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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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DyslexicGamer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
How many fingers do the birrin have? From what I can see they have four, two on each hand and no opposable thumbs. It must be hard just having four fingers and no thumbs
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VoxelBlock Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is a really creative alien design!
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Zadocfish Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One can easily take a photo of a Seattle drug-dealer and slap the non-biological portion of the description on to him, and it would read more-or-less exactly the same.

Brilliant.
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TheFavCollector Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Looks like a creation from the game spore. Brilliant.
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Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Alex i just had a quirky idea for somthing you could draw for fun get ready.....birrin jedi....in honor pf the new starwars film that'd be so cool
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Not a bad idea, I would get a lot of favs... ;)
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:iconryan-bowers:
Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah but most importantly it would  be awesome!
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austinnm66 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Would it at all be possible for you to start a series solely on the Birrin, like a much more in-depth look at their culture, physiology, history, planet, star system, technology, etc.? I really like how much you've already gone into explaining these things and I'd love to learn more lore.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Oh absolutely. All this images are part of that bigger idea.
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austinnm66 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Awesome. If you published it all as a book, I'd be the first to pre-order that for sure. Would you mind if I asked some general questions about the Birrin? I love world building.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Go for it :)
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austinnm66 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Okay, so my first questions had to do with astronomy and generally about their planet. 1) What is their name for their planet? 2) How big is it compared to Earth and how many 'G's do they experience? 3) How many moons do they have (I know atleast 2)? 4) Do they have a similar atmosphere to us, or do they breathe CO2 or Nitrogen or something like that? 5) How far away are they from their sun, and what place are they in terms of planetary orbit (ie Earth would be Sol 3)? 6) Where are they located in relation to us? Are they within our stellar neighborhood, somewhere else in the Milky Way, or a whole other galaxy?
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DrApathy29 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
I like to think that with the quintillions of stars in the universe, the Birrin are very likely to exist somewhere.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Or something just as wierd :P
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Blue-Abraxas Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!, I love your art
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Thanks :D
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Mogwai-toejam Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
How does he get dressed in the morning?  It looks like it would be a bit challenging.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Seam opens along the bottom, and the limb holes arent really holes, but open at the bottom seam as well. So it sort of slips on over the top and is fastened by the beak and forelimbs.
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The-Elegant-Machine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
*sighs* I suppose any species with a knowledge of chemistry will have to deal with drug dealers in some form....
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Yep, though its generally not illegal so there isnt much of a black market.
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TheFellowWithTheHat Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Triple Narcotics.

The best numerical combination of Narcotics.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
ALL the narcotics!
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:iconthefellowwiththehat:
TheFellowWithTheHat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Take the gas!

BREATHE the gas!
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kasaundra1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
:)
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kasaundra1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)  LOve your art.  It is really nice.
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Danubium Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
It's interesting to follow how their design "evolved".

abiogenisis.deviantart.com/art…
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Intelligent Design, I am afraid ;)
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dittodomo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  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!
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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 :)
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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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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Just fancy smokin sticks :P
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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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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
They have two, as well as the mouth. They are the rounded areas behind the upper eye stalks.
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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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kawaiku Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Good catch. It could also be a mix of the heat of the region they live in/nearby. I figure it looks more like its skin is drying out more than anything (like how your skin acts after a bad sunburn).
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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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the1trueNiCO Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
First off, this is really an AWESOME piece of art, as if everything related to it, as far as the Birrin go (and everything else you've made honestly...great work)
Secondly, I'd like to thank you from an amateur sci-fi writer's perspective, as your Birrin pieces have really sparked my creativity in regards to a race I dreamt up for my own pet project/future franchise...maybe someday, if that project ever gets the chance to turn into the next "Star Wars"-sized franchise like I hope it will, you (and probably a few others like you) could be the Syd Mead(s) to my Ridley Scott
Anyway, thanks again for putting this awesome piece of art out there!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Most welcome! Hopefully I can get them on the big screen some day :)
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Wow this all looks amazing.  Now I have some Hypothetical questions about this,
Is their planet as worm as earth or warmer?
How tall are they compared to humans?
How long do they live (usually)?
What kind of social structure (government) does this species have?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
The planet is much warmer than earth, particularly since a global warming induced climate shift.

They are about as large as an average deer.

They live about 60 years, longer with access to advanced technology.

They have many social structures just as humans do, but the most powerful are groups of individuals called Houses, which are like giant corporations.
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Ok, thanks for answering my questions. :)
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Xenologie (the science which study xenoraces) is always interesting !
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Spyro9 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014   Digital Artist
And WHY hasn't any competent Sci-Fi producer contacted you yet?
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