Following up on Pixel Palettes, I continued to explore the code and the process as well. I'm starting to think of it a bit like "digital letterpress."
Getting into this again takes me way back. The golden days of the web were k10k.net and joshua davis and 2advanced - so many more worth mentioning... in another post.
Looking back my design influences heavily colored my experience with computers as a digital read-WRITE medium; a tool for creation.
Rainbits evolved from Pixel Palettes.
Notably, the grid changed, and more layers of colors are revealed, creating a fluid, yet varied pattern. I tried to letting it breath with a bit of whitespace between the lines, and have them reach up off the page. Yet, when viewed, the lines tend to flow down; thus Rainbits.
Evolving my methods and process, bit by bit, I factored in a background variable, resulting dark variants, in addition to the light variants.
View Rainbits are on OpenSea