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Title: Tool
Pixel Artist: Friend  (Level 1 Jukyu :: 6352 points)
Posted: 11/3/2011 18:04
Statistics:  13 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

This purpose of this piece was to celebrate a personal accomplishment- Memorizing every song from the progressive metal band "Tool" on drumset, down to the most minute nuance.  More importantly, it is in tribute to my creative hero, drummer Danny Carey

It took me about 3 years to memorize every song, since the drummer's style is so polymetric.  The unicursal hexagram in the center is significant.  You can read about it here:

Every corner of the piece represents one of Tool's 4 album covers: Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus, and 10,000 Days






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Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/28/2011 10:03

thanks :)  I think I have edited this thing like 80 times.  I really wanted to do the band justice.  I hope I have 

SatTheArtist (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/23/2011 18:57

 I Love tool! and pretty cool pixel :)

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/6/2011 12:07

read title and description

EME (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/6/2011 12:00

 Fool? haha

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/5/2011 23:39

 thanks!!! the song is "Vicarious"  it is an ok song as far as Tool songs go in my opinion.  The song "Right in Two" from the same album is 10 times better!  Alex Gray's art is mindblowing

Really appreciate the comment, maybe you'll get more into their stuff as well!

Conzeit (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/5/2011 23:16

Hey man I love "Vicariously" and Alex's Gray's art...defnitively see the depth in what Tool does, even though I havent actually gotten into their stuff...for some bizarre reason :p grats !

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/4/2011 09:51

perhaps this is better.  Can't find the jaggy though.

Really appreciate all of the feedback

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/4/2011 08:43

could make it a bit easier to read 'TOOL' (brighter, might even push it further by working a little black behind it as you have on the interior of the circles). I spot a jaggy on the bottom right of the circle's edge. on the corners- top right could 'connect' a bit more, interrelate a little. right now they look like random squiggles in a black field rather than patterns that flow together, like the album cover. lower right could probably be made a little more 3d and curve in on itself like the ref. you might even rotate it so that it fits better in that corner (so that the tendrils are reaching toward the center of the image and you don't have as much blank space). the purplish color used with the red in the topleft/lowerright isn't necessarily helpful imo.

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/4/2011 08:31

you say not bad, but is there anything else besides the AA (which I corrected) that could be improved on?

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/3/2011 20:45

as it was meant to be, but thanks :/

mdog95 (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 11/3/2011 20:37

 Good, but not a lot of consrast between the colors :\

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/3/2011 18:57

It was meant to be AA at first, but then just kind of turned it into a design thing.  Your edit really helps immensely.  Thanks

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/3/2011 18:32

not bad, the aa on the lines isn't very logical though, and is probably doing more harm than good right now. here's an edit of the left side.

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