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Les Miserables 2012: Javert by ThreshTheSky Les Miserables 2012: Javert by ThreshTheSky
Russell Crowe as Javert from the 2012 musical film Les Miserables

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This was painted when only a few production shots had been released and many of them made it look like his coat was wet. So the rain effect in this painting was added just for fun. It's not really movie-accurate.

Javert and Les Miserables are property of their respective owners. Reference photo used available here.

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:iconavitalhalperin:
avitalhalperin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Amazing!!! You draw it on photoshop?
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. There's links to all pertinent information in the description. ;)
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avitalhalperin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
OK thank you ^^
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Erebryen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013

this is an amazing painting

 

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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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victor639514 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student
I personally find Russell Crowe to be the best Javert I've seen by far. :nod:

He played Javert exactly as I envisioned him while reading the original novel. He's cold, stone-hearted and barely shows any particular expression indicating remorse or guilt in his job. A hard-crested cop! :D
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally I didn't care for it but I'm glad you enjoyed his portrayal. :)
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victor639514 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student
Indeed. :nod:
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DarkNeko12 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Excuse me, Javert? You have a pad on your hat.
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:iconphotogeniality:
Photogeniality Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AND I'M JAVERT! DO NOT FORGET MY NAME!!!
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DO NOT FORGET ME, 24601!
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:iconphotogeniality:
Photogeniality Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i love javert.... i just love him so much...
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's one of my favorite Les Mis characters too. :)
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InvaderPhantomstar1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
<.<
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-licks-
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. Well alright then.
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InvaderPhantomstar1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
He tastes like justice.
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:iconphotogeniality:
Photogeniality Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god yes he does
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:iconviovi:
VioVi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I'm Javert.
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do not forget my name!
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:iconviovi:
VioVi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha ^^
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FindOut4Yourself Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job!!!!!! And he was such an amazing singer in the movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I feel differently about his singing in the movie, but I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it. :)
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MadHatterMCR Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought he looked the part and I love him as an actor, but I was severely disappointed in his singing ability. Your painting looks fantastic!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. Things could have been worse, but his vocal performance wasn't up to par. Especially in comparison to the other leads.

Thanks :)
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Reyai-Bloodrose Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I just saw this at the dollar show today.
Oh my God, I haven't cried so hard since I watched The Green Mile. :'(
Amazing painting, and an awesome movie!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it. Thanks!
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
awesome Intense glare!
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Juggernaut101488 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Great work!
Just amazing). I love Les Miserables 2012). Masterpiece.=)
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It's always great to meet a fellow Les Mis fan. :)
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Juggernaut101488 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Yes, I'm a big fan. "Les Miserables" 2012 struck me to the heart. Especially strongly impressed me a great and incomparable Anne Hathaway, which deservedly received his Oscar.
Tell me, is it worth to wait for new work by Anne Hathaway in the role of Fantine? You already have one job is, but I think it lacks the incredible amount of detail as in the work of the Javert.
It was great, if you made the work of Anne Hathaway when she sings her famous song "I Dreamed a Dream". :tears:
I am sure that you would have made a Great picture at the best scene of the whole movie. =)
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've made so many portraits of the characters using those actors that I'm a little burned out on them. But I'm sure I'll make more Les Mis fan art from the 2012 movie at some point, including more Fantine. Just not for a while. :)
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Perfect! Just saw the movie today.. as always.. rooted for the villian. :XD:
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it. Thanks! But be careful about referring to Javert as the "villain" among enthusiasts. A lot of hardcore fans would debate you on that for days. :XD:
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha oh don't worry they wouldn't get much of a fight with me.. I don't really see him as the villian either. :XD: Like Jean said.. he only did his job.

Still have to read the book though.. I'm curious about his background though, they didn't really say much about the characters in the movie I guess there wasn't time for it, but it really looses a lot of impact without it.

:)
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The biggest exposition drop in the musical version about Javert's character is during The Confrontation when Javert and Valjean fight hand-to-hand after Fantine dies in the hospital. Javert says "I was born was inside a jail. I was born with scum like you. I am from the gutter too." This gives his personality and motivations an extra bit of interesting complexity in that Valjean and Javert come from similar places and have similar experiences but made vastly different decisions that altered the course of their lives drastically.

Hugo's novel delves deeper into Javert's thoughts regarding these decisions, so I'd definitely recommend checking it out. I don't recall his exact wording, but Javert is mentioned to have seen two options for his life that began with the dregs of society. He could either embrace it and become part of the dark underbelly of society or rail against it by becoming someone who upholds the law (in his case, obsessively).

Haha. Sorry for the long reply. If you wanted to read a novel, you could have just read Hugo's instead of mine. XD
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah that's exactly the part that made me curious about him. He just drops the line and then I was like... But, but.. tell us more! :XD:
And then the fact that he actually took his liberation so hard that he thought his world had crumbled and he took his life.

I mean there's got to be more to a man's view of the world than just what they showed. :)

Am also curious about Jean Valjean.. I feel like I should have read the book first.. I'm not sure I want to forever remember him as Hugh Jackman.. (much as I love the actor). :P

I'm definitely reading the book soon, as soon as I can find a decent translation... there's a hundred of them. I'm guessing worldworth or penguin should have something worth buying.=)

Haha np, I'm enjoying your interest on the subject.:D
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't call it "The Brick" for nothing. But the book is definitely worth all the time it takes to get through it. :)
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh the thickness of the book doesn't worry me, I enjoy large books.. especially if they're good, after all that's when you want them to last. :D
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CaptainHooksGirl Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
If you have a kindle or the kindle app for your iPhone/computer, you can download the book for free! :D
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JarethsSlave Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Looks like a photo. Absolutely amazing!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Nike80 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I thought it was a photograph
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear it. Thanks!
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admiralwolverine1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
wow this is amazing
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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admiralwolverine1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
your welcome :D
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Kitsuneru Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The skin tone, and the way you got his eyes, is just absolutely perfect. Well done!
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you think so. Thank you!
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Mary-Creations Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!
I absolutely loved how Russell Crowe portrayed Javert in this film.
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