This was done 100% in photoshop, using a masks to get a 3d look. This the first time I've really tried to do something like this, Its not perfect but I think its looking pretty cool. Its still a WIP, I'm gonna touch it up a bit. Got a great paint over/critique from themonet at at CA.org, so its been a really good project. I only have about 8 hours in it, so that pretty nice for me.
Also wanna give props to the site Ctrl+paint.com, they have tons of free tutorials that are excellent! Make sure you check it out if you don't already know!