This thread is for a tutorial on the picture I created for the splash screen contest (as was requested by Fizzy).
I will show the tutorial soon (because I am still recovering from a sickness I caught two months ago).
But I will post the picture here for you all to veiw.

also, here is the .blend file.

sorry for any delay on this (caused by managing the a short based off of this).
i will start the tutorial with the lights. to start, start with a sphere. a simple, basic, sphere.
enter edit mode and delete the following vertices.

there’s a start. extrude the bottom vertices of what you have left and you,ve got the basis.