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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member Alex RiesMale/Australia Groups :iconworld-creations: World-Creations
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Subnautica DLC Critter by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Critter :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 286 21 Pinnicarid by Abiogenisis Pinnicarid :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 311 21 Subnautica DLC Creature 2 by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Creature 2 :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 241 14 Subnautica DLC Creature by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Creature :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 469 36 The Giant by Abiogenisis The Giant :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,321 189 Close Air Support by Abiogenisis Close Air Support :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 3,323 329 ATLAS by Abiogenisis ATLAS :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 267 25 Futurebot by Abiogenisis Futurebot :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 353 32 'Cresting Wave' by Abiogenisis 'Cresting Wave' :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,064 93 The Roof of the World by Abiogenisis The Roof of the World :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,380 235 Yutikani by Abiogenisis Yutikani :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 663 133 Commission - Tentacle Beak Megafish by Abiogenisis Commission - Tentacle Beak Megafish :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 843 155 Skydrops by Abiogenisis Skydrops :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 963 145 Icy Moons Probe by Abiogenisis Icy Moons Probe :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,138 185 Chriirah by Abiogenisis Chriirah :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 612 348 Reef Antlerworm by Abiogenisis Reef Antlerworm :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,518 197


A dip in the lake by Ramul A dip in the lake :iconramul:Ramul 53 5 Egg Chamber by MichaelBeaudry Egg Chamber :iconmichaelbeaudry:MichaelBeaudry 224 25 Bird of Prey by markkarvon Bird of Prey :iconmarkkarvon:markkarvon 297 37 Alien Flyer by Vincent-Covielloart Alien Flyer :iconvincent-covielloart:Vincent-Covielloart 125 6 Moonscape by JustV23 Moonscape :iconjustv23:JustV23 267 40 Jumping Spider and her babies by melvynyeo Jumping Spider and her babies :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 258 25 STRATOS ZERO 1 by BenMauro STRATOS ZERO 1 :iconbenmauro:BenMauro 131 1 Squitten by LindseyWArt Squitten :iconlindseywart:LindseyWArt 1,253 135 MerMay-2018-Baby Dolphin by VladislavPANtic MerMay-2018-Baby Dolphin :iconvladislavpantic:VladislavPANtic 353 11 Dinosauroid Slaver Chief! by povorot Dinosauroid Slaver Chief! :iconpovorot:povorot 141 24 Conifer Consort by Nambroth Conifer Consort :iconnambroth:Nambroth 632 32 252mya Galeamopus Greyscale by Midiaou 252mya Galeamopus Greyscale :iconmidiaou:Midiaou 162 5 Mayan Azhdarchid by Hyrotrioskjan Mayan Azhdarchid :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 312 37 Dusky Starfrontlet by Nambroth Dusky Starfrontlet :iconnambroth:Nambroth 474 38 Abzulong vitrium by Sanrou Abzulong vitrium :iconsanrou:Sanrou 108 20 Description doodle requests #5 by Ramul Description doodle requests #5 :iconramul:Ramul 72 19

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? 

441 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]
410 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]
292 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 :)


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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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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