beauty and the beast concept art

Someone should really talk to Disney about this. Especially because Hollywood has yet to turn out a prominent movie about Atlantis, Disney would be a fool to not take advantage of this fact. Even though it would be a remake of the animated film, they could build upon it and reimagine it as a massive, spectacular epic with mind blowing effects almost like Avatar. I would pay hella money to watch that shit.

Here’s another Beauty and the Beast concept painting I did! This knocks out two designs in one piece: Belle’s gold dress and the Beast in his human form. In the words of Glen Keane through Belle in a cut line, ‘Do you think you could grow a beard?’ I’m one of the people who wishes that the Beast remained in his non-human form, so I tried to keep some of his more “animal” features in this design (mainly those furrowed brows). Belle’s gown is perfect in the original film and if it isn’t Baroque, don’t fix it, so I tried to remain faithful to the original design. I imagined it being made of a more diaphanous fabric than the fabric in the animation, though. The overall style of this one is based on Gainsborough who to my understanding was one of the inspirations for the original film.

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I painted my own spin on Beauty and the Beast with the help of my dog Milo! It was really fun drawing a Disney classic that I grew up with. Hope you enjoy it! :D

Can’t believe I forgot to post this one! This was kind of two projects in one. I had to do a book cover for my Sci-Fi and Fantasy Illustration course. In addition I did this as a personal project; a graphic novel retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The script is still a working progress but in the meantime I will update with concept art until it is time to reveal the final piece. :)