Cloudyzan is holding another "Draw This In Your Style" challenge:
I had a lot of fun with the last one, reinterpreting it as a stylized landscape using Hexels. This time I thought of something more abstract but still holding a sense of physical space. I'm a child of the 80's, so the gradient shapes like spheres and cones against dark backgrounds with neon accents or lettering is an inexhaustible, smirk-inducing source of the warm-and-fuzzies.
It was also a good excuse to spend more quality time with Affinity Designer. Had a few struggles with the gradient tool along the way, to the point I had to quit out of the program and relaunch. It was nothing to get upset about, only something to keep in mind if you're coming from Inkscape or Illustrator. It simply works a different way that's not especially intuitive. On the whole, it's probably my only complaint about it.