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.
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. A wonderful scene, I like how you drew the snow and how everything else looks here.. Perfect!
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~)
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
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.
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.