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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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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Those drugs look a awful lot like pencils, is it a starving artist?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Just fancy smokin sticks :P
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Arrogance127 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I don't know if anyone else noticed, but it appears this individual has some kind of skin condition; patches seemed to have flaked away.

Is this a side effect of the various drugs this individual has taken? A genetic disorder? Or perhaps a sign of aging?
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otterwillow Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome species, I can see you have put allot of work into them,

Out of interest what do birrin find physically\ psychologically attractive in members of their owns species?
Do they have anything that is considered fashionable/ unfashionable clothes wise?
All my other questions have been asked by others, so sorry if there a bit odd,
(And I love the shoes :-) )
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Like humans, it depends on the individual and their sub culture, what is fashionable. However a few things are reasonably universal. They like big, violent females and tenacity in males.
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otterwillow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very interesting, thanks,
Normally in fiction all species have delicate females and strong males, its cool to see an reversal of this as can be found in nature,

I'm kind of trying to do some world building myself and your work has inspired me greatly,
Thanks for answering my question and have a nice day :-)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
No worries! Any more questions, shoot :)
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otterwillow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the sexual dimorphism between the males and females?
And do they have a reproductive system like mammals or any other earth creature?
What variances can be found in natural skin colours?

That's about all I can think to ask, sorry if people have already asked these questions allot :-)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
As it stands now (and it may change), females are larger and more commanding, with some color differences in the display structures and inside of the mouth (havent painted those aspects yet) Males are slender, with sharper and longer claws.

They reproduce in a way similar to giant squid, using traumatic hypodermic insemination.

The skin colors range from the rare completely powder white, to black, with varying amounts of red patterning along the sides of the neck and body.
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otterwillow Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting aliens- I'm going to have to look up giant squid now :-P ,

Thank you very much for your time :-)
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