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Xenobiology by Abiogenisis Xenobiology by Abiogenisis
A large Earth-based company intends to use this gas giant in a nearby star system as a vast Helium 3 extraction and sales operation. However to do so the law requires an ecological damage survey to be conducted on the gas giant's moons, to be sure the operation will not damage any ecosystems on them. This large moon, only slightly smaller than earth, was found to have an advanced multicellular ecology.

The Sol Union Xenobiologist Makeba Sutphen was sent with the company when they left earth, to make sure the laws regarding alien ecosystems were followed. Here she is approached by possibly sentient natives of this large moon. Although she has a camera out now, if they get closer or show aggression she is well armed.

The species itself evolved from large aquatic creatures which resembled less broad versions of Earth stingrays. As they began to move on to land small feeding appendages on their underside grew into thicker organs to propel them, and the large side fins retracted and darkened to protect against solar radiation. Sensory appendages which stuck from the sides of the head and helped find food underwater become very useful for judging distance above water, with the eyes set so far apart.

Males, who had to compete for mating rites, developed these eye-stalks further into horns, and used them to scare off other males. They also developed a more upright stance to better compete for mates until the species was standing almost vertical. With a head now so far from the ground, the large mouth migrated to the bottom of the body, leaving the brain, eyes and breathing tube on the upper head, so as to spot danger and eat at the same time. Waste products are ejected explosively from the body from a pore on the back, to prevent contamination to the mouth.

Now able to walk upright and survive on land, the species spread across its world to become the dominant creature on the planet.

An alternative, warmer variation is here: [link]
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Xenobiology by ~Abiogenisis is science fiction at its best. It's a breath of fresh air to see such a unique creature design, an interesting image description to match such a great drawing as well. Looking at this takes me back to my youth when browsing the bookstores for great book covers was how to buy novels. ( Featured by Aeires )
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KennyWondershit911 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
oh look a alien gotta take a picture of it so everyone knows
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
tweet that shit
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musizlover2008 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
hey, I saw similar creatures like this in this game called "Pantropy" on Kickstarter. Did they have permission to use your artwork in the game?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Aye, they did. They made them look great too!
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SmollFairy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
cool!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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pwnsage Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
Nicely done.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
cheers!
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darth-biomech Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Speaking of gamedev, i stumbled upon a game called "pantropy" on Steam, and they feature a creature on the screenshots awfully similar to yours.
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They even tried to match the angle and composition.

Just wonder, did you grant them rights to do that, or they are blatantly plagiarizing you?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for letting me know - in fact they did pay for the rights :)
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Artronomy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
War of the worlds..
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Alien 
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Michelesthird Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece reminds me of the art in this great sci fi book. I can't underline here, but the book was titled Tomorrow and Beyond (1978). I gave it to someone; it is out of print but probably available online.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
We had one in that series at my school library :)
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MephMan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Amazing job!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank ya :)
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121199 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Student General Artist
This is really cool :) 
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Slavman3 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So how and/or where do they insert tab A into slot B???
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Spermatophore transfer during ritualistic dance
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Slavman3 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would now like to see a demonstration with the help of the ghost of Steve Irwin.
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cheribrum Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
holy macaroons
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NMRTIST Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018   Photographer
WOW!!!!!  Very thoughtfully described, and very technically executed, and very artistically rendered.  Beautiful work!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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thesimmsonian Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
Ironic that this is on the front page on International Women's Day.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
What is the irony?
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Smasheron Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
Just awesome.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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wheatleyplus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
I love their design.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank ya :)
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ttbrown Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
what the.. this alien is a creature on a game called pantropy! look it up on youtube, kage848 0r games4kickz, they show it!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
yep, they paid to include it :)
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Pizzalover6262 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Rad
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LawOfThe3rd Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting, So imaginative. 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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KuroKomix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Professional Writer
My first thought upon seeing this was "reminds me of Alien Planet" (for the curious, it's a docufiction that aired on Discovery Channel 12 years ago about two robot probes searching for alien life on the fictional planet of Darwin IV; it's based on a novel called "Expedition" by Wayne Douglas Barlowe)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it was a huge influence, particularly on my early work like this
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GasmaskBrony Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*sapient*
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Amaskil Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
made me think of Isaac Asimov kind of work, elegant and amazing!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank ya. i should read more of his work :P
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happy-2-day Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
little snack~
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happy-2-day Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
"the day the Earth stood still" may still happen, only thru superior frequency manipulation is this possible~
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happy-2-day Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
suppose, superior firepower am reminded of alien switching OFF all electricity, (cept hospitals) and Melting the firearms~ klaato nipto barada~ to you~
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Dont mess with humans, never ends well...
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SwapPappy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats highly terrifying.....







i love it
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Tall boy.
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Kraytas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
holy smokes dude run for your life! wha? What are you doing dont take a picture!!
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TheR3mnanT Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
Something about this picture is eerie yet gorgeous. 
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markyongart Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Amazing! 
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Fukushu-Makoto12 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason, it reminds me of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind :) Awesome art though :D
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