2nd of two illustrations for the Future Fire ezine http://futurefire.net/2010.19/index.html
the story is ‘Daughters of Hralln’, by C.L. Rossman, and it’s very good. You must read now.
there is also the color version (see my gallery)
Medium is ink
This one caused me a bit of trouble because of the composition: I was afraid the background figures would get lost and confused all tucked into that little gap under the foreground figures’ arms. I think the color version makes it a little clearer, but even in the black and white, I think it works.