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February 23, 2012
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Do Not Forget by Starlene Do Not Forget by Starlene
Glöm aldrig bort mitt namn... Glöm aldrig bort mig, 25601...

The amount of hours I spent on this and the amount I like the result aren't in harmony. But maybe this is still worth uploading. Maybe.

Some Prologue-era Jean Valjean and Javert, drawn mainly because I think Valjean needs more love than he gets. If all copies of Les Mis disappeared and someone had to reconstruct the book using only fanart as their source, the parts with the barricade boys and Éponine would be five times longer than anything else and JVJ would be a footnote there somewhere... ;D
Once again inspired by ÅST but done mainly without reference pictures. Can't help it - that production just is Les Mis to me. So, the number 5 on Valjean's chest isn't a mistake.

Les Mis is not mine.
Textures used: White crumbled paper texture by ~Babybird-Stock & Grungy paper texture v.6 by ~bashcorpo
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EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Oddly enough- I'm not sure if this was on purpose- I like that Javert isn't looking at Valjean. He had no way of knowing, at that time in life, that this guy would be of further importance.
Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it was on purpose... But glad if it looks like that! ;)
EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Isn't looking *directly* at him, anyhow. Now that I see it again... Anyhow, something just reminds me of that fact. Valjean's future was stained, but Javert's was practically untouched. It's amazing to think there was a time when the events which have come to define them were unknown and seemingly unlikely points in a field of possibilities, when the saint was thought cursed and the lost one would "mark out a straight path through the most tortuous thing in the world."
ensignbeedrill Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, I like it. They both look so intense, and I love the rich colors.

So I'm curious... why'd they change it to a five? Would it just sound weird with a four?

And no way... Javert and Valjean are my favorite characters. The rest are incidental to me. :)
Starlene Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, it'd sound weird. Four is a two-syllable word in Swedish, fyra, that wouldn't fit to the lyrics. :)

But thanks so much! :aww:
quiteproustian Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Valjean definitely needs more love ;_;
I really love the way you colour now.
Starlene Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thanks so much!
Merrimiesh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Oon näköjää favettanu tän mut en tiä oonko kommentoinu XD

HIENO ON. ;W; Millä sä värität hyvä ihminen, saat niin älyttömän nättii jälkee aikaan! Ja noi on niin näköset! :heart:

ÅST-ikävä kasvoi juuri asteella vaihteeksi...

PS Oon miettiny. Et. Miks Javert ei halua JVJ:n unohtavan sitä? Osaaks vastata tähä?
Starlene Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Kiitos!
Copic-tusseilla. Maksavat täyttöpulloineen suunnilleen saman verran kuin yksisarvisen veri, mutta saa niillä hyvää jälkeäkin! :D


Voi kauhu. Ikinä en ollut ajatellut tuota sen syvällisemmin, mutta nyt kun sitä miettii... Mitä hittoa!
Hmm, ehkä se on vaan sellainen pelottelupuheenvuoro. Älä unohda minua (= lakia), pysy kaidalla tiellä -hengessä? Eeee...
DarthxErik Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
these are SO awesome.......... :) I think it's literally the best drawing of convict-Valjean I've ever EVER seen.
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