the leaves floating in the air of the first panel are a wonderful touch - they help connect Kirsten to the background, which otherwise she would seem completely seperate from. I think if you darkened the background a little bit so it matched the overall darkness of Kirsten herself (like you did with the second panel's background), then the separation problem would disappear and it would become more unified.
Truth be told, I like this piece than any other of yours that I've seen. When I first saw your art, they were all very impressive. But over time, it was too much. Every single was too...polished that it lost its edge and personality. Even i browsed over your whole gallery, they just don't touch me any more.
This probably because of its raw quality managed to avoid that