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Erik's Face by Artoveli Erik's Face by Artoveli
Finally I've got some Fanart of everybody's favorite Phantom!

I've been a Phan for a number of years, and I'm glad to see that due to the movie there has been a sudden rise in Phantom-awareness:-) At the same time however, I really hate how Erik in the movie (Erik was the Phantom's name by the way!) was hardly deformed at all. Honestly, the guy had a bad rash! It's become one of my pet peeves (I mean, if the Phantom' not ugly, what's the point?), and I think that may have had something to do with the creation of this comic. That, and I was just dying to do some Phan-Art! Hopefully more will be coming:-)

Tell me what you think!

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Okay, everyone asks about the little boy. What's going on in those last few panels? Wonder no more!

Here's the deal. Erik is bored so He decides to try and spook the kid sitting next to Him by showing him His deformity. But instead of getting scared, the little kid shows Erik what he's in the hospital for. He's GOT PUPILS! Which spooks Erik.
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tbwriter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Honestly, a dude sitting nxt to me in a full white mask would scare me more than his actual face. I love this, please continue!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah really. :XD:
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MagravineFlameheart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Hmmm....imagining Voldemort from Harry Potter with sunken yellow eyes and papery skin and holes instead of slits for nose....also, make his skin extremely sunken in...bet Erik look like that....
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Xanness Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2014
I'm gonna throw the movie a bone: i think they made him less ugly to put emphasis on the shallow, stuck up ideas of beauty that people back then, and even now, have. If you aren't 100% perfect, then you may as well not even be human. They won't tolerate deformities, even if they're minor. That's why we freak out if our skin isn't so clear it looks like porcelein, or why guys worry about good muscle tone, or girls worry about their boob size and their hair. They put so much emphasis on looking perfect, that they forget that perfection is a myth. Even a rose has it's flaws. They made him like that because even though he's actually pretty handsome, they still only see the flaw, as though it has consumed his entire face.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are certainly serious and very real issues in human society.

But as far as that movie is concerned, I really don't think that's what was going on in the director's head. :no: It just isn't played that way.
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Xanness Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
(I know. i was just helping them out. ;) )
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ThePhantomsgirl Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
im happy to tell all, that i now have done a story and a piece of art. I would like it if you looked at the art,(anyone), because you might want to save the, best, the story of castle dracula(still stinks), but my art is worse. you will need to look at my profile for both.
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ThePhantomsgirl Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Oh no, NOT PUPILS! (lol late comment)
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Artoveli Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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ThePhantomsgirl Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Wow... I can't agree more about how I dislike how they always make deformity smaller...jeez he's not a super model, he is deformed! The farthest I can go is half mask, sometimes bandit before blowing up. Oh and I can stand over nose and forehead one. Thank you for wonderful expression of this fact.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha, you're very welcome! It will ALWAYS be one of my pet peeves. :XD:
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ThePhantomsgirl Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
i meant thanks as in so i can watch this horrid thing.
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mystyrain Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
this is quite good!!!! wh-where's the rest?
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha, sorry! The rest never ended up being drawn. :XD: Glad you enjoyed the comic though!
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mystyrain Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Can you still send a pitiful soul the link to this ancient conversation? :( 
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, it wasn't based on a conversation. There's nothing to show you. :-(
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tbwriter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
So you really aren't gonna continue? :( I would've loved to see Erik react to a doctor. And a doctor react to Erik. I doubt the Phantom would enjoy some stanger poking and staring at his face.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, too much time has passed by now and my art looks quite different from when I drew the original comic. I'm not saying it'll NEVER happen, but... it's not on my current to-do list. ;P Still love Phantom though!
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tbwriter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
ME 2!
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DraconianScribe Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Thanks for visiting! I was just thinking about this comic while sitting in class today... It left such a big grin on my face :D I find myself captivated by your unique, pupil-less art style. It's curiously endearing!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha, thanks! And thanks for adding me to your DevWatch too.
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AssassinObsesed Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Erik's face! :giggle:
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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DashieMoulinRouge Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Writer
Hahahahaha! Awesome!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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Readysteadydude Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fuuunnyyy hahahahahaha
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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silverneko9lives0 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This is cute!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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cheshiredeath Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
that kid is good.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right?
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cheshiredeath Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
it's really funny you did a good job on it. :D
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marinamar17 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Oh, my. Itīs just... XDXDXD
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Asrath Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, totally agree.
I saw the muscial, and there he at least had some really nasty wounds and such, like really bad. His hair fel out, his entire face was deformed and even from up where I sat I was like "Holy shit!". THAT is a deformity!
But Gerard, or Gerik, or whatever, had just a bad sunburn or something like that. And when HE pulled off his mask I was like "is that it???" if I were Christine, in the movie, I wouldn't have trouble choosing. I mean, he wasn't ugly at all... just a but mentally messed up because everybody told him he was ugly.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously. They really dropped the ball on that one. :XD:
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Asrath Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah :)
Gerik has a serious minority complex. Lol!
And the directors of the movie forgot what a "horrifying and messed up" actually meant.
Still like the movie though, but they really dropped on that point indeed! Such an anticlimax :) After having seen Christine and Erik totally freak when she pulled of his mask first I was like "That must be horrific!" and when I actually saw it... "Dude...! It's not THAT bad... that's what you get from scratching acne! My dad had the same over his entire face so stop fussin' "
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got other issues with the movie besides that, but that's such a glaring problem! :XD: Oh well, I'll just go back to the OLC and imagine my own visuals. :aww:
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Asrath Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, but I still think the movie is quite good/nice to watch, they also used the opportuity to use multiple 'sets' at the same time well to show Erik backstage messing with stuff. Sometimes things weren't entirely clear in the musical, and I was practially till the end convinced that he was an ACTUAL phantom, while the movie shows much better that he is just walking behind the stage, nothing magical about that. (and in the musical they made him shoot fireballs. Which looked pretty epic, but only confirmed my thoughts of Erik being a real phantom...)
But one of the bad things is that the movie seems to value sex appeal over story, and they just focuss too much on Erik being the poor dude, while my first thoughts of him were more a mix.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's that over-sexuality that mostly gets me, as well as ridiculous inaccuracies in the timeline. But I agree that there were some things that really came out nicely, such as the visuals of the sets and costumes, and Carlotta was fantastic. :D
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Asrath Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, agree :)
Also I think that Gerard did a pretty good job for not a 'real' opera/musical singer, some say he has no singing voice, but I like it actually :) and the sets, yeah, those were awesome! (though I prefer the part where they go down for the first time in the musical, when I saw that part first it was SO magical! And also very clever to use smoke as water, etc. really expanded what I thought what was possible on stage! Water?? WHY NOT! :D HAH!)
Also like the part in the movie where the backstage guy gets hung by Erik, in the muscial that kinda came out of the blue, and I was like "wtf did he kill HIM!?" and now was clear that the stageworker saw him, and he had to do something about it...
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, we'll have to agree to disagree on the Gerard point because I really think his voice was a terrible choice for that part. Don't get me wrong, I like Gerard Butler in other movies, and was actually pretty excited to see that they had cast him before the movie came out. But having seen the result I REALLY wish they had gone with someone else. I thought Emmy Rossum was also kind of a limp noodle in the role of Christine, though much of that probably had to do with the direction.
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Phantasma79 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Artist
Ohmigosh! I love it!!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:aww:
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Hunteress1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Xd lol
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Ooooh, I get it now! ^u^
It'd take too long ta tell ya how much I luff dis piece, so I'll just say: "I love this piece intensely. It makes me laugh in math class randomly and embarrass myself just when I think about it."
True story, dude.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I'm glad! Er, about the enjoying it, not necessarily about the embarrassing yourself in math class.
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Superhobbit Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
artoveli! I never knew you liked phantom!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Surprise!
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Superhobbit Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
He's so cute!
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