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In Wayne Douglas Barlowe joined the first manned flight to Darwin IV, a newly discovered world beyond our solar system. Here he provides naturalistic. – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online for free. An abundance of lavish full-color illustrations and detailed black-and-white sketches dominate Barlowe’s fictional account of a 21st-century exploratory space.

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Not that I was aware of the project, as such, at the time; I had simply set out to do an alien wildlife painting. Barlowe The Yma are a sapient extraterrestrial civilization characterized by a strong sense of conservationism and protection towards alien ecologies.

Biology Edit The sole glimpse about the Yma’s appearence is a single picture of their upper half by Barlowe. Writing and illustrating a book about alien animals can be a tight-rope act. Barlowe Designed by Wayne D. The physique of an Yma is roughly humanoid, with a distinct head and four arms.

That was unquestionably the spiritual underpinning of this piece. Nothing like a bit of comic-relief in an otherwise savage eco-system. Expedition is a science fiction and speculative fiction book by artist-author Wayne Douglas Barlowe.

The only remaining facial features are two horizontal ridges, with one of them being presumably the mouth. Sac-backs roam these featureless wastes, walking with their awkward, exoedition gait from one group of buried females to the next.

Barlowe writes as a sort of 24th century Audubonpresenting his findings in a collection of paintings, sketches, field notes, and diary entries from his explorations of Darwin IV. Most of the remaining fauna, save humans, have suffered horrible mutation.


Expedition: Being and Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV

Further suggestions barlose be found on the article’s talk page. Spending the greater part of their lives dormant, these enormous creatures rise from the loamy soil to wander ponderously from one breeding ground to the next. As decided by the interspecies accord ofthe Yma have since taken responsibility to manage Earth’s biosphere recovery projects.

Equipped with a hyper-developed set of halteres for balance, the flexible-bodied animal can turn on a dime eluding most predators with ease. The sole glimpse about the Yma’s appearence is a single picture of their upper half by Barlowe. Like many huge animals on Darwin, the Grovebacks are dependent upon a protein-rich food-source composed of tiny aerophytes, micro-flyers that sometimes darken the sky with their numbers.

It was an early idea to do an aerial painting — a tip of my hat to all the aviation art I enjoy so much.

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No question that I was thinking about elk here. Voyage to Darwin IV”, it is written as though published in the yearfive years after Barlowe’s participation in a voyage to an alien planet, dubbed Darwin IV in honor of Charles Darwin.

As one of the last ones executed, this is pretty much where I was heading from the beginning, but the journey had taken on a life of its own. This is, perhaps, the signature painting and animal from the book, a painting that seems to appeal to the public. The Darwin IV expedition, which took place from throughresulted exoedition the discovery of dozens of native species including a sapient although Paleolithic race known as the Eosapiens.


When two of the expedition’s members suffer a fatal accident, Yma technology is used to remove all traces of the accident from Darwin IV’s environment.

The weird region around the Amoebic Sea seemed to me to be the perfect place to push the envelope in terms of designing stranger creatures. What could be odder than a blue, bipedal animal with antlers?

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Retrieved from ” http: Any use of any of the materials on this site other than for private, noncommercial viewing purposes is strictly prohibited. Thus, they exhibit hexadactyly and possess two thumbs and four digits. This article needs additional citations for verification. However, instead of being presented as the artist’s own experiences, the program is presented as the findings of two autonomous robotic probes. Solitary in their habits, these animals wander the mountain passes and high plains feeding upon the sub-surface bulbs of mountain flora.

I really like the shapes and patterns on orcas and that admiration found its way into this piece.

It made all the sense in the world to continue in their tradition and do wildlife art. Retrieved from ” https: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This expecition was last edited on 30 Juneat With that said, I think this is the most successful of the canvas pieces, a painting where, for me, the composition and technical application of paint seemed most satisfying.