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Erik - the Phantom. by Elf-in-mirror Erik - the Phantom. by Elf-in-mirror
More Phantom-fanart.
Meet Erik, aka the Opera Ghost, aka the Phantom of The Opera.

Somewhat darker than what what you've come to expect from me, I suppose. But I've just reread the book, which is so very, very sad. Wonderful, brilliant, but -alas - very, very sad. I'm always bawling like an idiot by the epilogue.

And no, this is definitely neither the Gerard Butler-Phantom nor the general A.L.Webber-Phantom. This is Leroux-Erik, or Kay-Erik, if you're familiar with that version. Hence; full-face deformity, no nose, and generally..."le mort vivant". If you don't know Webber, Leroux or Kay, or POTO in general, well... go get aquainted with them! For now, all you need to know is that Erik is a terribly deformed guy who lives under the Garnier opera house in Paris. See, my description is awful. Now you need to read the book to make up for it.

Oh, and this version of Erik is heavily influenced by the the artwork of the amazingly talented :iconmuirin007: . She has some absolutely sublime POTO-fanart. Go see her gallery, you wont regret it.

And, finally, some more phantom-ish stuff:

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ErikHenryDestler Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
>.< Must.. Not... Cry... Spot The Pup Emoji - 2 [sad/tears] 
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YamiPharaohess Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
I'm really trying not to cry here... *sniff* he just looks so sad!! my poor Erik... :'(
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The-Winged-Warden Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Writer
Poor Erik. He needs a hug. Great work. 
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RedRoseBlackRibbon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work. You've captured his profound sadness so well.
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CaptainHooksGirl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I love the emotion you capture in this--he doesn't look angry or frightening...just terribly, terribly sad. Beautiful. <3
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NightDwarf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist
This is so beautifully drawn! I love the way you were able to capture his emotion when he takes off his mask. Great job!
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SoulCanvas Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Aww he looks so... Lonely :( you did a great job with the mood and expression.
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Sweet-Reverie7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, great job capturing Erik's emotion! He needs a hug... ;~;
I also love the softness of the picture.
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Pubjunk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Erik... :( 
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SmudgeThistle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist
:heart: :rose:
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