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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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:iconvictor2k:
Victor2K Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Nicely done
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:iconsteffel:
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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:icongwendybee:
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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:icongwendybee:
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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AngelDKWitch Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Photographer
Yeah I think so, it's okay :D
been pretty busy myself, are staying online only because if I forget that I'm
offline while I want to Fav's some pictures xb
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pandorasconviction Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Fantastic idea!
Lovely work too :D
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww thank you! <3
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sunako-sama Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Lovely work ! It is even more interesting imo because , not only the scene is original and could have been easily figured in the movie but also her body has realistic features (those hips yay), which i unfortunately find it hard to find when it comes to disney's females depictions !
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply, but thank you so much! I'm really happy to hear such nice things about my picture. x)
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Occitanian-Beast Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Nice artwork, in a original scene. :-)
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MeetMeAtTheFifty Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I adore her face in this. So. Cute.
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww thank you very much! x)
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful, such a serene setting and expression!
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D I'm glad you like it.
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
One of the reasons why I love Belle.:iconblush--plz:
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013   Digital Artist
I think it's awesome that Belle loves books, so I wanted to make sure books were an integral part of my first real illustration of her. x) Glad you like it!
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Sweet!:D


I love it!:iconifreakinlovehimplz:
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:iconosayioniwabo:
Osayioniwabo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so lovely, you have a wonderful adrawing style! :love:
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much! :heart:
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covert15 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very pretty and well done. Nice work!
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconcovert15:
covert15 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Cute
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ArtCrawl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice. I like the idea a lot. :D :thumbsup:
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww thanks! I'm glad you like it!
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ArtCrawl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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amam2217 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Aww I love it! Awesome!
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much! :hug:
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AriellaMay Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is just amazing, her pose, the lighting..! Really well done, and kudos for getting so many books in there =P  That must have been fun to draw :meow:
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow thank you so much! :hug: I did have a lot of fun with this picture, but I have to say, I'm ready to do something that doesn't have a background quite as labor-intensive as this one!
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AriellaMay Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're very welcome!! ^^ Haha I think you definitely deserve a break after this masterpiece, a nice, simple gradient maybe! =P 
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh man, a gradient background sounds lovely. That or some loose, sketchy clouds or something!
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AriellaMay Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Mmm sounds fun! =P 
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:iconsilentmortal:
SilentMortal Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Wonderful work with allthe details! I love Belle, she's my favorite princess too! <3
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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww thank you! I spent a long, long time on this picture, haha. Belle's an awesome character. x)
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SilentMortal Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013

And all that long work sure paid off! :D You're welcome~

 

And haha, yes she is! Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney's finest. <3

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gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013   Digital Artist
I definitely agree! It was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. I'm pretty sure I still know all the words to the songs, haha!
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SilentMortal Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013

I know right? :D The movie was one of Disney's most flawlessed ones; Perfect story, perfect main character, perfect romance (in most Disney movies, the pair usually tend to fall inlove rather...quickly. But in BatB, they shown such a heartfelt and emotional journey between Belle and the Beast :heart:), perfect villain (Gaston was pretty damn funny at times. :XD:) perfect...everything. <3

 

...Sorry, i'm fangirling. :XD: And haha, me too! Though, I memorized most songs of the Disney movies lol. Each song was a part of my childhood~.

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gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Dude I love Gaston as a villain. He's very threatening and believable (which just makes him scarier), but he's also charismatic and fun to watch. And no worries! If you can't fangirl on the Internet, when can you?
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SilentMortal Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Yes! Gaston was such a funny sleazeball, it's hard not to like him. :XD: Oh, and remember his sidekick what's-his-face-again and the Bimbette's? The movie is just so rich with personality!
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gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
I somehow didn't even remember his groupie trio when I was a kid, but I love them now. His entire entourage is hilarious!
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HollyRoseBriar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013

Pretty!  The coloring and shading are awesome.  And all those books in the background! :heart:

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:icongwendybee:
gwendybee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug: The books seriously took ages, so I'm glad you appreciate them.
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