This is his profile http://abiogenisis.deviantart.com and this is his site http://www.alexries.com/.
First ill show some pics of his Birrin species which is a sapient species. I love how different they are from us unlike other dipictions of alien life like the Na'vi.
Note the pictures included involve a variety of different time frames.
These ruins represent the height of Birrin pre-industrial engineering, and continue to impress tourists from more recent, technologically complex societies today.
Part city and part fortress, this gate was built to defend one of the few entrances to a lush, steep walled floatforest valley beyond, in which a society of several million inhabitants flourished for centuries.
Initially a natural stone monolith with only a narrow passageway dividing it, generations of craftspeople and slaves hammered away at the stone to perfect it into its current form, before finally coating it with a resin/sand mixture to protect it from further natural erosion.
The guardian statues warned foreign armies and traders of the power and capabilities of the valley people, who maintained a massive standing army at all times, based in a garrisons built into the gate walls.
Too heavy to themselves be created from stone, the guardian statues were built from the interlaced and cemented trunks and roots of local float-forest and other imported plants. Treated with resin to prevent decay, this meshwork was then coated in the same substance used to smooth the wall standing behind them.
Ultimately, the civilisation responsible was conquered by a society that had developed steam powered warships, and who attacked from one of the seaward entrances of the valley.
Left to ruin by the conquerors for several centuries, it is now of prime interest to archaeologists attempting to reconstruct the history of the valley society.
Seen here, a small camp of nomadic locals pitch tents in the evening glow of the great gate.
wo Birrin fisher-folk ride the wind back to the coast after a mornings' hunting. Marine creatures surf the waves with them, hoping for scraps when the catch is gutted and cleaned.
The boat, a small but strong outrigger yacht, was built by the local tribes to sail relatively close to shore in low tropical seas.
Its frame is built from the tough, plant like stems of local phototrophic organisms which have been pre-stressed into strong curved shapes and bound together under a watertight leather skin. This was then coated with sap and waxes from local plants and animals to further seal it. Inside the cabin, a birrin can rest, as well as store the days' catch. If water does flood the boats' interior, it is not a concern as flotation is provided by bundles of sponge like plant tissue inside the hull.
Refugees, faced with starvation and loss of livelihood by the diversion of the river that feeds the vast lakes they live upon, were shipped to uninhabited badlands in neighboring nations. The state responsible for the disruptive developments paid local poor governments, in arms and financial relief, to accept millions of displaced people inside their borders.
Ill feelings due to the destruction of their towns and habitat, anger soon erupted into large scale protests which the financially insecure and corrupt nations had trouble containing.
Seen here is a vast march from a nearby tent city; angry refugees storm an area of newly (but cheaply) build admin towers created to manage the huge displaced population.
Younger and angrier refugees quickly turned to violence, attacking understaffed riot police staff with knives and other improvised weapons.
A soldier moves in to an area annexed by the northern recipri-nation, which is removing the Trapulli ethnic group from the territory so it may be modified and converted into farms. Reporters attempting to enter the area are shot on site, and their recordings destroyed, resulting in an information blackout. As the Trapulli villages and cities are burned, the millions of bodies are loaded on to vast trains to be dumped and burned in nearby canyons.
Birrin societies of the float-forest were faced with unique transport challenges as they reached full urbanisation: How to move large numbers of people and freight around a vast inland sea, where large stretches were chocked with constantly drifting vegetation mats and already heavy and hazardous boat traffic.
Many turned to the floatplane: Able to land in narrow lake clearings, operate in areas chocked with vegetation, and with far higher speed than shipping, aquatic aircraft manufacturing exploded across the region.
Aircraft of this type are available of many designs and configurations, often customized by the families that operate them. These unique vehicles form an integral part of life for most float-forest inhabitants.
The model here is relatively small and used by many organizations, particularly law enforcement, due to its excellent downwards visibility. A large central float provides buoyancy while two outrigger types at the tail end give stability. Used primarily for patrols or transporting small numbers of people, this models' fuselage is too narrow for heavy freight, and the stock in-line piston engine too weak for large loads. However many have been fitted with modern turboprop or jet engines to improve performance.
Seen here, two law enforcers are refuelling their craft as morning breaks over one of the open stretches of water near the float-forest centre. They will spend much of their day flying lazily across shipping lanes, dropping down to inspect suspicious boats or help birrin in need.
Lightweight, fast and offering unparalleled views of the world beneath, the serious MSI flight enthusiast can rent or purchase this turbojet vehicle for sightseeing and holidaying.
The large wings allow the craft to ride thermals and land safely should the engine fail, and the wing base and tail boom carry enough fuel for long range flights.
The vehicle here is carrying a photographer on a wildlife photography trip along the Bhani Peninsula
A Birrin astronaut begins to explore a nearby planet as part of a program of exploration of their solar system.
A concept for an ongoing book project.
Really neat one, apparently Humans and Birrin come in contact in the future. I think MSI is a Barrin governmental organization.
An illustration of an experiment conducted by Human and MSI scientists to determine how the young of their species interact: The neural interface cables can read and manipulate both species' brain activity, and through them researchers hope to build up an interaction database of their two species, to help them design a future joint race interstellar colony.