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ANU - Clear skies by Sanrou ANU - Clear skies by Sanrou

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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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Yay! Oh this is marvelous!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it  :D
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Sleabedybarb Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
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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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018   Digital Artist
It will be explored in the future, as well as the life on the poles. Stay tuned for more! :D
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018
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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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018   Digital Artist
My pleasure dude! I'm glad you like it!  :D
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Well it would be kinda hard to not like something as awesome as this :)
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018   Digital Artist
Appreciated man, as always  :D
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
Anytime! :)
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:icondragonthunders:
Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
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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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!  :D
Airborne animals from a new Phylum. They are the "simple" ones   =P (Razz) 
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:iconrodlox:
Rodlox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
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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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks! They're airborne creatures from a Phylum yet to be explored   ^^
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:iconworldbuildersinc:
WorldBuildersInc Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Gosh, I will never get over just how beautifully alien ANU is.
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it   :D
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:iconantfingers:
AntFingers Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist 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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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it   :D
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:iconplyendell:
Plyendell Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
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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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Digital Artist
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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:iconplyendell:
Plyendell Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
Fascinating! I like the creative approaches you've taken to "plant" life of this world. So cool
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
Very well done! 
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you! 
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:icondarthmobius:
darthmobius Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! A colorful, masterfully rendered scene. Excellent work as always.
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you my friend!  :D
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
symbiotic tree?
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Digital Artist
The "trunks" of this tree are from a different species (kingdom, even) from the greenish bulb at the center. They have a deep symbiotic relation, though  :)
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
like big lichens I GUESS?
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Digital Artist
Not quite  :)
See my response to Plyendell
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
so those big hangign seeds are from teh amoeba thing or the true tree? reminds me a bit of slime mold
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018   Digital Artist
If by hanging seeds you're referring to the yellowish rhomboids in the lower right corner, they're radial airborne animals. They feed on colonies of other organisms that filter the water from the rain and grows on the lower parts of branches, stones, etc
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archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
oh cool,how the yfly?
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Their phylum, anatomy and flying mechanics will be extensive explored in the future. This is just a teaser   ^^
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Alienietzsche Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
1. Your art, which has always been great, continues to evolve and impress me! I love seeing this world develop.
2. What are the things in the right corner? A new animal form?
3. Thank you for the birthday dedication! Youre the best!
3a. Juniorwoodchuck I have a piece in the works for you my friend!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Digital Artist
1. Thanks mate! always appreciated  ^^
2. Airborne reatures from a completely different phylum from the Capillosoma.
3. My pleasure mate! YOU're the best!  :D
3a. I saw it, i'm sure he'll enjoy  :)
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:iconalienietzsche:
Alienietzsche Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Looking forward to seeing more of #2. Definitely going to work on a new version of #3a and will include a nod to you my friend!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Digital Artist
You will. ;)
Thanks again man :D
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. This really is some otherworldly goodness :D
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much dude! :D
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
As always. It's great to see more of your project.
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Your feedback is always appreciated dude!
(I didn't forget of the hadrosaur+katydid centauromorphae. Working on it!)  :D
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! In that case, I'll keep my eyes peeled! :)
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018   Digital Artist
^^
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