Max Puliero shares this awesomely modeled and textured monster on BlenderArtists. You can follow its creation process in the videos that he published on BlenderArtists.
Here is my last workI made in Blender.
Rendered in Cycles.
This work took me a lot, but I'm totally satisfacted about cycles capability, especially about the material editor.
Here is my gallery on CGHub.com LINK
For any question, don't esitate to ask!