And a little work in progress. How is the weather where You live? Here, I am almost melting. Thankfully the temperatures now went down to more tolerable grades, but the heat still sticks in the rooms. Thank God that I found my two own fans. And I guess in Erik’s case such heat ist especially a pain when You have to wear a mask. 

As next step, I’ll add a bit colour.

muirin007:

fdelopera:

phantamxrose:

My dad had shingles on one side of his face a few years ago, he looked worse than Gerik.

My boyfriend had poison ivy on the right side of his face last summer, and even he looked worse than Gerik. :/

I accidentally scratched the side of my cheek once when I was putting on foundation, and I looked worse than Gerik.

I have neurodermatitis attacks stretching into my face. Guess who looks on occastion worse than Gerik and still manages to go outside?! 

(Reblogged from muirin007)

Another a little pimped sketch of Christine in a run down mansion. I am planning some epic architecture drawings. Even as I am not that experienced in drawing architecture %D So, I take this project as a long practise in all sorts of architecture! I hope, You won’t mind. :D

Just a super quick messy skribble photographed with my smartphone. But I thought, before I head to sleep, I just tell you that finally Erik’s third cat has a name. It is “Zaide”, which means “the Happy One”. I originally routed for “Saida”, but a friend of mine on Facebook pointed me to a fragment of an opera by Mozart by the name “Zaide”. It is a different way of writing tha Saida, but the meaning is supposed to be the same. And I think the name matches really perfect. Thank you very much for the suggestions and welcome my new followers to the blog. Better scans and sketches will follow soon. :D

I like to imagine tha Erik might have a collection of photos of the old stars of the sideshows, like Joseph Merrick the Elephant man or the Camel-Girl Ella Harper. And he considers them to be sort of family photos. 
The little lovely tabby cat of Erik is still searching for ideas for a name. Two lovely ideas so far were: “Nazneen” a Persian name which means excuisitively, lovely, charming and “Persephone”, the wife of Hades. 

I like to imagine tha Erik might have a collection of photos of the old stars of the sideshows, like Joseph Merrick the Elephant man or the Camel-Girl Ella Harper. And he considers them to be sort of family photos. 

The little lovely tabby cat of Erik is still searching for ideas for a name. Two lovely ideas so far were: “Nazneen” a Persian name which means excuisitively, lovely, charming and “Persephone”, the wife of Hades. 

graveyarddirt:

Hans My Hedgehog, by Sara Otterstätter

For a turn something non-phantommy. But I found this old artwork of mine for a compilation of post-cards about fairy-tales. And Hans my Hedgehog used to be my favoourite fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. 

(Reblogged from graveyarddirt)
opera-comic:

year-of-horse:

Here a little crossover between this blog and my webcomic production blog about the Phantom of the Opera. This is a little coloured sketch for one of the chapter covers. I do another version with Christine to tomorrow.

Thank you very much for Your patience and Your admiration of my work to my 200 followers. This is a little crossover between my the year of the horse blog and this blog. Erik with carousel horse :3

And here is the second drawing with Erik. At least on the piece of paper I made the drawing, he and Christine are together. :)

opera-comic:

year-of-horse:

Here a little crossover between this blog and my webcomic production blog about the Phantom of the Opera. This is a little coloured sketch for one of the chapter covers. I do another version with Christine to tomorrow.

Thank you very much for Your patience and Your admiration of my work to my 200 followers. This is a little crossover between my the year of the horse blog and this blog. Erik with carousel horse :3

And here is the second drawing with Erik. At least on the piece of paper I made the drawing, he and Christine are together. :)

(Reblogged from opera-comic)
opera-comic:

year-of-horse:

And here the second crossover post between my “year of the horse”-blog and the “Phantom of the Opera Comic production”-blog. Similar motive like yesterday, only with Christine. :) 

This is planned as the actual chapter cover illustration. Maybe the version with Erik will be the inner cover illustration. 

This drawing and the variation with Erik and the carousel horse are having now a new home. A friend of mine bought the two drawings along with a collection of other drawings from my Year of the Horse blog. I am very happy that he likes the drawings so much and I think, they’ll have a very good new home now. Thank you very much for the appreciation. :

opera-comic:

year-of-horse:

And here the second crossover post between my “year of the horse”-blog and the “Phantom of the Opera Comic production”-blog. Similar motive like yesterday, only with Christine. :) 

This is planned as the actual chapter cover illustration. Maybe the version with Erik will be the inner cover illustration. 

This drawing and the variation with Erik and the carousel horse are having now a new home. A friend of mine bought the two drawings along with a collection of other drawings from my Year of the Horse blog. I am very happy that he likes the drawings so much and I think, they’ll have a very good new home now. Thank you very much for the appreciation. :

(Reblogged from opera-comic)

Anonymous said: What are the names of Erik's cats? I love how you draw them :)

Thank you very much!! And it took me a little while to come up with at least two of the cats’ names. The large Maine Coon like cat is “Odin”. Erik got him from an animal shelter in Germany as a friend for the third and youngest cat. Odin has only one eye and a slightly crocked front paw. So the name was quite obviously refering to him missing an eye and looking like a lynx. :)

The second cat is Erik’s oldest cat. And sort of his favourite. Her name is Mistinguett, based on a french chanson singer going by the same nickname. He already had her, when he still lived and studied in Paris. She was there a straykitten at Montmatre. Almost like the Siamese kitten “Ayesha”  in Susan Kay’s novel. Her personality is also quite similar to Ayesha’s. She only likes her servant (Erik)  and herself. And due to her advantaged age, she has gotten pretty cranky towards everyone else. She does not like Erik’s flatmate Luna, not her doberman “Shah”, not the younger cat, not Odin, no children, no noise….. 

The third cat is still nameless. I thought of giving her the name “Sheherazade” as Erik stumbled upon her in Dubai. She is one of the beautiful straycats from the Arabian Peninsula. But I don’t find the name “Sheherazade” not so fitting, as the cat is more like a naive little child. She loves everyone. She loves Erik, loves Odin, loves Shah the dog, loves Luna, loves playing, loves hunting after moths. She even tried to make friends with cranky old Mistinguett. After this failed, Erik got her friendly big “Odin” as a friend.

In case any of my follower knows a nice name for a friendly little cat from the Arabian Peninsula, feel free to make a suggestion. I think you got the idea that Erik has the tendency to give his cats names that has references to either were he picked them up or to their appearence.

 

I spent my vacation at my parents’ home. It was a great time and I could recharge my batteries. And I thought maybe Erik should do the same. With some books, his cats, a cold drink and of course music. It’s a rare occasion to see him really relaxed. :3