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Les Miserables 2014 - JEAN VALJEAN by Sheridan-J Les Miserables 2014 - JEAN VALJEAN by Sheridan-J
Simon Gleeson as Jean Valjean in the new 2014 production of Les Miserables Australia!
Amazing performer. His "Bring Him Home" brought me to tears. (The only other Valjean performer to ever do that was John Owen-Jones, and that was some serious competition)

Don't have the time to do full portraits these days, but I thought I'd get at least half a portrait haha.
The paint splatter effect is inspired by the scrapped "Kick-Ass" movie character posters.

Photoshop CS5
8 hours.
Mixed media + Photomanipulation+ Airbrush + Texture brushes.
Dodge/Burn and Sharpen/Blur for finishing touches!

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Sentinelgrafx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it does look like Russel Crowe. At first I thought it was. Excellent job.Thumbs Up 
EduardAris Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
chris-the-sword Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
WOW! great drawings, and you did amazing detail on his eyes, nose, wrinkles and hair... spectacular work!

you draw great portraits, and i like how the colour ''flows'' in his face like that, as it blends the pencil's lines with the coloured part of his face.

also, since this drawing reminds me of russel crow, i have to say it:

russel crow should be jean valjean, and NOT hugh jackman!

i personally believe that russel crow has that ''sensitive'' powerful value to truly be the embodiment of jean valjean; a man who is both strong against the obstacles that he finds at his life, AND sensitive enough to depict the battle that exists between him and his old fears...

anyways, you did a great drawing, and i liked it alot.
SHINRA71 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Artist
me encanta mucho el efecto. el trabajo esta hecho y es muy bueno. sigue así.
Arkarti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student
wow,amazing work! I love it :dummy:
DecimoPrimo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
PeaTree-Creations Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an anomalous piece you've created! Great work!
smashega Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so good!
siefdqamseh Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Interface Designer
جميل جدا
Usmanondevart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool concept. I love the contrasted rendering.
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Hats off!!!!
WilliamFDrake Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
he looks a bit like Russel Crow...
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
With the short hair and beard, I think so too! simonparrismaninchair.files.wo…
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August 12, 2014
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