I haven't worked with Photoshop in quite a long time, however, I feel that it's, perhaps time to get back to it. The reason I say this is because when I saw the digital art that JT DiMartile created for the Emission Series I got the urge to open Photoshop and try to recreate those shapes and light effects.
This is a collection of explorations of grid, layout, shape, composition and 3D execution. JT DiMartile 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 he began to iterate on the concept. Each iteration he 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.