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Erik by Kitty-Grimm Erik by Kitty-Grimm
This is what happens when I'm supposed to be productive. This is also what happens when DA declares its hatred for me. I uploaded this before and for some reason, it turned out looking squished. *le pout*

Nevertheless, I'm very happy with the results of this drawing. I'm especially proud of Erik's face, which was modeled after Luke Goss. I was so moved and inspired by his performance as the creature in Hallmark's Frankenstein that he instantly became my muse for drawing Erik. From now on, Luke Goss is my Erik and Clémence Poésy my Christine.

Oddly enough, though, my sister said he looked like the Crypt Keeper, which I guess is a compliment 'cause Erik may well BE the Crypt Keeper, visually. Maybe a long-lost ancestor? I dunno.

I really had fun drawing this one and I'm so happy with the results! Yay me! :dance:
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NellyDowns Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Artist
the mask is beautiful. But my favorite part is his expression.
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! His expression was actually the most fun part and, if I do say so myself, turned out to be the best part in the end.
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WhatItMeansToBeHuman Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your style! ^^
Ad Erik is pretty awesome on that!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! He's a fun character to draw!
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Lexamaphone Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
This is one of the best interpretations of Erik I have seen, well done!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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tilt5000 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This is lovely! Your Erik's face is perfect, and I love the little scorpion and grasshopper. The detailing on the mask is so delicate! Brava.
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. The details were actually a lot of fun.
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HollyTheTerrible Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you draw the best Erik. :heart: He has such an intense gaze.
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, darling!
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LadyKeane Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthisplz: > Gerard freakin' Butler. So much. Original novel and ALW stage play for the win. Also your rendition of the mask is beautiful.
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually love the movie (then again, I'm pretty open-minded about different adaptations in general), but thank you!
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LadyKeane Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, the movie was fun enough, but they could have done better, I reckon. Ever seen this version? :D [link]
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I do agree they could, mainly through the deformity, which is especially sad when you consider that the makeup artist for the original play was the same makeup artist who did The Elephant Man. Still, flawed though it is, I love it.

Of course I've seen it! It's a classic.
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Krudovana Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Wow. This is very much how I pictured Erik while I was reading the book. :)
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Lubailune Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I finished the book yesterday, and I recognize all the details you made! Amazing!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
I love that book!
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Lubailune Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, I like all you made =D
Yes me too, and the film as well ^^
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GhostGal5 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
3 words: Bravi, bravi, bravissmi!!

Really Kitty-Grimm? This is another "Phantasic" drawing that literally made me go ---> :faint: :jawdrop: !!!!


Great job once again! (I love all the attention, care, and detail that you give your drawings!) :D
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow:

Really, really! Thanks again, darling! I had a lot of fun drawing it.
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AmadErik Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Another awesome job, the candleholder and the mask are my fav objects and I love how he holds the pen. The deformity is very Leroux- ish and frightening, so I love this pic.
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I certainly had fun with the deformity.
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AmadErik Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome, I hope I can see a lot more POTO art from you :D
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't worry, there will definitely be more to come.
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AmadErik Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is great to hear, it is always a pleasure to meet other Phantom of the Opera artists.
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DaaeChristine Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
I love the mask, an wonderful idea!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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DarlingMonster Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
tht just looks absolutly amazing! i love the whole thing! it looks just so cool i lve his mask and candles!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Fendaris Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
If I steal the scorpion, does that mean I'm engaged to him?
And amazing job! I especially like his face and how you designed the candelabra! Excellent work!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe. ;)
Actually, the candelabra was taken from a stage prop from the show.
Thanks, love!
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primulatook Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Violane Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
PS: I love how the candelabra looks. The intricate detail on the swirls is wonderful. And Erik's glare is both terrifying and hypnotizing!
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Violane Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
:omg: This. is. INCREDIBLE!!!!! How does Erik manage to be uber creepy and sexy all at the same time?! And I totally had the hots for the Crypt Keeper when I was a kid! Yes, they are definitely related ;)

Amazing, as always girl! I love your art work!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL! That's the power that is Erik...and the man I modeled him after.
Cheers, love!
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Violane Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
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thisiskris89 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist
this is so great!its like Erik is looking right at me!
(i just found out recently that i have the same birthday as gaston leroux!)
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's awesome!
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lemonedmiku Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
*is in paris right now* makes me want to go to the opera again gnnnh xD
he looks wonderful <3 leroux-erik is the best!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Indeed he is.
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aquacuddles Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
<3 Wonderful! And I love the candelabra. 8)
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SaphireFLames Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
i want his mask :D well done on this its brilliant
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SaphireFLames Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
welcome :)
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AVthreads Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing, I love all the details on this! Especially LOVE the mask, it looks very cool!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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AVthreads Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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