I don't know what gothic means other than what the dictionary says about being a historical style. My dolls tend to look like ghosts that are walking thru old stone castle halls. This doll was much more pale than my normal art doll sculpture. I'm pale with dark hair and dark eyes. And most of my dolls are too. This doll popped out of the clay as a tall strong shouldered very pale icey Goddess. I tried to soften her a bit by making her gown and wings pink but I don't think it did it. She still had such a strong powerful feminine presense. An omen of things to come. She was my first April doll and April ended up being the worst month of my life.