Done back. Way back.
Back when I couldn't do 3D.
Beack before I'd ever used Photoshop or had any idea of what direction I wanted to go.
Done in Rhino 3D and enhanced in Paintshop. I figured out how to extrued pipes and make textures, so I did.
Then a nice bit o' dodging and shading and vouala! One Ion orb.,
My first good 3D model too