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The Giant by Abiogenisis The Giant :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,292 179 Close Air Support by Abiogenisis Close Air Support :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 3,301 322 ATLAS by Abiogenisis ATLAS :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 263 25 Futurebot by Abiogenisis Futurebot :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 347 31 'Cresting Wave' by Abiogenisis 'Cresting Wave' :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,053 92 The Roof of the World by Abiogenisis The Roof of the World :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,366 231 Yutikani by Abiogenisis Yutikani :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 660 133 Commission - Tentacle Beak Megafish by Abiogenisis Commission - Tentacle Beak Megafish :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 841 155 Skydrops by Abiogenisis Skydrops :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 953 145 Icy Moons Probe by Abiogenisis Icy Moons Probe :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,134 185 Chriirah by Abiogenisis Chriirah :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 610 348 Reef Antlerworm by Abiogenisis Reef Antlerworm :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,506 189 Sailprobe by Abiogenisis Sailprobe :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 684 150 Banner01b by Abiogenisis Banner01b :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 357 2 Irridalli RO by Abiogenisis Irridalli RO :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,544 242 Gem Fusion by Abiogenisis Gem Fusion :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 935 128

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Jumping Spider and her babies by melvynyeo Jumping Spider and her babies :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 236 25 STRATOS ZERO 1 by BenMauro STRATOS ZERO 1 :iconbenmauro:BenMauro 109 1 Squitten by LindseyWArt Squitten :iconlindseywart:LindseyWArt 1,233 133 MerMay-2018-Baby Dolphin by VladislavPANtic MerMay-2018-Baby Dolphin :iconvladislavpantic:VladislavPANtic 332 11 Dinosauroid Slaver Chief! by povorot Dinosauroid Slaver Chief! :iconpovorot:povorot 135 24 Conifer Consort by Nambroth Conifer Consort :iconnambroth:Nambroth 602 29 252mya Galeamopus Greyscale by Midiaou 252mya Galeamopus Greyscale :iconmidiaou:Midiaou 158 5 Mayan Azhdarchid by Hyrotrioskjan Mayan Azhdarchid :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 299 36 Dusky Starfrontlet by Nambroth Dusky Starfrontlet :iconnambroth:Nambroth 445 35 Abzulong vitrium by Sanrou Abzulong vitrium :iconsanrou:Sanrou 106 20 Description doodle requests #5 by Ramul Description doodle requests #5 :iconramul:Ramul 69 19 KyberTroopers  by DazTibbles KyberTroopers :icondaztibbles:DazTibbles 50 1 Acristavus by Olorotitan Acristavus :iconolorotitan:Olorotitan 338 15 A variant cover by povorot A variant cover :iconpovorot:povorot 134 15 does audrey have a pet???????????????????????????? by SleepDeprivedChicken does audrey have a pet???????????????????????????? :iconsleepdeprivedchicken:SleepDeprivedChicken 44 11 Westland Wyvern by rOEN911 Westland Wyvern :iconroen911:rOEN911 161 23

I am putting together a pitch for the first Birrin book, after several years of generating material to fill in their world. I want this book to be just the first, so how should I introduce the Birrin? 

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429 deviants said An illustrated narrative: a Birrin character goes on a journey across part of their world, a series of paintings depicting their journey. [Examples: Dinotopia by James Gurney]
36%
400 deviants said An in-universe natural history book: a birrin organisation conducts a transect or wildlife survey of an area, paintings depicting their activities, environment, and detailed studies of animal and plant life. [Examples: Expedition by Wayne Barlowe]
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289 deviants said An out-universe natural history book: written by a neutral narrator in the form of a nature/history guide. Each habitat or topic forms a chapter, which then includes details of the subjects including birrin activities in the area, wildlife, technology etc

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Abiogenisis
Alex Ries
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Australia
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A lot of people noted that my art reminded them of Subnautica, or that I should work on it.

So I contacted the studio and looks like I will be! You should be seeing some of my designs there :)

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The Giant
Working on two characters for the Birrin book!

Both species, related through evolution, share a complex and sometimes bloody history. The more technological (and smaller) birrin dominate the planet, while the giants, somewhere in intelligence between parrot and human, have managed to survive in spite of birrin industrialisation.

In a few places the two peoples have found ways to live together.
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A lot of people noted that my art reminded them of Subnautica, or that I should work on it.

So I contacted the studio and looks like I will be! You should be seeing some of my designs there :)
I am putting together a pitch for the first Birrin book, after several years of generating material to fill in their world. I want this book to be just the first, so how should I introduce the Birrin?
38%
429 deviants said An illustrated narrative: a Birrin character goes on a journey across part of their world, a series of paintings depicting their journey. [Examples: Dinotopia by James Gurney]
36%
400 deviants said An in-universe natural history book: a birrin organisation conducts a transect or wildlife survey of an area, paintings depicting their activities, environment, and detailed studies of animal and plant life. [Examples: Expedition by Wayne Barlowe]
26%
289 deviants said An out-universe natural history book: written by a neutral narrator in the form of a nature/history guide. Each habitat or topic forms a chapter, which then includes details of the subjects including birrin activities in the area, wildlife, technology etc
Close Air Support

“A birrin pilot and her ground operator scramble to launch a Loyal Sky strike aircraft in defense of a forward Reclamation base being hammered by insurgent mortars and drones.”

Background

The Kiln, once a semi-habitable region of intense heat and storms on Chriirah, was rendered a baked and heavily eroded wasteland in the aftermath of the fall of an earlier global birrin civilization.

High carbon industry pushed temperatures up around 60-70 degrees C, making average daytime temperatures lethal to unprotected birrin. However, the return of technological civilization has seen renewed interest in the region; ancient cities contain huge quantities of precious metals such as copper, electronics-bound gold, and cultural artifacts for power blocs with the resources to claim them.

Local insurgent groups and other major reclamation efforts have created a constant source of tension in the region and many birrin Houses have deployed military assets to protect their operations.

The Loyal Sky is one such asset; a short-range hybrid electric strike aircraft. To avoid debt with the Carbon Bank, much of the aircraft’s energy is derived from batteries charged at ground stations; an efficient turboshaft engine at the rear maintains battery levels during longer missions but primarily powers the cooling systems for the powerful electric engines. Power cells are distributed throughout the forward fuselage and within the wings, adding weight and placing the COG far forward. Some measure of protection for them is provided by slender internal armor plates.

The primary armament of the Loyal Sky is the nose mounted dual-barreled autocannon, firing down the centerline and passing through the ring-shaped electric motors driving the propellers. A modest munitions load can be carried beneath the fuselage, and an internal magazine of air to surface missiles can destroy hardened or more distant targets.

The single pilot of the Loyal Sky sits within a hardened windowless cocoon, well protected from projectiles or battery fires. The birrin’s four eyes are able to take in information from various directions simultaneously and so all external optical input is fed to a flight helmet from high magnification cameras and targeting systems mounted in front of the landing gear fairings. These cameras move along with the pilot’s eyes and so render the aircraft an extension of the birrin’s sensory system.

The job is hazardous and the Kiln unforgiving, and advanced safety features are incorporated into Kiln rated Loyal Skys. Small optical periscopes allow forward and rear vision in the event of total electrical failure, enough for navigation and landing if the need arises. The lack of a windshield means the pilot can be well protected in the core of the vehicle, and the entire cockpit can in explosively ejected in emergencies. This parachute equipped ejection pod can keep a pilot alive long enough to be extracted by recovery aircraft. Usually.

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ATLAS
Boston Dynamics' ATLAS, a potent experimental general purpose robot. For Kids Can Press, book out 2018!

My Patreon: www.patreon.com/alexries
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tokatun Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
Beautiful images!
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Altair75 Featured By Owner May 8, 2018   Photographer
Hey Alex.
You have said you're into real-world technology, including aeronautics, and that you try to make the birrin aircraft as aeronautically accurate as possible while also trying to keep the designs alien. That has gotten me wondering about one thing I would like to ask you: have you considered studing aerospace engineering as a means of understanding how, for instance, gases interact with an aeroplane wing? Being into aviation industry, I understand how tremendously helpful aeronauric know-how would be in creating fictional while also functional and thereby believable and breathtaking aircraft desings.
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uruchom-maszyne Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing gallery!
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ThaAuthor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work :)
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DanuponDrake Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is your inspiration from Subnautica?
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woundgiver Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018   General Artist
Man, your skills are great, but your imagination and creativity are both stellar. I am glad to find your gallery :)
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ChesedLogos Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
would you say you remembered those animal aliens or would you say you created them?
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
I could've SWORN I have Watched you some time ago.
Well, we'll fix THAT!
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DeoxysSpeed Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student Writer
Holy shit! Why haven't I found this sooner?! Great job, man, and good luck with future endeavors!!! :D
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Kairi-Chai Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am seeing a LOT of influence from Barlowe.  I'm loving it.  Subbed.
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