Blood Oath by heatherwind
A commissioned illustration for the collectable card game "Allegiance: War of Factions" by Lucid Raven Productions. The Blood Oath card calls another player to aid the card holder against the card holder's chosen opponent - it can represent an oath of allegiance to the card holder, or perhaps a vendetta against the enemy.
This is a bit of a departure from my usual portrait requests (working in an abstract idea as opposed to a specific person, place or thing) but we were very happy with how it turned out.
Pencil rendering, digital color.