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Art and arroganceI originally posted a version of this in my journal, but the reaction has been so positive that I decided to make it a news article, at Rockinfroggi's suggestion. And thank you to everyone who commented on the original journal!Art and arrogance by SvenjaLiv
I've been spending more time around dA lately, and while most of it is very positive, some of it... well, isn't. People telling each other their work sucks, stop drawing, etc. Or even people looking at my work and saying or thinking that they'll never be as good and getting discouraged.
Please, please, don't. No one is born perfect. No one is born able to compete in the Olympics or paint a masterpiece. I first picked up a pencil when I was one year of age I've had over twenty-two years of near-constant practice, and I have a mother who's an art teacher. I had a load of encouragement and constructive criticism and advice. And I'm still hugely critical of my own work and see a hundred flaws in everything I do. I'm nowhere near reaching my full p
HURRAY for POTTER DAYHURRAY FOR POTTER DAY!!!!!!!!!HURRAY for POTTER DAY by Teapot-Mysteries
As I'm going to see the new film tomorrow I wanted to get in the mood with some awesome Potter work by you lovely lovely people.
I will only be displaying the good stuff here no smutty kinky fan art I'm afraid just the stuff that happens in the books.. but don't despair the work is amazing as you'll shall see!!
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For many years, phans (myself included) have wondered about what Leroux!Erik’s mask ‘actually’ looked like. I’ve held for a long time that it was probably a very ordinary-looking mask for the time/place—since Christine doesn’t note it as being unusual—but had never seen any period masks that matched with what Leroux described. But then, early this summer, in the course of my on-going artistic historical research into PotO, I was extremely excited to uncover a style of mask that not only fit all the descriptions given in the book, but also—though it is nearly forgotten about nowadays—would have been readily available at the time the story is set! Additionally, it seemed to fit with the description given of Raoul’s masquerade mask (showing that Leroux had an awareness of this type of mask).
As soon as I had the opportunity to speak with her in person, I shared my discovery with FdelOpera, who quickly linked the mask I found with the term ’barbe du masque’—used in the original French text in reference to Erik’s mask, but rendered in various (inaccurate) ways in the different English translations. She was also able to find descriptions of this ‘barbe du masque’ in other historical documents, matching what I had found, to substantiate the connection even more strongly—effectively confirming that this *is* the sort of mask that Leroux had in mind as he wrote!
And so, it is my great honour to present this painting: Erik’s black silk mask, as intended by Gaston Leroux.
Acrylic on Bristol board, 11x14 inches
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