Another spellbinding Gothic piece, first impression is that this is related to「The Macabre fav.me/d6e8pm1 in parallel themes, definitely in colour scheme & in universe but its the sense of desparation & namesake misery which makes this work a stark contrast.
While the girl's outfit is slick with shawl of vinyl-like ebony fabric (yet another great instance where your luminous copic texturework shines again!) it does leave a lot to be desired with near mundane streamlined design. Still its hard to imagine a tortured soul(?) rocking a elaborate ensemble in time of pain and it helps the rest of the unique dynamics & structure of motifs in the background to work its magic.
The protrusion of metallic smoooth spikes allow for a sharply felt still darkly stylish expression of pain both internal & physical, and the angles in which they jut out (I know it seems random still there is a sense of order here) seem to have a wary element, leaving the lily flowers intact save for one unfortunate petal near the girl. There seems to be a "message" implied through this, intended or not it provokes some thought. The streaks of white matter are eerie with both ethereal & material feel, symbolic of blood or bursts of energy within darkness, its splattered nature also gives this art a raw, abstract touch while the crisp linework is epitome of smoothened form & foundation.
This is a nice way to explore further your Gothic variant of your art-style and a great example of having various imagery all tell a story rather than just be ornate decor to enhance the artwork.
You're Most Welcome friend, as always!
I'm still floored at how you can realize so much texture vibrance with Copic-works as marker strokes require the right amount of pressure, degree & precise angles, you really need to know what you want before applying the colour. Also I'm not that much of a good writer as I don't like writing alot to be honest (My University degree already demands it too much) but I always want to be specific with any reply.
I hope to someday hone my colouring skills as well (I'm slowly getting used to coloured pencils and I can definitely learn from your way with highlights & surface texturing), keep it up!