It's almost as if the two characters here are connected to one another, with the darker one appearing to be older than the lighter one behind him. Got to love how his hair remains the same in both his new and old self, as if that will be the only thing the "new" character would have to remember his "old" self. In sense, it's as if he's a butterfly that is in the process of emerging from his cocoon. Albeit a bloody spectacle in a rather snowy environment.
The choice of colours are pretty interesting, and the blood effects on the dark one's fur/feathers are pretty neat as well. Good work on this one, sir!
this looks so freaky yet so marvelous at the same time,the two different expressions that shows both pain (or fear) and anger,the grey scale coloring mixed in with the blood and veins and feathers and everything else at the same time!