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We Are Not Alone by eyeballmural
We Are Not Alone
TITLE: Close Encounters of the Third Kind — We Are Not Alone
MEDIA & MATERIALS: Adobe Photoshop

I iterated this artwork many times over a period of years until I was able to leave it be and call it done. The mostly dark composition emphasizes the vastness of the cosmos and the feeling of being alone that the aliens in Close Encounters of the Third Kind conquer for their own sake, and subsequently help other races overcome. No Close Encounters artwork would seem complete without Devils Tower National Monument, which serves as a setting, a character, a plot device and a symbol in Steven Spielberg's masterpiece motion picture, so naturally the tower features prominently here. The lonely little alien craft hovering high above the mountaintop is a counterpoint to the majesty of the soon-to-arrive mothership usually depicted in artworks like this. The little scout craft evokes the ideas of isolation and apprehension that drive the alien-human encounters in CE3K, and the childlike playfulness which results. The sunset is not a signal of termination, but invitation, like the lowering of house lights before a show: the fading glow promises an upcoming spectacle, and urges the viewer to get comfortable in anticipation of great things to come.





Close Encounters of the Third Kind intellectual properties belong to Sony Pictures Entertainment
Close Encounters of the Third Kind created by Steven Spielberg
► The stock image Big Starfield is incorporated into this artwork.
► Devils Tower National Monument belongs to the people of the United States of America

©2013 The Eyeball Mural · All Rights Reserved
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Shadow of the Beast by eyeballmural
Shadow of the Beast
TITLE: Shadow of the Beast
MEDIA & MATERIALS: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

This design concerning Shadow of the Beast by Psygnosis features an adaptation of Roger Dean's logo for the game combined with a jazz interpretation of a tattoo my brother acquired during his travels in the Republic of Korea. The tattoo design is a tiger motif which I modified to resemble a stylized silhouette of the game's protagonist Aarbron.





Shadow of the Beast intellectual properties belong to Sony Computer Entertainment
Shadow of the Beast created by David Whittaker
Shadow of the Beast logo designed by Roger Dean
► Tattoo design by an artist unknown, adapted by The Eyeball Mural

©2013 The Eyeball Mural · All Rights Reserved
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Home by the Sea by eyeballmural
Home by the Sea
TITLE: Home By The Sea
MEDIA & MATERIALS: Adobe Photoshop, deviantART, morgueFile

Home by the Sea by Genesis is a song in two parts, telling the story of a protagonist (intrepid sleuth? would-be catburglar? urban explorer? contract exorcist?) who breaks into a seaside cottage only to discover that the seemingly empty place is teeming with spirits, insubstantial shadows which appeal to the intruder to rest and bear witness to the tragic tales of their lost lives. This image is inspired by a lyrical passage in the song: scenes of unimportance, photos in a frame, things that go to make up a life; the image depicts a snapshot photo of the titular home, washing out to sea, as if a tempest has come to claim the home, its furnishings and all its forlorn occupants and drag the lot to Davy Jones' Locker.





Home by the Sea intellectual properties belong to Genesis and Warner Music Group
Home by the Sea written by Tony Banks and performed by Genesis
► The stock image texture 127 is incorporated into this artwork.
► The stock image Beautiful Victorian Era Home is incorporated into this artwork.

©2013 The Eyeball Mural · All Rights Reserved
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Don't Panic! by eyeballmural
Don't Panic!
TITLE: Don't Panic! — The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
MEDIA & MATERIALS: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

I present The Guide, and the best advice one could ever receive. My version of the original mobile device features hexagonal tri-function keys, independent thumbpad shift keys, and power level indication lighting. Plus, it's big, wonky, heavy enough to cause back problems and sturdy enough to withstand a whack with a cricket bat (or the spillage of a pan-galactic gargle blaster).

This is the ninth iteration of this artwork, over a span of two years. Enough, already! It is as good as I can make it.





The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy intellectual properties belong to the British Broadcasting Corporation
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy created by Douglas Adams

©2014 The Eyeball Mural · All Rights Reserved
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Solaris by eyeballmural
Solaris
TITLE: Solaris
MEDIA & MATERIALS: Adobe Photoshop

This is a brooding design, dark and hot and potentially unnerving, in the form of "cover art" for Stanislaw Lem's science fiction masterpiece Solaris. Lem's story concerns a distant world, an inscrutable sentient planet which finds itself explored by humans who are wholly unprepared for the discoveries they make. The tale explores themes of science, the identity of humanity, and the natures of memory and intelligence.





Solaris intellectual properties belong to various rightsholders.

©2014 The Eyeball Mural · All Rights Reserved
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spongepuppet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thank you for the fave! :)
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eyeballmural Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
You're welcome! Those are very, very interesting paintings to get lost in. :)
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Aenea-Jones Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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eyeballmural Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Thanks for sharing your desk pictures, your enthusiasm and Pikachu Caramelldansen! :happybounce: 
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FrodoK Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I am very happy..thank you :)
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eyeballmural Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
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runawaywithyou Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you for the watch! ^^
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eyeballmural Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I accidentally unfollowed you somehow. I had to fix that!
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captshade Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Ta much for da watch!
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eyeballmural Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
You betcha!
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