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Valjean 2012 by ThreshTheSky Valjean 2012 by ThreshTheSky
3/16/13: Moved to scraps. This was painted when the only photos of him that had been released were all fairly low resolution. It was difficult to see the details of his facial hair then, which is why a lot of this portrait is inaccurate.

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Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in the 2012 musical film Les Miserables.

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SerenaChen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WAW
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What does that mean? 

Thanks for commenting anyway. :)
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SerenaChen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it means wow. lol
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, ok. Well thanks again. :)
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leenadwish Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist
beautiful!
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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leenadwish Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist
you are very welcome :D
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Hbot208 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Did you know that Jean Valjean means: 'John is as good as any other John.' That is, if the internet is to be trusted...
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting.
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:iconprannke:
Prannke Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hugh Jackman, making Jean Valjean sexy.
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. We'll see in December. :)
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:iconbecks77:
becks77 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Holy Mother of sideburns O_O
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. It's interesting that Valjean got sideburns and Javert got a beard in the new film. :shrug:
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becks77 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah ._.
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EriksAngelOfMusic22 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMG I cannot wait to see this version! I saw the teaser trailer, and I was jumping up and down in my seat!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm looking forward to it too.
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EriksAngelOfMusic22 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I heard it was going to be around Christmas. I'll be spending the holidays in the theatre. LOL
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, me too. It releases in the US on December 14th. I'm a loser who's been following the film's production since last year.
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EriksAngelOfMusic22 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah...
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littleperson1832 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I DID. I fangirled. About the yellow coat. And ohmygosh this is amazing. Wow.
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I was so happy to see that they put Jackman in a yellow coat.
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LessienLossehelin Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
wow this is really good! :) Can you make a tutorial or something (only if you want to ofcourse :) ) I would really like to see how you do this!
Anyway keep it up :) It's really good! :+fav:
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! I'm glad to know you like it.

I don't think I'd be much good at making a tutorial, but I've been thinking for a while of making a "work in progress" kind of progression as I do a painting to show what it looks like from starting sketch to finished product. I'm not sure if this is something anyone would be interested to see, but I'll probably end up posting something along these lines in the near future one way or another.
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LessienLossehelin Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I would be very interested to see it :)
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I ran with your tutorial suggestion. [link] Thanks for the idea!
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xD THE YELLOW COAT!! ♥ I LOVE THE YELLOW COAT it'slinedwithmoneeey

:B I'm'a need you to stop posting such epic paintings all the time, sir/madame/other.
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. I can't help it anymore than a beggar who gives alms can stop giving out money.

Actually, you may get your request. I'm going to try to post some pencil drawings soon. And for the record, your comment really made my day.
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
owo Ooooh~ Yay new media!

xD;; Oh, thank you. It's nice to know that I made someone smile.
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cecaria Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is awesome and all and it looks just like him but then I keep imagining the scene where Javert's like
"24601!"
and then Valjean shouts "MY NAME IS JEAN VALJEAN!" and his metal claws just jut out of his hands.
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I ran with your Valjean/Wolverine idea. [link] Hope you don't mind.
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfblikeplz: This.
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds awesome! Can you imagine the durability of adamantium combined with the strength of Valjean? I kind of want to draw that now...
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cecaria Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
kind of have to should
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. I'll get right on that.
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NessunDorma345 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that they include so many nods to the book! (but my favorite is Gavroche's elephant)
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:iconthreshthesky:
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm excited to see the film and watch for stuff like that.
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mizuiruka Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaah I didn't know he had a yellow coat . . . hope they stick to details all the way throughhhh :D

impressive detail, beautiful painting
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Wednesday2021 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
I hope so too, and I believe they do !
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so too. And thanks very much!
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FriendsOfTheABCGirl Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
This is soooooo good!!!! I can't wait for this movie!!!!! :w00t!:
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm excited too.
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V-o-L-T-a-i-C Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Ahh, looks great to me! Gotta love Hugh Jackman <3 I really like how the hair turned out, too!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm trying to improve my hair texture skills and curly hair still a big challenge.
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V-o-L-T-a-i-C Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Writer
No probs, I hear ya :) I have a tough time of curly hair, too... and I don't put in the amount of detail that you do :XD: Either way, we all need a good challenge, so best of luck!
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Starlene Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Movie Javert has a beard, movie JVJ sideburns? Haha, how did that happen? :D
Anyway, I think this is amazing, again. Those little wrinkles around his eyes - you do skin and its details so beautifully! -, his hair, his eyes... Got to say, his ear looks a bit odd to me - but then again, got to admit I'm not an expert on Jackman's ears and don't exactly know how they're supposed to look like. ;)
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought about that weird facial hair reversal too. Oh well. As long as they do a good job. Here's hoping.

I'm really trying to improve my ability to paint skin textures and I still struggle with curly hair. I definitely hear you on his ear looking weird. (Wow, pun not intended. I realized how that sounded the second after I typed it.) In my defense, I actually sketched his ears significantly smaller than they were in the reference photo I used. I guess Jackman has odd ears. Haha.

Thanks very much for the feedback!
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