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RRW - Where's Belle? by TaijaVigilia RRW - Where's Belle? by TaijaVigilia
This is the last of the random request week prizes and it's for :iconfeathereyed:

The request was simply "Could you draw belle lost in a huge pile of books and beast trying to find her?" which instantly made me go omgomgomg that's so cute why didn't I think of it and then I started drawing it... and went oh yeah.. books. Lots of books. Lots and lots of books. And then some more books. In a pile. All over the place. But it was still so cute I *had* to do it. If I ever have lots of spare time in my life I'd love to do this as a sort of "Where's Waldo" page with the whole library but alas that'll have to wait till retirement. :D
Only thing that had me stuck for a moment was what light to give Belle in her little book-cave. Open flame candle felt a bit unsafe but then I came across Argand oil lamps which were a brand new invention in 1700s France and a predecessor for the more familiar-looking bulbous victorian oil lamps. So that's what she got as it's at least sort of close to the supposed pseudo-historical era of the film.

Fine marker and watercolours.
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Lozfoai Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Belle the book worm! Living under the hep of books instead of dirt. :D
A-Little-Tea-Rat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
I usually don't think much of Belle as far as Disney characters go, but Belle looks so cute under her little book hut, and I like the Beast's face. The little cups on the shelves amuse me too, and Cogsworth helping XD.
Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
What about your interpretation of events IF Belle had gone to library with Cogsworth and Lumière, instead of sneaking up into the West Wing?  And how would the Be respond? 

ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Belle's there! In a book fort!! :XD:
Herrold Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's like a pillow fort...but with books! I really like this one, is amazing!
HorseGuardian Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg that would so be me.
GodlyJewel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Epic win! All book lovers should read in book forts. Bookdiva I would totally do this if I was in that library.
sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, this is adorable ^^ 
TaijaVigilia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for all the lovely comments. :)
Manda-of-the-6 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Belle is brushing up on her Faerie Tales I see. ^_^ Fantastic piece. I love Beast's expression.
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