This is a piece I began a little while ago and finally felt the need to finish, given the recent news. I don’t plan to get political on this page often, but I also don’t care if I turn people away because of this particular frustration. Something needs to be done, and we never do enough.
Since I use this blog to talk about techniques, this one involved a few. I created large JPGs of separate letters and then used them as image prompts in order to make the stylized font (a method I came up with for getting cool fonts in MidJourney). The prompt for the letters are linked below. It took some random weight changes to get the look I wanted. I then upscaled in Visions Of Chaos, cleaned, and composited in Photoshop. Lastly, I made an image of the flag covered in ammo, reversed it (a signal of distress), and added final touches like masking, shadows, and painting slight tones of color in.
(click the prompt to copy it!)
/imagine prompt: IMAGEURL disassembled ar-15 rugar assault rifle::10 dripping red paint in background::7 --ar 2:3 --v 4