This is the last of the random request week prizes and it's for
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.
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.