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14. uprising

In high school, I took a graphic design class where I completed some pretty rudimentary graphic design exercises. There isn't really much that I can say that I'm proud that I produced from that, but I remember finding out about the gradient mesh tool while obsessively listening to Muse's newest album at the time, The Resistance. In particular, I would bop to "Uprising" while trying to figure how to get the coloring on a rendered camera to look right with the gradient mesh tool.
I also had a mild celebrity crush on Matt Bellamy.

Pretty simply, I just used the gradient mesh tool in Illustrator.

This was fun. Like a lot of fun.
Experiment A: I really love how the gradients look when they get really close together to create a mixture of "sharper" edges of color and "softer" edges of color. It feels fragmented and, in a way, makes me really think of stained glass and window panes.
Experiment G: I really didn't like how this one came out. I don't know, I feel like it just doesn't look right. Maybe I'll come back to it in a few years and realize how incredibly wrong I was.
experiment A. gradient mesh
experiment B. gradient mesh
experiment C. gradient mesh
experiment D. gradient mesh
experiment E. gradient mesh + using as few points as possible
experiment F. gradient mesh + serif
experiment G. gradient grid mesh