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Creating 'Contact' by Abiogenisis
Creating 'Contact'
Some of the key phases of creating the 'Contact' image. As you can see, the process required a lot of on the fly experimentation! 

The final can be seen here:
 Contact by Abiogenisis
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Prints of 'Contact' are now on sale!
Next piece will be a birrin encountering a human. I have my own ideas, but how do you imagine space faring humans in the birrin 'verse might be?
Irridalli by Abiogenisis
Irridalli

The Irridalli are a successful group of medium-sized predators stalking the upper levels of Chriirah’s tropical oceans. Like many mobile quadrilaterians, evolution has optimised their four-sided body plan into a sleek, secondarily bilaterally symmetrical shape able to move swiftly and efficiently through the ocean.

Possessing some social intelligence, Irridalli travel in loose pods to locate swarms of suitable food, at which time they separate and attempt to drive the prey nearer the surface, thus rendering them easier to capture. Despite this initial co-operation, the actual hunt itself is performed independently of the other pod members, cooperation only resuming when prey needs to be driven towards the surface once again.

While Irridalli are quite fast, many prey species are considerably faster and swimming speed is not their primary weapon: Moving in behind prey, the large eyes fix on a target and when in range two tentacles launch outwards as an elongated and lethally barbed lower jaw attempts to impale it. If the strike is successful, the tentacles rapidly coil around the doomed creature and draw it towards the mouth.

Like most apex predators, the Irridalli suffered major population depletion in the period leading up to, and during, the fall of birrin civilisation. As the birrin recovered, so too Irridalli populations increased in parts of their former ranges as prey species returned. The loss of genetic diversity however has resulted in higher than expected parasite loads in some pods.

Once hunted by the birrin as food, they are now rarely eaten both because they are widely protected, and are so infused with accumulated industrial poisons they are mildly toxic to ingest.

 

 

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I am considering starting a Patreon campaign as a way to fund more regular Birrin artworks, and am curious:

If you were to become a supporter, what sort of rewards/perks would you like to see?
  • Reading: Blue Remembered Earth
  • Watching: Blackfish

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Abiogenisis
Alex
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Australia
An Illustrator and Concept Artist specializing in Science and Science Fiction Art.

I am available for commissions, freelance and contract work!

To hire me, or purchase image rights, send me a note or email me for pricing.

Email: Alex@alexries.com

My Website: www.alexries.com/

Current Residence: Melbourne
Favourite genre of music: Drone, Sountrack.
Favourite style of art: 2D Creature Design
Favourite cartoon character: Foxxy Love!
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:icontuesdaynightcompany:
TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner 17 hours ago
Truly excellent science fiction is hard to find - I'll be watching your work! 
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mWynd Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Filmographer
I'm absolutely floored by your artwork! I really, really love your rendering and concepts and essentially everything! Great, great art. 
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Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving my latest alien
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:jawdrop: :glomp: Thank you for the watch!
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seccentral Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student General Artist
hey mate seen your work shared on facebook and it drew me here.
i absolutely love your work
keep it up !
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TlachtgaDreamArtist Featured By Owner Edited Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this fav on someone's else's page and I had to check out your work.   Wow ! Kinda reminds me of dreams I've had in the past - and yes I have weird dreams and apparently you do too. :sleep:
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Ti-Gro Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student General Artist
I love your artwork, it kicks so much ass!
Really stupid question: you ever play any "Spore"?
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015   Photographer
I would like to ask you a rather interesting question about the Birrin: although the mechanism how they generate voices would likely to be very different from ours, would it still be possible for us to mimic their voices so well that we could even communicate with them verbally?
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Adamiquesce Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah this is some intense stuff
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Majentta Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your world Love 
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