Dutch probably the most under rated character in the Anime Black lagoon in my opinion but do not blow him off. Dutch is Smart, Strong, and a Capable leader. Able to bring Revy back down from her blood lust and save Balalaika's life.
This is part of my collection of past digital art – deviations that I don't consider to be of significant artistic value, but are part of my journey as an artist.
Inspiration In this picture, I tried to combine the old with the new. That's music from Handel's Messiah, and those are iPod headphones. (Completely different centuries.)
Underneath this sweet melody is a broken heart.
I didn't actually intend for the word sorrows to be there. I was going through my pictures when I was finished and came across this and was all that's artistic. I can really feel the emotion in this picture.
Technique This picture has gone through several transformations.
In the beginning, it was a simple picture, almost all white (and very boring). I edited it so that it was a more sepia style, without actually knowing what sepia was, and it's been like that for quite a while. That first edit actually took a long time mainly because it began very bland and I continued to adjust the tones and saturation until I was happy with it.
But I redid this, mainly because I still felt that it was too boring. Using a vintage paper stock image and a setting on Photoshop, I added the layer of texture to give it more character, and I think the level of imperfection it adds fits the theme of sorrow.