Today I'm exploring gradients and the effect of color change. There's only one motif used above, but by changing the scale and color and adding gradients it takes a good bit of study to find the element. In my painting class, my project is about using neutralized color and creating the appearance of space with the color, so I decided to play around with those concepts on the computer in Illustrator as well.
The idea for the element came from a random graphic I spotted in this photo of a motocross race through the streets of Penacova, Portugal. I have no idea what the logo is for, but evidently it's a sponsor of the race.