Hi, My friend and I are currently running a project called thetveitproject we're giving Aaron a fan book containing the wonderful art from his fans on closing date of Assassins.. Would you mind if included this wonderful piece?
I don't understand how I've failed to favorite this before. It deserves ten million favorites - if not more.
This picture feels so real. When I first got into the fandom, my visual images of the characters were all based on their movie counterparts, since they were the first cast I'd encountered. I came on deviantArt in the first place just to find Aaron!jolras art, and one of the first pictures I found was this. After five months in the fandom, with my image morphing into some guy with a ponytail who switches between this red jacket and the Red Vest of Revolution, this picture still is the best that I've found at capturing everything in his spirit. Others capture brief pieces, but this is the closest I bet I'll come to meeting him.
My favorite parts? His hair looks so perfect. It's fluffy and begging to be petted. (I can almost smell revolutionary shampoo...) The background is stunning, as others have noted. Finally, I really like that you included the bullet wounds. Yet he's defying death, even. His revolutionary spirit lives on, crossing one hundred fifty years to reside in us fans. (Sorry for starting to get philosophical...)
Anyways, sorry for the long comment. I just thought you deserve this. ^-^ Keep making great art!
You did a fantastic job with this. You've captured the physical features of him (from the movie, at least, which is "my" cast), but also you've got his... spark. His fervor. His fire. This is very good.