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Not like she could leave him. by TaijaVigilia Not like she could leave him. by TaijaVigilia
More in the category of "my head filling in gaps in a film".

Pencil drawing, colours in photoshop.

Snow texture from: [link]
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
...She did grow up on a farm, so I'm not all that surprised.:|
dragonpullman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Nice picture. This makes about as much sense as anything regarding a theory of how Belle got the Beast onto Philippe's back. Perhaps you could do another picture from the "my head filling in gaps in a film" series regarding how Belle was able to navigate the woods to find out where the Beast's castle is. It was a scene that animators initially were going to include, but it would up on the cutting room floor when they decided that it would "stall the story up". Perhaps it could be a picture of her encountering the same sign her father encountered in the film.
adnilnosnhoj Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Very nicely done. Good detail on their facial expressions.
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Is that blood under his cape?
TaijaVigilia Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No that's his own cape?  In the film Belle flings her blue cape over him and the Beast is wearing a red raggedy cape.
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Oh ok I see. It has been forever since I have seen this movie. ^^;
ChelShell Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Any more 'gaps in the film'? 

WanderSong Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Aww! Phillipe looks so cute in this pic.
Beautiful work! :D
eljayz1493 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Belle's been working out…every time I watch the scene, I wonder, what is her diet and workout plan? I've got to find out. Because it appears Belle has been pumping iron in secret, watch out Gaston, cause Belle has some physical strength you don't know about.
smarie12 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously though!
belleheart Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
What do you think is on Phillipe's mind? :)
WildSpirit-Forever Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
It's just looks simply amazing Meow :3 
Figolote Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love very much the style of it. Very strong movement into the tree brushes and the horse's hair.
Great composition and drawing. Love the colors too. 
AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Oh my god, this is gorgeous! ( I have a soft spot for snow scenes. <3) I always wondered how such a tiny girl could get him onto the horse and back to the castle. <3 
Ps, My "research" for my own Beauty and the Beast project turned into raiding your wonderful gallery. <3
TaijaVigilia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  :)  And I think I explained elsewhere that Belle's stronger than she looks- it's all that carrying books! ;)
dreamystarskye Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Beautiful! :D
Disneylyric Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool! It's always nice to imagine all of the deleted scenes.
ElaineSantana Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I really love that picture.
Rinkusu001 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
TaijaVigilia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
Rinkusu001 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
You're welcome. :)
disneylife Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
YOU should draw more beauty and the Beast! I LOVE how you draw them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TaijaVigilia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and I would draw Beauty and the Beast every day if I could lol... alas got other things to do too. :D
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
disneylife Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Again I Love how you draw the Beast!
Faybird Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Every time I see this scene I wonder "How the heck did she get him on the horse?"
Abranime Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning! Very dramatic and deep.

I've been thinking in make a drawing about this but with a humor and funny twist.
TaijaVigilia Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do it, and post a link, I luv BatB fan arts of all kinds. :w00t:
MissSparkle1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I think without a doubt, Belle is the strongest of the Disney Princesses, lol.
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I love that background.
Hitokiri-Ayame Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow the detail is amazing! Awesome job with the falling snow too :)
Nightfall26 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
And... HEAVE!!!
vya Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I also always wondered how she could be strong enough to help him on the horse. But wel, she was scared and really wanted to help him. :heart: A wonderful scene, I like how you drew the snow and how everything else looks here..:love: Perfect!
Fritin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
This picture has great atmosphere, and I love how the coloring/lighting makes the setting look very cold and wintery. The heavy snowfall is a great touch, too!
(I've always assumed that this is how it happened as well~)
MissSugardust Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I love this, and as many have said I always wondered how she was able to pull it off
bluesapphire92 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your concept of 'filling in the gaps'! My head goes there, too, sometimes. And your watercolours are just beautiful! Such a breath of fresh air in this digital age.
VictoriaAS Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Brilliant! Love the emotion you put into it, especially in their expressions. Wonderful.
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I love it!
Heart-patch Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist
Love this! I would guess this is how she did it too.
joyfulmusic Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Though I don't see how on earth she actually could have managed it. One of the many things I've wondered. Like did the objects age over time? If so then how old was Chip when the curse was put on the castle? And where is Chip's father? Ms. Pots sure has a lot of kids to have no husband! Maybe she adopted them though? Hm... The questions that fill my head that were never meant to be asked. lol
TaijaVigilia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mrs Potts also looks fairly old to be having such young children, but it's all the gaps in the story that give me material for my drawings so idm. :)
joyfulmusic Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe she did just take in the orphans... After all I don't think they had orphanages back then. And she does have a very motherly spirit.

I would like to know why that painting Belle found is of a grown human Beast considering he was quite a bit younger when he was transformed! It shows from the second movie I think... Belle's magical Christmas.

Which bring me to the subject that that fairy was just pain mean! He was a kid! A horribly bratty kid yes, but still just a kid! Then again I suppose back then you were considered an adult at the age of 12 or 13. But where were his parents? Did he turn out that way because he was abandoned? If so then quite a bit of the blame for his behavior falls on his parents. He wasn't exactly old enough to have overcome any major childhood trauma.

Gah! I've got too many questions! Ignore me! lol
izclark Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
no, the beast is meant to be about 21 at the time of the story taking place, and the little stain-glass intro says hes a 'young man' when he's cursed, so i'd place the picture at about 18 :)
TaijaVigilia Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always imagined the prince's parents had died when he was still young (not like life expectancy was that high pre-1900s) or had sent him to govern some far-off duchy or whatevs political reasons and he ended up like many other child monarchs of the history. Nobody around him would have the guts to teach him how to be and how to live because you simply did not say "no" to your future king.

And well, it did make for a fresh twist on the old fairytale to give Beast his bad temper as a reason for his 99 problems. Original fairytale doesn't really explain why a prince was turned into a beast iirc and in Cocteau's film he's under a spell as a punishment for something his parents did. In both cases he's already a very well-mannered and pleasant Beast when Belle shows up at his castle and she only has to overcome his ugliness. Disney just threw more spanners into the works like they usually do when turning a 3-page fairytale into an hour-and-a-half film. I generally try not to over-analyse story decisions like that when they don't really deduct from the essence of the tale. The unexplained gaps in my opinion are just fan art fodder. Om nom nom. :)
FollowedMyHeart Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I really love your style :D
SilentWolf94 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how Philippe's expression
Starlace Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love the tenderness and determination you showed here.
elfdust Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! I wonder how Belle managed to get him on the horse? The guy's massively huge! Oh well, that's just me babbling, hehe..

It looks like traditional coloring instead of PS, which is great :D
earth-angel13 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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