Five-pointed star. Original art tshirt printed with discharge inks on ultra soft 100% ring-spun cotton.
This image is representative of a graphical pet peeve of mine. Whenever I see graphics of 5-pointed stars with dark-light planes on the arms, too often they're created with the dark and light sides the same, on every arm. The origin of the image, though, is of a 3-dimensional 5-pointed star, much like you'd find on a military uniform. Thus, if you make all the arms the same you lose the 3-dimensional shadow effect of the image. In order to maintain the correct shadow effect you have to have two shadow faces next to each other, with arms on the opposing sides with reverse shadows. Think of it relative to a light source.
It's one of those things that, once you notice it, you can never not see it again.
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