This is a recent illustration I did for P.G. Holyfield's story, Murder at Avedon Hill as accompaniment to chapter 35. If you haven't already checked out this wonderful fantasy novel, you really should. The audio version is free via the MaAH website or Podiobooks. The print version is also available for purchase.
I worked this piece from a small sketch I did in my sketchbook. I scanned the sketch into photoshop then went over it with some digital inking. The background is a fabric texture I had laying around. It took me a while to get the perspective right. Everything then got colored, blood got smeared and spattered, and then I applied one more layer of texture over the top.