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Phantoms Playing Poker by Raphael2054 Phantoms Playing Poker by Raphael2054
The type of art I'm best known for. based on Cassius marcellus Coolidge's "A Bold Bluff," this work gathers Phantoms from various sources.

[from l to r] William Finley from "The Phantom of the Paradise," Michael Crawford from the Lloyd Webber musical, Lon Chaney from the original 1925 silent film, Derek Rydall from "The Phantom of the Mall," and Charles Dance from the television miniseries.
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:iconnightchildmoonchild:
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Phantom of the Mall? I have now seen everything.
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:iconerikhenrydestler:
ErikHenryDestler Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
one chair left open! Ill play...
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DARKZADARPRIME Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great concept ! 
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:icon1up-mushroom:
1up-Mushroom Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just a fantastic image, thanks for making it. Favved.
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ThePhantomsgirl Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
they all look great
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:iconzadrgirl2113:
ZADRgirl2113 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Go Winslow go!! Oh and Michael!! :dance: yay!! LOL Chaney looks so mad at Finley!!
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Luaprata91 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your lon chaney looks too good to be lon chaney, i know his makeup work was phenomenal, but he was more ridiculous than scary, and looks like a fat nerd with a pig nose. if i would be that movie christine i would laugh my ass off till i died. LOL when i first watched that movie i was expecting something more "skull" like, like the book. anyway, phantom's movie often causes me that reaction, they are all disappointing somehow to me. the best version is Weber's musical, but i totally miss the full mask and noseless Erik...
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:iconlaladaycavalier:
LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist
I LOVE your Charles Dance Erik. I wish you would draw more of him. You do so so wonderfully.
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:iconmysticaqueen:
MysticaQueen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I started laughing when I saw this one just because all the other phantoms look afraid they're going to lose to Winslow! This is so cute
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Eriklover12345 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha I just noticed the pictures in the backround are Christine and Raoul with the punjab lasso around him :) a very good idea adding that....
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Eriklover12345 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow if the phantoms when on a mans night out....this would be it :)
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!!!!
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PhoenixoftheOpera Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Writer
oh my goodness! This is awesome=D
I like when people clash all the phantoms together and make them do something together. It's like a bonding thing going on with them all. lol.
lus my two favorite Phantoms are in it: Kopits and ALWs
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:icondevil6or6angel6:
devil6or6angel6 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"sorry ladies it's not strip poker"
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:iconblack01scarlet:
black01scarlet Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
pokerface gets a whole new meaning
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:iconblack01scarlet:
black01scarlet Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
one to the right looks like a baseball player!
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:iconbracefacefreak:
bracefacefreak Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
This made me LOL! Seriously I just LOVE it!
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:iconsirr:
sirr Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
I love your revised picture, but I much say your original is still my favorite ♥
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:iconargetlam97:
Argetlam97 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
i love the paintings on the wall! XDD
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:iconchar00:
Char00 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
too awesome!
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:icondoodles4cash:
doodles4cash Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! so cool! i love williams face! :+fav:
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:iconmusicalbutterfly605:
musicalbutterfly605 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Aaaw, the Maestro isn't doing very well!
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:iconfaerie-tayls:
Faerie-Tayls Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
I love the expressions of Chaney & Winslow (and hanged Raoul in the background photo)! And Charles is as cute as ever.<3
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:iconjthegymnast:
Jthegymnast Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Amazing job!
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:iconryoko-mitsirughi:
ryoko-mitsirughi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that's very creative. Love the perspective angle of it.
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:iconatressa:
Atressa Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
What, no Englund, Raines, or Lom? *chuckles* I -love- the "Hanging Raoul" pic... Very amusing pic overall :)
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:iconfatalbellman:
FatalBellman Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Nice! Haven't seen Phantom of Paradise or Phantom of the mall yet, but the others look just like themselves. Really recognizable. Great job! :D
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WierdButNotInsane Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Ha! I'm assuming that all of those deliciously sexy phantoms are at ALW Phantom's house...well...based on the pics in the back round.xD
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KojinkaLuigiGodzilla Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Chaney's and Finley's expressions are golden!
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DragonmageAuthoress Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student Writer
Brilliant! :D

I love the individual sense of character that each displays--you can tell just who each of them is even without really referencing their unique appearances--very well done!
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Silhouette01 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh! That's what you call 'the ultimate poker face' =D
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:iconredeyedcat:
redeyedcat Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Excellent. I love how Leroux!Erik is glaring at Winslow.
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:iconnuxa:
NuXA Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist
hahah! great! well done! :D
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:iconcosmic-girl88:
Cosmic-girl88 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol this is so cool!
Cosmic*
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:iconcrystal-gargoyle:
Crystal-Gargoyle Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
This is liquid awesome!!!
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:iconequineguardian:
equineguardian Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Wow...very well done!
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ShadowDrakkon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
It looks as if William Finley is going to decimate all the others with his cards, apparently that smirk on his face, it looks deceiving. (And by decimate, I mean "beating them at Poker")
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Crystal-Gargoyle Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Yee Hee Hee!!! I'm rooting for Lon Chaney in this one.
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DarthxErik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Student General Artist
I like the portraits in the background. :XD: ha ha

awesome job! charles dance in particular looks amazing.
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Altris26 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
LOL awesome!! :hug: awe..i love this!.. Ive been trying to collect all the different versions of the phantom :) I havent heard of the ' phantom of the mall' before.. I'll have to look into that :D.

I never did like the Paradise one though.. But then again i'm kinda picky lol.
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SilverLady7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
A Phantom miniserie... wow! Never seen here in Brazil.
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Kirstieheartsmusical Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Writer
the pictures on the wall ar great. i love charles dance's phantom, you definatly did him justice. the rest are good too espesially Lon Chaney, and Lloyd webber's phantom! great great job hehe!!!
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Phantom-Elf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job! I like it a lot!
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:iconblackvixzin:
blackvixzin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
XD Thats amazing!
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:iconisis:
isis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
hehe, Clever!!
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:icondragon-hobbit101:
Dragon-hobbit101 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Someone made an avatar of this that said "Sorry ladies, it's not strip poker.".......................
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:iconthe-persian:
the-persian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Lon Chaney is soooo gonna kick their butts
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:iconblackdahlia:
blackdahlia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ha! Well, this certainly beats the one with the dogs. XD
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:iconsephathor:
sephathor Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
finally, somone else who has heard of Phantom of the Mall!
Love the drawing, great job!
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nicolexlove Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
michael crawford is my favorite
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