Cat and Mouse

Cat and Mouse

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Cat and Mouse

Title: Cat and Mouse
Pixel Artist: big brother  (Level 11 Admiral :: 70859 points)
Posted: 4/17/2009 09:10
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  53 comments    174 faves    0 avatars

If the documentaries I've seen about space can be reduced to a single message, it's that space can be an unfriendly place (Alien, Event Horizon, and Sunshine are good examples). Showing this quality in a piece allowed me to take a break from fantasy and delve into the other kind of art -- science fiction!

Also, I think this is my first 8-color piece.

EDIT: There was a depth issue with the third crate and the trailing arm, so I removed the crate.

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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 07:47


Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 2/5/2021 21:49

This will always be a classic 

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 8/2/2017 06:32


baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/11/2012 12:53

What do i think? Well, it's awesome!

sm4tik (Level 1 Thug) @ 11/29/2010 12:49

Many little things I love about this, make's me wan't to watch some old sci-fi movies. The palette is great and one just can't miss is that CCCP on the box and that poster on the wall which absolutely nails this one!

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/22/2010 00:45


Ixayou (Level 2 Corporal) @ 7/10/2010 14:20

That is truely amazing! And only 8 colors! :o

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 4/16/2010 12:24

Nobody made a Dr. Seuss reference yet?

Perihelion (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/26/2010 10:03

Man, I had no idea this was eight colors until I read the description. Excellent.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/21/2009 03:22

Haha, I love the 1930's pulps look!

Great stuff!

Maybe the background could look a little more spacey?

MrSmiley (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/12/2009 05:55

That is really, really good. The astronaut is my favorite part. That looks like part of a cutscene for a Sci-Fi game.

Jabberwock (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 5/27/2009 03:42

Looks like a soviet fantastic novel illustration.

I think this space pirate says something like: "Where is mielophone?"

Absolutely great work.



imera (Level 1 Private) @ 5/27/2009 01:04

only eight colours, AMAZING

Zweckform (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/16/2009 11:58

Really good one. Reminds me of a SF novel i read.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/16/2009 05:21

Welcome to the club, sir!

Best colors ever. Only crit is that the bg seems a bit detached.


horcy (Level 2 Corporal) @ 5/16/2009 00:05

yes, sf in it's purest form. great work

Pagan Mosher (Level 1 Depressed) @ 5/15/2009 12:08

Wow, only 8 colors? Awesome!

slasher (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/15/2009 07:50

with only 8 colours this is great!

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/15/2009 07:43

was thinking 'it's good but not number 2 good...' then I saw it was eight colours :)

Amelyth (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/15/2009 03:37

I love this.. I grew up in the 80s and it reminds me alot of the imagery in books I read... Nicely done :)

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 4/24/2009 14:03

I just started to realize it was 8 colors... and therefor it is extremely well done!

ssm-04 (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 4/24/2009 00:44

i love the colors and the stuff you put in the walls and other things.

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 4/22/2009 07:18

insane stuff! :3 luv it.

Vital (Level 5 Sniper) @ 4/22/2009 02:05

Great one

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/21/2009 23:32


Sasms (Level 1 Gangster) @ 4/21/2009 18:10

it looks like chewbucca

Fenne (Level 3 Stalker) @ 4/21/2009 08:16

This is amazing!

B_j0k3r0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 4/20/2009 10:49

hahah this is so funny :D

Roopfert (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/20/2009 06:56

monkey bird!!

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/20/2009 06:36

 woaaaahhhhhhh delicious colors!!! and that monster too! XD, seen very retro! :D. good job

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/20/2009 03:05

WOW! Amazing job! It saddens me I only have 6 stars to give!

InkBreath (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/19/2009 05:53

Wow, this is amazing. u've 'taked' 8 colours only?!

@ presley. i liked the foot especially- gives it a gorilla/monkey look.

..wait a sec, now that i mention it, the alien looks more like a gorilla, a really thin 1.

are those balls? .........u kno wut, ur right, no1 ever said aliens needed penisez.

Ergg (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/19/2009 05:34

I can't believe you've taked only 8 colors... it's awesome !

hotnikkelz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/18/2009 20:23

u are amazing man, keep up the good work. Perfection.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/18/2009 17:05

Presley, with claws in the feet there would be no one to play with them ballz :p

Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 4/18/2009 16:30

I totally love the fur, and quote the rest the ppl before me said :)

Claredeth (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 4/18/2009 15:46

I think I smell 1st place this month.  imo 

Presley (Level 1 Seaman) @ 4/18/2009 10:27

Good shit, everything about it is tops.. except the alien's foot, which seems like a huge cop out and a missed opportunity for some wonderful claws to compliment that beak.

zeid (Level 5 Sniper) @ 4/18/2009 05:08

If a giant space doctor zuess'esk space gorrilla jumped out and pointed a gun at me I would have a brown shadow all over the back of my pants...


Very nice work on this one, when I realised it was only 8 colours i was particularly impressed.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/18/2009 02:17

Wicked work 

- but I'm really not at all keen on the brown shadow on the back of the guys front leg.

Fav material indeed!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/17/2009 22:29

So clean, crisp and beautiful. One of your best.

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 4/17/2009 19:59

Impeccible, man. The alien design is quite original. I see you didn't forget that aliens must reproduce as well.

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 4/17/2009 19:37

Alien, Event Horizon... Documentaries? o_O

Well, this is very good stuff!

Marucho (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/17/2009 16:24

Amazing, so much detail. Well done :)

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 4/17/2009 11:18

Wow really good

Quake (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 4/17/2009 11:09

I really love the description, and the Pixel art even more! :}

I also like astronomy, but yh.. space has a lot of shit.

Anyway, Looks great man :D, hope you do SCI-FI more often.

Balamoot (Level 10 Maniac) @ 4/17/2009 10:56
Just awesome... )) Looks like an illustration to one of Kir Bulychev's books. Here's his page:

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/17/2009 10:47

holy shit. half a month to go but i think i've already found my personal top of the month. science fiction- and communist- and 8 color-pixel in one (btw, 8 color pieces, especially of this quality have to carry the 8cc-tag, it actually tops the genre i think).

beautiful palette. and totally diggin' this adventuresque dark-foreground-chests-look. faved. so faved.

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 4/17/2009 09:46

Looks great man :)

MFlanaga (Level 4 Ensign) @ 4/17/2009 09:38

very nice! the AA on the shiny beek really grabs me, and the subtle colors give me a funny feeling in my pants

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