My motivation for this image came from my trip to the WizardWorld expo in Arlington Texas in 2006. They had a number of famous Top Cow artists there including Silvestri and Turner. Since I’ve been a huge fan of the Witchblade series and remember buying the first issues so many years ago I decided to do my take on the famous Sara Pezzini.
The image started as a quick pencil sketch which had some serious issues – most notably the shoulders were too narrow. After scanning I went crazy with the blending and coloring and this turned out to be one of my most complete artworks in recent history. You can view the work in progress in my Sketchbook on CA.
May 2007 – Witchblade Sketch
I made this pencil sketch a day after doing a study of a model in a similar pose.