This started out as a simple "pandemic lockdown" illustration / ZBrush practice. Feeling like a fungus growing in the dark, fusing permanently with my desk. (Hadn’t left my apartment in weeks; sometimes it seems I just work nonstop. I honestly love working from home, but even I need a little air and light once in a while.)
Accidentally turned into a big project. I'd never created a full, 3D scene of this scope from scratch and working on this helped me gain familiarity with 3D modeling, sculpting, lighting, and composition.
Modeled / sculpted in Cinema 4D (hard surface, scene render) & ZBrush (organics).