Cyberdevil! Hey thanks man!
It's hard to articulate my decision to add a nature part of this, but it's related to the idea that when you take away the things that hold you back, you can be brought to a more peaceful, natural state of mind. I find feeling improved often goes hand-in-hand with this. Maybe this is not relatable to everyone though :)
On his feet are slippers - like bunny slippers. A fish would be super weird I think! :D
Yes the mobius things I linked to are re-coded shaders - an offshoot experiment. The original is made in Flash and looks like this:
I just love making spinny things, and the challenge to make it in a shader was enticing.
A gold mobius frame would be nice as well, I agree! It was originally suppose to be dragons haha, but I thought I was starting to get ridiculous. In the end, I wanted it only to link the void to the background, so I chose to make it more of a transition than an object.
I would have liked to animate this piece, which would have helped with the effect you're talking about, but man I already spent too much time on it hahaha! Plus I wonder how would I animate the frog hovering there. x)
Thanks so much again! Happy Pixel Day to you too!