FINALLY!!! i don't remember working so hard on a drawing as i did for this one. it took me nearly 2 weeks of drawing in Opencanvas and editing in Corel. i only discovered this brilliant musical Les Miserables (10th aniv.) about 2 weeks ago, and fell instantly for Javert. i hated Javert in every movie prodiction of Les Mis, but absolutely looooved Philip Quast in this one. Javert becomes really really loveable here. unfortunately his face is soooo difficult to draw! i spent a lot of time on it. still i hope i could capture the main features, especially the eyyyyyyeeeesss.....
at the end i just added some stars there for good measure.
"Don't you fret, Monsieur Marius, I don't feel any pain A little fall of rain Can hardly hurt me now You're here, that's all I need to know And you will keep me safe And you will keep me close And rain will make the flowers grow."
This song--has been--on repeat--for---EVER. Ehee Oh, I... Oh no. This is no "Ehee" matter. This scene is NOT from Disney (because I promised a certain Deviant that I'd draw something for her, and I've sworn off drawing Disney until I actually DRAW it... I should just hurry up and draw it today), but it's from something so wonderful, and so beautiful. And, although it's not specifically made to LOOK like anyone from the Broadway musical, it's a scene from "Les Miserables", where Eponine (the girl) has just delivered a letter from Marius (the man) to the girl HE loves, even though EPONINE is in love with him, and has been for a long time. But, coming back from delivering the letter, she is shot, and, as Marius holds and comforts her as she dies, she, although in pain, is bittersweetly blissful, because she gets to be in his arms at last. She leans up and kisses him, and then dies in his arms. Oh gosh, you have to watch it to see it. This is from the 10th Anniversary Concert [link]
From right to left: New parents Marius and Cosette, their newborn child, proud grandpa Jean Valjean, the resident cat, and new godfather/cat owner [an uncomfortable but begrudgingly happy] Javert.
Pencil on paper
Based on the fan fictions Wounded and Healed, both by YamX. This story avoids slash but has awesome platonic character and relationship development. They're available here. Javert, Valjean, Cosette, Marius and Les Miserables are property of their respective owners. Georges (the newborn) and Minette (the cat) belong to YamX.
After my previous draft for Javert Derailed, I took a good look at the critiques I received (thanks so much!), thought about them... And decided that nah, it's no use trying to make that work anyway. Let's change everything!
Hope this works better. Personally, I actually like this. Critique still welcome, though!
Les Mis is not mine. The coat is stolen from ~Nyranor's gallery - thanks!
While the 1998 [non-musical] film version of Les Miserables changed much of the plot, I found Neeson's performance as Valjean impressive. The film score was also (somewhat ironically) really beautiful.
Valjean and Les Miserables are property of their respective owners. Reference photo used available here.
Haha! Hahaha! I was ready to give up, but then I noticed I have some time to waste today and decided to take part to #LesMisClub's current contest after all! This is a bit simpler than the grand plans I had in mind, but seeing how little time I have, this is the best I can do. Les Heureux... The Happy Ones. I've loved this idea ever since someone mentioned it the first time. I just want to see these guys happy for once!
I chose to depict an alternate universe where everybody lived. This is somewhere in the 1840's. Cosette and Marius have been married for a while, JVJ's a proud grandpa, he befriended Javert somehow along the way. Javert, stop pretending you're not interested, I'm sure you want to hear what happens next in the story JVJ's reading! The woman is Cosette, and the kids are, of course, hers and Marius'. I don't know, though - I wanted one to be blonde because Fantine was, but can two brunettes have blonde kids? If not, imagine it's Courfeyrac's kid who's paying them a visit or whatever. As for the cats - I like to think Marius saved a basket of kittens from the river where someone had tried to drown them. Cosette was first against keeping them but couldn't fight Marius's puppydog eyes. That, or Jehan once dumped them at their doorstep because he thought they'd be a nice gift.
Thoroughly Modern Mizzies: Javert and Valjean doin' mundane stuff in the 21st century.
My previous "Les Mis in the modern day" pencil drawings were so fun to draw that I decided to make them an ongoing series. It won't have a real plot or much of a continuity. It'll just be more of the same Javert and Valjean in stupid modern situations intended only for the lolz.
I have no intention at this time to center everything on Javert's or Valjean's jobs as detective and mayor. I just wanted to make a dynamic movie poster-like splash page as a kick off.
Javert, Valjean, and Les Miserables are property of their respective owners. A note on the title: I realize I'm not the most clever person in the world and thus thought it very possible that someone else had already come up with this phrase. I googled it and only found someone using a variation of the phrase as a username here. While I thought of this title independently, I wanted to credit where it was said first.
Someone asked me to upload this... And I guess it's logical continuation to my previous deviation, even though the genders seem to have changed back. It's from last year, which is why it looks different compared to my current stuff. It was also done for a specific project, but I don't think that's ever going to happen - and if it is, I'd rather do new illustrations than use the old ones anyway (the one who this concerns knows who they are).
Fun fact: I drew this at school, and at some point my art teacher started hovering behind me. She told me "that reminds me of a book called Les Misérables... I doubt you've read it, but somehow..." It was fun telling her that yeah, I'm indeed drawing Valjean - and also flattering that my view of the characters is clear enough for them to be recognised like that!