Whoa... I know I saw signs of this before, but until you see a few pieces like this you really don't feel it's a trend. This is a real noticeable shift in the stylization of the work you've shared. What inspired this?
For work stuff I tend to pull away from my normal day to day style for personal reasons. I had some complications over the past few months that have prevented me spending too much time on personal artwork. Hopefully that will change soon
Now all thats needed is a dramatic storyline and some emotional piano music heheh. He would actually make a pretty cool character in an anime or somethin'. Maybe just a cool dude who you see for only one episode, he feels sorry for one of the main characters after they got beat up from a tough day and holds up the train so they can get to town. Then meanwhile he's also a bad guy and has a woman tied up on the train tracks who he'll run over shortly after!