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Mask by RJDaae
Mask

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 She was also able to find descriptions of this ‘barbe du masque’ in other historical documents, matching what I had found, to substantiate the connection even more strongly—effectively confirming that this *is* the sort of mask that Leroux had in mind as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

On tumblr here

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le violon du mort by RJDaae
le violon du mort
'Do as you please, but I shall be at Perros too, for I am wherever you are, Christine; and, if you are still worthy of me, if you have not lied to me, I will play you The Resurrection of Lazarus, on the stroke of midnight, over your father’s tomb and on your father’s violin.’

Happy almost-Halloween! :) :pumpkin:

I know how off the violin is, please don't remind me. I originally sketched this with the intention of colouring it digitally, and had about 8 hours of work put into doing just that (including correcting the violin/pose), but my graphics program decided to corrupt the file. -_- So I went ahead and just printed the sketch out on heavier paper and painted it instead, and didn't have enough time (or willpower) left over to fix the violin again.

On tumblr here.


Acrylic on 11x17 copy paper, digital background
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I realized that I never posted on here to say that I have a facebook page for my art now. It's here, and I would really appreciate it if you guys could 'like' it. :) 

I'm also still taking commissions for Phantom Ayesha* plushies:
Ayesha Plushies by RJDaae
Look how cute they are! I only have time to get a very small number of these made in time for Christmas, so if you want to get someone one as a gift, act quickly!
*That is, Ayesha from 'Phantom', not Ayesha with a mask. Though that would be adorable.
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Chantelle Chapman
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happy b-day!Have your cake and eat it too 
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Happy birthday! :D
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday! :D 
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Happy Birthday
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's August 2nd which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year! Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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RJDaae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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WebberErikPhan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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RJDaae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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WebberErikPhan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Of course! Did you have fun?
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RJDaae Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep! :)
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Thank you! :D
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You're welcome :)
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Happy birthday! :D
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RJDaae Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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