Unlike the previous plasma fractal maze, this one has a very limited palette of colors and textures. I started with only 256 colors arranged in a gradient of golden yellow through reds and browns to black. I then re-arranged the palette into 16 lesser gradients each going from a brighter shade to a darker shade. I applied the gradient of gradients to the fractal and then used software blending tools to smooth any jagged color steps in the image.
Then I took my Apple Pencil in hand and planned out how I was going to draw textures on the regions made visible by the gradient of gradients coloring. All the lines and textures are hand drawn over the period of two months.