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The Beast Dies by kelseymichele The Beast Dies by kelseymichele
Part of my thesis series: a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

Prints of this and my other work are now available here: [link]
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EveningStar713 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. I really do.
MattPriceTime Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Excellent. I like to see different animals used for the "beast"design. I find this one a pretty fascinating one in fact. It reflects the gentle yet at the same time can be perceived intimidating, much like the animals used for inspiration. Great touching art
anahiroart Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Flamme-Doudoune Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
That's a really beautiful piece !
Sweetdreams-Writer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Beautiful! :heart:
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zuzuyak Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Why haven't more people commented on this? This is one of the greatest interpretations of the classic fairytale I've seen. Love this whole series of drawings of yours!:D
Idarshu Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Such expression and so much said without words. Bravo!
shuramiyaki Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I've only just seen this series of yours and I've fallen in love with it. Gorgeous work.
CrackedHeart12 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
love it:)
KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of the Mercer Mayer Beauty and the Beast- and that is a high compliment, for that book is glorious.

I love the idea of the beast as a deer, you often see him as a lionesque creature.
jmercedesd Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous interpretation!
fairlightedzoe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
There's so many things I love about this I don't even know where to begin with! so beautiful and amazing
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Her expression is so poignant and stricken! That's what sells this whole scene. Masterfully done.
broknbeauti Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beauty and the Beast is my most beloved fairy tail. I have read, watched, and viewed many different versions but have never seen one quite like this. Magnificent.
dreamstar95 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I just wanted to say I love this whole retelling idea of yours, plus your art is so amazing to go along with it. I hope you do more!
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Poignant and gorgeous! :heart:
Grodansnagel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Digital Artist
It truly is gorgeous!
Rael-the-one Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Brought me to tears the instant I looked at il! Very intense! Just love it!
kisa-yanto Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
its absolutely beautiful ^^ i really love your beast interpretation.
kelseymichele Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! :)
VictoryJane Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Dude I'm dying for you to finish this thesis series of yours, this picture is my background for my computer. It's amazing.
kelseymichele Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow, thanks! the work that is up for this series was actually all that my thesis consisted of (since i only worked on it for a semester rather than a full year), but its possible that i would do more illustrations from this story. i had a lot in mind when i began the project and simply didn't have the time to do them all. :aww:
cocoart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love these pictures and simply cannot believe the nobody has commented on them. Beautiful work, lovely remaining of the characters. It's hard to see beyond the immensely popular Disney version and you've done it spectacularly.
kelseymichele Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! i had a lot of fun doing this project since the original story is so close to my heart, though of course there was a lot of not fun involved too (deadlines!). i'm just glad you appreciate it. ^-^
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