This is great, I LOVE the detail you have. I left a comment on another of your pieces, but it didn't seem to take. I would like to know what you charge to digitally paint already done sketches and how long it typically takes for a piece like this. The sketches are already done, just need paint. Please let me know..
Blood doesn't gush out of chain mail easily but yours could be another explanation. And the showing the red liquid is besides the point. "Drawing first blood" means landing the first successful strike in a battle.