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Les Miserables: Escape to Paris by ThreshTheSky Les Miserables: Escape to Paris by ThreshTheSky
"Let us seek out some friendlier sky."

Hugh Jackman and Isabelle Allen as Valjean and young Cosette from the 2012 musical movie Les Miserables.

Cosette ended up looking nothing like the actress as I tried to make her look thinner and more poorly than she appears in the reference photo. Since starving/abusing a real life child for the sake of a film role would be a bad idea, I guess they did the best they could with makeup and costuming.

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Valjean, Cosette, and Les Mis are property of their respective owners. The reference photo used is available here.

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RandomFandoms44 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Writer
Just a child who cannot know that danger follows where I go...
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amazingmle11 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There are shadows everywhere, and memories I cannot share... Don't get me started! ;P
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. I was shocked that I didn't recognize that line at first. Then I realized that's because it's from the new song in the film version of the musical. XD
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RandomFandoms44 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Writer
Why did it not get the Oscar?
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Larose1007 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Wow!!!!!!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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CalliopeCloudCat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your making me fave all of it!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And I appreciate it! Thank you for the watch too. :)
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fillesu96 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing i love it :)
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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fillesu96 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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SioDymph Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your painting skills are phenomenal!!! Do you work for a company? Cause you really should!!!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :) I do art like this as a hobby, not professionally. Though, I do commissions here on dA pretty regularly.
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Superhobbit Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Absolutely perfect.
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Starlene Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww... :heart: I really like JVJ's face here, what you can see of it - I think the partially-in-shadow thing looks good.
There's a rumor that One Day More's the next trailer's song. Eek!!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"There's a rumor that One Day More's the next trailer's song. Eek!!"

ARE YOU SERIOUS?! That would be so awesome!! :la:
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Starlene Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! Someone from the movie cast/crew tweeted this: [link] - so yeah, looking good! :D

Anyway, I stumbled across this too: [link] - someone's publishing your stuff in their Tumblr, are you aware of that?
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. I've never seen that particular page. I know some of my stuff is floating around tumblr but always with a link back to my dA page (which not only doesn't bother me, it actively excites me :D). But this one doesn't appear to be doing that. Think it would be weird if I asked them to include one? Either way, thanks for letting me know.
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Starlene Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not weird at all, I'd say just send them a message if it bothers you.
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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lesmislover88 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Okay, your Les Mis paintings are amazing! I look at them and think they're photos! Phenomenal job, once again!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thank you very much. I'm glad you like them. :)
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is excellent! Well done. I like the ghostly look on Cosette's face. She kind of fluctuates between happiness and fear after she meets Jean Valjean.
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I agree with your analysis of Cosette in that scene. It's one of my favorite interactions in both the musical and especially the novel.
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UntiltheEarthisFree Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: I love it. I can't wait for the movie. I think they're gonna make us like Cosette. (only she was more like-able as a child anyway...funny how that works huh?) Beautiful work as always. :)
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much. :)

I'm not Cosette's biggest fan, but I think she ends up with less fan support because so many people like Eponine. I agree with you and would guess that they're going to do everything they can in terms of characterization and screenplay to make Cosette as likable as possible. It will be interesting to see in what light Eponine is portrayed as well.
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UntiltheEarthisFree Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's Sam, so Eponine's gonna be liked a lot no matter what they do, and there will be complaints if she's not likeable, so they'll probably keep her so. I like Eponine better than Cosette in general, but I don't mind Cosette. :) :)
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FriendsOfTheABCGirl Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
So beautiful!!!!!!!!! Too awesome for words!!!!!!!! :D
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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FriendsOfTheABCGirl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
You're welcome!!!! :hug:
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elfdust Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it so much!!! Argh, I wanna make some Les Miz fan art right now, it's your fault!

Anyway, the starved/abused/sad child look is very well done...this is one of my favourite parts from the trailer, they look so cute together! :D
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'd love to see more Les Mis fan art from you. :)
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elfdust Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope there will be some soon.
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   General Artist
From when I saw the trailer with young Cosette, she really did send off that abused/starved/scared child vibe. They did well with the makeup and costuming. And you did make her look like Isabelle, you can see some of her in the picture. I think you did wonderfully. :D

._. I am going through a horrible stage that everything almost reminds me of Luciana.. Isabelle as Cosette was one of those things. XD
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks very much! I've seen the trailer too. I thought she looked properly dirty and scruffy but still a little too cute and healthy. Just my opinion, of course. :)

And I saw a little kid wearing purple the other day. She made me think of Luciana. :D
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   General Artist
You're welcome. Perhaps.. but you are right.. You can't really starve a child just for the sake of a movie. Well for any reason really. :noes:

xD I feel cursed. I am seeing her and reminded of her almost everywhere.. I have a FB cover photo on my fb that reminds me of her as well, even though its not her. :B Speaking of, do you have FB?
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually don't have a FB. In fact, prior to starting this dA account a few months ago, I had pretty much zero internet presence besides email. I guess I'm slow to take to new things. I opened a tumblr account a little while ago, but I haven't posted a darn thing yet. XD
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   General Artist
Oh, I see. XD No problem really. :D I don't know if you can see it but [link] that was the illustration I was talking about. :3
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely see it! She even has that long, wavy hair that ends in curls.
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   General Artist
:nod: I think that is Mina Harker from Dracula.. it was drawn by Anne Yvvone Gilbert. In a children's illustrated version of Dracula. :D
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xkookypandax Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:-O I had no idea there's going to be a new movie!

Just in time for my bday...that's exciting. The other movie version I've seen doesn't do the novel justice.
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck yeah, there is! There had been talk of a movie adaptation of the stage show for years and it's finally happened. I'm trying really hard not to get my hopes up, but I am looking forward to seeing it.

What other movie adaptation did you see? Was it the 1998 version with Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush?
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xkookypandax Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so exciting!!! :la:

I'm not sure. The version I saw was non-musical. I've never seen the musical version before, just heard songs from it.
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;lsadkjf >w< Lovely!

>w> Grrrrr...... You're making me........excited. I can't afford to be excited! I'm trying to maintain apathy! Dx
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. I'm trying to "maintain apathy" as well, but it's not working. Can't stop painting stuff from the movie and it isn't even out yet.
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V-o-L-T-a-i-C Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Writer
I love the faces and expressions, its so doom and gloom. But fear not! Valjean to the rescue!! :)
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Valjean is awesome enough that he can handle just about anything.
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trenchWeasel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist
blurry foreground is a really nifty detail. You really rock these paintings...they're unreal (or rather, quite real)
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought I'd try playing with an aperture effect since this painting has three distances in it instead of the usual two.

And thanks. That means a lot. :)
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