Erik Leveque is my original character from my upcoming gay story The Phantom & The Angel. Erik wears a mask to hide his badly burnt face. He used to work in Paris Opera House and had a gay love affair with the opera house owner. Yet, during a heated argument with his boyfriend, Erik was knocked down. An oil lamp was also knocked down, thus fire raged. Everyone thought Erik perished in agonizing fiery death. He survived, yet he lost half of his face to the fire. With a mask, he is now known as the Phantom who haunts the Opera House.
Years after the tragedy, Paris Opera House has a new star: a cute young man named Christien Arceneau. Erik is interested by his cuteness and falls in love. To his surprise, Christien doesn't find him appalling. Like a dream, they become lovers yet Erik still insists on hiding his burnt face from Christien. However, their love soon faces a big ordeal when Erik finds out that Christien is actually the son of his ex-boyfriend who caused him to lose his face.
This artwork was originally made for #yummymen
contest: suit/uniform. Although I did not win the contest, I really love this piece so much that I redid it repeatedly. This is version 3! For the latest version, I deliberately bring out the contrast between shadow and light to dramatize the surroundings. And I also add light.
The real model is NAKED! I photoshopped the costume and mask
Model: Lucas Knowles from Suite 703.