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The Shadow of the Sun by Abiogenisis The Shadow of the Sun by Abiogenisis
Life forms evolved for microgravity.

Two sentients shepherd a trio of flying life forms, who have angled their bodies towards the 'sun' for warmth.

In the far distance the forms of vast structures fill the sky.

No sentient living here has yet discovered their true nature.
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The Shadow of the Sun by *Abiogenisis ( Suggested by StefanHuerlemann and Featured by MacRebisz )
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KatakCorporations Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey, I love the art here and I love all of your art. Science and science fiction have both been big parts in my life. I am mainly commenting to inform you that I came across a wikia page that used this image. I don't know if you are aware or not, but I'll put the url here so you can see: cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Atmosp…

It's up to you if you want to confront them or whatever.

Anyway, just trying to help, and as always keep up the great work :D (Big Grin) 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Thanks for the heads up!

I don't think they asked me, but its OK. Just looks like they are having a bit of fun with it :)
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funnyfinger Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Your artwork has been featured in :icon1018-plus-artist:
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Thanks!
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emmarinn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Insanely cool!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Thanks!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Thumbsup Emoticon by Weapons-Expert-Cool Awesome!
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Michel-Lamontagne Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Birds that don't need to be light, since there is little gravity.  So they look a bit like fish, and can be sentient.  Microgravity doesn't mean low density, that might explain the fairly small wings as well.  Since the word 'sun' is bracketed, it is probably artificial. Perhaps the three arms are linked to other arms by a membrane that is invisible from this point of view, keeping in the atmosphere.  I wonder if there ever is a night, or if they live in perpetual daylight. Might be a variation on the concept of Virga and Candescence, by Karl Schroeder, but it seems more like a convergence of ideas.
Some of the clouds seem behind the structures though, so probably the shell idea is wrong.  
I wouldn't be surprised that if we turned our head around we would see a sky that fades to black; there has to be a thermodynamic sink somewhere, or the beings would not need to be heated, they would need to be cooled!
As many have said, lovely color. thanks for these beautiful visions.
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Nomcarver Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always loved life on gas giants for some reason!
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Barramundi-Guy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This is one piece of art I'll always keep favorited, it reminds me of reading Carl Sagans cosmos where he had floaters, hunters and sinkers living on a Jupiter like planet.

Ive always been curious, is the one on the left wearing a harness? 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
It is, which contains two drinking water sacks and some other tools
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Barramundi-Guy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thats awesome :)
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I-am-the-wanderer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I saw this a long while ago and then couldn't find it again. I really like this piece. :D
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Glad you found it. Still remains one of my most popular :)
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DeanMarshall Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Beautiful, majestic, and thought inspiring! I love this <3
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it the aerosphere from the "Look to Windward" sci-fi novel from Iain M Banks ?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Definitely some Banks in there, as well as The Smoke Ring by Niven.
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay. I was pretty sure there wqas some banks x)

What's the story of The Smoke Ring ? (doesn't exist in french)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
A group of humans that escaped a starship have lived for generations in a ring of air created by a gas giant shedding its atmosphere along its orbital path.
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaah, must be cool :D
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metalstorm007 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Wow, both the piece and the concept behind it are really beautiful and creative. Clap 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Thanks!
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juso250 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding concept 
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Photographer
This reminds me of life on a gas giant.

Magnificent work Alex! :D (Big Grin) 
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Yakomakodaji Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What does the structure do?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
It is part of a system that sustains life in this environment.
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au-night Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Can you elaborate a bit more?
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Mallophora Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great creatures and amazing atmosphere of this work!!! 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Thanks :D
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Scopimera Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I and a few others recently started a speculative evolution forum called Saecula Novae, and have been looking for image banners. We were wondering if you would find having this image used in a composite acceptable.
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aperture-lemon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
I think you might be getting Sentience confused with sapience. 
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BlueRadical Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You live in australia , great stuff, your art is amazing btw, love your focus on lighting.
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CopperFreddy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
AWESOOOME
My only question is, how did those sentients manage to make those jackets? They've got no hands...
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
The tentacles work as hands.
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CopperFreddy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Oooh right! Should've figured it by myself :D very cool!
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rklk Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
That is awesome WWWOOOWWW
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woxor Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WOW :O I LOVE this one!
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decentpix Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Mind blowing.
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DanaRashidi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool, I like the idea!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thanks, its still one of my most popular.
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majoramark Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
That large structure remindes me of one of the desings for the second instar
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Perhaps they are related ;)
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majoramark Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Yush! i knew it! maybe......
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Sylvester71 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Hi Alex aka Abiogenesis. Your artwork is so incredible!! I think this one is my favorite. I have visited your gallery many times over the past few years and the Birrin lifeforms/civilization/etc. are incredible too.
I think my favorite is where the Birrin scientist is interacting with a human child. Live long and prosper and I am SO jealous of you and your gift but really glad for you. Much success in all you do in the future!
Sincerely, Sylvester.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Thanks man, many many more images of the birrin to come. Once I get some of my work out of the way :P
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amadeus450 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is the advance wild life
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hgfggg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Uh...yes?
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C-23 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wicked and beautiful. Your mystery is... Magical to say at least.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Cheers ;)
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Aditya2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a few questions. I want you to answer those right away!

How do these balloon things propel themselves?

Are the Sentients the flying creatures with two pairs of wings?

How can they fly in such a dense sky?

How can those animals exist in such a harsh sky?

Why do the sentients hide in their livestock?

And finally, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THAT GIGANTIC THING IN THE FAR DISTANCE?!?!!!11111
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