How to make an irregular blended circle effect?

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I am trying to create an effect like this one in Illustrator, but I haven’t been able to achieve a great result. I would really appreciate a little help, even if it is just the name of the effect. Also, if it is easier in another tool like photoshop, please let me know.

I have mostly tried a combination of the blend and warp tools. I haven’t had any other ideas, or any luck googling.


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Method 1

On a gradient square background, draw an irregular closed shape with no fill and a thin stroke. My shape has a small feather effect.

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Double click on the Rotate Tool > 1º > Copy

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Duplicate until getting the first wheel > select all the vectors and group them.

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Add another wheel group, the image is just a rotated duplication

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Create a second similar shape but thicker, on the image has an outer glow effect the same color as the stroke.

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Make the same duplicating process but less repetitions

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Make three aleatory rotate/duplicate of the thick wheel, select all the wheels and reduce the opacity.


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