and it's very nice, but I have Japanese Chinese Korean in my head, and the royalty there brushes there face to be pale (then you can see it aren't workers, cause they have that colour because they work in the sun (this way the royalty let show that they are "better")) It's very nice tough, I really love those clothes!!
If you're going to do absolutely amazing Riftwar art, you could at least put some more informative tags. I don't know how often I've gone on Riftwar-art searching sprees, and this little gem has eluded me the whole time.
The lighting and colouring is brilliant. I especially love the exquisite detail in the outfit. The multitude of colours looks interesting without seeming garish.
Good on you for getting to do a book cover. I wish we could have someone like you do the covers for the more recent books...