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The Riddle by DetectiveMel The Riddle by DetectiveMel
Sometimes I doodle when I'm supposed to be doing something else.

They all are caught in the middle of one long treacherous riddle. (I was obviously listening to 'The Riddle' from The Scarlet Pimpernel when I drew these guys.) I'm still not sure I picture Marguerite properly yet though, it's difficult for some reason. And I really can't help but draw Chauvelin in a way that makes you feel kind of sorry for him.

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Tarnisis Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh, I love this SONG!!!!

Whose your favorite cast for the this song? The first or the second?
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I like elements of both! But the second, probably, I really like the way Rex Smith sings some of those songs. How about you?
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Tarnisis Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love Terrance Mann, but in The Scarlet Pimpernel I perfer Rex Smith. His voice is perfect for the role of Chauvilin. (I know I'm not spelling that right. But I haven't the foggiest idea how to spell it. :blush:)

I absolutely melt when Rex Smith sings, Where's the Girl. It makes my heart do funny things. :aww:
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
It's funny cos when he (Rex Smith) acted the role he sometimes came across a little too sharp and angry. Chauvelin isn't really quite as shouty, imo. But yeah, the way he sings Where's the Girl... his voice is perfect for it.
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Tarnisis Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
There are some parts where he doesn't fit. And he does yell, doesn't he? :XD:

I ADORE Where's the Girl. :iconawwloveplz: It's one of my favorites. :meow:
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Aeolian-Wisp Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Wow, great job it's so rare to see good scarlet pimpernel fanart. <3
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Thank you so much! I very much appreciate that =)
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Tower-of-Peace Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
I adore this story, in all its forms ^^ I want to play Margy soooo bad! :D
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Meketaten Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I. WANT. THAT. HAT. Actually Marguerite's costumes were making me go crazy with costume jealousy or something. SO COOL.
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
MAKE THEM or something. I daaaaaare you too.
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Meketaten Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol Their outfits at the ball were making my head explode with detail. And I love Marie for being a costume designer!
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Yeah mine was about to explode too. I even really loved her getup right at the beginning for Storybook (that pink wig thing was immense)
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Meketaten Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! And she's so pretty! I'm glad her face was zoomed in.
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DarthPooky Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
When I properly know who the characters are, I will know what you're talking about because I just started this book! But you're right about Chauvelin. XD He still looks great, though!
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Ah, fun! It's not a long book at all. Let me know what you think when you've finished!

And thanks. I can't help it, I just like him so much (and I'm usually not one to side with the 'baddies' ).
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DarthPooky Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely will! I've heard mixed opinions on Chauevelin, but I will reserve judgment until I've read the book. XD
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
He's a lot more of a strictly bad guy in the book (but I still kind of liked him). I think to some extent I prefer most of the adaptations that played on the love-triangle thing. And I usually don't care at all for love triangles.
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DarthPooky Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not much of a love-triangle person either, but this character sounds really interesting. I really need to finish it now. >.<
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elavoria Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
omg I recognized Marguerite! :D We're watching that movie at school, unfortunately not the musical version, though, and it's the first time I've seen it. Good job on this!
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Which movie version are you watching? I've liked - for different reasons - all the adaptations I've seen so far.
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elavoria Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the 1982 version. I love the guy who plays Percy; he's amazing!
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Ah, that's the one with Ian McKellen, yes? He's actually adorable in that film.
And yeah, Anthony Andrews is great, he does the foppish thing so well, and the voice he puts on makes me laugh.
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elavoria Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, that's the one. I can't sympathize with Chauvelin that much; I think he's a jerk.

He acts so silly sometimes! :D
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Aw D: He's so cute, though.
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elavoria Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Meh... I guess he's just fighting for what he believes in, can't argue with that. *shrug*
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Well, okay! I know he's kind of unpleasant. And a murderer. But there's something really tragic about his character I think. But to each their own! Percy is still awesome.
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SoulLostAtSea Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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DetectiveMel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Thanks!
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