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The Mask You Wear by Checker-Bee The Mask You Wear by Checker-Bee
My Secret Santa pic for :iconferresan: for the :iconmusical-fans: Secret Santa Merry Christmas! :D

I was inspired by the line "I am the mask you wear, it's me they hear" from "The Phantom of the Opera"

It's been so long since I did a Phantom of the Opera pic, but it is by far my favorite musical ever!!!:heart: I was thrilled when Ferresan put it in her request comment! I had to draw Christine in her "Think of Me" dress :D

Traditional: Blue colored pencil and paper
Digital: Sai
Time: approx- 3 hours
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:iconcandyexorcist:
candyexorcist Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student General Artist
The color effects are absolutely lovely. I'm jealous ;)
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! And don't be jealous! I love your gallery! You have great personal style and are epic at drawing wings!
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candyexorcist Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, thank you! I'm flattered that you checked out my gallery.
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Elsie-Black Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
...And now that song is completely, irrevocably stuck in my head for the rest of the day. (And not my "tea", is auto-spellcheck seemed to think XD).

:la:

Definitely one of my all-time favourite musicals (the first one I properly fell in love with, in fact.) And this is beautifully done - lots of pictures portray Christine as a lot older than she's meant to be (in the book itself she's only about seventeen or eighteen), but here you've shown her as very youthful and very innocent, which, at least in my mind, is exactly right. The Phantom also looks surprisingly young though, and rather innocent himself (more sad than malicious or cunning), which is certainly an interesting way of looking at it. To be honest he looks quite sweet *huggles Phantom*. So, yes! I like this a lot - there's some gorgeous imagery in it, like the white flowers in Christine's hair which, again, show youth and innocence, contrasting with the orange lights which, looking closer, could either be fire or spotlights.

So, uh...*looks back*. Wow. I rambled far too much there. ^^; What I meant to say is that this is beautifully done, and I like it a lot. :D

~Elsie
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, same here! Phantom is and will always be my favorite musical ever! :heart::heart::heart:

Thank you so much!! your comments are wonderful and so well thoughtout! I love ur rambling comment and the fact that you really considered my picture! :D I'm so glad you picked up on a lot of what I was going for! ...except, I didn't mean to make the Phantom look young. oops! as you can tell, I'm better at drawing girls and gentler features. But I like your take on it! :) however, Christine's youthful look is totally intentional. You're right. she is supposed to be young and innocent. :)Thank you for another very kind and thoughtful comment! It really means a lot to me!
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Elsie-Black Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome. :)
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ElectronicBloo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh I haven't seen this one yet! :D I only saw bits and pieces of Phantom of the Opera, but it's a wonderful musical. The songs are breathtaking when performed by the right people.
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ikr?! I love love love the music!! I highly suggest you see the movie. I know you'd like it. I still can't watch it without singing along and crying at the end!
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ElectronicBloo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahahaha alright. Suggestion considered.
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ferresan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Lovely! I love the soft look of the entire picture. Thank you so much! I love it. ^^
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad u like it!!! :heart:
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Multicoloredspirit Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Your spirit and my voice in one combined...

The phantom of the opera is there.. Inside Your Mind. *DUNDUNDUNDUNDUNNN*

Sorry, had to.
Very nice picture <3
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Those who have seen your face
draw back in fear.
I am the mask you wear,
its me they hear!

I completely understand! lol!
thanks!
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flanny-chan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty! I love the lighting effects! :D
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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lesmisphantofopera Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! :D
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