I totally fall in love with the absolutely fantastic and kick-assing character collection created by Dave Rapoza: CLICK! It reminds me the best cyberpunk titles like Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Neuromancer, Blame and so on, so on. So when I saw the cyborg swordsman topic on speedpaint group I decided to sketch something in similiar style.
I exceed time limit however I left it "half-baked" as an excersise. Obviously, is not so good as Dave Rapoza's artworks but still I had a great fun with this one.
...aka Lady of the Thorns. Adorable bird with lovely impaling behaviour.
I really admire those birds. They're not so proud like eagles, either not so grim like crows, or predatory like falcons. But still they're very unique, fascinating and... disturbing. My favourite personal RPG character has the same name - Shrike. Everybody can easly imagine her personality, it's very narrative "nickname". Definitely I have to draw her some day.