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Hello everyone. I'm uploading a belated part to my alien concept art. I'm trying to create this in order to create an expanded universe for a story I'm looking into writing. For the purposes of the story I had to create two of the alien species extinct and one of them near extinct. I haven't gotten many other aliens drawn, but I most likely will later in the future.
Home World: Tuula
Home World Location:
Radius (ly): 48,000 Angle: 120º
Radius: 3.5 Earth Radii
Mass: 12 Earth Masses
Gravity at top cloud layer: ~0.98 g's
Gravity at rocky surface: 1 g
Planet from Star: 4th
Planet Description: Neptunian Gas Giant. Atmosphere consists of (in order of richness) molecular hydrogen, methane, ethane, carbon dioxide, molecular oxygen. Has a rocky solid sphere at the center that's roughly the size of Earth. Contains various elements including silicon, carbon, oxygen, iron, cobalt, magnesium, aluminum, and silver. And inside that sphere is a hot molten core that generates the magnetic field shielding the planet.
Average Individual Mass (kg): 0.5
Average Individual Lifetime (years): 25
Small creatures, about a 10 to 30 cm across. All of their weight is in their torso, which is shaped like an upside-down tear-drop. It holds their heart, lungs, gas chambers, and their brains. The brains are located at the top, right behind their two eyes and their bioluminescent fake 'eyes'. The chambers in their bellies are like a nautilus' used for holding various gasses to adjust buoyancy while floating. They don't fly, but they hold themselves up in the sky via their buoyancy. They have an extendable proboscis from where their presumed mouth is. It was once used to help absorb specific gasses for nutrients (as it also fans outward like a tree leaf), but is now also used to handle tools. The creatures have no legs to speak of, but have a set of fins and a tail like a fish to propel it. Several variants of the species exist, including the barophiles that like to live in the extreme pressures close to the solid surface far beneath the gas layers. This is how most of the solid materials were found to create their solid tools and structures. They have a slightly smaller brain than a human's but they manage to be formidable because of their social structure. Their communication is through their bioluminescent set of 10 fake 'eyes' in the front. With this in hand, they are able to communicate complex sums of information between each other using different colors. They usually group themselves into colonies of around 10 to share memories between their smaller brains. Their vision of their real eyes ranges from the near ultraviolet for those near the surface of the clouds, to that of the near infrared for the barophiles.
Population (Before extinction): 62,973,910,293
A hardy civilization that had separated into a few political factions among the cloud layers. Records indicate that their civilization had lasted for exactly 7,276 years. Most of their structures that they built are small and flat. In the clouds they tended to be floating, sitting atop a bell-shaped metal fixture, acting like a parachute and igniting refined gasses to keep them afloat. Since their memories and lives are short, they tended to orient their technology on memories and record preservation. Most of their research went into chemistry and physics, where they refined their methods of using gases for propulsion, material research, and lessening their pollution. In the early stages of their civilization, the barophiles were the first to craft crude vehicles with wheels to traverse the rocky terrain. As the centuries passed, more sturdy vehicles were built to gather more rocks from below. With more and more materials along the way, they built great atmospheric cities in the sky. They were also quite handy with their own space age, which had lasted exactly 1392 years. It was most easy for them, being the wild chemists that they were, engineering powerful and new ways to generate hydrogen and oxygen gas for propulsion. They had yet to explore outside of their own planet yet.
Their extinction was caused by a third party source, when a group of Iter saboteurs from Yhan prepared them for annihilation. The final blow came when all life on Tuula was taken away by the Iter's project.
I am a graduate student in physics at Iowa State University. As of this moment I have completed my Bachelor's in Science in Physics and I'm currently working as a TA (teacher's assistant) while doing graduate classes at Iowa State University.|
If you want to know my guidelines for commissions or requests please scroll down a few paragraphs.
I like physics, period. It's one of my favorite subjects, and I'm enjoying every minute of studying it while at college. And most of the time the drawings here are nerdy with references to all things science associated. Some of them are sketches, some of them are photoshopped colored versions of sketches. Just to let you guys know, you will not fully get the idea behind these nerdy pictures unless you know what the fundamental forces of nature are. And I'm not talking about earth, fire, air, and water. I'm talking about Gravity, Electromagnetism, Strong Nuclear, and Weak Nuclear. If you want to learn more, just ask me! I love to explain stuff! Again, this is me being a total nerd, so for right now just try and see these as four girls who are avatars of the four fundamental forces of nature. Enjoy!
Right now the writing is kind of on hiatus, and I don't know exactly when in my life I'm going to pick it up. However I do want to pick up where I left off which was with two wonderful girls on the purple planet of Alpha Centauri.
I have been noticing an increase in people giving me requests over the past year or so. So now I'm going to list out some parameters for some of you who wish to have me do something for them. I won't ask for a price other than your patience. While I am joyous to see you people want to see me do some artwork for you, please keep in mind that the artwork is a hobby, not a job. My job is researching nuclear physics and working as a teacher assistant. If I don't have time to work on something in my free time, I don't have time. So here are the parameters:
-No fetish artwork. By that I mean no sexual fetishes.
-No grotesque or gory artwork.
-No bodily fluids or solids involved.
-No fanservice or sexualization.
-If it involves my own physics OC's, in addition to the above it also needs to involve physics concepts in a strong way. That's been the impetus behind their drawings since their conception. If I don't have enough room within the parameters of the request to do something with physics, then the request will be declined.
-I have not done that much fan-art of published characters, so I really don't have anything against it. However if he/she/it is from a series that I haven't watched or read, I probably won't feel as motivated.
-I have little to no experience with drawing animals.
-Not so much of a parameter, but there have been people in the past who have thought that their original characters may seem too complicated. Complexity is irrelevant for any commission that I do. All that matters is if the bar has been raised enough so that I can learn.
-You like cute things? I like cute things as well. If I think your commission sounds cute, it's a guaranteed hit.
Also, if you're giving me llamas, I'm no longer sending out thanks. Why? Because comments on artwork are a lot more valuable than a useless badge that does nothing and represents nothing special.
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