This dates back to when me and ~Nyranor
saw Les Mis in ÅST (of course). The first time, Nyranor sent almost every principal actor a drawing. The next day, we met the cast before the show and some of them thanked her for the drawings. But Samuel Harjanne, Enjolras for the last four weeks, had something to complain about: he hadn't received a drawing at all! Because Samuel played the role for such a short amount of time, we hadn't found any photos of him as Enjy. So no references for Nyranor, and no drawing. We explained this to him and he agreed, hard to work with no reference - and then he struck the pose portrayed here, and in the photo above, and told us to snap some shots so he could get his drawing too.
We sent him a drawing each at the last curtain call, but I'm afraid no one actually used this pose back then...
Maybe I'll one day get sick of the digital paint + watercolour stock combo, but that day is not today. Also, this took an unreasonable amount of time compared to the quality of the finished product.Les Mis is not mine.
Stock used: GREEN SPLATTER STOCK by *GaryStearly, kecky's magical brushes by ~Kecky
Nyranor's drawings, including the initial Samuel portrait: click.