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Bookshop Belle by gwendybee Bookshop Belle by gwendybee
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Super long time no see, everyone! :heart: I've been so busy with fun and unfun stuff that I've totally neglected my dA gallery. But at last, I've managed to finish this picture, and I'm super excited to share it with everyone! Belle is one of my favorite Disney Princesses, and I'm so glad I've finally gotten the chance to draw her. x) And just in time for me to add this picture to my prints list for my January Artist Alley adventures!

This is definitely another one of the most labor-intensive backgrounds I've done. It's good to challenge yourself by drawing things outside your comfort zone, like furniture/architecture/clutter, but I think I'm going to keep the next picture or two I do light in the background area. =P I promise the next pictures won't take nearly this long! I'm hoping to get one deviation done every 1-2 months.

As always, feedback and constructive criticism are greatly appreciated!

Other Disney pieces:
:bulletred: Bookshop Belle
:bulletgreen: Ariel's Grotto
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Victor2K Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Nicely done
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Steffel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite Disney princess! And you really did her justice. I love the colors and the background is just amazing. Great job!
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gwendybee Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much! I spent sooo much time on that background, haha. Glad it paid off!
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IMPERFECTINPINK Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i luv this!!!!!!!!!!! can you give me some tips on how you do your art? reply plz!!!!!!
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gwendybee Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Digital Artist
1) Thanks! I'm really glad you like it.
2) "Any tips" is too vague for me to answer, haha. If you ever get a chance to swing by one of my Livestreams, I'd be happy to talk about how I'm doing what I'm doing. Otherwise, my general advice is to study the basics of art (anatomy, composition, perspective, color theory) to have a good foundation, and study specific artists you really like to try to figure out what it is you like about what they do, and how you can use that to improve your own stuff. Try new things! You'll fail a lot and most of it will look terrible, but you'll learn a lot from trying and that will help you grow.
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IMPERFECTINPINK Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you soooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!
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leonaenae Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I like how her pose is so relaxed. Nicework!
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gwendybee Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Aww thanks! I'm glad you like it x)
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AngelDKWitch Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Photographer
what would happend if you put Belle in a large and old library?
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gwendybee Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Digital Artist
She'd marry you. Right? I'm pretty sure that's what happened to the Beast in the movie.
(Sorry for the slow response!)
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