Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

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Eye for an Eye

Title: Eye for an Eye
Pixel Artist: Mandrill  (Level 9 T-rex :: 35193 points)
Posted: 2/1/2015 05:21
Palette: 18 colors
Statistics:  40 comments    42 faves    4 avatars

Symmetry makes life easier...


I was pixelling eyes and monster faces for practise and thought it would be cool to combine them. :)




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AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/7/2015 15:07

This looks like something close to what graindolium would do, except I can look at this without needing to have a crucifix in my hand.

Great piece!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/27/2015 06:43

Hehe, thank you very much!

Unusual forms and symmetry combined have some interesting effects on the human mind sometimes. If you look at something like this for long enough, more and more faces and body like shapes will appear. Quite strange to be honest....

Rock on!

eigenbom (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/26/2015 15:18

Wow I really love this. It's like a deep dream. Would make a really beautiful album cover for a metal band :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/23/2015 13:06

Hahaha, thanks a lot! :)

Daimoth (Level 3 Stalker) @ 4/16/2015 06:32

Mandelbrot wept. 5/5

Vinsanity (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 2/10/2015 11:43

Thank you :D

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/10/2015 11:08

Hehe, thanks.

It would be cool to see you pixel a bigger piece.

Feel free to use one of my palettes if you want to. :)

Vinsanity (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 2/10/2015 10:24

Don't mention it :) your pixelart always Looks Amazing ^^ and this particular piece really motivates me to Start working on my first, bigger pixelart... 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/10/2015 10:04

@ Vinsanity

Thank you very much for the nice words. That FF reference is am awesome compliment!

I always try to build my ramps with as much contrast as possible. Most of the time, a few well-picked colours are enough for that.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/10/2015 09:56

@ nedink

Thanks a ton, mate! Awesome you like the eyes.

Vinsanity (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 2/10/2015 09:54

I dont know why, but the Design and colors somehow Remind me of something out of final fantasy VI, but more detailed and Better, haha :D great Job on this One. I am always amazed by artists like you, who manage to make such Amazing art with such a Limited pallet.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/10/2015 09:54

@ Pyro


Hehe, you are right.

nedink (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/9/2015 18:06

They just get better and better. Those blue eyes are amazing.

PyroFrosty (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/8/2015 02:22

It reminds me of a cuttlefish, amazing! :0

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/5/2015 09:59


Thanks a ton, chap!

I actually had started to animate it but quit after 10 minutes... I just couldn't make myself work on it anymore. ;)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/5/2015 09:56

@ Minisoniczx


Yep, quite similar. :)

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 2/4/2015 16:52

Great stuff! Very groovy use of the purple and green. Although I would have loved to see it animated with blinking eyes too :D

Minisoniczx (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 2/3/2015 21:39

Looks nice. Kinda reminds me of your "Keep on Smiling".

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/3/2015 06:32

@ Emperor

Cheers, mate!

I'd love to do that! No idea how porgramme though. ;)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/3/2015 06:21

@ Daruda

Thank you very much.

The first palette had no green and a much more monochromatic ramp. I just tried to neutralise that bright orange with green.

Can't wait to see your piece. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/3/2015 06:16

@ rhlstudios

Thats a huge compliment, thank you!

It's always a joy to read your comments.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/3/2015 06:15

@ Manu

Yep, that's the reason why it's symmetrical. ;)

Thank you!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/3/2015 06:13

@ PhysX

Thanks a lot. I feel honored!

Emperor_Pixel (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/3/2015 05:05

Why haven't you done your own shmup yet? This looks like something straight out of the dark depths of space!

Daruda (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/2/2015 11:47

Awesome, I noticed that it was your instantly. (:
I like your color choice, but I'm not sure about that green, I can understand it, but somehow I don't see it too well there.
And now I feel like trying to do something similar. 

rhlstudios (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/2/2015 06:21

Your use of colors, simply divine <3

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/1/2015 13:33

Symmetry is lazy. Superb nevertheless.

PhysX (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/1/2015 12:01

I'm going to use this one as an avatar! Great concept, lovely shading and colors 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/1/2015 08:54

@ Muffin

Cheers, mate! Cool you like it. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/1/2015 08:53


Always glad to hear that word. Thanks!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/1/2015 08:51

@ had0c

Symmetry is awesome, isn't it?

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/1/2015 08:46

@ Mrmo

That means a lot! Thanks.

I even did 2 of the eyes in Grafx2, but had to get back to PS for the 'tricky' parts. ;)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/1/2015 08:43

@ ADrawingMan

Thank you very much.

Yep, the ramps are a bit unusual. Glad you like it regardless. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/1/2015 08:40

@ Zizka

Thanks, dude! :)

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 2/1/2015 08:36

that's awesome :D 

RBL (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 2/1/2015 07:30


had0c (Level 3 Stalker) @ 2/1/2015 07:26

LSD on Acid?

Also just make half of the pic and copy paste reverse.

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 2/1/2015 06:22

9/9 would print and hang on wall :D

...I wish Grafx2 had some sort of inbuilt symmetry tool :D

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 2/1/2015 06:19

I hope that more pieces like this will start to pop up, it's a really cool style that seems like if done right, can turn out looking awesome like yours ;D 

My only personal crit, would be that I'm not a huge fan of the green and purple. Looks pretty great regardless. 

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 2/1/2015 05:28


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