Who hasn't seen that one, it's been in my own favourites since she posted it. It's kind of impossible to not put Belle in the 1700s since that's the most prevalent period in the film's design. I started my princesses inspired by a series of postcards my sister brought from Versailles.
And nah, I doubt I'll ever do a historically "accurate" princess series as such, so many have been done already that I don't think I could add anything new to it. I will however continue to occasionally put the princesses in historical settings when I feel like it.
Oh my gosh she's adorable, I love the hands and overall pose!!
Only tip I'd give you though is if you use dip pens get denser paper. Smooth bristol board or pressed watercolour paper (not the soft and fluffy paper that rips almost like tissue when you tug it with your fingers) works out best in my experience. Even better grade sketch pads like Daler&Rowney's Ebony/Artist ranges work well and if you don't use watercolours then normal printer paper is good but it can't deal with water without becoming a crumply mess. Porous cartridge or sketching paper and some types of watercolour paper suck ink like a sponge and give you that frayed and fuzzy linework. Which can in itself be a cool effect too but if you want clean lines get more solid paper.
Yeah... they'd all look good when done properly. I made a start at it once and realised that with all the dress and hair poofyness I can't fit all ten princesses onto the same sheet of paper with a sufficient level of detail that I want to put into it. I need to draw all of them separately which is going to take time.
Oh wow, that is a gorgeous pic. I love the colors and the details on the dresses. I want one in my closet! I also love how you did their hair in the style of the period, but kept the details similar to Disney's version. Great picture and thank you for sharing!