This image was great fun to do. It was an exercise in creating a moody and interesting lighting setup. Tweaking the shaders and textures to help sell the scene and also to give it a bit of colour and interest.
I used Maya and Chaos Group’s Vray for this image with Photoshop to create the textures necessary. The models were downloaded from 3drender.com and were used for the Lighting Challenges on CGSociety.org