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Birrin Study by Abiogenisis Birrin Study by Abiogenisis
The Birrin are a sentient hexapod (six limbed) species from a planet approximately the size of Venus. This individual, gaudily attired, lives (and sometimes works) in the tropical regions of their world, bordering the uninhabitably hot equatorial zone many birrin call the 'Kiln'. Low employment, high temperatures and generally harsh conditions mean that narcotic use is high among many of the population here. This birrin, after ending a work cycle and with no further hive duties, uses and deals in most of the local low end narcotics. The three clasped in the beak offer an enjoyable combination of flavours when partaken together. Other mixes are stored in plain view under a strap on the head for sale or later use. As there is no substance control in this region, they can be shown in plain sight. Potentially quite profitable, this individual has found much use for the money brought its way through the sale of longneck cigarettes. Either through trade or purchase, he has adorned himself with plenty of flaunted accessories, include a wrist mounted multimedia device, which feeds headphone cables to the auditory receptors at the tip of the upper two eyestalks; the device was likely traded illegally, or purchased from a wholesale shipment moving from the deep water docks on its way inland. Completing his accoutrements are an old cigarette lighter, a wallet strapped to the forearm, and a few rolls of personally selected drugs to his personal taste bound to his neck.
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kasaundra1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
kasaundra1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)  LOve your art.  It is really nice.
Danubium Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
It's interesting to follow how their design "evolved".…
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Intelligent Design, I am afraid ;)
dittodomo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am a HUGE fan of the Birrins. You have so many pictures of them and detailed descriptions! I'm in the process of writing a book, and I know this would be a good story. Have you thought about writing a story? Also, if there is any place I can go to to get more info on the Birrins, please let me know!
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Definitely a story in the works. Several stories! This is for now the best place to get info on them :)
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Those drugs look a awful lot like pencils, is it a starving artist?
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Just fancy smokin sticks :P
Yoji00 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I just realized I'm not 100% sure where the birrin's breathing orifice is. I might be confusing it with the Galkgrokst, but I'm assuming it's at or near their mouth.
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