes launched against kiln administration aircraft. These turbines drive a highly efficient, though very loud, counter-rotating propfan capable of impressive speed and range; critical components in a vehicle which patrols the largest inhospitable region on the planet.

The sensor suite of the Irridalli R/O is one of the most advanced produced by any post-fall birrin society. The original high visibility canopy of the civilian model has been largely replaced by plate armour enclosing the pilot, and protecting them from small arms fire. The pilot observes the world outside via a nose and fuselage mounted optical system: these interlinked cameras feed a wealth of infrared and visible light imagery to an integrating helmet, which takes full advantage of the birrin’s four eyes and rapid multi-image neural processing abilities. Should the aircraft suffer an electronics failure in these systems, small viewports can be accessed by ejecting their armoured coverings to allow limited visual navigation.

While these systems significantly enhance a birrin’s natural vision, most Irridalli R/Os’ carry a large recon pod beneath their fuselage. Roughly the size, shape and position of the civilian version’s float, it contains both a high resolution camera system and a side looking radar. The radar performs regular high resolution scans which can either be analysed by the pilot or sent via satellite to analysts who will look for any changes in existing structures and other suspicious surface features.

Though originally a seaplane, the Irridalli R/O was designed for terrestrial landings and its retrofitted landing gear is designed to prevent both the underslung equipment from impacting the ground and the huge blades of the propfan striking the runway. Telescoping downwards, fore and aft pairs of wheels lower from their mounts on the wings to provide centrally balanced 4-point undercarriage. In the event of a technical failure, the observation pod must be dropped for any chance at a survivable gear-up landing.

Direct confrontation of Irridalli over the kiln is a relatively rare event: any attempts to shoot one down have historically resulted in large scale counter attacks. Missiles fired at these aircraft are also unlikely to ever make their targets, as they are quickly confused by escalating waves of electronic and physical countermeasure systems fitted to every Irridalli R/O.

Should they go down, either prey to anti-aircraft fire or simple mechanical failure, the pilot can be explosively ejected out of the top of the fuselage. The pilots’ parachute equipped seat comes fitted with ice suits, small arms and other survival supplies to keep them alive long enough for rescue to arrive. Pilot recovery units are always standing by, as without shelter no birrin can survive long in the baking sands of the Kiln.

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TheFellowWithTheHat Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist
You probably get this question a lot, (and by a lot I mean every other second) but how did you become so... Original? Your universe is so fleshed-out that I wouldn't be surprised if, somewhere in the stars, the Birrin truly existed. I'm not really sure how else to ask this, but I'm asking it because my own "creations," when it comes to aliens, they have hit an exceptional dead-end in looking, well... Alien.

Uh, sorry if this is a question that's been asked too many times or if it's annoying or anything but, uh, I dunno who else to ask than the person who makes Aliens, alien.
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NekoGabiPie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  New Deviant
All of your concepts are absolutely amazing, the way you describe it all so well, the details and all the effort you put into all of your work is truly a masterpiece.
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2016
I'm hoping you were paid for the use of this image, but if you weren't, heads up I happen to run across this.

clarkesworldmagazine.com/artbi…
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papacavy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
You have asked what Birrin stuff should you paint next. I'd have to say ANYTHING related to their history.
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emokirby123 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student General Artist
All your stuff is amazing
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
i like your alien illustrations, also have you throught of alien life thriving on other celestial bodies like stars, black holes, quasars and maybe even the vacuum of space itself?.
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Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Abiogenisis do you think it would be possible for a vertebrate to have exoskeleton limbs?  
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015   Digital Artist
Thankstext by UszatyArbuz

Kiwi bird by UszatyArbuz
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MehulSahai Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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Otterwillow Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Idk if you remeber me or anything, but I think i asked some stuff abt birrin at one point- can't remember if I said anything daft or notSweating a little... 

But anyways, I lost track of your art- accidently unfollowed you I think- and then found it again when looking up xenobiology and just want to say your art is awesome and inspiring and stuff and its rlly great to have found it again!Huggle! 
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