Graphite illustration from the Hunch Back of Notre Dame. Quasimodo has saved Esmerelda from being hanged, and brought her to the cathedral under the law of sanctuary. The Truands then charge the cathedral in an attempt to save Esmerelda. However Quasimodo thinks that they want to hurt Esmerelda, so he is committed to driving them off. Ultimately though, everyone ends up dead.
In the book (I am told: I have not read it), it was emphasized that the cathedral was the most important character, so I tried to give the Cathedral character through the perspective, the dramatic lighting, and the clouds and smoke that surrounds it.
The Truands are an organized group of city thieves, so I didn’t want them to look too soldier-like. They are prepared for a fight, but not as well equipped as the king’s men would be.
Quasimodo and Esmerelda have retreated way up high on the balcony of the right bell-tower. If not for their torch, it would be impossible to see distinguish them for the human-sized gargoyles.