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Seafarers by Abiogenisis Seafarers by Abiogenisis
Two Birrin fisher-folk ride the wind back to the coast after a mornings' hunting. Marine creatures surf the waves with them, hoping for scraps when the catch is gutted and cleaned.

The boat, a small but strong outrigger yacht, was built by the local tribes to sail relatively close to shore in low tropical seas.

Its frame is built from the tough, plant like stems of local phototrophic organisms which have been pre-stressed into strong curved shapes and bound together under a watertight leather skin. This was then coated with sap and waxes from local plants and animals to further seal it. Inside the cabin, a birrin can rest, as well as store the days' catch. If water does flood the boats' interior, it is not a concern as flotation is provided by bundles of sponge like plant tissue inside the hull.
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Kanima-9 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I am new, and I would like to say that this photo, this series of the Birrin, are my favorite. This photo looks very nice because it just feels so laid back and harmonious.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Thanks! It was one of the most enjoyable birrin artworks to paint.
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
It's clear that the Birrins are really brilliant.

Those marine creatures are so playful and beautiful. Aww

And as always, great work Alex! :D (Big Grin)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Thanks :D
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angelwashere97 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I love the colors, and the water :D
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
What would the equivalent of Birrin technology be in human terms and ages? To me, it looks kind of like after the roman empire fell.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
This is set in what to us would be modern times, this tribe just doesnt use modern technology.
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Ah. Just like parts of the world on earth, right?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Yep, every birrin culture is different :)
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
As is usual for a sentient species.
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