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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 430 28 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' - Day by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Ventgarden' - Day :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 297 12 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' Details by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' Details :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 287 35 Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' by Abiogenisis Subnautica: Below Zero - 'Brinewing' :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 852 68 Chelicerate by Abiogenisis Chelicerate :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 564 69 Arctic Peeper by Abiogenisis Arctic Peeper :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 429 71 Klingon Concept by Abiogenisis Klingon Concept :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 473 154 Snowstalker C by Abiogenisis Snowstalker C :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 294 25 Snowstalker B by Abiogenisis Snowstalker B :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 240 17 Snowstalker by Abiogenisis Snowstalker :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 266 28 Subnautica DLC - Icebreaker Leviathan (Unused) by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC - Icebreaker Leviathan (Unused) :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 586 88 Subnautica DLC Critter by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Critter :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 446 74 Pinnicarid by Abiogenisis Pinnicarid :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 452 54 Subnautica DLC Creature 2 by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Creature 2 :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 377 36 Subnautica DLC Creature by Abiogenisis Subnautica DLC Creature :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 722 84 The Giant by Abiogenisis The Giant :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,399 204


Mongolian Swift Seizer by PaleoPastori Mongolian Swift Seizer :iconpaleopastori:PaleoPastori 171 7 Petridonus cachinnis (Happy Birthday Pete!) by Sanrou Petridonus cachinnis (Happy Birthday Pete!) :iconsanrou:Sanrou 104 54 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird by rOEN911 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird :iconroen911:rOEN911 232 19 The Mistake Of The Resident by alexandreev The Mistake Of The Resident :iconalexandreev:alexandreev 420 26 Schira Dow 3rd by ShingoWatanabe Schira Dow 3rd :iconshingowatanabe:ShingoWatanabe 6 14 inktober2018day1 by SleepDeprivedChicken inktober2018day1 :iconsleepdeprivedchicken:SleepDeprivedChicken 60 3 Mermaid  pin giveaway countdown. by StressedJenny
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Mermaid pin giveaway countdown. :iconstressedjenny:StressedJenny 538 151
Offasaltus angelesii by Sanrou Offasaltus angelesii :iconsanrou:Sanrou 81 25 Giant Squid and Colossal Squid Size by Harry-the-Fox Giant Squid and Colossal Squid Size :iconharry-the-fox:Harry-the-Fox 95 24 Colossal Squid Size by Harry-the-Fox Colossal Squid Size :iconharry-the-fox:Harry-the-Fox 81 29 Daedalus 5 by GrahamTG Daedalus 5 :icongrahamtg:GrahamTG 123 6 Mundodendralis by Hyrotrioskjan Mundodendralis :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 229 37 Stalking Utahraptor by FredtheDinosaurman Stalking Utahraptor :iconfredthedinosaurman:FredtheDinosaurman 1,107 73 Life of the Ultimocene Rainforest by Sheather888 Life of the Ultimocene Rainforest :iconsheather888:Sheather888 113 7 A dip in the lake by Ramul A dip in the lake :iconramul:Ramul 71 5 Egg Chamber by MichaelBeaudry Egg Chamber :iconmichaelbeaudry:MichaelBeaudry 249 29

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? 

463 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]
440 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]
316 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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michael432 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
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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uruchom-maszyne Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing gallery!
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