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Eye of Extermination

By Rawglor
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The Eye of Extermination.

I very recently downloaded JWildfire after seeing some awesome fractals that were made with it, and began fooling around with a fractal I had made in Apophysis but still wasn't completely satisfied with. I soon made something that looked a bit like an eyeball, so I continued to mess around and I created this. Then I did some editing in Paint.net and Photoshop, and here it is.

Created with Apophysis 2.09, JWildfire 0.43, Paint.net, and Photoshop CS5. Enjoy!
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SolarBladeArtifexHobbyist General Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

From distance, one could say "but it's just bunch of random lines and circles with bright spot in the middle". But that one would be wrong. Despite overall concept might look simple at the glance it is far more complex. For this is not just some circles and flames... no, no... this is an abyss... abyss of the eye of someone that none of us is supposed to look into. It doesn't matter whether this eye is divine or devilish. Whether it exist for our glory or our debacle. Whether it exist for our begetting or our demise. Extermination... ultimate end to our own being... While as sad as it is... we should remember that we all are granted ability to be, thanks to the ashes of those that are long gone... and in time we will become such for next generations. It's only natural thing to happen.

I really like how You kept colouring. From blazing yellow, going through tips of green and ending with somewhat fuchsia-like. I guess if there were more colours than that, it would end up too distorted and hard to read... or guess the meaning of it. Adding fire around the "pupil" of the eye was really good idea. Together with those beams erupting from middle it makes it look like this eye is in fact looking at us and trying to reach us with it's transcendent power. It also emphasises "iris" of this eye, dark and compared to rest of the eye, almost black. And all of that is encompassed with eyelashes made of fire, light, energy and motion. I'd also like to say that I'm glad You left it as only single eye. I have weird feeling that should there be two of them... this artwork would lose some thing... I'm not able to say exactly what... but certainly it's better this way it is.

A wise man once said... Friedrich Nietzsche to be specific, "(...) And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. (...)". This art is like that. Exemplary example of art that not only you can look at, but also art that is looking at YOU. Nietzsche also said "(...) God is dead! (...) And we have killed him. (...)". Should we take these words more literally, I dare to say that he was dead wrong here. God not only is not dead, but we also made Him to live, to live on... in our arts, stories, and tales. Such as this masterpiece. For there is no man capable of hiding from His vast vengeance and rage. For the Doomsday that shall eventually come... and all of us... all... will gaze upon this eye... the Eye of Extermination! But also, Eye of New Beginning.

Or so... I hope.
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robinweatherallProfessional Digital Artist
really like this :la:
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TheOneVeyronianHobbyist General Artist
Wow... :o (Eek) It's very mesmerizing and powerful indeed. I love the colours used, keeping a tight yellow, green and purple colour scheme. Beautiful, but most certainly deadly. Awesome work! :) (Smile) +fav 
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WindySilverHobbyist Writer
Such an intensity... This is breathtaking!
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Brandoch-DahaHobbyist General Artist
Truly frightening, there is so much going on here that we clearly do not understand. Complex, beautiful, and terrifying.
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segura2112Student Digital Artist
Very intense! Thank You
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sophsouldStudent General Artist
This piece really pulls you in....it would be awesome if i could get into this kind of art too. very interesting :)
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tahakitanStudent Digital Artist
these effects are awesome! I would love to see how you do all these pieces. very original and beautiful!
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PhenixMightheartHobbyist Photographer
brilliance, right here. Clap love the colors you chose (:
I love the colors and how it has a glow to it. Feels like you are watching an explosion is slow motion
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Breakaway13Professional General Artist
very beautiful!
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CRG-FreeHobbyist Photographer
I love the colors and how it has a glow to it. Feels like you are watching an explosion is slow motion.
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KjdragonStudent Digital Artist
very beautiful love the colors:love:
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RawglorHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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KjdragonStudent Digital Artist
your welcome:D
BritLawrence's avatar
BritLawrenceHobbyist General Artist
brilliance, right here. :clap: love the colors you chose (:
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RawglorHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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DankexHobbyist
ok that just look FREAKING AWESOME !!!!! WELL DONE !!!
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RawglorHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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you're welcome :)
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mrayne32Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool this looks like some kind of traveling time vortex. I think its pretty neat!
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RawglorHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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It has something magical about it. I really like it! :)
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RawglorHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Looks great, love the colours and detailing...
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