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Gaston Leroux Erik by RosesAndThorns Gaston Leroux Erik by RosesAndThorns
Medium: Pen and india ink and brush.

Hoping to replicate the look of the original Phantom by Gaston Leroux. I hope you like the 'ticked off' expression on his face!
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CurlyQ Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Awesome. He looks perfect. :)
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Hobbyist
Thanks for the comment! :)
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CurlyQ Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
No problem. :)
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CatherinedeSilver Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
:rofl: He looks comically angry.
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:iconrosesandthorns:
RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Hobbyist
Thanks so much for commenting! (I think it is the most popular piece that I have done.)
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CatherinedeSilver Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Leroux!Erik is the best one, but it's rare to see fanart of him.

:rose:
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gckinsey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007   Digital Artist
This is EXACTLY how I pictured Leroux Erik... excellent job on his expression!
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007  Hobbyist
Wow, thank you! And thanks so much for the favorite!
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:iconbunnieswithknives513:
I thought I commented on this before...but anyway, I don't know why, but I find this grumpy, irritated corpse man...ABSOLUTLY ADORABLE!!! :hug:
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Hobbyist
Awww, thanks so much! (And you're right, he is kinda adorable!) :)
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BunniesWithKnives513 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
I talk the truth!!..Well I think I do.
*pokes irritated Erik* Kekekekeke!
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:iconcardowl:
cardowl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006   Writer
Now THAT is Erik!
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:iconrosesandthorns:
RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006  Hobbyist
Wow, glad you like it! And thanks for the fav!
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cardowl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006   Writer
Yeah, it was really good. Oh, will you sign this, please? [link]
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Ayezur Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
Hi! Faved this a while back. Was wondering if you would mind terribly if I cropped the head in order to add text to make a shiny LJ icon. Would credit you in the keywords, and stuff. Pretty please?
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Hobbyist
Sure! Could you show me when you're done?
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Ayezur Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
Would you like the "Ninja of Self Loathing" or the "I can kill you with my mind" text? Both?
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005  Hobbyist
Both please!
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Ayezur Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
Cussin and bad MSpaintworks it is!

...no, I do not have photoshop. *Why must you judge me?*

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Not my best work, honestly, but they're for personal use.
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005  Hobbyist
Aw, they are neat! :hug: Thanks for the links!
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ChristopherCarrion Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
I adore the look on his face! :+favlove:
" You know Erik, you're quite lovely when you're angry"
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005  Hobbyist
Thank you! :)

And thanks so much for the fav! :rose:
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ChristopherCarrion Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome :)
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mayonakaryoko Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! I really like the hands and, of course, his famous expression! :heart: *glomps pissy Erik* Lovely work!
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Hobbyist
Thanks so much for the comment! Gotta love Erik!

And thanks for the devwatch!
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horusfeathers Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
hm... i already commented on this, but anyways, I have to say that this would make an excellently angsty t-shirt or poster design, especially with some little bit of cutting text or Erik quote.
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner May 25, 2005  Hobbyist
Thanks! :) It definitely *is* angsty! Don't know how I would do the t-shirt or poster thing though ... hmmm, have to think up a Leroux!Erik quote to go with this now ....
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horusfeathers Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
haha, cool. good luck:)
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Obsessive-Insomnia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2005
I can't help but laugh at the look on his face! It's so absolutely priceless! He looks so miserable and pissed off about something!
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2005  Hobbyist
Glad you like his expression in this pic! 'Miserable and pissed off' ... yep, definitely. :)
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2005  Hobbyist
Glad you like his expression in this pic! 'Miserable and pissed off' ... yep, definitely. :)
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Obsessive-Insomnia Featured By Owner May 1, 2005
Awww... now just add a touch of angst and it'll look just like him! He's adorable... er... in the... Erik... sort of way... ^^
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dollyismymeara Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
Oh, wow. You definitely got the Leroux "I'm just going to throw a temper tantrum if Erik wantsss, preciousss" Erik personality down. ("You...filled...my...box! GRRRRRRRRRRAaarghI send you a note! Haha!" *giggles*) God, I love Leroux!Erik. Hee.

The only suggestion I can make is, watch your hands in the future. I know India ink, so there's no way to go back and play with them now. Do you use a model or reference photo? Anyway, that's all I can think to criticize. This is hilarious!:+favlove:
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005  Hobbyist
Thanks for the comment! This was the result of a quite fearless attempt to draw him. And the expression on his face ... I was quite pleased with.

His hands ... I drew them at different angles ... one you are looking at more from the side and the other more a three-quarter view I guess you could say. Is that what looks weird? Or is the first finger too long?

I did use a reference pic for the placement of the feet.

Thanks for the fav!
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dollyismymeara Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
I do so love his face. He looks like a little kid denied something he wants--Christine, Box Five, Christine, his "wages", and Christine, perhaps?

It's more that if his arms were crossed, the hand on the left would probably be tucked in under the arm. As is, it just looks like it's hanging. You drew his hands just fine! I was just wondering if you were looking at someone with odd habits for arm-crossing. ^_^
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005  Hobbyist
Yep, Erik (at least in this pic) has weird habits of arm crossing and doesn't tuck one hand under his other arm or grip his upper arms with his fingers like most people would.

It just seemed like such an Erik thing to me!

Yep, he definitely looks like the LerouxErik who almost pouts when he is denied what he wants. Remember him calling the Persian a 'booby' and him whacking his heels against the boat at the same time! Such childish actions!

Oh, and I can't say enough how much I enjoyed your last pic of Erik and Christine and the mirrors ... Sigh!
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dollyismymeara Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2005
Okay. I was wondering about his arms, but now that you've explained it--it makes sense. This is a bit scary. Now I can't find any weakness in this, and that's...not right, is it? There must be something, but there's not! My rug has been pulled out from under me, and I see the world with new eyes: there is a possibility for artistic technical perfection while still maintaining true emotion. *spreads arms wide* *is at peace with the world*

...

Well, then. Er. Moving on, I know, I love Leroux!Erik so much. There's nothing really of the sheer magnetism of Kay!Erik or the actual, believable raw emotion of ALW!Erik, but he's adorable. He reminds me of Gollum in more than a few ways, actually.

Thank you for the pretty thoughts on that latest! I actually spent more than a day on it, which is more than a bit unusual. I was so angry about how most of the faces didn't turn out right that *I* was about to go find a random boat to kick, but if the public-at-large remains pleased with the result, I'll swallow my pride! ^_--
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005  Hobbyist
Aww, I'm sure it's not 'perfect' like you say, but it is an effort I am very proud of ... as you should be of your own, especially that last one of the dance and the mirrors! The sheer romance!

Yep, LerouxErik IS a lot like Gollum in so many ways, except Gollum was never quite redeemed. I loved how you captured their personalities ... KayErik is very magnetic and ALWErik has raw emotion. Sigh ... mmm, Erik!
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dollyismymeara Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
Awwww, thanks! The mirror thing certainly took long enough, and I'm already onto the next one. ^_^ And I have to ask--what are you doing next?

Eeee. I know. *reclines in sheer Erik-ness* I don't know that Gollum was never redeemed, though. He seemed happy enough to die with his precioussss. *laughs*
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005  Hobbyist
Currently working on an E/C pic of my *own* Phantom characters. On first sketch ... may need to do another one to get the pose right. This one may have a stained-glass window in the background, with hopefully a Photoshop-ed color version as well. Very romantic and sad.
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ChibiMethos Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
Fabulous! I adore the expression!
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005  Hobbyist
Thank you! :hug: And thanks so much for the fav! :rose:
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kyria Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005  Professional General Artist
HAHAHA. he's all >: (. XD
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005  Hobbyist
:) Thanks for the comment!
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horusfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
great expression on his face:)
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005  Hobbyist
Thank you! :)

:rose:
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Spaceman-Chris Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, very Lerouxesque :)
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005  Hobbyist
Thanks! :)
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
BEautiful!!!! :glomp:
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Hobbyist
Glad you like! :rose:
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