I can feel the emotion. Reminds me of Lord of the Rings, where the elf is faced with the life of emptiness that will come when her husband, the ranger-turned-king dies, and she lives on with her long, long elf life.
Your use of foreshortening (is that correct? I dabble in drawing but that is all) is so critical to this piece. It makes the observer becomes the departed, and one cannot help but feel like a soul at peace.