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Les Miserables - Patron-Minette by AresNergal Les Miserables - Patron-Minette by AresNergal
[there ARE kinda-spoilers of the book in that description]
Okay okay so Brujon isn't technically a head of the Patron-Minette gang but considering that 1) He wasn't on my stupid Les Misérables Characters headshots page 2) He apparently upgraded to closer associate when they got arrested 3) Hey since they lose Claquesous by the end they'll have to take a replacement if they want to remain, you know, a FOUR headed monster 4) Oh shut up my composition idea worked better with a fifth guy anyway
Though apparently he's kind of pissed off for some reason.

So yeah, here's a bunch of minor characters !
Brujon, who's got a lot of messy hair and as said is just an associate but who cares because he's still given his share of characterisation once the jailers decide he looks stupid enough ! And he also looks like the dirtiest of the pic ! And apparently he's supposed to compose verses and has oracles superpowers ! And he really looks pissed off here !!!1!!
Claquesous, to whom I give a full mask which must be like, REALLY impractical to speak, but who cares because he doesn't actually speak a lot despite his ventriloquist superpowers ! Also who hangs aroung threatening people with fucking keys ?!
Babet, our dear jack of all trade also he looks kinda sick and like, I'm not really sure he's ever gonna use this cudgel in his life 'cause my guess is he HAS to suck at fighting. For some reason though the "dentist" part kind of imply in my mind that during that ambush at Gorbeau's house, instead of threatening Jean Valjean with super hot metal he could've asked Babet to threaten him to extract all his teeth because I'm pretty sure it would potentially hurt more. Also I'm gonna guess he has +3 lockpicking bonus too. Also, newspaper yayz.
Montparnasse who is just being fucking Montparnasse and yeah that's a rose in his mouth. Because of that chapter where he ACTUALLY has one which kinda made me chuckle I mean seriously XD But oh well he's pretty awesome I guess, and since he's already DA PRETTY BOY in the book I have at least an reason to draw him attractive, unlike other characters who instantly get +20% Charisma/Beauty because I can't draw a character totally unappealing to my taste to save my life. So yeah, thanks for being in that book Montparnasse XD
Aaaaaand Last and certainly not least considering he's like, taller and broader than everyone else, Gueulemer, aka "that guy who's supposedly a leader too but he almost never speaks his mind (but still tries to joke around in the middle of an ambush for some reason)

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12HoursTillSunset Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MONTPARNASSE!!! I love this pic so much XDXDXDXDXDXD
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DashieMoulinRouge Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Writer
This amazing and terrifying!
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:iconaresnergal:
AresNergal Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thanks a lot ! =)
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EchoVision1357 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Totally want to read the book now (more than before) so I can meet all these interesting looking characters! :D
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AresNergal Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Thanks !
Those are very minor characters though XD But there's plenty of minor characters.
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EchoVision1357 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Minor characters are often just as cool as the main ones (Sometimes I think people should write books about them to explain their stories). For Halloween once I was the Rat Killer - A minor character from the Phantom of the Opera (he seriously only shows up like, twice)! :D
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LochNessDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
OMG YOU MADE PATRON-MINETTE!!!! :squee: I love you forever now. No, seriously, you are now my new best friend. We read a slightly abridged version in my English class, and I loved Patron-Minette even though they were supposed to be like, super evil. Especially Claquesous. He's mah fav. :D I don't think he was Le Cabuc. CLAQUESOUS LIVES!!!!!
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Haha, glad you like it ! We're not many to like those dudes in the fandom, sadly.
(Except Montparnasse)
(Because he's young and pretty)
Well, to be fair, Hugo tells us they're super evil, but we don't really get to see them being super evil. Though that wouldn't stop me. I like Mr fucking Thénardier and he's pretty much painted as the worst asshole in the whole book.
Claquesous has a nice shtick going on with the whole "masked ventriloquist" part. I do think he is Le Cabuc though, because I kinda know how Hugo rolls and I don't think he would have hinted at it if he intended it another way, but really it doesn't matter much either way. Nothing stops a fan's brain to decide to imagine things in another way after all !
Personally I think I'm partial to Babet because I'm terrified of dentists (yup I love fictional characters when they're something I dread IRL ) he's a jack-of-all-trade and he's a daddy with poor enough parenting to have absolutely no idea where he left his family. I cracked up so much at reading the little backstory part of his description oh my god. (also he speaks argot, though he's not the only one on that) (actually I also like Brujon and he speaks argot too so that might be a huge factor to me idk)

It's a shame they don't have much screen time (well, page time I guess, though in the adaptations they barely have screentime at all, rarely name drops, and even more rarely any kind of characterisation). I'd kill to have moar material about these guys seriously.
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LochNessDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Yeah, according to Hugo he was... But I thought that was a super uncool death for someone as cool as Claquesous... So I decided he wasn't. On my own lol.
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I admit it's not the classiest death for someone who was introduced with awesome sentences like "he was night" and so one XD But I think Hugo was trying to be like, "So hey look they're not THAT cool they get killed as easily as anyone right" or something.
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LochNessDesigns Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Yeah probs... CURSE HUGO AND HIS REALISM!!!!
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AnneCat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Oooooh, great! They're all so very in-character. I love the little details, the choices of objects to hold, the gloves. And lolz at your Montparnasse rant -- I have trouble drawing characters as unattractive as they're meant to be, too! :-p Nice picture!
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Thanks !
Yeah, though they don't have a lot of screentime so I don't really know about the personnality, I think it enters in the "headcannon" territory XD
And yeah, I can't draw an ugly face properly =I I Don't know, it's tricky to forget your sense of aesthetics while drawing, while keeping it enough to draw a correctly shaped ugly person and not, like, Quasimodo, so everyone ends up pretty.
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AnneCat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Right -- if I actually DO try for 'unattractive,' it goes quickly into the ream of monstrously ugly. Whoops! :-p
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:iconaresnergal:
AresNergal Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Yep, middle ground is hard to find.
Same with Older people. When I try to draw some 60-to-70 person, they tend to look like someone in their 40 who may be greying early, and if I try making them look older they end up looking 90 :dummy:
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LordPresidentSaxon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Do you realise that you're literally my favourite DA artist? This is GREAT! And...Montparnasse....*fangirls a little* *ok a lot*
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Wowowow thanks a lot xD And yeah everyone who gives a crap about minor characters seems to like Montparnasse XD After all he's pretty awesome and well, he IS the resident pretty boy (well Enjolras too but not the same kind)
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Erikroolsall Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
This picture is AMAZING! A picture of the Patron Minette! And they all look AWESOME! That's just...EPIC! And a version of Montparnasse that is young and sexy! THAT'S the way it's supposed to be! THANK YOU FOR THIS!!! YOU'VE FORFILLED MY LES MIS DREAMS!!!
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Wow thanks a lot XD
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VailBoy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Awesome concept!!
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:iconaresnergal:
AresNergal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
thanks a lot =)
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LuxCompagno Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The personality of each character comes through beautifully! The background texture and color (and their backlight on the characters) is inspired and your attention to the smallest detail is truly inspiring. Brava!
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thanks a lot =) yeah I had fun with this :la:
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LuxCompagno Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! You've really inspired me; I might try my hand at the gang after my next two group renders :D
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
XD Haha, Glad if my work inspire others ! Keep up the good work XD
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Mustang-sauvage Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poufsouffle !
Serdaigle !
Gryffondor !
Serpentard !
Et... Well, ça ne colle pas.

Pffrt... Il faut vraiment que je relise les Misérables, parce que plus tu dessines, plus ça me donne envie et plus je me rends compte que je me souviens d'absolument rien ou presque.

J'ajoute cela à ma to-do list - qui comporte à présent 107 lignes.
(Oh si, malheureusement c'est véridique.)

Au niveau du dessin en lui-même, comment dire... Ces couleurs décidément, elles donnent envie de procrastiner sur ta galerie pendant une semaine - mais honnêtement, à 9 jours du concours de médecine, ça ne se fait pas trop. Même si c'est totalement mort pour celui-ci. o/

La seule chose qui me chiffonne un tantinet et l'emplacement de certains plis de vêtements (sur le Serpentard en fait), mais bon, étant une quiche lorraine en la matière... Voilà quoi.

En tout cas c'est très agréable à regarder et je fave. :+fav:
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
XD Le Choixpeaux voyait pas où le coller le pauvres.
Mais c'est tous des criminels donc d'après le théorème "tous les Evil vont à Serpentard tous les Serpentard sont evils" logiquement ils seraient tous Serpentard même si le pascollant est con comme un balai et qu'ils sont plus là pour SURVIVRE que par ambition (fin Gueulemer (marron) et Montparnasse (vert) y sont aussi par fainéantise, Claquesous (bleu) est un double policier/voleur donc je sais pas, on peut probablement considérer qu'il accumule parce que MOAR MONIES, Babet (rouge) a eu pas mal de métier donc j'imagine qu'il suit juste une pente logique ou peut-être que ça l'ennuie de garder le même truc trop longtemps, et Brujon (jaune) son père était dja voleur donc bon %D )

OHOH et oui relis, mais t'inquiète si t'as oublié ce que j'ai pu dessiner, parce que eux c'est des persos mineurs et l'autre fanart avec les gosses y avait que Gavroche d'à peu près important. Donc bon l'oubli est compréhensible %D

Et merci pour les couleurs et bon courage pour ton concours XD

OUI BON LES PLIS HEIN, c'est un peu en mode random ouais XD
Merci pour le fav \o
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lesmislover88 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
This is awesome!
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:iconaresnergal:
AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
thanks a lot =)
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, the infamous half of les misérables by Hugo's definition.
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ColtizaJayo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Artist
We just did the musical at my school, and I was cast as Babet (even though I'm a girl XD) and this picture makes me happier than words can describe. I love it SO MUCH!
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Haha Awesome XD You know, I'm just SO.JEALOUS. because since I stumbled around the Internet Les Mis fandoms I see so many people who got to do the musical with their Highschool. We didn't do ANYTHING in MY Highschool XD It must have been so fun to all prepare and do that sort of things together.

And I'm happy you like it XD I really like those characters but since they're minor they end up either not in the adaptations or really just "background guys without notable characteristics" So yeah there's not much fanart to be found =/ Even though they're minor in the book too, they all have their little description, which is pretty awesome XD
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ColtizaJayo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Artist
I never bothered with the fandom until I was part of the actual show. I've yet to read the book but I'm definitely planning on doing so soon. And completely agree they are underappreciated characters. In a lot of the musicals they'll cut out Attack on The Rue Plumet, which of course their big scene, and I don't understand how you can lead up to One Day More without that scene!

But your Babet's jacket is so similar to the one I wore in the show, but with different colors [link] XD I also plan on many a fanart of these guys.
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Yeaaaaah, I don't really get how you do the transition without the scene ?...
Plus even if we only take the main cast, that's kind of the moment where Eponine is badass.

Yeah, read the book if you have the time, preferably unabridged. It's huge but it's pretty awesome :la:
If you're interested in the description of those dear ruffians, you can find it : [link] (Well there's not Brujon there 'cause he comes in later on) I don't know if it was intentional from the writers, but the fact that they gave the "don't you know your own kid" to precisely the guy who had kids and have no idea where they are to be kind of funny/ironic idk XD
Haha, yeah, the jacket similarity is pretty funny xD And yeah, DO some fanart :la:
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ColtizaJayo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Artist
Hey, just because he doesn't know where they are doesn't mean he doesn't know what they look like! XD I think I'll have to make a comic about that. Do you mind if I take some bits from your character design? And our Eponine always had the wussiest scream so she wouldn't damage her voice XD
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Yeah I know, I kinda planned on drawing some jokes on that subject, but hey, go ahead, you totally can use my character design as long as you credit me somewhere XD

Also Book!Eponine doesn't even scream at all. She convinces them to gtfo just by telling them she doesn't give a shit if they kill her x'D Desperate Teenager All Alone - 1 Gang of thieves - 0
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ColtizaJayo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Artist
Will do, I love your designs. :D And how does that work.....? Maybe they were scared of what Mme. Thernadier would if they killed her.
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Nah, she threatened to scream then her father tries to convince her to let them enter but that fails so they discuss about what to do quickly, and Brujon apparently saw a bad omen or something the very same day so he thinks it's just a bad day for work or something and they just,... Go. So she doesn't HAVE to scream and they probably didn't think that risking to be spotted was worth the money that could be in the house, I dunno XD
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WillRepent Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this I hope you know :XD: this is the most fantastic thing I've seen today :squee:
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Wow Thanks a whole lot of bunches :la: I'm especially happy because those are such minor characters I'm not sure half the fandom even remembers their names XD
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WillRepent Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Which really is a shame :XD:
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
So much.
Well I mean I guess it's natural from those who only saw the musical since they're there mainly for Thenardier to scream their names and instructions to them, and hey, Gueulemer's not even in it, And in movie adaptations I saw they're not even named.
Not saying that means the adaptations suck though, it's just the same way the ABC Friends tend to be reduced to "Enjolras and some background guys who listen to him". The Book is just too huge to be condensed into one film without cutting a loooooooooooot of it XD so minor characters tend to be left aside and sadly there's a lot of people out there who can't enjoy classical literature style, which is really too bad for them but I'm kinda biased since I personnally love it XD
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WillRepent Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Which is extremely understandable :XD:
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collectingbees Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
HOLY SHIT YOU ARE SO AMAZING GAAAAHHHHH
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
HOLY SHIT THANKS XD
I'm really happy you personnally like it because it's not like if these guys had a lot of fans. Like, we must be three or four among the Les Misérable fandom to like them or something.
Also I'm not sure if you actually wanted a print or missclicked because that would be the first time ever anyone wanted me to make a piece pintable, buuuuuuut yeah sure it's a print now, and if it wasn't a missclick I'm gonna search a word to say "thanks" in the full mesure of my feelings and then fail miserably at it.
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collectingbees Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, I did a new one just this weekend that was inspired by this!

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I actually hate 85% of Les Miz fandom, to be honest. Not JUST because Patron-Minette doesn't get enough love, hahaha. Oh, no I wanted a print and will buy it later this week once I get my check in. :)
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Then I'll need to learn new words to thank you XD

And the thumb doesn't work but yeah I went to see on your page, another awesome piece yayz :la:
Also I'd say liking only a part of the fandom is rather natural, it's always kinda,... divided ?

Especially this one. I mean there's always the traditional fandom subdivision with those who like doing slash stuff and those who don't, those who like this character but not that one, and IN ADDITION, since it's a story with multiple adaptations, you end up with those who like this movie those who prefer the anime aaaaand of course all of those who only know the musical and who are apparently the majority xD

(Which surprised me at first because being French myself, I knew about the book long before having the slightest idea that there WAS a musical. And apparently it's the contrary about,... EVERYWHERE ELSE ON EARTH. )

I'm not bashing on the musical fans though, I just... Hope that will make them want to read the book too. And see all that was left aside. And not only minor characters, because to say the truth, when I see a major and popular character, like, you know, Eponine got all those fans and stuff but ends up being reduced to "that girl who got friend-zoned omfg that's like meh" I get really, really sad. And well, same thing with other characters, I just took that example because it annoys me and I see it a lot
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Valuiss Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Omg j'AIME le 3e et le 4eme *___*
(Par contre j'ai pas lu, desolé, j'suis en pleine philo j'me vois pas faire de l'anglais %D)
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Merci :la: si tu compte bien de gauche à droite c'est Babet (Mr Rouge) et Montparnasse (Mr Vert) et c'est aussi pas surprenant paskeu c'est mes deux favoris de la bande ce qui leur vaut d'office 20% de soin de charadesign en plus %D
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