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Les Miserables - Vive la Republique ! J'en Suis by AresNergal Les Miserables - Vive la Republique ! J'en Suis by AresNergal
Hey, some Les Misérables fanart because that's my favorite book ever and omg I love Victor Hugo :la:
Here is the Death Scene (oh well, just-before-death) of Enjolras and Grantaire. Because I like them. I mean Grantaire is funny and somehow he managed to have an awesome death without actually fighting XD

Hey, Here the extract form the book. It's in french though, so sorry if you can't understand it.


"Relégué qu’il était dans son coin et comme abrité derrière le billard, les soldats, l’œil fixé sur Enjolras, n’avaient pas même aperçu Grantaire, et le sergent se préparait à répéter l’ordre : En joue ! quand tout à coup ils entendirent une voix forte crier à côté d’eux :
— Vive la République ! J’en suis.
Grantaire s’était levé.
L’immense lueur de tout le combat qu’il avait manqué, et dont il n’avait pas été, apparut dans le regard éclatant de l’ivrogne transfiguré.
Il répéta : Vive la République ! traversa la salle d’un pas ferme, et alla se placer devant les fusils debout près d’Enjolras.
— Faites-en deux d’un coup, dit-il.
Et, se tournant vers Enjolras avec douceur, il lui dit :
— Permets-tu ?
Enjolras lui serra la main en souriant.
Ce sourire n’était pas achevé que la détonation éclata.

Enjolras, traversé de huit coups de feu, resta adossé au mur comme si les balles l’y eussent cloué. Seulement il pencha la tête.
Grantaire, foudroyé, s’abattit à ses pieds."


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GwathgorM Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And that's the moment when I always have to put the book away and try to stop crying...

I like how they don't look like there are only a few second of their lifes left. Nice job! :3
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Aw thanks =3
Yeah well, it's a Hugo book. I guess if there's one thing that guy knows how to do it's to give us pain xD
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GwathgorM Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :3
Yeah, I guess that every Les Mis fan must be a bit masochist xD
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kaitovsheiji Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!!! I just... don't have words, the way you presented this scene is just askdailskbda (sorry, as I said, no words)
Thanks for sharing this, really!!
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AresNergal Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
aww, thanks a lot =) To be honest the scene as it is in the books is still better though, both awesome and heart wrenching, totally deserved a drawing !
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Indigo-Night-Wisp Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
So here I'm just like, "Oh, look at that lovely picture, look at the beautiful coloring and what great express- no no no no no no are those guns?"

So basically, break my heart, why don't you?
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WhereTheSunSets Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I love the atmosphere. Like I know they're about to die but there's an air of genuine friendship around them it's like their own little world. excellent job
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:iconaresnergal:
AresNergal Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Thanks a lot =) !
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Arulein Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
holy cow I didn't see this one. I would wear this on a t-shirt!

Allow me to link you to something: this scene, from the only possible witness. Scroll down to chapter V

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LordPresidentSaxon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
OK THIS IS MY LAST COMMENT FOR NOW, I SWEAR.
This is so wonderful and OTP feels and ajdslfpt;;lhsby I can't. Wow. Speechless. I literally gasped when I saw this. :')
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Gee don't worry about commenting it's always appreciated XD
Thanks a lot =) I'm not really into shipping and stuff because of how it's often way out of character but hey since that scene actually happens and is so emotionally wrecking and stuff I felt like drawing it. Also I really like Grantaire.
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MusicRevolution1832 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Nice job! I love the attention to detail and the bayonets are perfect. The facial expressions are a bit awkward, but they're cute. :)
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MiraLief Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Ça me donne envie de lire du Victor Hugo (OMG mais qu'est ce qu'il m'arrive ?!).
J'aime <3 Bon boulot !
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collectingbees Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I just burst into tears. This is incredible.
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thanks a lot = ) That's a part of the book that is soooooo emotionally strong - Plus I really really like the characters so seeing them die is always pretty strong, so yeah that's the sort of chapter that makes me both incredibly sad because Awesome Death Scene, AND on a weird happy note, Grantaire kinda earned what he wanted in the end, and well, I tried to capture all those feelings and I'm really happy if other people like it

Plus on a technical note that's also more or less since that piece that I kinda changed my way of coloring and left the land of "typical rectangular canvas shape" to have some fun with png's transparency superpowers :la:
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Spirit-Lily Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Writer
Oh, it's beautiful! Especially Enjolras' hair; just as Hugo described it.
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Thanks =D Yeah, I really like the Archangel-ish Enjolras of the book (I like most of the characters anyway) so I tried to keep him as close as I could to the book
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The-French-Belphegor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah oui, j'aime beaucoup, mais alors beaucoup! Le travail sur les couleurs est franchement impressionnant, c'est vraiment ce qui saute aux yeux en premier - le fond (très bonne utilisation de la texture), la façon dont ça éclaire les deux personnages juste ce qu'il faut, et la façon dont l'un est pratiquement le reflet de l'autre (Enjolras tout en lumière et en tons clairs et chauds, Grantaire exactement son opposé). Et puis la composition, le côté zen de l'arrière-plan (les deux personnages qui se "trouvent", d'une certaine manière) et les fusils qui donnent un mouvement et une direction à l'ensemble... Et puis les petits détails qui tuent, genre la chemise de Grantaire qui lui sort à moitié du futal, un peu débraillé =P Vraiment, très, très chouette. Si je voulais pinailler je dirais qu'Enjolras a la taille un peu marquée, presque féminine, mais c'est tout. Un grand bravo :)
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Merci beaucoup, ça fait très plaisir d'avoir des commentaires construits comme ça :iconlachoir: Et je suis vraiment content que l'illu plaise parce que c'est un des passages que j'aime beaucoup (enfin c'est un peu mon livre préféré donc ces passages manquent pas, mais les morts de persos c'est toujours assez grandiose ou poignant, c'est Victor Hugo quoi) Et ouais j'ai essayé de surtout jouer le contraste entre les deux personnages, vu que même dans le livre ils sont assez symétriquement opposés du niveau du caractère =)
Après pour la taille j'ai un peu tendance à ça avec pas mal de persos je dois dire x'D D'autant plus quand ils sont continuellement décrits comme des archanges jeunes et vaguement effeminés haha XD mais c'est sûr que la crédibilité biologique y perds un peu XD
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for including that quote in French; I have the book in English so now I can compare the two. :)
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
You're welcome ! I'm French so yeah it's the version I read, I don't even know how it's translated XD For example, How did they do with the parts with the Slang talking ? Well in my french edition the part in slang are actually translated in proper french at the bottom of the page because not everyone can understand it, but I'm wondering how they translated ? XD
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure; all the poems, songs, and thieves' argot are kept in French and have the translation in the footnotes. Can you think of any in particular I can look up?

Here's something I'm curious about: Hugo uses the term "gamin" for a Parisian homeless child, but a French teacher of mine said that it just means "guy" or "kid". Is it a common word for French-speakers today?
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Nah, I was just asking, because I wondered how they generally did to translate it, since there's some... Specific stuff, Since it's not only invented words, there is a lot of words used for other stuff, like "Le Boulanger" (the Baker) for the devil or several times where they said "fée" (fairy) for girl/daughter, which I remember because I thought that was kinda cute coming from bandits's mouthes, you know XD

And yeah, gamin basically just means kid nowadays, though it was specific to homeless kids at the time Hugo wrote his book, so yeah, the sense changed. And it is pretty common, it's one of the various familiar words for "child", which also include old argot words such as "môme" XD
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GabiSaKuRa Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!!
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Thanks a lot =)
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GabiSaKuRa Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome^^
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evlexa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thanks a lot =)
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chiennoir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I really, really like the detail of Grantaire's untucked shirt. Very nice.
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Thanks ^^
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Feena-Freya Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est confirmé, les blonds portent du rouge et se mettent en position de martyr un peu partout <:

Btw bonne illu, enfin perso j'aime xD et faudrait vraiment que je lise ce bouquin. Fin la litté française m'a jamais spécialement rebuté, c'est juste que mes parents l'ont pas à la maison x') (alors que y'a des Zola et des Balzac à la pelle, parfois même en double quoi) ça restreint un peu.
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Merci \o/

Meh, je l'aurais habillé en rouge de toutes façons et il est décrit comme blond j'y peux rien %D dans l'adaptation en musicale en général il se retrouve brun avec un gilet of doom rouge à déco dorée et du coups il me fait penser à un torero après %D
Et oui ilfautlire :la: bon par contre c'est Victor Hugo faut aimer le style d'époque et les chapitres entiers pour t'expliquer ce qu'il pense des couvents ou à quoi ressemblent les égouts de Paris hein %D
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Feena-Freya Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rouge = supercouleur de tout façon. Et je me doute que tu as collé à la définition hein xD Et pffrt un perso de Hugo en torero. C'est ... particulier à imaginer. <:

Mais grave en plus faudrait bien que je me trouve un bouquin à lire (tu me diras, je vais pas faire grand-chose d'autre avec), donc je vais ratisser la médiathèque de St Quentin ou même la BU côté littéraire, je devrais bien finir par le trouver. Et franchement j'ai pas peur des pages entières de description ni rien x') il faut dire que c'était le lot de pas mal d'auteurs de l'époque quoi. C'est aussi un style qu'on apprécie ou non, mais pour ma part ça me va o/
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ToaLittleboehn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I immediately thought of 'The Road To El Dorado' when I saw this :lol:
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Really ? XD Well, considering there's a blonde guy in red and another in kinda-blue with dark hair, I suppose I can see why XD Oh well
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Liberlew Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
<3
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
:la:
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