Hey guys I know when I was a new(er) artist I HATED being told to use reference because I could never find reference for what I wanted and taking pictures was annoying and I thought I knew what I was doing anyway but, uh, hey. Drawing from reference will make every part of your life easier so do it. Like, I like to stylize and just doodle things and make my own characters as much as the next guy but doing these Axl redraws are? So relaxing and nice looking because I’m working off a REFERENCE.
Guys I don’t know of anyone has ever pointed this out before, but I’m watching the 2012 movie and when Valjean is asking Enjoras to let him deal with Javert, to let him “kill” Javert, Combeferre is in the background of the shot saying no to Enj, trying to convince Enjolras not to do it, to not let Valjean kill the prisoner, and then when Enj is like yep go for it ‘Ferre looks really upset, and there’s an extra shot of him watching through the window as Valjean pushes Javert ahead of him out into the alley, and 'Ferre looks so distressed, and I’m just having all these feelings, because Javert was meant to be judged by a people’s court but instead Enj allowed himself to be the judge and jury and pass sentence on a man, and then elect an executioner, and 'Ferre tried to stop him because that’s exactly the kind of thing they’re fighting against with this Revolution, and Enjolras has forgotten for a moment, but 'Ferre didn’t succeed in stopping him and now I am upset