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ANU - Clear skies

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Published: February 13, 2018
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Every day in the rain forests of the Abzul belt, as the sun rises and temperatures follows, the water accumulated during the nocturnal rains begins to evaporate. As the day progresses, a dense, hot and humid air rise to the clear skies. An average human would endure such conditions only for a few minutes before passing out with a slightly suffocation, but this is nothing to the natives.

It's noon. A Blandoptera group, after a failed hunt, stops for a few moments on the “trunks” of a tall, symbiotic vegetation as they look for a cooler shade to rest down below. While calm and lazy clouds move in the distance, a small swarm of airborne creatures zaps through the air while searching for food.







This piece is dedicated to my two friends, which share the birthday today  :D

:iconjuniorwoodchuck:    :iconalienietzsche:

Happy birthday mates! Best wishes for you both! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! Have your cake and eat it too Party 

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PyroSnickenson's avatar
Incredibly well done!
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Sanrou Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
SomeKindaSpy's avatar
Yay! Oh this is marvelous!
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Thank you! I'm glad you like it  :D
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So far, you've shown us some of what lives in the greener and bluer parts of Anu.  What lives in the the deserts?
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It will be explored in the future, as well as the life on the poles. Stay tuned for more! :D
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Ultra Excitement Holy Mary Mother of God! This is such an amazing scene!
I literally love everything about this! Not only do the blandoptera look great, the vegetation is fascinating as all hell too! My favorites have to be those little radial flyers... they are extremely intriguing to me!

And thank you very much for the dedication of course!
It means the world to me :)
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My pleasure dude! I'm glad you like it!  :D
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Well it would be kinda hard to not like something as awesome as this :)
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Appreciated man, as always  :D
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This is a lovely scene, the details are fantastic as always :D
I have a little curiosity, what are those smaller rhomboids (radial?) creatures? 
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Thank you!  :D
Airborne animals from a new Phylum. They are the "simple" ones   =P (Razz) 
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happy birthday to the three of you.

this is a cool image...I confess I'm curious about those critters(?) on the lower right of the picture.
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Thanks! They're airborne creatures from a Phylum yet to be explored   ^^
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WorldBuildersIncStudent Traditional Artist
Gosh, I will never get over just how beautifully alien ANU is.
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Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it   :D
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AntFingersHobbyist General Artist
This is really pretty. The alien fauna and flora is a fantastic contrast against the uncannily earth-like clouds.
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Thanks! I'm glad you like it   :D
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I love your pieces like this one that depict snapshots of Anu nature...how tall are the symbiotic vegetation? Are they "symbiotic" similar to the saprophyte grasslands?
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I'm glad you like it! :D
Up to 56 meters.
Almost: the tree itself it's just the green bulb atop of a pyramidal body (off scene), these "trunks" on the bottom are colonies of amoeba-like organisms that grow and feed on the bulb, becoming a auxiliar reproductive structure to the tree.
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Fascinating! I like the creative approaches you've taken to "plant" life of this world. So cool
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Thanks! :D
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Very well done! 
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