TSN BELISARIUS BS108- Quartermaster's Log

Every now and then you create a design that you like at the time. A few years pass and you look back at it and feel like you did a terrible job and want to redo it. This is that story.

Back in September of 2014, Deane Geiken asked me to design a patch. He is a family friend and it was for a game that I had played with him before called Artemis. I will admit. I wasn't particularly happy with the results when I saw it again recently. In case you're curious, this is the original I did.

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Overall, not awful for someone with very little experience with Inkscape and using artwork he found online. Seriously though, the only part I created was the A logo and the star field. 

Recently I saw it again and decided to redo it. This is what I came up with. 

 

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And yes, I did all of the design work for this one. It was a lot of fun going through a project that I first did almost three and a half years ago. I got a chance to learn a few tools that I haven't know about or even how they worked. Two of the tools I learned along the way was the Interpolate tool and path effects which I used for making the laurel wreath. 

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So go out and redo some of your old designs. You might be amazed at what new tricks you pick up along the way.

Until next time,

James Buhr