Lara and Apocalyn87, thanks very much for your comments, and I'm glad you enjoyed the pics. (And sorry for the late reply!)
So I managed to miss Barricade Day this year, on account of a twice-stolen phone line resulting in no internet connection for a ridiculously long period of time...
Ah well. What I had planned for Barricade Day gets shelved until next year; what you get to see instead is this piece of deranged crap below that resulted from an obviously overly-bored mind unable to access the 'net.ANATOMY LAB
Er... a warning: subject matter may not be palatable to everyone!
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You're probably going to have to suspend your belief here a little: because I had no internet while painting this and couldn't conduct sufficient research, there may be facepalm-worthy anachronisms.
That, and I never even worked out if Joly and Combeferre might even be of the same age/in the same year/etc... so yeah. Make up your own explanation.[And no, you're not imagining it: 'Ferre's hair *is* receding at the temples. Always has. I like him that way.]
[Oh, and Combeferre? you might want to speed things up a bit. Your, um, subject is starting to marble...]