I love the symbolism of the impending darkness with the black lines on the lively colors. You use a mixed media approach to depict the black font marring his pale skin. This amplifies the tone of his skin as more than devoid of emotion. Is this aspect also signifying the blackness encroaching? It first penetrates the surface level of his outer layer where any emotions that may have existed have already receded as illustrated by the drained color.
I’m also curious as to why you chose not to outline the second hand, crossed under the first, in black. Was that a style or meaning directed choice?