Here’s my first contribution to @lesmisrarepairs! I haven’t drawn any Courfeyrac/Enjolras in so long, I knew I had to do a little something for Rarepairs Week. Pride selfies!
Boots’ modern AU headcanon time:
This headcanon started its
life as simply, “How much more meaningful would the gift of the two
candlesticks be if Myriel was a rabbi rather than a bishop?” (To
celebrate Shabbat, one lights two candles.) As I developed this
concept more, it evolved into an entire fix-it AU. Speaking only for
myself, for me the most life-changing distinction between my experience
of Christianity (ok, Catholicism) and
my experience of
Judaism is this: my experience with Catholicism often glorified
martyrdom and suffering, whereas Jewish culture celebrates surviving and
experiencing life. I think this distinction would make a world of
difference in the way Valjean responds to many of the situations in his
life; that he would not be so needlessly self-sacrificing and would
instead let himself enjoy happiness when it comes to him. He would live
out his life in joy and peace with Fantine (who survives in this AU),
Cosette, and Marius. And every Shabbat, he would light the candles and
remember this warm, kind, and loving man who changed his life.
Yep, Hamilton lyrics still go with everything.
You can blame this idea on my younger sister. This was absurdly time-consuming, but I finished it in the end–I’m finally putting a dent in my art to-do list.
Last weekend I got to visit @oilan, so we decided to take advantage of the opportunity to do a traditional art collab! You can probably tell that she did the lines and I did the colors on this one. Per oilan, “This started as a drawing of Courfeyrac dressing Marius, because I know you like that, but it turned into Courfeyrac undressing Marius.” Not to worry, I appreciate that just as much.
I convinced her to draw the Super Secret Ship bwahahaha
AHHH THIS TURNED OUT GREAT. I love Marius’ waistcoat and the romantic ethereal background especially. 😀
(Lol, let’s play the game ‘Where is Courfeyrac’s Other Hand Going?’)