This is a collection of explorations of grid, layout, shape, composition and 3D execution. I started with a simple concept of a circle and a line. These shapes both had a varied level of emission, along with a scattering layer applied on top. After defining the look I began to iterate on the concept. Each iteration I would duplicate the setup, create a new illustration, transition that into a 3D scene, and then recompose the final output. Below is the final result of those explorations.
If you'd like to see the animated versions and collect them on Foundation you can find that here: https://foundation.app/vmedium