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"If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt."

Thomas Carlyle

(Incidentally, I just finished reading Carlyle's Sartor Resartus. It's wacky, completely absurd, and brilliant.)

The height difference between Christine and Erik will never NOT make me laugh. The original novel never mentions Erik's height, I don't think, but for some reason, I've always pictured him being abnormally tall and Christine being teeny-tiny. It's just funny. She's fun-sized. Tell me that's not adorable. I just imagine Erik perpetually terrified that he's going to break her, somehow, because she's itty bitty, when in reality, my ideal Christine is chock full o' spunk. 

Phantom of the Opera belongs to Gaston Leroux.
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ProjectAnimation Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
What a lovely piece!! 
WritterInTheArtHat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Aw, Christine is so tiny :3
Lotte-destler Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That's how I always roleplay the two! Comical height difference always makes thing adorable and interesting.
Caustic-Phangirl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is me. And any other guy who wants to kiss me/whom I want to kiss.
But hey - "Life's too short. I'm not." ~ Kristin Chenoweth
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
so short, & not even her tippy toes could help her!!
Wynnifredd Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
totally adorable and highly approved.
that looks like a Telki worthy prank, there.
PhantomPhanGirl1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
I absolutely love this!
anazbellz Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I really like her dress... <3
GhostWriter24601 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love I love deviantART! cute
Phantombob Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I clicked on this to favorite it, only to then's already in my favorites. Well done, I adore your artwork.
InvictusPhantom123 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant once again my friend! Brilliant! :) Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Kitty begging 
Muirin007 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
InvictusPhantom123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You responded!!!!!!! Check on Tumblr if you got my question!! No time to waste!!!!!!!!!!! :) This is the happiest day of my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
MemorieLane Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
That is absolutely gorgeous!
RedRoseBlackRibbon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! So adorable. And I agree with you on the height thing for both of them, at least it's how I always picture them. Perhaps the fact that I'm fun-size has something to do with it. ;)
LadyPhantom018 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Muirin007! your works are amazing!Llama Emoji 21 (Speechless) [V1] I am sorry for my english, i am from Russia.) I wanna ask just one question: where, how and on what book you learned to draw?Llama Emoji 23 (Shyness) [V1] Llama Emoji 09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] 
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT!!!!!!
Indigo-Night-Wisp Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Well. If this isn't just absolutely adorable, I don't know what is.

I shipped it before. But if I hadn't, I would now. :)
LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Exactamundo! ^^
I has friend over, and when I looked at this she was like: "0_0 Dude, why is you fist-pumping?" And I proceeded to spew ramble about POTO cuteness ratios and Muirins and tippytoes -oh my!
Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
omg adorable!! :squee:
thisiskris89 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist
so freakin cute!><
imhilien Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely. :D
Stirack Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just too adorable!  You're versions of Christine and Erik will always be my favorite- they are just perfect.  Yay for fun-sized Christine and and beanpole Erik lol
Mominator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013

Sorry to have taken so long to see this; my husband has finally retired and moved up to our new home and I've been busy unpacking stuff and finding (or making) homes for it.


I LOVE this picture.  The time and effort you put into the details is amazing:  the stripes and shading in Christine's dress, her curls, the fancy detailing on Erik's jacket - just incredible.


And done with such a limited palette, too.





RealtaDeSomnium Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
The adjective term for being petite- fun-sized- never fails to excite a chuckle or two within me. Especially coming from the fact that I am 4 foot nine.
prosper06 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
This makes me wonderfully happy. I can imagine Erik scrambling to catch Christine when the books topple over (accidentally on purpose). Thank you so much for sharing, and keep enjoying your drawing! :)
raelislington Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I dunno, Muir! Christine comes form some serious Nordic stock! But even if -she- was abnormally tall, Erik would still tower over her. XD
Godmusic Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Writer
love her!! so brillant colours!! so little thought
DragonessDeanna Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
I just never get enough of your Erik and Christine pics. ^^

Will you be doing a Christmas one again this season? I always look forward to them every year from you. =)
ThirteenthMonth Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aaaand. This is amazing.
Lord44 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is adorable. I love how you have her standing on all those books! :D 
DragonDollRAWR Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In my Phantom Dragon comics, Erik is pretty tall, but his wings are huge! Christine is pretty small in my comic too. The only dragon she is taller than is Firman.
Midnight-attractions Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, that's what I'll have to do! I'm so short, everybody always laughs when I have to climb on top of things to reach stuff, but I say hey, there's nothing wrong with being short, I just make tall people work harder for me!

But anyway, this is a really cute picture, and I always though of Erik as being abnormally tall too!
BornFreak Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist
I find it cute, she standing on the books... it's too cute for me! :aww:
Thunder-Star Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daaaw, what an adorable drawing~ X3 The height difference is quite amusing. XD
DarkLover33 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Writer
really cute picture!
iheartmoony7 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Writer
This is so cute!
Melstrife Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Cute and amazing as always!!! :heart:
shyojotoxic Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
I really love this lovely idea, so cute that makes my heart melt!
Rattus--Norvegicus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Photographer
This is absolutely adorable. I don't generally ship E/C, but when you draw them... well, I have some trouble not doing so for a little while, haha
ChristineBelle16 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Love it! I am such a big fan of your Christine/Erik stuff, it really is the best
NevaSirenda Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this. I love her standing on a pile of books to reach him. That is so adorable.
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
XD, another use for those books!!
saturdaychick Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
This is just so perfect and charming!!!! I absolutely adore it!
SpookvdOpera Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Too cute! I can imagine Erik taking Christine in his arms just to kiss her because she is so tiny! :D
HollyTheTerrible Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is adorably great! I too enjoy the height differences between Erik and Christine. Makes an interesting contrast. 

P.S. You are brilliant at drawing period costumes! I always enjoy looking at and admiring your designs. 
vytina Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SO cute!!  I love the height difference between them that your work shows.  Christine standing on a pile of books here just makes me giggle and smile.  Her smile is precious too! :love:
NightmareSiren Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh, I just love all of your Phantom art. This is so cute!
reynagroff Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Love it! The size difference is adorable.
Mendedpixie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gosh, your art makes me so happy! Especially your Phantom art. Fabulous job as usual. I love that she is on tippy toe on the books, and she can still barely reach Erik in order to kiss him. So. Damn. Cute.
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