Artist Rene Almanza has created these dark and ominous works of art that I'm finding pretty intriguing. Almanza only uses the color black in his works, adding an air of mystique to the images.

The artwork is heavily detailed; it's easy to tell Rene Almanza poured his heart into every aspect of his work. Much of Almanza's art resides in private collections all over the world--see more of his pieces at the links provided.

Implications - Consumers in modern society look for designs that feature an edgier aesthetic. Products that contain a darker style appeal to those shoppers who want to stand out from the crowd. Companies could develop more items like this to increase their popularity.