With the Star Citizen subReddit growing to over 300,000 subscribers/citizens AND since the existing banner/background was getting stale (which I had also created), I was asked to create new artwork for the subReddit background/banner.
With the new Nine Tails event starting, I decided to throw in some Nine Tails action as well.
I ended up taking and combining about 25 in-game screenshots into one composition and adding additional VFX in Photoshop.
The main complication with creating an image for use on the subreddit is that it has to work as a thin horizontal banner AND a full size image. The OLD reddit layout and styling for the sub is still accessible and MANY people still access it. That layout uses a full size 16:9 image for the ENTIRE background of the page. While the background image is most prominent in the header as a banner, the image still extends to and is visible at the bottom of the layout. But the NEW default Reddit layout uses only a thin horizontal banner across the top. Because of this, the image/design has to be focused in a thin band across the top BUT still be interesting enough throughout the image and at the bottom.
Visit the Star Citizen subReddit to see the artwork in place:
View it on the RSI Community Hub post:
This was my previous image that had occupied the subreddit banner/background for the past year: