This turned out great! The form, use of the limited palette the sharp lighting... I really like the blood overlay, too -- like the viewer is peering through ribbons of it in the water. I'm inspired to try the palette trick sometime soon, too, once I get my last painting finished sometime this year.
I do feel bad for the poor guy, though. He just can't catch a break.
Thank you Min. I love the palette trick! It didn't really turn out how I wanted it to, and I don't think I really utilized the palette I chose properly (I might do another piece with that palette and stick to it a bit better) but hey, it was slightly experimental anyway.
He does seem to get the stuffing beaten out of him more often than most of my characters... I just love his misery, I think.