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Hi SimonThe 'eyeballs' of the lower three add orientation to them, in that they appear to be looking toward and hence gravitating toward a direction. Is this what you're after? I like it but feel that the ones on the middle row have as much or perhaps more character.
Hey there Chris,the genesis of the 'eye' comes from the ion shafts that permeate the surface of the bacteria. After entering the cell the bacteria draws in protons through these pores which then increases the acidity of the bacteria core, these breaks down the 'outer shell' releasing the various components for replication.To simplify the design I restricted the number of pores and make them an integral part of the design. The Ocular nature came about from stripping it down to just one big pore, much like the Death Star except rather than destroying it self destructs.I personally prefer the multi-pore arrangement, the large eye reminds me a little too much of Mike Wazowski from Monsters inc i.e. too cute.The next stage is to take these concepts and do a little mix and matching with the design elements and see what comes up.
@ Simon - someone has been doing their homework - "After entering the cell the bacteria draws in protons through these pores which then increases the acidity of the bacteria core, these breaks down the 'outer shell' releasing the various components for replication" ... phew! I just like the strength of the 'punch-out' shapes - very iconic; it reminds me of the visual short hand you see on hazard signs...