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Beauty n Beast by Yagellonica Beauty n Beast by Yagellonica
My version of the Beauty and the Beast.

I was challenged by lovelessdevotions.deviantart.c…  to create this subject with the beast being in any beastly form of my choosing. So, I went with the horned god of the woods type for him.

The Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite fairy tales but unfortunately I never really liked the Disney version of it. Always thought the beast ought to have been a clear opposite of the beauty, like night and day. Thus my beast hides in the shadows and blends in the background even though he has a flamboyant style and a presence that conquers even the largest of spaces. Beauty on the other hand is a representation of innocence and purity, perhaps a little naive as well, but kindhearted and gentle.
Also, the basic theme of the Beauty and the Beast fits several other tales just as well: Hades and Persephone > the Minotaur and Ariadne... It is proverbial union between two opposites.

Somewhat of a challenge this picture, all in all. Never quite drawn things in pale pastel colours, so had to take care not to over-do beauty's gown or make it too dark. Also, my personal preference are blondes, hence she is a blonde instead of the Disneyfied brunette.
And I love bling. So much bling. But not too much... :D (Big Grin) 


Everything is done on ClipStudioPaint Pro.
The marble effect on the columns is part of the clip studio ready textures. The rest are mine.
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DAGAIZM Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the idea of portreing gentleness of the Beast, with the butterfly on his finger...
Very well done!
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Yagellonica Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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daviddekleer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Congratulations!! :D
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:iconyagellonica:
Yagellonica Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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daviddekleer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!! ^_^ And thanks for the watch!! :-D
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
wow
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:iconyagellonica:
Yagellonica Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hug  Thanks.
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I really like how this brings though to Hades and Persephone
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CaeliaIceEyes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect because there is nothing cartoonish about it and they really look more mature than the fairytale characters we so often see. I love how your beast is not ugly but rather dark and unusual. 
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Yagellonica Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Hug 
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EasyA-23 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Holy cow wow! This is absolutely magical :rainbowswirlla:
Hi five! Even I'm biased towards blondes!
Oh oh also, the Beast's got some awesome Pan's Labyrinth vibes!
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Yagellonica Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! Pan's Labyrinth! Completely forgot about that > one of my favourite fantasy-horror movies! It must have been lurking somewhere at the back of my mind when I was making this! Love 
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LualaDy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016   Traditional Artist
ow you impressed me on that one!
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Yagellonica Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Hug 
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Mutantenfisch Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going crazy about the textures of their clothing and your lighting right now. This is insanely beautiful and I really like your version of the Beast. :heart:
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Yagellonica Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly! :happybounce: 

The pattern on their clothing is something I made and you can find it in my Pattern folder and download it and use it. Nod 
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