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Alex Ries
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Every image of the Birrin wearing clothing seems to confound people as to how they put it on.

My answer is via a combination of beak and limb use, but the fact that I have to explain it so often means there is something wrong with my visual communication.

How do you guys think a creature like the birrin would use clothing? What would make it clear they could put it on?


Bonus Question: Would complex human clothing look intuitive to wear if we had 6 legs?
  • Listening to: Drone Music
  • Reading: Shark Biology
  • Watching: Portlandia
  • Playing: Minecraft

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Every image of the Birrin wearing clothing seems to confound people as to how they put it on.

My answer is via a combination of beak and limb use, but the fact that I have to explain it so often means there is something wrong with my visual communication.

How do you guys think a creature like the birrin would use clothing? What would make it clear they could put it on?


Bonus Question: Would complex human clothing look intuitive to wear if we had 6 legs?
  • Listening to: Drone Music
  • Reading: Shark Biology
  • Watching: Portlandia
  • Playing: Minecraft
The Roof of the World

Evolving in sweltering, humid wetlands, preindustrial Birrin found the frozen places of their world among the most forbidding. A hothouse planet, most snowbound regions of Chriirah are restricted to high altitudes and were seldom visited until the advent of lightweight insulated clothing allowed the intrepid to explore these last terrestrial frontiers.

Already rare on Chriirah, the upheaval of The Fall and subsequent global temperate rise has left even fewer permanent snowbound peaks on the planet. The most spectacular of all tower above the inhospitable Kiln desert: the legendary First Mountains. 

To climb this ancient range in modern times requires considerable capital and influence; the region lies in the Kiln desert and remains largely lawless where not outright uninhabitable. All supplies have to airlifted or transported overland to establish a base of operations from which climbs can be co-ordinated. 

The isolation of the region is twofold: satellite communications post-Fall have been hampered by debris still filling most useful orbits. As such sat-phone services are exceptionally expensive for anyone without a personal stake in the space industry. High-powered radio transmitters and relay stations help climbers maintain contact with both basecamp and one another, but sudden storms and low temperatures can leave climbers cut off and vulnerable. 

The First Mountains are littered with spent oxygen bottles and iced radio equipment, but few bodies. Subsequent expeditions often feed on the preserved carcases of other climbers, carrying back choice parts for basecamp meals in celebration of the dead. Those engaged in the feasts would expect nothing less for themselves. 

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IdolaElohimAnlon Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you made a written language as well as a list of symbols like numbers and other stuff?
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nanoperception Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I saw your stuff years ago in a random 4chan thread, in particular Winding Down, I just found your deviantart, and I just wanna say your work is incredible! so flavorful, illicit and deep! Please keep making more!
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Altair75 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017   Photographer
Hey, Alex.
You have said to have planned to make a novel one day. For some time, I have wondered, while looking forward to seeing it, what the storytelling would be like in it. While thinking of the latter, I have even considered of giving you advises on what kind of storytelling would likely fit in the writing. I would like to show them to you now as I still have them in my mind. But firstly, I have to point out that these ideas are merely my opinions and they might not necessarily be the best ones. After all, the point of showing these ideas is to help you in your magnificent world building. 

The ideas are these:
To me, since the Birrin's behavior would likely differ from us humans by an order of magnitude, it might be very difficult, if not impossible, to write their interaction in a form of a dialogue. I have imagined the narrator to be omniscient who tells the their action and thoughts through indirect description or reported speech.
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lydario Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
Hey Alex, I'm a long time follower of your work, and appreciate all the care and research that goes into your otherworldly interpretations of what live may look like in other systems of life... and found myself wondering if you had any part in designing the alien life in the movie Arrival. There were a few features (primarily the tentacle hands) and the digits etc that seemed like a bit of a carry-over, not to mention a lot of your designs seem HEAVILY influenced by mollusks and specifically cephalopods! <3
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quiroz2 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Happy New Year!
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MOCkeyMouse Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist
you're art is weird ... I like it !
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Peterkat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Anything in the future for Steampunk?:)
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infinityfractals Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
wow nice work
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DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
I have so many questions about these guys.  Do you have a FAQ page I can look at?
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DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
Just how big is a Birrin?  Compared to a human, I mean?
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