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Courfeyrac Glomps Marius by ColonelDespard Courfeyrac Glomps Marius by ColonelDespard
"All flocked around Marius. Courfeyrac flung himself on his neck."

The immediate post "I'll blow everything up!" scene.

Random barricade barrel now included!

Even Enjolras thinks Courfeyrac is being adorable. He's holding off his "Marius-You're-The-Chief" line until Courfeyrac lets Marius go.

Yeah, there are lots of issues with this one. I haven't done illustrations in years, and was never very good at it. Barely competant if I don't have the right source images to work from.
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DashieMoulinRouge Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Writer
So cute! ^^
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Their faces are amazing, and so is your shading!:heart::D
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a-northern-lad Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Hey, is it okay if I put this on my Marius/Courfeyrac ship blog? I'll put credit in the post and a click-through link to you on the picture!
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
No worries! Go ahead :)
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InspectorKaramazov Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
One of my favourite parts of the book. this is very cute. :D
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jesta-ariadne Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
dfgdsfljkfdfsjkjl love this. So much.

...specially love how Courfeyrac can't even wait til Marius has put down the flaming torch to glomp him :))
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
So glad you like - yes, flaming torches are no obstacle to a Courfeyrac intent on a hug.
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Brambles-de-la-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Aww, I love this scene...and I wanted to ask: what kind of pencils do you use? As in, how dark? Mine go to 6B, which I hardly use, as a matter of fact and probably should...okay, I'm going to haul out the big guns for my pictures now. *toddles off*
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Thanks, Bramble! I have a set ranging from some of the low Hs up to 9B, but rarely venture that far. It seems the better the quality of the paper, the more I'm leaning towards the harder pencils. I have a terrible tendency to get smudgy, so the softer pencils can get a bit dangerous with me. I used to do the bulk of everything in a standard 2B and then build up areas, usually with the 4 - 6Bs, but these days seem to be leaning more heavily on HB or even H before getting into the softer pencils. The HBs are wearing down the fastest these days.

I'm self taught and my technical skills are lacking, so take anything I say with caution!
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Brambles-de-la-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
*nodnod* My set goes to 6B, but I rarely go that dark either. I like sharper pencils *pats mechanical .5 pencil* but my paper is kind of soft so the softer pencils don't cut into it quite as much.

Hey, I've found that self-taught is often the best way to go! *is also self-taught* XD
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gabrielmartin1776 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
That is too cool. Wow, so much emotion! that's great! do more...or have you?
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Thank you! I'm working on more at the moment - hope to do some this weekend. Am hoping I have enough images of the National Guard to get the uniform somewhat correct.
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kira-chan20 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
AWW! adorable. lol. awesome job on the shading and stuff. :D
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Many thanks! I do get a bit murky with the shading if I don't reign it in...smudge-woman is smudgy!
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kira-chan20 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
lol. :D
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technicolor-werewolf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*squee* They're adorable!
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Yah - such a cute scene in the book, when it comes in the immediate aftermath of such drama. A little lull of squee in the battle.
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technicolor-werewolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Mm hm. :) Btw, who's that on the far left?
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Combeferre...whom, being Combeferre, has long since gotten over Marius' Buonaparte fanboying...he's one of those in this scene who speaks to Marius after he has his flash of blow-everything-up inspiration.
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technicolor-werewolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, yes. I just reread the scene...
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HistoryKnightLS Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Awww, Frenchboys in action! 8)

The figures themselves are well-proportioned, which is something I admire in your style, as well as the cloth folds and facial expressions. Also, the hugging two are very adorable. XD
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Yah - I figured I couldn't have them standing around posing forever...they had to do something! Besides, I wanna see them fighting. And playing. And drinking. And having a good time. Not necessarily in that order.
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HistoryKnightLS Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
I think I should follow your example. All, if not most of the Frenchbois in my gallery are often being exploited as objects of symbolism.
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FlammableWolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is super adorable. I love it. A lot. :)
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Cheers! I feel very strongly that there's nothing like a bit of "awwwwwww" in the middle of death and destruction.
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Bianso Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
I love it! There is something adorably girly in Courfeyrac's expression.

Also, I fan the random barricade barrel.
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Thank you! I got carried away with his eyelashes, for some reason - decided he must have lovely long lashes. But as styles were so femme in 1832, I doubt he'd mind!
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well I for one think you've done an excellent job of this. The character interactions are wonderful and a lot of effort must have gone into it! :)
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
I'm glad you think it works! I'm hoping to improve as I go along, though - I do overstylise a lot.
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