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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member Alex RiesMale/Australia Groups :iconworld-creations: World-Creations
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Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 528 58 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' - Day by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' - Day :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 356 20 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' Details by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' Details :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 329 37 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 888 69 Chelicerate by Abiogenisis Chelicerate :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 605 72 Arctic Peeper by Abiogenisis Arctic Peeper :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 441 74 Klingon Concept by Abiogenisis Klingon Concept :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 501 159 Snowstalker C by Abiogenisis Snowstalker C :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 310 26 Snowstalker B by Abiogenisis Snowstalker B :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 251 17 Snowstalker by Abiogenisis Snowstalker :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 277 28 Subnautica DLC - Icebreaker Leviathan (Unused) by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC - Icebreaker Leviathan (Unused) :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 595 89 Subnautica DLC Critter by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Critter :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 455 75 Pinnicarid by Abiogenisis Pinnicarid :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 464 54 Subnautica DLC Creature 2 by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Creature 2 :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 386 36 Subnautica DLC Creature by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Creature :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 739 86 The Giant by Abiogenisis The Giant :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,409 205


Orthacanthus and Xenacanthus by EsthervanHulsen Orthacanthus and Xenacanthus :iconesthervanhulsen:EsthervanHulsen 135 7 Homage To The Third Man by markkarvon Homage To The Third Man :iconmarkkarvon:markkarvon 170 16 Where the sky comes down by Hyrotrioskjan Where the sky comes down :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 976 72 Mongolian Swift Seizer by PaleoPastori Mongolian Swift Seizer :iconpaleopastori:PaleoPastori 195 7 Petridonus cachinnis (Happy Birthday Pete!) by Sanrou Petridonus cachinnis (Happy Birthday Pete!) :iconsanrou:Sanrou 108 54 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird by rOEN911 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird :iconroen911:rOEN911 270 21 The Mistake Of The Resident by alexandreev The Mistake Of The Resident :iconalexandreev:alexandreev 463 33 Schira Dow 3rd by ShingoWatanabe Schira Dow 3rd :iconshingowatanabe:ShingoWatanabe 6 14 inktober2018day1 by SleepDeprivedChicken inktober2018day1 :iconsleepdeprivedchicken:SleepDeprivedChicken 67 3 Mermaid  pin giveaway countdown. by StressedJenny
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Mermaid pin giveaway countdown. :iconstressedjenny:StressedJenny 549 153
Offasaltus angelesii by Sanrou Offasaltus angelesii :iconsanrou:Sanrou 92 25 Giant Squid and Colossal Squid Size by Harry-the-Fox Giant Squid and Colossal Squid Size :iconharry-the-fox:Harry-the-Fox 111 24 Colossal Squid Size by Harry-the-Fox Colossal Squid Size :iconharry-the-fox:Harry-the-Fox 86 29 Daedalus 5 by GrahamTG Daedalus 5 :icongrahamtg:GrahamTG 126 6 Mundodendralis by Hyrotrioskjan Mundodendralis :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 237 37 Stalking Utahraptor by FredtheDinosaurman Stalking Utahraptor :iconfredthedinosaurman:FredtheDinosaurman 1,133 73

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? 

471 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]
446 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]
324 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


Alex Ries
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
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 :)


Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden'
Daytime Version Here: Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' - Day

The Ventgarden, a colonial lifeform supporting an internal biosphere powered by symbiotic chemosynthetic organisms.

For Subnautica: Below Zero!
Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' - Day
Night time/Deep Sea Version Here: Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden'

The Ventgarden, a colonial lifeform supporting an internal biosphere powered by symbiotic chemosynthetic organisms. 

For Subnautica: Below Zero!
Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing'
A tiny deadly for the upcoming Subnautica DLC!

Uses biochemically cooled brine to snap freeze prey in the supercritical arctic waters of planet 4546B.

Link here to see its attack mode:…


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philosopherraptor Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Woah! I didn't see this before, I've just started watching these guys, and this was a pleasant surprise!…
Yours is still better, but it's awesome to see people checking out your work!
michael432 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
Will you make more artwork about birrin?Like their technology,electronics,cultures and other things,including the communication with humans.
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michael432 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Your it a half organic half machine creature?
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I've admired your worldbuilding for some time.
I've been doing it too in an AU Star Trek verse. 
The two worlds I've spent most of my time on are Nlia and Tkara,
although they're  both populated by a humanoid race.

I've just posted a new world, C'tek.
Its a tidally locked planet. I'd appreciate your opinion on it.…
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LavBoris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, is there a chance that I can use your depictions of aliens in one of my videos? Don't worry I'll put your name next to the image, so you'll be credited.
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87rinehart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018   Digital Artist
I am a miner of your creation of aliens it got me inspired to make my own aliens it's just not been posted because I'm still working on it but if you want you might want to check out my drawings in my 3d models you might like what I've been working on
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Carneliian Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
Woah, Your good at drawing! I wish i could be that good.
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Vader2222 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018 This guy needs help, his a struggling artist if you can spread the word about his pateron it would be appreciated
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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