This is such a lovely picture!! I just wish that we could see the beast lurking somewhere in the shadows watching her reaction. Or is he going to be the kind of host that tries to never show his face to her?
it's funny you say that! i actually made an storyboard/animatic for a class based around this scene, where the Beast secretly leads Beauty into the library and hides behind a curtain to watch her reaction to it. thank you for your nice comment.