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Birrin Spearbearer by Abiogenisis Birrin Spearbearer by Abiogenisis
Visual Development for my book project.

This is a rough idea for a 'fisherman' that lives in the tribal areas of the birrin homeworld.

Traveling in groups, they wade through shallow lakes and sand flats hunting swimming creatures to feed the village.

The spear is long and cannot be held as a human hunter would: These birrin have designed a harness with a shoulder rest that the spear slides along and which carries some of the weight. The harness also holds various implements, in this case a fresh water gourd, butchering knives in a leather sheath and a ring of spikes that the catch is mounted on while the fishing continues.

Due to the position of the spear rest, one ear stalk has been folded away to keep it clear.

Long time viewers will notice that this version of the birrin has a few changes to the original, as I continue to design it.
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jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
i really wish you luck with that project. i'd definitely buy it. it seems awesome.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Gonna happen!
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jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
yaaaay c:
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Arkkeeper Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow Birrin's have changed a lot since this picture.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
They continue to evolve :)
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Darwin-King Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Two things:

1. What type of pencils did you use? I really like this style, I look to practice it.

2. On the earlier topic of naming things, which I know was from a while ago, I always like to use those 'human tests', where you have to type the weird looking letters that make a weird looking word. You just see what the word is and bend it around into a name you like. Fairly clumsy, but I like it.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
1. I used 2B pencils

2. As for naming, i find running my eyes over my itunes playlist helps :P
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Darwin-King Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Sounds pretty neat X)
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this old piece i'm curious how did the name birrin come about im having trouble naming my sentient alien
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I think it came about by adapting an australian aboriginal word.

Another way to do it is to look through a music playlist and combine different words from the song titles in your mind.
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