This is the animated version of the Black Pearl from the Pirates of the Caribbean. Gentle Giant Studios is putting this out and it was shown last weekend at Comicon (3D print).
I did most of the ship with Maya (My first hard surface model).
The monster is all Zbrush, and zspheres made the tentacles easy.
The clay brush was great in fading one tentacle right into the
kraken's main body, the seam became invisible.
I did this about ten months ago (it seems) and after this I learned to
create hard surface stuff in Zbrush rather than Maya - but I still
go back and forth on some things.