Software: GIMP - CC-BY-SA License
This particular piece of artwork was not totally complete in my view. I wanted to find a more readable font for the main text. It was my second complete artwork for mintCast. The background took me a number of tries to get the proper texture and 3D look to it. I started with a flame fractal rendered by the flame plugin included in GIMP. This was then colorized and mapped to a gradient which were combined to give a subtle shift to the highlights. Next I made a drop shadow for the visible parts of the flame, which was accomplished with the help of depth mapping based on brightness. Finally I added texture via a number of different plugins. All of the text was very simple.