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

here is the Beauty: i wanted her to be a bit more feisty than other versions of her, especially compared to the original. (i've always looooved disney's version of her as a bookworm with enough spirit to stand up to the beast still.) i imagine her to be a bit more teenagery in her fiestiness, though. refusing to be afraid of the beast and preferring to ignore him rather than confronting him. though my version of this story is only in sketches and paintings, and not totally written out, it would involve a lot more growth on the beauty's part as well as the beast's and a lot less virginial symbolism.

also, she has freckles because i like them. :3

Prints of this and my other work are now available here: [link]
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wounttellyou Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Student Artist
lovely style :)
HewyToonmore Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Another coincidence! My beauty has red hair too! :D
drsheridan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Writer
I love love LOVE this entire series! you're so talented!
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Beautiful design! :heart:
LaraInPink Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this portrait! The character design, the style of the profile, her clothes, her freckes... :heart:
I really like all your thesis drawings about the Beauty & the Beast, it seems a very interesting work, I'd love to see more of the process and also the final result :aww:
kelseymichele Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! since you mentioned it, i decided to go ahead and upload some of the process sketches she and the beast went through. they can be found in my scrapbook, as well as in the Beauty and Beast portion of my gallery. :D
LaraInPink Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!I've seen the sketches, your work and dedication on the project is clear on them, thank you for posting them! :aww:
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