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The Ventgarden, a colonial lifeform supporting an internal biosphere powered by symbiotic chemosynthetic organisms.

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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2019
Awesome concept!
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ShiroiHana013 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did I find you by accident? Lol, I've been so inspired by the art in Subnautica.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
These pics seem to do well with the algorithm :P
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:iconbringmyhomeboys:
bringmyhomeboys Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy heck what a big jellyfish
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:iconking-aries:
King-Aries Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019
That's a big one
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:iconmolarithenarn:
MolaritheNarn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019
This is a marvelous beautiful picture.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
A pretty beast.
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:iconragnarok-dragoness:
Ragnarok-Dragoness Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019
I really hope this is put in the game! This one is so cool looking! XD
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Me too! Going to be damn complicated to program I bet...
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:iconludjia:
Ludjia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm trying so hard to avoid spoilers.... But .. i cannot without unfollowing you.... seeing the creatures for the first time in game is really a different experience.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Done with creature design for now anyway.
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018
So this thing is like an ecosystem in itself?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Yep!
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:iconxx-totentanz-xx:
xX-Totentanz-Xx Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018
Well hello new base location :D

All of your concepts are stunning btw
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconlizzychrome:
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool, I wish I could explore that garden! And it is seriously inspiring some mermaid ideas for me. Amazing work as always! 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
:merla: 
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:iconmethusulacomics:
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018
oh wow.
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:iconkhasdannyanlord:
Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
impressive but it allow some other organisms inside?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, some are symbiotic and add their bodies/poops to provide nutrients, some are just parasites it probably wishes werent there. 
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:iconkhasdannyanlord:
Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
hmmm the thing is looks like it could contain some air inside... perhaps a emergency stop for a creature who need breath?
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:iconmikopol:
mikopol Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
It reminds me an underwater city from "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace".
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Otoh Gunga! 
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:iconmikopol:
mikopol Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018
SW: Episode I might be a bad film (because of poor writing), but I still enjoy the design and world-building.
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Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
Impressive! please, tell this creature is in the game. :)
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
never can say for sure, but at time of writing yes
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:iconcyansky95:
Cyansky95 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh sweet, I was wondering if there'd be a way to swim inside this!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
current plan is yes! 
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:iconcyansky95:
Cyansky95 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
Now see, kids? This is textbook borderline sci-fi. Such an organic mechanism is entirely possible in our own Terran deep seas.

Bonus Multiplier: regular vents in the bell (both ventral and dorsal) to facilitate medium and thermal circulation.
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Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
This is how sci-fi should be made! I am so tired of "science fiction" works that use fantasy instead of science -- look at Arkane's "Prey" for example: aliens that are walking tar blobs able to magically turn themselves into chairs and trash bins?! since when this trash is "science fiction"?
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
Remember that science explains at lot of what was once thought as "magical", and that indeed, much modern technology would be described as magical even a mere century past. Hell, I remember when the original Star Trek communicators were considered amazing futuristic tech, and look at the hand-held tech we have now.

"aliens that are walking tar blobs able to magically turn themselves into chairs and trash bins?! since when this trash is "science fiction"?"
Allow me: Tar blob = form-neutral protoplasmic state. Using sensory organs, Prey can reconfigure such form-neutral matter into the appearance of whatever they deem, within the limits of their own potential mass and energy. 
*boop boop boop* What is a Ditto, Alex?
 

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Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018
Sorry, but I don't buy any of this rubbish. To me, aliens will always follow the laws of physics and biology as we know here on Earth. Aliens made of "form-neutral protoplasmic state" able to use pseudo-scientific "magic" to turn themselves into objects are rubbish of the worst kind -- the lazy and uninspired kind.

And no, I will never change idea about that stupid "Prey" made by Arkane -- the game I wanted was Prey 2 and if was not by Bethesda's greed back in 2011, that would be the game I would be playing by now.
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2018
Organic adaptation is well and firmly within the laws of physics and biology as we know them, to date.  This is part of the evolutionary mechanism.
So many species on Earth has transformative abilities to ensure their survival, which is the inspiration for the idea of full scale shape-shifting in sci-fi which goes back generations. The Skrulls, the Durlans, the Salt Vampire, the alien from The Thing. And fundamentally, it should be considered no more magical than chameleons or myna birds or whatever other natural mimics might be cited. 
And I am certain the races of galactic lifeforms we've yet to meet are entirely relieved that you've decided to set their biological limits for them.
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:iconseptimus-oraka:
I always found all those "transformative species" you quoted ridiculous. None of them make sense from a scientific point of view -- and I am tired of cheap "sci-fantasy". Give a me a sci-fi setting based in the good old common sense and science instead of some stupid story using fantasy, dumb "Space Magic" and that idiotic "Rule of Cool".
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019
my point is that the 'transformative species' are imaginative extrapolations of those evolutionary demonstrations already observed here on Earth. And taking extant example and giving them extraordinary developments is a basis of all fantasy. And science-fiction IS fantasy. It's not supposed to be sensible and conservative, although it can explore what might one day be practical. Transporters, lightsabers, FTL engines, all kinds of E.T. species; stargates, giant robots, Dyson spheres  Death Stars and TARDISes. None of this is REAL (as far as we know) but then it doesn't have to be. It's fantasy. Mere imaginings. And it might one day be proven real. And then their creators will join the ranks of such as Wells and Verne and be called prophets.

Do you not understand that the boundaries of science are not set in stone, but are given to constant expansion and correction?

Once upon a time, achieving a land-travel velocity of over 45 mph was declared to 'not make sense from a scientific point of view'.The same with building ocean-going vessels out of metal and heavier-than-air aeronautics. The telegraph-- anything tele-, really; audio-synched cinema; achieving touchdown on the moon. These were all dismissed as 'scientifically implausable' in their own eras. Guess what happened anyways?
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Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2019
Nature don't work through magic -- and I will never accept to see good science fiction being downgraded to the level of stupid, dumb fantasy. Telepathy, Telekinesis? yes. But dumb space magic like aliens able to magically turn themselves into humans, animals or objects? no, thanks! this kind of... thing has no place in the modern sci-fi -- not anymore. the time of dumb books like John Carter of Mars and similar trashes has ended ages ago.
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SacredFlame318 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
An alien variant to like a Coral reef but Deep sea? Cool! I wonder what kind of unique loot you could get here.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
tasty minerals it extracts from black smokers 
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night2003bat Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i would like to see that in game
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
me too!
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Thunderus-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
That’s so freaking cool! 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
yuss
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Weredraco Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
Comparing the two images (day and night versions), the pores at the top and bottom are closed during the day time but open at night time, and when open they are large enough to swim in, the top ones are possibly big enough for the Seamoth to enter...

Now I really want to live in here... hope I don't get trapped as it turns day-time though...
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I think the vents close when it is mobile and open over black smokers rather than day night, but not sure!
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:iconweredraco:
Weredraco Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
Either way, it's a magnificent creature that I can't wait to see in the actual game.

Now all I need is to upgrade my decade-old laptop into something that can actually run Subnautica...
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:iconmirage2000:
mirage2000 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
Beautiful concept!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:icontarturus:
Tarturus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fascinating concept.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
cheers :)
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