After committing the cardinal sin of attending a furcon without a badge (kinda obvious really, people assume you're a... normie), I got to work making this. Haven't had an actual badge since my fursona was a lizard! For a while after making the species change I couldn't sit still with a design, so I never wanted to spend the time making a badge. But! Now I have, and thus, finally: a badge!
The portrait itself took about half the total time, the rest was the type and layout. Had a lot of fun with it but man, graphics is just an endless spiral of what-if-I-try-this, seems part of the challenge is knowing when to stop!