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Vive la Revolution by myst-walker-in-gray Vive la Revolution by myst-walker-in-gray
Apparently it's not bad enough that I slash my own country's history; I seem to have to mess with other histories as well. So here I have some Robespierre/Saint-Just from the French Revolution. Much love for this pair of revolutionaries and Robespierre in particular...even if he was responsible for a lot of deaths during the French Revolution.

After about a month of being interested in that time period, I'm so glad I finally drew a pic for this pairing (which is fastly becoming an OTP). Well, there ya have it. Not bad, not great, and hopefully Saint-Just will look better in the next pic I draw. He looks kinda like he fainted in this one. >.<

Oh yeah, funny/horrible side story: In the original version I mixed up the red and blue on the flag, and by the time I realized it, it was way too late to fix it. Anal retentive creature that I am though, I traced the whole drawing over on a new sheet of paper and re-did it. o__O


Medium: 0.7 mm mechanical pencil, 01 Micron pen, and some colored pencil.
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:iconangie-the-hunter:
Angie-the-Hunter Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
the dance of death - very nice
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Spirit-Lily Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Writer
I love how we've got Messieur powdered wig, and then Messieur gold earrings. (Sorry, I'm a bit sleep deprived.)
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Spirit-Lily Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Writer
Sorry, a friend hacked into my account. The pose is incredible; usually it's such an awkward pose, but you pulled it off beautifully.
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EntirelyInsane Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
aww, how cute.
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:iconastron-uia:
Astron-uia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I Love them!!! Really <3
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TheDauphine Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
I love the pose! :love:
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capta77 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
NOT BAD!! U REALLY capture this historical time period in such a unique way; who cares if u messed up the flag? I've done that several times in my French classes; ur not alone.
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Thank you very much! I'm very happy I was able to do something good featuring these two citoyens.

And thank you for the fav! :)
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:iconcapta77:
capta77 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Not a problem! I'm personally a fan of the French Revolution myself.
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:iconbloodytearsofremorse:
You, fellow slasher of history, rock my world
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
*bow* I am happy to be of service!
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:iconbloodytearsofremorse:
*bows in return*
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ZiggySternenstaub Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
There's something sweepingly dramatic and almost epic about this tableau. The positioning of the flag behind them gives a significance beyond the personal to their personal drama. That you've refrained from adding colour anywhere outside of the actual flag makes it seem that the flag it self is the focal point of the composition, and that Maxime and Saint-Just are merely human illustration of France's passions and struggles.
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Thank you very much! This was my first French Rev drawing, and I didn't know a whole lot about Robespierre and even less about Saint-Just, but their struggles in the early 1790s were quite sensational so I wanted to go for a pose that would be somewhat dramatic.

And yes, even though I drew the flag in the background, I wanted to make sure it really stood out since it was so important to Robespierre and Saint-Just.
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cerizzz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006   Digital Artist
great drawings...=)
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
Thank you!
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BenjixShingo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006
Squeee! XD As much as I wish Saint-Just/Camille was more widespread...I still love this. XD *teh favvv*
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myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
Thanks for the fav! Hmm, I probably should draw Saint-Just/Camille. Theirloveissohateful. ;)
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Daughter-Mestizo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
I JUST DIED. I'M NOT FUCKING JOKING. YOU ARE GOING ON MY DEVWATCH NOW.

D-M
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myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
Um, disregard my last question. XD

<.< >.> *clings to your leg* ^_^ And thank you for teh fav as well, chica.
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
I take it you liked teh pic, chica... *grin* Could it be that you are interested in the French Rev as well...and possibly even Robespierre/Saint-Just?
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Daughter-Mestizo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
I. FUCKING. ADORE. THEM. It's historically accurate, dammit!
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
YES! Yesyesyesyes! They are the gayest thing to ever don culottes. There love should so be in the history books. :D
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Daughter-Mestizo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
*sighs* I KNOW. If one of them had been a woman, it WOULD be historical fact. But people just deny it because they were both MEN. Bah!
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myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
So true. Hopefully someday a history book will be written that reveals what really happened. It would be a bestseller with the slash community. XD
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Daughter-Mestizo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
That'll be me, but they'll classify it as fiction, the bastards.
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
I might be able to live with that so long as the book is turned into an amazing Broadway legend. :D
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koenta Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
omg!LOVE!!!!!!!
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myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006
Haha, thank you! Glad ya liked it.
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PriestSnatcher Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
O_o Gorgeous. I loooooove the poses. So dramatic and...just...squee. The swoon is wonderful. ^_^
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Thank you! I am very pleased with how this came out myself considering I've never drawn these two before. *pets 'em*
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GhostofaRose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Faving, faving, faving. The only thing better than one Jacobin is two of them...cuddling.
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Thanks for the fav!

The only thing better than one Jacobin is two of them...cuddling.
So. True. They make an interesting couple... XD
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summer-rains Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
I actually saw this drawing first on LJ, less than five minutes ago, to be precise. Lacecravat makes some lovely icon/bases at historicons, so I had to check out her journal. I just finished The Scarlet Pimpernel as well, so the timing is... interesting.

Loverly stuff, it is. :deviation:
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myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Glad you liked it. ^^

Hahaha, that's funny. Lacecravat's pretty cool (the username alone got my attention), and she did a nice job making that lay-out.

I just finished The Scarlet Pimpernel as well
Ooh, shiny. Did you enjoy it?
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elvenmongoose Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Aww, cute. <3
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
I just noticed, is that Saint-Just in your avatar?
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:iconelvenmongoose:
elvenmongoose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Yes, it is. ^_^
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Thanks! And thank you for the :+fav: too. :)
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kaenhoushaki Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
Squee! Adorable poses!! :love:
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
Thank you very much! ^^
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prescribed-candy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.
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:iconmyst-walker-in-gray:
myst-walker-in-gray Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
Meep. Thank you.
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