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Golden Enjolras by cillabub
Golden Enjolras

Yet another Enjolras trying the epic look.

I almost broke my arm on this thing the other night with all those little waistcoat dots.  Okay, so it looks like watercolor, but it's mostly not.  There's a bit of watercolor, but the main medium is ink pencils, which function like watercolor, except once you lay a layer of them and it dries, if you lay another layer over it, the bottom layer is barely affected at all--in other words, like with other forms of ink, the pigment is pretty permanent.  This is nice for certain effects.  The other medium used in this is acrylics.  You can't really tell from the scan, obviously, but the waistcoat was done in various layers of gold acrylic (among other things), and even the hair is done mainly with washes of gold acrylic.  So this thing is hella glittery in real life.  I don't know if Enjolras would've approved (ha, no, I know Enjolras wouldn't have approved!), but it is pretty cool to see in real life.  :)

Serious Prouvaire by cillabub
Serious Prouvaire

A very Romantic-looking Prouvaire with a giant badass cloak.  This is like the "serious official portrait" he would've had commissioned for his rich parents or something.  :)

I kinda want to color this, but I haven't found a medium yet that is really good for pale-complexioned people drawn on darker-toned paper.  The paper's also not thick enough to sustain water media, so that's no good…Copics and colored pencils would be basically my only choices…We'll see.

Distraction by cillabub
A simple little Combeferre/Enjolras three-panel.  How's a person supposed to get any work done around here with such distractions?  :3
Enjolras/Combeferre by cillabub
Virago-based, I guess, since it's Combeferre and female Enjolras again.  He must be standing on a step-stool or something, because ain't no way there's a Combeferre around who's taller than any Enjolras, female or male.  XD



United States
Favourite genre of music: Showtunes! Yes! And French pop ("F-pop"...?).
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau, Caravaggesque Baroque
Favourite cartoon character: Zazu, Li Shang, Tulio&Miguel (since I don't count anime as "cartoons")

"Paris, 1828.  Claude Enjolras is a severe, single-minded soldier of the revolution, the leader of a secret political society that is always ready to go to battle against injustice and oppression.  She is also, however, a woman disguising herself as a man in order to reject the demands of society and instead follow her ideals.  For four years Enjolras' disguise has worked well for her, and her contributions to the underground revolutionary movement have at last begun to win her the respect of her colleagues.  But when her secret is inadvertently revealed to her lieutenant, it throws her two separate worlds onto a collision course and sets in motion a chain of events that will force Enjolras to come to terms with her family, her friends, her political allies, and herself.  Through five crucial summers of her life, one unconventional woman describes how her faith, courage, and love are tested in the flames of a revolution that will change everything. 

VIRAGO is a new story based on characters from Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables.  It began as an experiment to see what would be the wider consequences of altering one little canonical detail, but it turned into an intimate exploration of gender and sex, of duty and emotion, of the nature of friendship and love, and above all, of a complicated character who quickly took on a life of her own." 

For those of you who wanted to know, my novel is officially live! (Translation: the novel is off my plate and I can't touch it anymore and it's for my own good.)  Go here to find it on Amazon!

If you don't have an actual Kindle (I don't either!), Amazon Kindle has free apps for PC, iPhone, tablet, and so on--just follow the link at the top of the book’s page.  I personally prefer the apps on larger screen devices to the phone ones, because phone screens are so small that the formatting in the text gets a bit wonky.  If that sort of thing doesn't bother you, go for it, but it may get a little weird when there are songs and poems and letters and such inserted into the block text.

Previews for the first five chapters and the prologue can be found here on the website (along with other fun stuff), and here are the maps that go with the story, for those who like knowing where stuff is:


Latin Quarter


Hôtel de Ville

Enjoy the adventures of Mademoiselle Enjolras!  In the meantime, I'm just so happy to be done editing.....I think I'll go draw a picture to celebrate.  :)

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: crappy TV in the background

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Nijichan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello ! I love love love your art with all the strength in my little heart, especially your Miserables drawings. It's so awesome ! ♥ And you're awesome !
benvoliopontmercy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, you're back!! Fangirl I love your art so much, and I'm very excited about Virago!! 
cillabub Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Yeah, I do disappear for years at a time, don't I...?   ^^;   I'm always so happy to be back with you guys, and it's nice to know you miss me!   :love:
benvoliopontmercy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do we ever! Make sure to add a journal on here about where to buy the book when it's published for those of us who aren't on tumblr! :D
wdw122 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Interesting work. Please check messages: questions sent regarding use of excerpt from story in upcoming publication
Hantiger Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Artist
Beautiful art! Alas, I have found yet another person's page to stalk- I mean, watch- I mean... Nope, I'm stalking your page :iconheplz:
MamzelleCombeferre Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Right, so your fanart is sort of the best thing ever. Just saying because it's always nice to be reminded of that. :)
zebratophat88 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gahhh how have i thought i had already followed you before but apparently that was not so *follows to fix this great err* =w=; your art is spectacular!
AzeriasNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist
I feel kind of bad for spamming your inbox by favoriting all of you art, but it truly is amazing!!
xXxGermainexXx Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I love your whole gallery, especially the "les MisÚrables" stuff.
You're painting the faces of your figures so lovely, soft an warm. I really like your style.
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