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Ideas and concepts for the Allocene Project
A bunch of ideas, concepts and suggestions I've come up with during these last few years. I might go more in-depth about them in the future, but if any of you are interested in giving your own interpretations, go ahead.
Antarctic freshwater ecosystems were colonized by diadromous fishes, including amphidromous (galaxiids, gobies and sandperches) and anadromous (salmonids and anguilids), as well as icefish and euryhaline fishes (ambassids, ariid catfishes, gobies, eleotrids, mugilids, etc.)
Great diversity of amphibious galaxiids in Antarctica. Mouth cavity and part of the digestive tract are heavily vascularized, which allows them to breathe air. Increased irrigation to skin in order to maximize oxygen absorption. Burrowing forms living in damp soil, sometimes far from freshwater reserves (see swamp eels like Monopterus rongsaw for inspiration). Tunnels are covered with slime. Detritivore forms with comb-like mouths. Also blind troglobitic forms.
Increased diversity and endemism of Nor
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Hi, folks! :wave:
It's been 3 years... I'll spare you the details of the circumstances that led to my long absence. Suffice it to say I was going through a rough time and I had to cut off from social media to focus on more important issues. I also stopped drawing altogether, so I wouldn't have anything to post here anyway. Recently things have taken a turn for the better, though, and since I have plenty of free time now I have started drawing again.
Anyway, it's great to see most of you guys are still around! I'm looking forward to be active on DA again.

Here's a brief update on the various projects I'm currently working on:

Old sketches and drawings:
Recently, as I was getting rid of old and unnecessary stuff, I realized that I have pages upon pages full of sketches and drawings, some dating all the way back to 2009 and beyond, which I had somehow managed to forget. There are hundreds of designs of varying quality and completeness, most of which I've never shared with anyone, spanning subjects such as speculative biology, paleoart, science fiction, fantasy and surrealism. In order preserve them in some way, I’ve been sorting them out, picking the most interesting ones so that I can retouch or completely redraw them. I’ll upload the first batch of drawings tomorrow, and hopefully I can publish the rest on a regular basis. If this sparks some interest, I could eventually create an artbook including these and some of the pictures I’ve already posted on DA.

The Allocene Project:
 
I’m unsure about its future. My main goal from the beginning was to come up with a speculative yet scientifically rigorous vision of the world in the future, making room for creativity while keeping 'hand-waving' to a minimum: a gargantuan task, and one that requires a fine understanding of geodynamics, climatology, evolution and ecology, among other fields. I first started working on it when I was around 14 (almost 10 years ago!) and my grasp of these things was basic to say the least. Consequently, the foundations of the project were already riddled with flawed decision-making a poorly done research.

Right now I’m having a hard time trying to justify the very setting of the project - the climatic conditions and arrangement of the continents - as well as the existence of certain groups and assemblages of organisms, and that's something I can’t just gloss over. If it were to be modified for the sake of accuracy, the project would probably have to undergo a comprehensive overhaul. Besides, I see that the group's activity has practically stalled while I was absent, so it might be best to discontinue it until I can find a way to sort things out.
I'm infinitely grateful to everyone who has contributed to the Allocene, it is a world that I hold dear and I’m impressed of what we’ve managed to create together all over the years.
That said, I still came up with a bunch of new ideas during these last three years and I'll probably share them here.

Fatum Aeternum:
Some of you might remember this. It all started a long time ago as a simple idea: 'a scientific outpost on an alien planet faces a mysterious threat that had long lain hidden in plain sight'. The story pieced itself together over time, and became something much more complex and almost mythological in scope. My current plan is to make it into a two-part series of novels. Worldbuilding, main characters and themes are already well-established, and I'm starting to construct a fleshed-out outline of events. Now the main obstacle is actually writing it out. It may be a little overambitious to set about tackling a task of this magnitude with so little experience in writing, yes, but the world of Fatum Aeternum has become deeply ingrained in my soul and it's eagerly waiting to come forth.

Other stuff:
I have plenty of ideas for standalone illustrations, especially paleoart-related, so keep your eyes peeled.
I'm also intermittently working on a series of H. P. Lovecraft-inspired 'weird fiction' stories.

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Carlos Pizcueta Suárez
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Galicia, Spain

Biology student and amateur artist, mainly interested in speculative biology, paleontology and science fiction.

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Thanks for the fave dude!
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No problem!
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electreel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
No problem, it's a beautiful piece.
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:la: choir Thankies!
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¡Muy, muy feliz cumpleaños, estimado! Disculpa lo tarde y muchos saludos :party:
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electreel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018
¡Muchas gracias de nuevo! Que tengas un buen día :)
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Felicidades!!! :D
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electreel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
¡Gracias! :)
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Feliz cumpleaños viejo amigo!! ;P
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electreel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
¡Muchas gracias! :)
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Happy birthday!
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electreel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
Thank you!
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Anytime!
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Happy Birthday!
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electreel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
Hey, thanks!
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Your Welcome.
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!   :D
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electreel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
No problem, I really like your style and concepts! 
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Appreciated, mate :D
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SwordSaint001 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
I want to thank you for all the likes.... I don't deserve any of them. My work is like that of a child, and to have someone of your level of artistic talent fave them means quite a lot. Thank you!
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electreel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
Don't put yourself down, there's always room for improvement! Also, concepts and ideas can be interesting on their own and can make drawings valuable, regardless of the execution.
By the way, my 'artistic talent' is questionable to say the least. I still have much to learn and improve =P (Razz) 
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Happy Birthday!!
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Happy Birthday!
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