Okay, this is my first time drawing Javert, everyone congratulate me for breaking out, haha. The truth is, I've had this Javert in my head for some time--he's dressed like a Japanese policeman from the late Edo time period (that is, from around the time Les Mis was actually supposed to take place--1820s-30s). Except for the boots. Those aren't period at all, I just kinda liked them with the hiked-up hakama (plus, how could you have a Javert with bare, hairy legs and sandals? eww...Javert=big boots. Period.). The only reason why I wanted to draw him in this period is for that thing he's holding in his hand--the jutte. It's the special truncheon that all Japanese cops carried, and I remember the first time I saw one, I thought, wow, Javert would look even cooler if he had a cooler truncheon to swing around... Plus he has the right hair to make one of those Edo-style top knots. My boyfriend's been pressing me to draw this, and MadameJavert also asked me to draw a chibi!Javert, so I figured this was decently close to a chibi!Javert...kinda...sorta...
...not that it'll be a GOOD explanation, but I CAN EXPLAIN.
Okay so I was doing some concept sketches for Oancitizen's next title card. It involves mixing his usual costume up with the traditional dress of a certain culture. Maybe. We'll see how the concept sketches go and whether he likes any of them and whether it ultimately works on any level.
This completely unserious doodle is just him in the womens' traditional costume. You know... traditional "DRESS." Get it?? *rimshot and flying tomatoes*
The ONLY reason for this is because I have never been able to resist drawing something I think is funny. And I'm out of town for my grandmother's funeral right now so I'm particularly prone to indulging my ridiculous artistic whims. Basically, I needed something to laugh at and Kyle ended up being the victim of my silliness.
I'm sorry, Kyle, I promise I'll never make you actually dress like this. >.>
WDIT: Now with actual scan instead of futzed-with Droid photo!
As you all probably know, I draw a lot of different versions of the Les Mis characters, and my Courfeyrac is usually a slightly more, um, (there's no polite way to put this) traditionally "modern-looking" hot guy. But honestly, V. Hugo really has a different sense of hot than most 21st century people do (remember Enjolras' severe Grecian profile and sky-high forehead......?). I thought I'd try a Courfeyrac who was "round," in V. Hugo's words, and also quite dapper in a nice 1820s fashion plate way. And I ended up with this dandy. So dandyish that he needed some sparkles around him.
Don't think I'll be changing my usual character design, but I do rather like him this way, gotta admit. XD