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The Shadow of the Sun

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Published: June 26, 2007
© 2007 - 2019 Abiogenisis
Life forms evolved for microgravity.

Two sentients shepherd a trio of flying life forms, who have angled their bodies towards the 'sun' for warmth.

In the far distance the forms of vast structures fill the sky.

No sentient living here has yet discovered their true nature.
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i'm getting xen feels from here
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
I do love the design of Xen...
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and then the apes from earth are going to put them in their futuristic zoo thing
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Cyansky95Hobbyist General Artist
Very peaceful feeling to this!
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
A benevolent sky 
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philosopherraptorStudent General Artist
Oh, this is gorgeous... I love the idea of life living on a gas giant, or at least in the atmosphere of some planet for their lives, and your execution is awesome! The way you make it look like an endless expanse of clouds is lovely, especially with the bright sunlight toward the upper right. The creature designs are epic too, with the SUN-fish (ha) looking creatures looking perfectly believable as the "peaceful" herbivorous creatures, and the two flying... crocodile, mosasaur, whale, living biplane-whatever animals feel just as tangible. This almost feels like something from an alien documentary, like this is depicting a hunt between a pod of killer whales and their future meals. I love the color choice, with almost everything being blue, aside from the bright white light and the orange and pink markings on the animals, it really helps them pop! Add to that the mysterious, ominous, and massive alien structure in the back to give it even more mood, this is one of my favorite sci-fi art pieces I've seen. Great work, man! 
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! I aim to do more with this world in the future...
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how do you make these, these are really good
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TimMeowHobbyist Traditional Artist
the sizes of these beings and the environment feel huge. you're very good at expressing size and depth
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! Those are both things that inspire me in terms of landscapes
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CartoonBenStudent Digital Artist
:) (Smile) Those are cool looking creatures.
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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CartoonBenStudent Digital Artist
You're welcome. ;) (Wink) By the way, did you take influence from angelfish to make some of them or did you take influence from ocean sunfish-shaped ancestors of sea squirts (Microscope in scientific terms of their phylum and subphylum that is)? (:study: if you don't know what I am talking about, you can look up vetulicola cuneata and find out for yourself. On this website or on google, yahoo; whatever you prefer doesn't matter :shrappy:).
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
Inspiration for this was a combination of siphonophores like the Bluebottle, and the floaters from Barlowes 'Expedition' 
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CartoonBenStudent Digital Artist
:) (Smile) Oh, really? That's cool. By the way, did you know that the Bluebottle and/or Portuguese Man-O-War are actually floating colonies of jellyfish, each fused into one?
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
Yep, cute little deadly zooids
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CartoonBenStudent Digital Artist
Nod That's true. Here's a little reference to an episode of Spongebob to relate to the reproduction of zooids from the Portuguese Man-O-War, now that I've read about zooids. Spongebob Squarepants - Spongebob icon (Spongebob: "Can you reproduce by budding?" Smaller clones of himself start sprouting from his head. Chusagi's LitterClones: "Can ya?" "Can ya?" "Can ya?") LOL! :D (Big Grin)
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ZanzalurHobbyist Interface Designer
I love this!

Most people fail at Alien looking Aliens, this is an example of a succesfull Alien!
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
thank you!
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ZanzalurHobbyist Interface Designer
No problem!
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JalawiPHobbyist
This had been my wallpaper for more than 5 years kek. I love your works <3
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AbiogenisisProfessional Digital Artist
:D
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LegatusFlagransHobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing work. From your other works, you seem to be quite knowledgeable regarding biology. Are you perchance an astrobiologist, or interested in the subject, given your apparent fascination with space?
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