Wee, first bigger projekt in ages!
As per usual, I can't handle light (or its absence) in a realistic way, but all in all I think this turned out all right. Especially as I tend to fail at crowd scenes. (It helped that all of the people depicted got some backstory while I was sketching - if they didn't already have one anyway.)
I had a poll on my lj concerning the St. Elmo's Fire, and the majority wanted to have it, so there it is.
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Then Fingolfin seeing that Fëanor had left him to perish in Araman or to return in shame to Valinor was filled with bitterness; but he desired now as never before to come by some way to Middle-earth, and meet Fëanor again. And he and his host wandered long in misery, but their valour and endurance grew with hardship; for they were a mighty people, the elder children undying of Eru Ilúvatar, but new-come from the Blessed Realm, and not yet weary with the weariness of Earth. The fire of their hearts was young, and led by Fingolfin and his sons, and by Finrod and Galadriel, they dared to pass into the bitterest North; and finding no other way they endured at last the terror of the Helcaraxë and the cruel hills of ice. Few of the deeds of the Noldor thereafter surpassed that desperate crossing in hardihood or woe.
~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion