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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member Alex RiesMale/Australia Groups :iconworld-creations: World-Creations
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Birrin - Showing Off by Abiogenisis Birrin - Showing Off :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 384 42 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 592 64 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' - Day by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' - Day :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 393 22 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' Details by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' Details :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 350 37 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 909 73 Chelicerate by Abiogenisis Chelicerate :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 646 75 Arctic Peeper by Abiogenisis Arctic Peeper :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 459 74 Klingon Concept by Abiogenisis Klingon Concept :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 537 168 Snowstalker C by Abiogenisis Snowstalker C :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 325 26 Snowstalker B by Abiogenisis Snowstalker B :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 260 17 Snowstalker by Abiogenisis Snowstalker :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 292 28 Subnautica DLC - Icebreaker Leviathan (Unused) by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC - Icebreaker Leviathan (Unused) :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 612 92 Subnautica DLC Critter by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Critter :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 466 75 Pinnicarid by Abiogenisis Pinnicarid :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 475 54 Subnautica DLC Creature 2 by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Creature 2 :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 397 37 Subnautica DLC Creature by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Creature :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 763 87


Canyon Shadow by Midiaou Canyon Shadow :iconmidiaou:Midiaou 135 24 Orthacanthus and Xenacanthus by EsthervanHulsen Orthacanthus and Xenacanthus :iconesthervanhulsen:EsthervanHulsen 233 16 Homage To The Third Man by markkarvon Homage To The Third Man :iconmarkkarvon:markkarvon 203 40 Where the sky comes down by Hyrotrioskjan Where the sky comes down :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 1,012 72 Mongolian Swift Seizer by PaleoPastori Mongolian Swift Seizer :iconpaleopastori:PaleoPastori 217 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 287 22 The Mistake Of The Resident by alexandreev The Mistake Of The Resident :iconalexandreev:alexandreev 493 36 Schira Dow 3rd by ShingoWatanabe Schira Dow 3rd :iconshingowatanabe:ShingoWatanabe 9 14 inktober2018day1 by SleepDeprivedChicken inktober2018day1 :iconsleepdeprivedchicken:SleepDeprivedChicken 69 3 Mermaid  pin giveaway countdown. by StressedJenny
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Mermaid pin giveaway countdown. :iconstressedjenny:StressedJenny 560 154
Offasaltus angelesii by Sanrou Offasaltus angelesii :iconsanrou:Sanrou 100 27 Giant Squid and Colossal Squid Size by Harry-the-Fox Giant Squid and Colossal Squid Size :iconharry-the-fox:Harry-the-Fox 122 26 Colossal Squid Size by Harry-the-Fox Colossal Squid Size :iconharry-the-fox:Harry-the-Fox 91 29 Daedalus 5 by GrahamTG Daedalus 5 :icongrahamtg:GrahamTG 128 6 Mundodendralis by Hyrotrioskjan Mundodendralis :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 239 38

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? 

483 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]
455 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]
327 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 :)


Birrin - Showing Off
Testing out ideas for the social display structures of the Birrin. 
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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PaceB Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  New Deviant
Just joined DeviantArt and you are one of the first people I'm following. You have the best combination of artistic skill and realistic wordbuilding I have ever seen. I especially love your Birrins. It would hugely make my day if you checked out some of my amateur artwork as I start to upload it.
OutlanderS3S Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  New Deviant Student General Artist
I love your alien designs! They're so unique and well thought out. Keep up the good work!
TheSeaLemon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, thank you so much for the watch! 

I've been an admirer of your art for a long time, and it really means a lot that someone so talented is interested in my concepts. I'm really touched! 
philosopherraptor Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018  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!
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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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