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Long Live Us! by punker--rocker Long Live Us! by punker--rocker
"'Ow do you do? My name's Gavroche.
These are my people, here's my patch.
Not much to look at, nothing posh,
Nothing that you'd call up to scratch.
This is my school, my high society,
Here in the slums of Saint Michel....
That's Eponine, she knows her way about,
Only a kid, but hard to scare.
Do we care? Not a cuss!
Long live us, long live us!"
(from Les Miserables -- "Look Down")

This is a belated birthday present for my friend (that's why it got moved to the front of my queue and temporarily became more important than homework, heheh). But anyway, these are my two favorite characters from Les Miserables--Eponine and Gavroche. Gotta love the street rats! I don't know if these two ever really associate in the play since I've only seen the 25th Anniversary Concert and it seems like they must have left out a lot of dialogue but I think they'd be good partners in crime. :D I drew Eponine with Samantha Barks in mind, and Gavroche, well...he sort of just came out as if he wouldn't let me draw him any other way. So sassy. :)

JUST KIDDING. I HAVE LEARNED THINGS. Eponine and Gavroche are siblings. Cue torrent of feels.

Anyhow, hope you guys like it. I'm officially going M.I.A. from dA until Christmas break now, but I had to get this done. It was fun! I even strangely enjoyed doing the background...probably because it wasn't super complicated and I got some good texture brushes. Done entirely in Photoshop, maybe around 8 hours.

So, helpful feedback is appreciated, whether you love it or hate it or somewhere in between. And PS, yes, the title is meant to be somewhat ironic.

Edit 12/13/12: gave Eponine a facelift....people probably can't tell the difference but anyway. :)
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Melyrea Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist
This is amazing and makes mw both smile and cry this is probably my favorite fanart ever
crowanimation Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
love Gavroche and Eponine!
Altentertain Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
love your username. i am a big fan of punk and musicals as well.
prongsandpadfoot Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! This is truly amazing!! Did you draw this out first or was it painted?
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I drew it in Photoshop, or Gimp or something I don't remember haha. But yeah I always start by making a line drawing. :)
prongsandpadfoot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Whoa! I really love this! I want to become a better artist but I barley got photoshop on my computer so I kinda suck :P
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure you don't suck! But nobody starts out where they want to be. Just keep working at it!
GhostMaster12345 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That boy almost looks like my character Luke Truman...XD just add a blue newspaper boy hat and there. XD This is very good!
HareAndTheHatter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Words cannot describe how much I love this :D They are two of my favourite characters, and I really feel that they should have interacted more in the musical. Anyway, great job! :D
ElphieGravity Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
THEY'RE SIBLINGS?!?!! To many feelings.
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