This is a project I have wanted to do for a very long time. I have been working to build the Photo Manipulation and Illustration portion of my portfolio, so I challenged myself and only used stock for the background image. All of the texture/shading and manipulation on the model was done by me.
Thanks to my model: Bobby Foreman
Thanks to unsmith from Deviant Art for the Martian Landscape: http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/?qh=§ion=&q=martian+landscape#/dplaql
Thanks to Bull53Y3 from Deviant Art for the planet textures: http://bull53y3.deviantart.com/
Thanks to Redheadstock from Deviant Art for the light beam brushes: http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Light-Beams-Rays-Brushes-72493128