This illo is called "Bladebird" because of her bird-like appearance and, well, her blade.|
She also has some similarities with the old Cyborg 002...
I quite like this pic, even if it has a lot of issues.
This is one of the first pics using textures from UT2003, and the special mirror technique on the blade.
It's quite simple, really. Make a copy of the pic, mirror and compress it with the transformation tool, lower opacity and erase the leftovers. (there is a certain amount of perspective tweaking in this angle as well)
General appearance, her headgear and blade reflection. The glyphs on her shoulder pads
It isn't perfect by any means, but her face and eyes are especially freaky.
Pencil, Photoshop, texture
© Jesper Nordqvist.