Revisited the existing effect which was inspired by the water reflections in Blade Runner (both Tyrell and Wallace Corp. offices) and added a Nobu Design pattern, which is kind of similar to the Ennis House tiles.
Inspired by a post from the AI subreddit.
The idea is to use text as a pattern (along path) so it warps better to the curvature, which i combined with trendy "unicorn" (oilspill / soapbubble) colours, an irisdescent pattern overlay and more plastic wrap texture.
I made the rings on day one and added the rest on the following day.
Put a lot of trends, i've seen on the YT channels im subscribed to, into the piece (cyberpunk neon-colours, white text in a clean modern font, glitch effects, echo-text and vertical typography), while keeping a minimalistic look that follows a grid layout.
After a lot of editing and refining, i also made a melting version you can see here. This one was really tough to get right. The smaller pattern on the upper ring changed the colours visually too much, so i made both patternfills the same size.
I also wanted to integrate the melting effect into the rings, without overdoing it and getting the balance right, required a lot of attempts.
This little badge design is based on something i saw on one of Björk's 'Debut' era (ca. 1993) releases.
I guess it was supposed to be Björk's logo: the letter B in a cool foreign looking alphabet/techno design, with the repeating gradient background in earthy browntones and a startrail on top.
Especially the startrail seemed like a nice idea for another brush dynamics tutorial, so i began exploring.
It went all well until i tried to add a stroke to the stars, which just didnt look good because small selections converted by Gimp into a path, do not result in very accurate paths. Especially the smaller stars looked more like little blobs with all sharp points gone.
So i switched to Inkscape and tried to recreate the startrail effect only to discover that its a lot harder than expected and gave up after banging my head against a wall for hours.
Last week i gave it another try and this time i got it working.
Not only was i able to delve deeper into designs with gradients, i also figured out how to make a vector startrail.
So after the jump i present to you, two techniques of making a startrail.
First in Gimp and then in Inkscape.