"Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still. That is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight!"
Happy 45th Anniversary to the Haunted Mansion! :)
This is seriously fantastic
vacation sketch dump… I just really want to draw subtle steampunk Phantom
Been kicking around the idea of doing my own spin on Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera.
Based on my interpretation of the story, Raoul, who usually is depicted as a dashing hero type, is this precious dandy baby. He’s sheltered and naive and just a little ridiculous, but he means well.
Then there’s the Persian/Daroga. The people of the Opera are a bit frightened of him. He’s this big intimidating presence who’s always lurking around. He’s actually a very empathetic, it just keeps getting him into trouble.
And Christine. Christine is a haunted young woman in more ways than one. Never fully recovered from the death of her father Christine is left this faded version of herself. She’s clearly vulnerable and finds solitude in the Voice teaching her to sing, even when she suspects it might be a delusion.
Single and ready to mingle? Nah more like single and ready to kidnap you and blow up an opera house if you won’t marry me.
My favourite part about Leroux-faithful E/C stories is always the moment when Christine says “I love you” for the first time and at first, Erik rants and does not believe her and there’s a lot of crying and then he finally does and they’re both crying and Erik’s just like
Modern Day Wedding Gown, Take 2!
I love a lot of things about the US Wedding Gowns, but one of the features I’ve just completely honed in on was the ribbed ottoman they use for the bodice.
I’ve been thinking a lot about it ever since I got a swatch of it a few months ago and we all know I’ve been dying to try my hand at a different modern day Wedding Gown. I like to think that I had “soft” and “romantic” in mind when I designed the first one and something with more structured lines with a hint of bombshell when I designed this one.
The gown features a pleated band on the neckline and hem, lace fans (I know this is an oddly specific detail that you can’t even see on the drawing, but I wanted pearls at the pointed edges of the fans, rather than rosettes), and the entire gown is made of the ottoman because I’m in love with how the material sits.
I will also say that a BIG inspiration for the mermaid tail skirt came from a conversation I had with veroniqueclaire a couple of months ago.
BUT here’s the best part, both dress designs could potentially be canon! If there is one thing I learned from watching Revenge, it’s that rich people have a ton of wedding gowns that they go through for wedding portraits and stuff and then one they actually get married in. (That’s also my way of expressing that I am not done with Modern Day Wedding!Christine. not by a longshot)
See the rest of my Modern Day series here!
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Art by Kasia Charko
I’M SEEING PHANTOM TONIGHT I AM BEYOND EXCITED
Looking forward to the new Thor.