Final piece for the limited edition, ~250 copy boutique run of Hypocrisy, by Sparks Games. This piece will be used as the card back for the playing cards.
I was asked to do a take on Lady Justice. After a number of rough iterations going a more traditional route, I went a bit outside the box and The Muse took over. With that, some degree of a samurai influence came subtly into play. The only reference I used for this was for the blade of the sword, which was mainly to determine edging and the “vein” toward the back of it. All from scratch, using brushes in Photoshop.
You can find game details here (image to come soon):