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S. droebachiensis - The Green Sea Urchin by Abiogenisis S. droebachiensis - The Green Sea Urchin by Abiogenisis
A modification of one of my existing illustrations abiogenisis.deviantart.com/art…: This one was completed for a client and will appear in Lasse Kristiansen's thesis on the subject.
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Pedroguipalo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
awsome!
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Pedroguipalo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Did you use some vector tool?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
No vectors, just a really, really anal attention to detail :P
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Pedroguipalo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Really good! I´m a fan of your work!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo! 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote :painting: 
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
the inside of this urchin looks like a design of a sci space capsule.
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mikemars Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
looks like the inside of some crazy machine from the future! :) nice
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FeralHydra75 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Echinodermata is odd. 
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Remarkable work sir!

Did not realise it's anus is on top...
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purple-hermit Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gives the term 'craphead' a whole new meaning...
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL!!! :D
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purple-hermit Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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DeathRidesAPaleHorse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this.
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nnq2603 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Looks really academical details :thumbsup:
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:iconbnka:
bnka Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow ! That's very good work. And pretty interesting from biological point of view !
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thanks :)
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:iconbnka:
bnka Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome ^_^
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wardude69 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
nice xeno-sea urchin
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So what part of this pod of nope is its equivalent of our brain/central nervous system?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
The nerve ring around the oesophagus: It would be near the radial canal, but they don't really have a CNS
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, so kind of like a really primitive asshole octopus?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Actually, they are FAR more closely related to us!
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:iconbabakosen:
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sea urchins are more closely related to us than octopi?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Oh yes, they have a closer link to chordates. It is most obvious to embryologists though.
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh. I learned something else today!
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Shawujing Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
It has to do more fundamentally with some initial developmental traits.  By this, I mean the patterns the very first cells take post-fertilization.  We are deuterostomes, the very first opening our developing zygote creates is the anus, and then the mouth comes second.  We include Echinodermata (urchins, stars, sea cucumbers etc), Chordata (our line), and a few other minor taxa.  Molluscs, arthopods, cnidaria (jellyfish and corals) are protostomes.  They make the mouth first, then the anus.  There are other cell arrangement and developmental differences, but the orifice one is easier to remember and visualize.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I fucking hate that meme.
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then don't look at it.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
No, the whole "Nope" thing is stupid.
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's only your opinion. You're not going to win a one-person crusade against it. It has to die of its own accord.
Besides, if you can't stand stupidity, you don't belong on the internet. Peace out.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I didn't say I was going on a "crusade" against it. You, my friend, are grasping at more straws than I am.
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If-I-Were-U Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
it's kinda funny it reminds me of the inside of the tardis. great job very cool!


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utriv Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013

So used to seeing what you can draw from your imagination, I forget that we have 'alien' life right here on our blue marble! lol

 Love it!

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SpaceCowboy5000 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work. :clap: It's amazing how a simple looking creature can be so complex. I'm embarrassed to say that when I saw the thumbnail I thought it was a tribble. :(
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Certainly shows how abstract and alien nature can look
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Its true, very geometrical and architectural 
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dell-of-the-bells Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, kinda gross when I consider that at first I thought you'd done the inside of the TARDIS.

Awesome illustration though. :)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Ha! I wonder if the tardis artists were inspired by it :P
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StevenHanly Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So what fills up the rest of the space inside? Is it mostly intestine? I don't see a lot of musculature being necessary, and heart/liver/gills/etc probably don't take up all that space.

If you hadn't mentioned that it was a sea urchin, it could easily have been mistaken for the internals of an alien. Goes to show you how alien-like terrestrial critters can be (or how terrestrial alien designs actually are).
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I believe its actually mostly hollow, and fills out massively with the reproductive organs during breeding periods.
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Shawujing Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
That's the case, more or less.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is absolutely incredible!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
:D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship:
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snarfevs Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable! I like that the roe, ampullae and aristotle's lantern inherit the blue/orange/white palette common in your speculative illustrations.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I do love that palette, though in this case they really are that insanely orange :P
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:iconshirakei:
Shirakei Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I'll just never understand how can people eat these.
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:iconshawujing:
Shawujing Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Because it tastes clean, has a nice texture, and is a wonderful palate cleanser.  Think about where eggs come from.
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Shirakei Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Dude,I'm eating the egg,not the anus.
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rodtheworm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
...Eggs don't come from the anus, mate. =p
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