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Les Mis: Javert at ease by Nyranor Les Mis: Javert at ease by Nyranor
In celebration of at long last getting my inbox back down into the single-digits for the first time in months, I present "Javert at ease" as a token of my return while I sort through the rest of my sketch backlog.

Inspector Javert of Victor Hugo's Les MisÚrables in a rare free moment, sitting in a windowsill, for some reason.

"In his leisure moments, which were rare, although he hated books, he would read; so he was not entirely illiterate. This was also perceptible in a certain pomposity in his speech." pg. 172
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WhereTheSunSets Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I love how even when he's re;axed he's looking at the book like I am onto you book just step one toe out of line and into the galleys with you do not think you can escape me you are right where i want you
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STRiPESandShades Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Whoa, Javert... relaxed? This is some of the most effed-up AU crap...

(I kid, of course)
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LonesomeBookworm Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this...it makes him look more human, somehow.
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Stars-Bread99 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very nice :)
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BarbedXSkullXCap Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
LOL that's one of my favorite lines in the book XD It cracks me up a bit....It's just like Javert ;)
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BarbedXSkullXCap Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I imagined him reading books with an expression like that too XD The grumbling, "I really hate this, I don't know why I'm doing this, but I'd rather be preoccupied with this than have to go spend time with people in my free time." It's understandable given everyone's reactions to him when he appears in public T.T "Aaaaah, it's Javert!!!!"
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mkatlike Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
That line in Hugo's is spot on! It makes me wonder, though - what is it that Javert reads that he hates? :P
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NotPotable Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Even relaxing, he's scowling. Ahh, we love you, Javert.

Another beautiful picture. :)
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Arlandria83 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely adore this. Fantastic!
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Lord44 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks great. Nice job :D
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ensignbeedrill Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how he's reading with a big ol' scowl on his face! Nice work.
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Well, he hates reading, the silly man. ;P Thanks
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ensignbeedrill Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose it's like when people watch a TV show they don't really like just because they're bored.
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WillRepent Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE his expression
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thanks :D
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Pipin411 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
AAAAA!!! I was waiting for another Javert pic from you!!!
This is AWSOME!! and soooo like him! the first thought in my head was "but...he doesnt like reading! it even says so in the book...." and then I read your explanation! hehe! His expression is perfect! its like hes thinking - "I'm not enjoying this, but I cant be frivolous and waist my time!" HA!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I've already faved it!
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
^_^ Glad you like it!
The day Javert does something frivolous is the day Paris crumbles under a flock of winged swine. ;P
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Pipin411 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
WIN!:laughing:
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
:D
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crazfool Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
I am leaping with joy! LOVE. THIS. DRAWING.
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
:aww: Thank you!
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Heartiful Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Eeep I love it! Wonderful job!
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Thank you! ^_^
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Heartiful Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
No problem! Good to see art from you again C:
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
It's good to be back.
Now I've just got to finish my backups so I can use the computer with Photoshop again... gosh, it's taking forever. >.<
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Heartiful Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Ahhh yes xD That can be quite a downer, but it'll get done!
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
One of these years... :P
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Heartiful Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Bahahaha xD Hang in there!
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
That would be easier if the stupid external hard drive thing didn't have such unintuitive software. >.< The more automated and 'idiot proof' something is, the harder it is for me to use. Blaaargh...
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HydeCorner Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Nice job. He looks like he's really into it.
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Thank you. ^_^ Doesn't he just look thrilled? =P
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MlleRevenant Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Leave it to Javert to spend his leisure time doing something he purportedly hates. :XD: Oh, sir, how we do love thee. Beautiful pic.
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
What a guy, seriously. Gotta love 'im.
Thank you ^_^
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elsabear99 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
:3
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
^-^
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alcanis-ivennil Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Bet he read Purple Prose books! :D
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
:XD: Maybe that's why he hates reading!
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alcanis-ivennil Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I can see him reading Moby Dick. Poor Javert. :D
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Probably not, since it was published in 1851. He died June 1832. ...Also, did he know English? I think not...
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Tavata Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
A glorious return, my dear Nyranor!!!!!!
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
It's good to be back ^_^
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Ondyne Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Wonderful!! Yummy!! Well,well, and the question is, what is he reading? Oh I know, I know!!The Count of Montecristo!! XDXD
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Thank you ^_^
Well, I'd personally guess law books or history. He seems the type...
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Ondyne Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Hehe!!! You're more than welcome!! XD
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hun-tun Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
nice work!
Perhaps a secret booklover ? :B I want to think so. :police:
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Thank you ^_^

Well, he does use all his free time to read, even though he professes to hate it... in denial maybe? =P
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hun-tun Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Anywhere always,soldier and police officer tend to slighting of an intellectual.
Inspector also seems to follow this ancient(?) tradition.
He read in secret,because his co-worker ridicules him. :B
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
That could be part of it, I suppose.
Though I doubt many of Javert's co-workers would dare ridicule him. :XD: At least to his face. He's got quite the reputation.
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Starlene Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This Javert makes me so happy I think I'm going to fave it. :D :D The expression!
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Nyranor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Yay! ^_^
The 'I cannot believe I'm still doing this...' expression? :D
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