Very busy weekend, after watching some TV with Mrs Me I went to the table and looked at what I'd dreaded. A sphere, shading a sphere. Really not feeling up to it.
And this came out. I'm really happy with it, really really happy. I don't know what I did different, but I did a bit of free form just... shading however I wanted as well as the hatches and. Well. I think this is quite acceptable. Yay progress?