I can’t believe this is for class

"You can do whoever you want for your watercolor portrait." [immediately draws zayn]

i just finished A Brief History of Montmaray and i would like to thank u for the book recommendation bc it single-handedly ruined my life. (p.s. is toby/simon a Canon Thing in the latter books? bc it was implied in the first one and i am curious.)
✖ Anonymous

socpuppet:

invisibleinnocence:

it is very much a Canon Thing it is a Canon Thing like…in every book.

THAT IS SUCH A GOOD SERIES. I LOVED IT SO MUCH (EXCEPT FOR THAT *ONE* PART IN BOOK THREE) AND IT’S ON MY SHELF RIGHT NOW

OH GOD *THAT* PART. 

ASSUMING U MEAN THE PART THAT I THINK UR SAYING AND NOT THE PART THAT’S THE OTHER PART IN BOOK THREE WHICH IS ON A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LEVEL OF COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED. 

i just finished A Brief History of Montmaray and i would like to thank u for the book recommendation bc it single-handedly ruined my life. (p.s. is toby/simon a Canon Thing in the latter books? bc it was implied in the first one and i am curious.)
✖ Anonymous

it is very much a Canon Thing it is a Canon Thing like…in every book.

my warm ups titled: is it courfeuilly or is it zarry.

And if that is the case, it's worthy of noting that Grantaire follows the same archetype of disenfranchisement and moral decay into redemption and moral action. Certainly not the same specifics or translation, but that parallel between him and the most ideal character says something. I'd also say that his bottom-rung status versus Enjolras' aristocratic roots makes for worlds of difference when it comes to his cynicism and how seriously he takes Enjolras' altruism.
✖ Anonymous

While you’re making an interesting analysis, Grantaire’s financial status is never canonically stated, so you’re making a case based on that assumption. Not saying it’s wrong or bad, but it is an assumption and considering you’re using language that’s equivalent to professional analysis, we then also should consider what it would mean if he also came from class like Enjolras, Jehan, Courfeyrac, and Marius. 

We also have to look at Feuilly then, who actually, in canon, does come from poverty. Enjolras admires him deeply, and given the fact he goes down fighting on the barricades, we can also very well assume Feuilly at least supports the ideals for France Enjolras puts on the table. So it also says something that the canon bottom-rung character stands with the “most ideal” character. (don’t necessarily agree with this, but since Enjolras gets the golden cherub metaphors…whatever) 

I always thought it was Jean Valjean that the reader was meant to herald as good, rather than Enjolras? I mean, on a conceptual level, he is the contrast of "rising from the ashes" and embodying a Christlike benevolence and redemption, whereas Enjolras is, essentially, a trust fund baby with good intentions but a destructive and often emptily idealistic approach. I mean, Enjolras is my favorite character and I tend to fire off the same political aggression, but he still models imperfection.
✖ Anonymous

Well obviously yeah Valjean is the protagonist of Les Mis you’re supposed to be rooting for him the entire way. Above all, he’s the embodiment of the concept- of love and equality and world peace blah blah blah- that you’re suppose to go for. 

But Enjolras (went to type Cosette and then Combeferre instead?? well they do represent more developed versions of what Enjolras is trying to achieve) is another facet of that concept stated above. Not saying he’s perfect or anything, he’s just another symbol of love and hope and A BETTER FRANCE (kinda like Cosette…that’s where sibling AU comes from btw). That’s all I meant lmao. 

what is the anon talking about?? when did you say you hate grantaire??
✖ Anonymous

I ship ferrejolras.

all of the characters are dicks. they're all dicks and nobody is required to like any of them. ur faves are problematic [this is meant to be humourous i'm not ! trying to attack anyone's opinions ok i'm out]
✖ Anonymous

how dare you call bishop m a dick how dare you 

why do you hate grantaire? if it's because of fanon reasons... reconsider maybe. he's part of one of the most important symbolic passages in all of les mis and is way more than a drunken enjolras-loving lech. why do you see him as such?
✖ Anonymous

One of the most important symbolic passages in all of Les Misérables is also the Paris sewers. Glad you’re putting Grantaire on the same level. 

Out of curiosity, what made you make your Combeferre transition? (Skinny and white, to dark and skinny, to dark and a little bigger). I'm not complaining because honestly your Combeferre is absolute perf, but I'm curious :D.

If you go back from the beginnings of my time in les mis, none of my amis look consistent. Even now, a lot of the characters I don’t draw often will look different every time I bring them up. It’s really just my battle of pushing design and trying to make everyone look different and fitting with the ranges of personality they’re capable of expressing. I think since the start of askcoldasiceboldasfire I’ve been using that long ass ask with all the amis as my ref sheet, so things have settled in terms of looking aLL OVER THE PLACE. But even now I /still/ have design and character changes I’d like to make. 

tldr; it’s really just a result of my own trial and error trying to make a bigger and better les amis cast.

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Good till Sunday Sept. 14th!

The Adventures of Based Jack and Memelord Dewitt quickly turned into comics about Strong Elizabeth

Thanks tobiasfitzosborness for the dialogues

I drew this for @sassafrassyy in honor of our current #bioshock kick

First oil painting???

THM.