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Powerful Birrin societies have engaged in space exploration and exploitation for decades, constructing a number of orbital facilities, satellites, and launching several manned interplanetary missions. The critical orbital systems, with their relay of radio and television data, climate monitoring, GPS signal transmission and global defence, form an expensive and vulnerable investment by the major houses.

Maintenance of these systems, and the manning of interplanetary vehicles, is undertaken by a politically independent astronaut corps funded by an investment pool of nations and organisations with interests in space. Paid well, the corps construct, salvage and decommission orbital objects on a contract basis.

Seen here, a technician sets to work repairing damaged internal systems on an orbital antennae. The large impact-hardened diagnostic package has been integrated with the antennas' interface to root out faulty code or hardware for repair or replacement.
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EVA by *Abiogenisis ( Suggested by MacRebisz and Featured by Casperium )
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The-Polybius Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2015  New member
I would love to see a movie entire with these beings because I am sick of human beings and they always getting invaded by other beings!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Avatar had humans invading, sadly the aliens LOOKED like humans :P
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:iconzadocfish:
Zadocfish Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to see the old boys back on their feet.  
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catacutan95 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
I've come to love your Birrin. Not only for their alien design or their human-ness but because they're so real yet so very optimistic. The attention to details that you've put in, showing the Birrin in all their daily motions, is really something inspiring to see. I'm so glad that I and many other people get to appreciate this all for free.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Trying to fill a gap I saw in scifi, which seems to be aliens just going about their business :P
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catacutan95 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Great success!
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does this take after their fall? If so good, they managed to pick themselves up.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
This is indeed after the fall. It took several thousand years but they got back into space.
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a lovely thing to hear! 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
I dont like the idea we seem to have that cataclysms mean the end of everything.
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The-Elegant-Machine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
And then the newly-repaired antenna starts picking up strange radio signals, in an alien language, apparently from a planet called Earth....

Beautiful artwork. Your Birrin culture is wonderful. I hope our first contact with extraterrestrial life is with someone like them.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
But I bet they hope they never meet someone like us!
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:iconhelixdude:
Helixdude Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who says they're any different to us.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
They have enough in common to know to be afraid of us.
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:iconhelixdude:
Helixdude Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neither of us are truly bad though.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
We did WW2 though...
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:iconhelixdude:
Helixdude Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it's only realistic they had gruesome moments in their history too.
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SunnyDeyz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
OMFG. You are a magnificent artist. Easily faved.
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Michel-Lamontagne Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inspiring.  I think I'm going to go and fetch some old drawings of mine, and see if I can upgrade them, now that I see it can be done.
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Sliversun Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Amazing!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
:D
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pagpaglelo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
wow
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jedi-one Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
I love it, an alien analogue to our space programs!
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Just found your work, and I was hoping for a picture of a birrin using tools.  It looks like they have three toes or claws here whereas the others looked like they had two.  Definitely easier to use tools if the have three.

I know you said they use their mouth for work sometimes too.  Any plans for showing that?

I think you said the top stalks are for olfaction.  Is it just very difficult for them to lay down, or is there some other reason they get a differentiated section of the space suit?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
The birrin have three fingers and three toes.

The top stalks are for hearing, the lower are for olfaction.

Not sure about the space suit question :P
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Raptocheirus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think he was asking why the stalks get their own section of the space suit as opposed to laying flat inside the main head section.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
I was unable to illustrate a pleasing looking enclosed helmet. Probably will next time though.
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Zomvee Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Your species would fit in the Mass Effect Universe easily dude.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Alas, doesnt fit the humanoid animation skeletal system, so they cant be main characters :P
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Zomvee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Yeah I figured as much.
The game would've been at lease 100x's better then it was if it had a species like the one you created.
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
They use drug in space?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Of course ;)
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Haha yeah. BTW I like how you de
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Photographer
Mmm... Gold can be seen everywhere! :P (Lick)

Every time I look at this work, I imagine that its theme song could be Sub Focus - Splash. How cool!

Down there seems to be a cyclone. And it's no wonder, because I know why.

And as always, great work! :D (Big Grin)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Thanks :P
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Photographer
My pleasure! :) (Smile)

I hope you listened to the music, because I don't know how to put the link. :( (Sad)
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ChrisToumanian Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just what DeviantArt needs, My Little Pony in SPAAAACE!
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RevenantRising Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I think the technology represented is pretty spot on. You wouldn't want dark space gear as it would probably roast you like a pressure cooker. A lot of technological concepts would probably look pretty similar to humans as it would need to apply the same concepts in order to function. A wheel would still be cylindrical no matter who, or what, creates one, just as a sentient species would probably know to keep their space gear white. Same concept applies to biology as the same structures and "designs" show up at different times and independent of each other. 

I just recently encountered your stuff and I am absolutely in love with how much thought and passion you put into the Birrin. Can't wait to see your next piece. 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Cheers. I did consider more alien designs, though as you point out I think a species our size and from a similar environment might come up with some convergent techs.
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Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Cool but the technology seems a bit too....human.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I don't know how else to design a space suit :P
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Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Try watching a lot of sci Fi movies that involve alien space travel then think about the alien you designed: how long has there kind been around in relation to humans? What is there technology like? Less advanced or more advanced then us? How MUCH has their society/societies changed? What is their culture like? Do they even give a damn about space travel? (If so why or why not) how do they do it? This is a small slice of questions you can ask yourself.
Hope that helps! :)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
All shall be considered :)
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IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Great Pics-Reminds me of the Traveller RPG series Alien Races contact booklets.
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Pouk3D Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
AMAZING! And beyond original, I've never seen anything like this. Alien astronaut, amazing.
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
They have global defense? Does that mean they have something like the famed "Star Wars" Program?
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AdmiralSakai Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I'd be interested in seeing more of the Birrin "G8" (whatever regions are responsible for fielding the space program)- it'd be fascinating to see your take on an alien office building (would aliens even have office buildings? Any society complex enough to field satellits will need a beuracracy to manage it all, but...), commercial district, military base, or something like that.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I actually have been working on a Birrin office, should be complete in the next few months.

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AdmiralSakai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Very cool!
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