This scene began life as a quick banner image that I developed for this site. I decided to rework it as a standalone image in its own right. In the process, the main figure’s outfit became decidedly less futuristic.
There’s not much to be said about the techniques here, except that I used a model of a spaceship, the Predator Cannon Corvette, as a backdrop. It’s merged in with the Hydro Locks model in such a way that you can’t even tell that it’s a spaceship: it just contributes a few lights and some angled surfaces to the background.