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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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:iconjocoboy:
jocoboy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
a hint my friend
if you wanna make them different try not to make them same
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SalgoodSam Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
great work 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :)
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Selenoid Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2016
I've followed your work for a while now, and I love the deep world building you are doing here.  One question I have been wondering about, sorry if you have answered it elsewhere: how large are the Birrin in absolute terms?  How tall would the one pictured here stand?  Do you have a clear sense of scale relative to terrestrial creatures?  Thanks!

-Edit- Found the answer to my question below.  Anyways, keep up the good work!
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:iconantfingers:
AntFingers Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
This would be easy to reproduce in Spore!
Ps. Great design!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I actually did that once!
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:iconantfingers:
AntFingers Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
:D (Big Grin) I take it you used the "Dietrap" AKA the Level 5 bite omnivore mouth?
if not, I AM IMPRESSED.
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:iconsarfire:
Sarfire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Birkin look kinda like my really old species, the Tesyche, which have been recently redisigned. I MAY decide to submit a sketch. Also, I wonder if I should make them sentient. They are little intelligent raptors.
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HollowDestruction Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I don't know if this has already been answered, but are those patchy areas of skin sunburns? Seeing as this guy lives so close to the kiln, I wondered...
Or is it something drug-related?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
In this case, drug related :P
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:iconmctalon:
McTalon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is quite an interesting looking individual.
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Singularidence Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He has a wallet? Figures. What would a birrin have in their wallet? Whats their currency form?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
They have multiple cultures and currency forms, but its going to be similar to the mass produced robust metal/plastic type things we use.
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Utavess Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Un junkie extraterrestre?Aucun mot ne peux décrire l'énormité d'un tel concept. :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconmctalon:
McTalon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Je suis d'accord
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diademata Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015   Digital Artist
So what you're saying is

he's pimp

I love this species so much
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Shes dope, not pimp.
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:iconivanrostoff:
IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Somehow this reminds me of the member of a sports team.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Birrin play rough!
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:iconryan-bowers:
Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I was wandering about birin races is their much racial diversity on their world?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
There is a lot! I need to show more of it...
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:iconryan-bowers:
Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It would be cool to learn about the different cultures im going to be fleshing out some for my race the Eenodi the live in large tribal states but do intermingle
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lmbednark Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
I have a question, where is their brain located? 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It starts in the top of the head just behind the jaws and has four lobes.
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DannySamFanMan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
These creatures are so believable except I don't see how they breathe, no nostrils of any kind. Do they breathe? And if they do, can they drown?

 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That disk shaped area behind the base of the top eyestalk is a flap that can fold down to let in air.
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gusrgdrums Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2015
I wonder how I could understand the emotions of these creatures beacause they have nothing in common with human faces. I guess that would be possible only by body language.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I would use bird style body language, and the positions of the eyestalks
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SporeDiatrymisss Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your work is just too fantastic for words.
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Taitou1 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Bizarre and fascinating. Nice.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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XxbloodhoundxX Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i thought it was wearing flip flops/ sandals XD 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It is!
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XxbloodhoundxX Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
well.... it is now.. SWAGALICIOUS! XD
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:mlgmontage: 
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Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey how would a creature look if they have slightly more gravity on their home planet? I would like to hear your imput.
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Midiaou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Usually the more gravity, the smaller and lighter the individual. This is so that there isn't so much force applied to them.
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Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay thank you.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Actually I think it would be smaller, BUT more massive and dense to avoid breaking and resist the pull of gravity. Short, squat and tough.
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:iconrockclanhawkstar:
Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright Thank you very much XD
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:iconmidiaou:
Midiaou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime;)
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:iconrockclanhawkstar:
Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconfabianfucci:
fabianfucci Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful creature.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
With excellent fashion!
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:iconryan-bowers:
Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I have to ask do they ob thaheads when they walk? I had a funny image in my head of a baby birrin doing a cute head tilt.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sort of like a bird :P
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:iconryan-bowers:
Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Bok bok
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cute chick. 
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:iconryan-bowers:
Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hehe you shoul have done a easter birrin chick! 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Adorable! Maybe next year ;)
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