Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

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Eyes in the Sky

Title: Eyes in the Sky
Pixel Artist: TheoVision  (Level 8 Regional Boss :: 8768 points)
Posted: 1/6/2011 09:03
Palette: 27 colors
Statistics:  22 comments    31 faves    0 avatars

Created in DeluxePaint (on the Commodore Amiga) in the early nineties, this scene was a book cover adaptation I made for Apex's first Utopia Slide Show.

PixelJoint 2011 Revision:

The pupils / irises of the eyes are enlarged and the cross-eyed-look is fixed!  
Thanks to nvision and Morgengrauen for their feedback.


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exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 7/14/2011 08:16

 Great picture! The style is quite typical of those early-90's Amiga demoscene pictures, but really nicely done here :)

AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/22/2011 22:14

 When you see eyes forming in the fiery luminescent clouds, leave this house and never return.......That should be a sign on the front door....

Almir (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2011 14:18

reming might and magic for snes...

Kiwi (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 1/12/2011 15:06

 This is great, the eyes are SO vivid!

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 1/11/2011 03:32

The cross-eyed man is gone...

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 1/11/2011 03:31

The eyes are fixed!

antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 1/10/2011 15:40


TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 1/10/2011 06:01

I must say I've got the 'cross-eyed' comment before on dA , so don't be surprised if I'm gonna fix that in the near future...

Thanks for the feedback!

Oasis (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/9/2011 14:23

I actually think the house alone with an almost solid background would make an awesome piece. Maybe it's just me but I feel like they are two different methods of pixel art that were put together. The dithering in the sky/face versus the solidity of the house make it just a bit strange to me. The level of skill is apparent but I think they could be separate. Love it though

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/9/2011 03:13

"Mom, there is a cross-eyed man in the clouds above our house...." :-D

i really like the whole bottom part of the image, silhouette and lighting work is outstanding. ;-)

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 1/8/2011 11:18

Thanks Felipe!

I must say the zoom function here at PJ is a very cool feature. I really miss it on dA. Zooming in on pixel art is the ultimate way to explore and learn (so I totally agree on that!).

manxana (Level 3 Stalker) @ 1/8/2011 07:14

Since I saw your work on dA I was amazed by the quality, I really like zooming in to your works and looking for every detail, it's inspiring.


TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 1/8/2011 01:36

Thanks for the compliment Lucas!

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/8/2011 00:27

 Well man, I have to say, your work is pretty damn amazing. I love how smooth your art looks, you do an amazing job with the AA and dithering.

A.B. Lazer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/8/2011 00:17

nvision The difference is that you consciously put restrictions to reach desired (retro, pixelart , whatever) effect, which was not the case in 90's.

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 1/7/2011 16:31

Thanks for the vote of confidence! I use DeluxePaint mainly for nostalgic reasons and its indexed color model: you can define every color in the fixed palette, and when you change it, it automatically changes that color in the picture as well.

For my iso pixel art I use Photoshop as well

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 1/7/2011 16:25

Many thanks João!

nvision (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 1/7/2011 16:14

I don't really think the program used should be, or ever really is, an issue.  You can tell the level of someone's skill by the quality of their composition, colour usage, anatomy, and so on.  Short-cut tools used by a person who lacks fundamental skills is always apparent.  I use Photoshop CS2 for everything, simply because I do more than just pixel art, and it's more efficient.  Using DeluxePaint is basically the same thing...

Gorgeous work, excellent lighting and palette choices.  I know this is an old piece, so critiques are likely redundant now, but I would like to those irises a little bit larger.  They are the only thing keeping the piece from having a more ominous, dramitic tone.

Chrispy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 1/7/2011 15:33

It reminds me of the movie Heavy Metal

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 1/6/2011 14:52

{ As I saw in your deviant gallery, all your works are almost full dithered, and the people here (Including me) was fooled a lot of times for people who uses automatic dithering for gradient and stuff... So I thought they would be suspicious about the manufacturation of your work.. But no worry. :)

  Anyway, this is pretty awesome, love those eyes! ^^

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 1/6/2011 14:16

Thanks for the warning.

I must say that I do 99.9% off my dithering and 100% anti-alias by hand: it just brings more quality to the end product. I'm not the type of guy that embraces the easy way out when it comes to pixel art!

A.B. Lazer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/6/2011 11:01

I forsee debates on subject wether the image pixelart or not, that arise each time when posted picture made in Deluxe Paint, - due to smudge and possibly gradient tools present in that program, which (because of their automated nature) bring pictures from pixelart to digital art realm.

Be warned that PJ is extremely purist when it comes to tools used.

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