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The Lost Sea by Abiogenisis The Lost Sea by Abiogenisis
Industrialisation of Chriirah has had a dramatic effect on many of the planetsí ecosystems. The equatorial zone of this world, dominated by a vast superheated region named the Kiln, has seen perhaps the most extreme changes as the desert continues to expand.

Agricultural needs necessitated the damming of several major rivers to provide irrigation for Kiln border areas, and the lakes these rivers once fed began to evaporate. Ultimately most of these lakes vanished, leaving behind shallow sandy basins and ghost towns.

Unable to afford relocation, or unwilling to spare the expense, shipping companies left their craft to rust on the dry lakebeds.
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did the Kiln used to be the float forest?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, the float Forrest still exists. The Kiln was always pretty dry.
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wondering as you described the Kiln as once being a series of lakes.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The kiln still has some lakes, as it rains all the time. This boat though was in an area that catch much hurricane rain.
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So where did all the water go?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It was drained and used in irrigation projects.
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The poor Kiln Birrin. :( Is there a map of Chriirah because it would be interesting to see the layout of the world.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I am working on one.
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spottyskunk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Great atmosphere to the image.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Danke :)
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:iconthoughtengine:
thoughtengine Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Sigh... even aliens cover unattended objects in tags...
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:iconberylliumwasp:
Berylliumwasp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
it looks like that jabbas cruzer from the sixth starwars
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LongingForAutumn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Rust, rust never sleeps.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Rust works hard!
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Jackskeleton1987 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
C'est beau!!!! J'n'ai rien de dire!!!!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Merci!
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
It is like the Aral Sea.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, that was the inspiration :)
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
WOW never thoug of this one.  MASTER.
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:iconwolfgang-111:
wolfgang-111 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Artist
sort of has that jabba the huts ship feel to it
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:iconchive-turkey:
Chive-Turkey Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
My first impression, Jabba's sail barge.
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EVLWNS Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
The shades make me think someone lives in there. Perhaps not wanting to be found...
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good place to run... discrete operations.
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Rakceyen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how the craft looks sci fi and futuristic, yet its rusty like an old barn or shack. When I think sci fi, I think of shiney, new, robotic, clean, that sort of stuff, so its interesting to see something sci fi in this state of decay.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) I think one of the first people do do it was George Lucas, with his big rusty old space ships and 3rd world tatooine.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
you have inspired my next design with this ship thank you
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CUTANGUS Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love the concept of dry, superheated and uninhabited Ecuatorial zone in a planet whose poles can be habited by much "polarized" surviving communities. Abandoned ships can be used for other purposes, as here, an oasis of shadows in a deadly hot environment.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep I can imagine using the hulks to store illegal things, perhaps the homeless and certain tribes also use them
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AlessandroBruschi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
super cool!
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mz7 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Noah's arc? XD
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Vypor Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Holy crap, you've no idea the Homeworld vibes I'm getting from this picture. [link]
It's like I'm seeing the Khar-Toba all over again.


Seriously, if you haven't heard of the Homeworld games, they're probably right up your alley.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Homeworld cutscenes are one of my main influences :)
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Vypor Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Ahh, I actually wondered a few times. As many of your things seemed to have that Homeworld feel to them.
Well done on it. And let us hope for a Homeworld 3.
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Canis-Orca Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I see an eerie parallel in our world. Other than, keep teaching us with your drawings.
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vincefryer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I love a good hulk :)
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harlequinhybrid Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I love your work, it's like a human like world, there is nothing supernatural about it but it's still really incredible.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I want it to be a world you feel you could go to now, and nothing wouldnt make sense.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Man, you should be writing books about this!
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Awesome work on this :)
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:iconludo38:
Ludo38 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Excellent!
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mutiny-in-the-air Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool concept, I've always been attracted to the post apocalyptic aesthetic. Reminds me of [link]
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Convincingly detailed and very atmospheric...
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Celethiel-Gadbeyl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Writer
this should be a lession to those who do that on our planet.... The Aral, Caspian, and Salton Seas
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, the Birrin damage their own planet too.
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Celethiel-Gadbeyl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Writer
yeps.
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:iconfmilluminati:
fmilluminati Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of this: [link]

Another great work, as always. :)
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep that inspired it :)
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MR-AwEsOmE01 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Amazing as always. I love the always love learning about Birrin culture.
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huioo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
So the Birrin call their world Chriirah? How do you pronounce that? With a solid k sound at the beginning?

I really can't wait for how fleshed out this civilization is going to be. I love this so much dude.
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