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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member Alex RiesMale/Australia Groups :iconworld-creations: World-Creations
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Commission: Idiran by Abiogenisis Commission: Idiran :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 338 36 The Dance by Abiogenisis The Dance :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,553 136 Birrin - Limb Designs by Abiogenisis
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Birrin - Limb Designs :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 359 83
Birrin - Run Cycle by Abiogenisis Birrin - Run Cycle :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 476 45 Birrin - Side View by Abiogenisis Birrin - Side View :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 439 26 Birrin Head by Abiogenisis Birrin Head :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,733 209 Birrin - Showing Off by Abiogenisis Birrin - Showing Off :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 730 99 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 800 87 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' - Day by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' - Day :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 501 32 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' Details by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' Details :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 472 47 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,020 75 Chelicerate by Abiogenisis Chelicerate :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 842 99 Arctic Peeper by Abiogenisis Arctic Peeper :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 593 93 Klingon Concept by Abiogenisis Klingon Concept :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 704 192 Snowstalker C by Abiogenisis Snowstalker C :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 403 27 Snowstalker B by Abiogenisis Snowstalker B :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 331 19


Islands of the Tethys sea. by Plioart Islands of the Tethys sea. :iconplioart:Plioart 105 14 New scars by JustV23 New scars :iconjustv23:JustV23 439 24 One Million Eretmorhipis to thank you by Hyrotrioskjan One Million Eretmorhipis to thank you :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 321 21 Eusthenopteron foordi by RavePaleoArt Eusthenopteron foordi :iconravepaleoart:RavePaleoArt 181 11 New Friend by exo-bio New Friend :iconexo-bio:exo-bio 239 21 Rex by FredtheDinosaurman Rex :iconfredthedinosaurman:FredtheDinosaurman 984 76 Anniversary stream by Hyrotrioskjan Anniversary stream :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 308 24 Eretmorhipis by Hyrotrioskjan Eretmorhipis :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 433 60 Worm by Ramul Worm :iconramul:Ramul 99 4 Kotlassia prima. by Plioart Kotlassia prima. :iconplioart:Plioart 111 9 p u l l e t s by Nambroth p u l l e t s :iconnambroth:Nambroth 333 41 Dapper boy by Chickenly Dapper boy :iconchickenly:Chickenly 44 7 Brute Shark (From Subnautica: Below Zero) by DAGF1 Brute Shark (From Subnautica: Below Zero) :icondagf1:DAGF1 17 0 Pengoos (Subnautica) by ShadoCadink Pengoos (Subnautica) :iconshadocadink:ShadoCadink 26 2 Pincher by Vincent-Covielloart Pincher :iconvincent-covielloart:Vincent-Covielloart 524 26 an attempt at birrin animation by InfiniteGears an attempt at birrin animation :iconinfinitegears:InfiniteGears 11 0

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? 

556 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]
522 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]
382 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
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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 :)


Commission: Idiran
An older piece not uploaded for some reason!

A slim, young Idiran from the Culture novels, not yet at giant warrior stage, serving as internal - but well armed - security
The Dance
Slender and nimble male birrin try their best to impress the powerful females with energetic dances and vivid displays of their membranous wings.

Females are not easily wooed, and he must choose his moment carefully. Though exceptionally rare in the modern era, a male with insufficient speed or skill runs the risk of injury or even death.


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MattKaySeven Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Very interesting Gallery you have here, i allways admire concept Artist
like you who can Illustrate whatever they want...and it will look just awesome.

I will watch for shure :handshake:
michael432 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019
I see the artworks about Birrin's machines.I think you can make a artwork about Birrins take their products to join the World's fair on Earth.
DragonDrawsDragons Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A question about the birrin I haven't seen answered (or even asked). How do they display emotion? I assume that with their vocal communication there is different tones with different implications, just like any animal has. Their faces don't look the most expressive though. Do they have body language that helps depict emotion?
nubeees Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019
Just saw SBZ early access trailer. Cool seeing your designs there!
Chhromeleon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
I've always loved subnatica for the unique animals, it's amazing to find game designers/concepts in deviantart uwu
michael432 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2019
Will you design more Birrin vehicles?
Temorah Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your 'alien' design (Birrin) it's anatomically believable and it doesn't follow the usual, horrific alien tropes, it's also nice to see another Australian doing well in the concept space! Keep up the great work :)
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Erebiel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
"Imitation is the highest form of flattery."

Random concept-art/ 11 by PustyXoX
Irradiated-Imp Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Where do you get your inspiration for aliens? I'd like to do slightly more realistic aliens that stray out of the humanoid alien trope more, but I have a ton of trouble finding any kind of inspiration.
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PaceB Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018
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.
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