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OrestesFasting, PyladesDrunk 1 by DarthFar OrestesFasting, PyladesDrunk 1 by DarthFar
Or, Why It Sucks To Be Grantaire. Because, surely, sleeping through an insurrection and waking up only to find that the one man you "loved, admired and venerated" is about to bite the bullet (okay, twelve) has to qualify as Worst Day Of Your Life. ROFL!

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I'm insane. I'm pretty sure of it, anyway, because what could *possibly* possess anyone to illustrate an entire chapter of Victor Hugo's infamous brick? :rofl: It seemed a fun idea at the time...

Colour pencils are great to draw with because they don't smudge. Unfortunately, colour pencils are also a right royal pain because, once you make a dark mark, it stays there, and nothing short of napalm will get it out. I still like them anyway.

I may or may not put the rest of the pages up here, depending on mood, how long it takes to finish each one, and whether my grey pencil will hold out until the last page. It'll be up *somewhere*, at any rate. ;)


Grey & black colour pencils, tinted and lettered in Corel.

Les Misérables written by Victor Hugo, translated by Charles Wilbour and mangled by Farlander.
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AuroraExecutionchan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Where is the rest, plz? I love love love this scene (and so does David Thaxton, I am not joking, so you should totally keep illustrating it, since you are so good at it).
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DarthFar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Hey, thanks for reading! I only posted the first page here, but you can find all four pages here: [link] and the first five pages of the barricades adaptation here: [link] (I post most of my LM stuff on that forum).

[I'm terrible. I really should get back to the project, only I keep getting sidetracked!]
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AuroraExecutionchan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, so perfect. I <3 that scene to bits.
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quiteproustian Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Yes it really does suck to be Grantaire!
:no: but at least Enjolras finaly smiles at him...
This is so beautiful, the expresions, hands, are so great! I only hope youd drawn the final part of the chapter!
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DarthFar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Yeah, I get the feeling Grantaire felt, at that moment when Enjolras smiled and grasped his hand, that everything had been worth it.

Thanks very much! :D and I did draw the whole Orestes Fasting, Pylades Drunk sequence; you can read all four pages here: [link] I'm also in the process of adapting the *entire* barricades sequence in comics form. Only three pages are up so far, but you can check them out here if you want: [link]
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quiteproustian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
I just read the whole orestes/pylades and the barricade sequences! :heart:! They are wonderful! I love page number 4, from Orestes....!!! and the outtake with Enjolras and Combeferre running about with the basket is too funny.
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Meg-Giry Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It is so great visualised, I'm completely stunned! This is a fantastic work, which fits Victor Hugos descriptions so perfect. And all the details youve included make easy to see how well you know the book.
Even Grantaire looks like he should, just a little bit younger than I would draw him, but that definitely is personal opinion.

If you ever draw more, like that please tell me. Id really die to see it!

Meg
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DarthFar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Thank you very much! :aww: That chapter's one of my favourite bits in the book, and it was just begging to be drawn.

Will do. I do also have some other Les Mis pieces on my art thread at Abaisse that aren't in my dA gallery, if you'd like to take a look. ;)
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Meg-Giry Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the link. I will have a good look there.
Meg
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Steffel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
If you keep going like that you'll get me yet to read the book.
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