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(For a basic view of the Birrin Bodyplan, which has 6 legs, see this link [slightly out of date] [link])

Refugees, faced with starvation and loss of livelihood by the diversion of the river that feeds the vast lakes they live upon, were shipped to uninhabited badlands in neighboring nations. The state responsible for the disruptive developments paid local poor governments, in arms and financial relief, to accept millions of displaced people inside their borders.

Ill feelings due to the destruction of their towns and habitat, anger soon erupted into large scale protests which the financially insecure and corrupt nations had trouble containing.

Seen here is a vast march from a nearby tent city; angry refugees storm an area of newly (but cheaply) build admin towers created to manage the huge displaced population.

Younger and angrier refugees quickly turned to violence, attacking understaffed riot police staff with knives and other improvised weapons.
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Protest by ~Abiogenisis They are alien, but still make very human mistakes. ( Suggested by Jace-Z and Featured by MacRebisz )
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Excellent work making this. How do you come up with your own action scenes? Without using any form of references from anything. Can you tell me? Please? Because I do not understand.
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nathaneatonalive Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Are you ever going to update this peice of art work to the birrins current design?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
The book will contain some similar ideas
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SomeAveragePerson2 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
What do Birrin sound like,if they even have vocal cords?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Birdish.
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:iconastroevo:
AstroEvo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
The one in the back is all “ANARCHY”
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
F THE PO-LICE
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:icondeviantsock:
deviantsock Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Do the posters in the background mean anything? Can the letters be translated or is it just gibberish? Have you thought of or are working on a Birrin writing system?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Gibberish. I have been working with somebody on creating a language but it is slow going.
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:icondeviantsock:
deviantsock Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Can I help with making a language? I love conlangs :)
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Schism-Walker Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work! But I'm always curious, since the Birrin don't seem have articulated fingers or at least from what I've seen how did they get to their stage of deveoplment with complex tools. Like does one Birrin have to clothe another for example? Or like us do they use advanced manafuating to the larger work with making clothes and tools?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
They have three fingers per hand, along with a mobile head and beak. The hands are simply folded away much of the time.
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Schism-Walker Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for clarifying :) Looking forward to your book!
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HTT110 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2018
Hi there,your masterpiece is absolutely amazing! I have a personal blog and sometimes share some strange stories about alien world, so i was wondering if i have the pleasure to add some of your illustrations in? Of course not for profit and your credit will be respected.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
of course :)
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RixxiCitti Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Student Artist
WOW. The illustrations, the backstory... I'm intrigued! Somebody better make this into a movie lol
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yes please :P
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:iconmrmattycue:
MrMattyCue Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a fascinating world you've built!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Danke!
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ygrigoriev Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Top part of the monster looks like a worm from Dune. Nice pic!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yep the sandworm is definitely a big inspiration
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:iconthecrazedaviator:
TheCrazedAviator Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Student General Artist
I love the action coming off this piece
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Gunblade Action 
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DugatytheReaperX Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Student Artist
It would be cool to see Birrins Vs Humans
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The birrin wouldnt stand a chance ;P
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Cromwell300 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
fight the power
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
CURSE YOU! 
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rr27075nn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
Are birrin riots worse than riots here on Earth?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
yeah they can get into a little cannibalism
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Taliesaurus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ew
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XCrosserX Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Its from 2010 :O What I have been missing here...
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Been going for decades!
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AnAlienScientist Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What funcion does the spines on his neck have? Are they for display or is iT something else? Or is iT just an older pic of the birrins? (Sorry for all me questions, but the birrins are the most interesting alien race ever!)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
These are surgically implanted decorations, extreme jewellery basically
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:iconafriendlymisanthrope:
Do Birrins (and other creatures on this planet) have similiar organ structure like us? Heart, lungs and other or do they have some unique organs?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
They have some unique organs but roughly similar to large birds
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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
I love how you make completely alien landscapes so familiar. Deserts look like deserts cause ever planet has a desert and that is what a desert looks like. Tall buildings look like our tall buildings because gravity would pull them down if they didn't. People use swords, knives, spears, clubs, and shields because those are so much easier and cheaper to make than an other weird shaped weapon. (like we have weird shaped martial arts weapon but everyone uses swords, knifes... ) The body armour on the guards looks like our body armour except shaped for alien bodies. Because that type of armour is effective and easy to make.

And of course Aliens have corrupt officials, protests, and angry youths. Believing in elves, ghosts, and vampires is one thing. Believing in a world where everyone is nice- That's fantasy!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I definitely agree with the last part XD

Its possible there would be more peaceful aliens, just as sloths are pretty chill to each other, but I imagine there might be some just as nasty as us!
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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016
I am not saying all other intelligent races are going to be as bad as us. I am saying no race is going to be perfect even if they are 'better' than us. The benefit of cheating is just too big.
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starsatyr Featured By Owner Edited Feb 25, 2018
I have the feeling that some fundamental instincts (food, agreeable temperatures, social dominance, etc.) might prove universal. More peaceful and enlightened aliens wouldn't be that way because the instincts didn't exist, they'd simply do a better job of reining them in in favor of reason, like Star Trek's Vulcans.

I like how you're using an alien civilization (especially one so utterly alien) as a mirror of our own civilization and its problems. Most of the best science fiction functions that way, and that was Gene Roddenberry's intention with Star Trek. Rod Serling turned to science fiction on The Twilight Zone because he couldn't tell the kinds of stories attacking social injustice directly without the networks heavily censoring them, or even nixing them completely.
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Yari-Ashigaru Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
 looks like "Black Lives Matter" has spread to Alien planets lol :D
Also this doesn't look like a Protest it's more like a Riot.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Birrin go hard, or go home.
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TankerFishyGalAdopts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy crap, I really dig the story behind this
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Cryogen4 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016   General Artist
The Birrin remind me somewhat of a hiver (traveller universe) but still uniquely different..
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I can see that, got the flowermouth
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Cryogen4 Featured By Owner May 5, 2016   General Artist
But unlike the Birrin,, the Hivers head is not it's mouth that is located on the lower underside of the body.. maybe the two species would get along if they were a part of the same universe?? though it would appear that a Birrin is more agile then a Hiver but it would seem both are around the same technology level in a lot of areas...
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Mister-Rioter Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the do the birrin use firearms?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Lots of them!
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Meowth79 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Wow that's incredible.  I would definitely feel like an alien if i visited their world!
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