cool cover, i can only think of a couple things to say.
the way you drew the clouds combined with the way you shaded them looks a little strange, its like an optical illusion, the way you shaded them with the blue on the bottom looks like they have volume and are receding, but the lines look like the further down the page the closer they are??? sorry i can't manage to word it very well and english is the only language i speak so
the main character reads nicely, but the dead people on the ground are very unclear, the viewer has to actually study it for a while to differentiate between characters, and even realize that there were characters on the ground.
i'd say try changing the colour schemes a little more between the characters on the ground, and you might even darken the ones further at the back so the main focus is on the standing character and the one that looks like she is about to execute.
one more thing, with the spear that is sticking out of the guys chest, when it breaks the border it looks nice in terms of the composition and all but it makes the perspective confusing... if you look at the top it looks like its at the same level (of depth) as the woman, but if you look at the bottom you can see its quite further back.
anyway, nice stuff
Thanks for the critique, Kronos - quite valuable, much appreciated.
Tried to fix everything you mentioned, but the colors for the dead guys' uniforms were meant to be the same (uniform soldiers of an organized empire-army).
thats a lot better... except i think the blue in the clouds were nicer
i don't know exactly what you should do there...
i gathered that the figures on the ground were supposed to be uniformed, but it looks like you managed to make them read a lot better by darkening and lightening them.
one last thing, the lightest part on the woman's right leg is perhaps a little too bright. it pops too much especially as it is further back... but i'd say that only required a very subtle correction