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

for the Beast's castle, i was primarily looking at a lot of Russian influences, specifically palaces and cathedrals, though i kind of wanted to eliminate the coldness. the greenhouse/conservatory was really important to me as in the story it holds such an abundance of flora and fauna, most of which the Beauty has never seen before.

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x-Morganx Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was looking for a visual reference for a story I am writing with druid-y elves. I never would have considered a Russian influence on my own - probably in part because of the coldness you mention - but the colors and organic shapes in this image are a perfect inspiration.
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saramiel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
This is absolutely great! What a big and luminous castle! I was tired of the old, grim one ;)
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SariSpy56 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
this is beautiful
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rouge1234 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
That's just BEAUTIFUL.
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SerifeB Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is wonderful! I love it so much and specially the greenhouse which is a great touch!
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LaHaRo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
so beautiful!
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KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Simply stunning. The combination of the architecture of Russia with the warmth of a European summer is just glorious.
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Mr-Bluebird Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student
oh wow, this is amazing
love everything about it
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Friendofdragons Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
:jawdrop: I WANT ONE OF THOSE TOO!!!

I like that little door in the bottom of the tower. ;)
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TopHatBigPencil Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. (^,^)
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