The crosshatching works beautifully in this. The only thing that is bothersome is the red capes that stay the exact same hue regardless of depth in the image. Otherwise a fantastic scene and a marvelous setting.
I can't even begin to describe the need for adventure this throws me into. I feel like I need to traverse the lands of old and find monuments to study... What a (for lack of a better phrase) Epic piece. So dynamic, drawing the eye upward, leaving a mysterious need to know and explore. I am so impressed!
Really glad it gives you that feeling man,"need to traverse the lands of old and find monuments to study" or "need to know and explore" it was the intention. I'm happy someone says something about that.