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Beauty and the Beast by KmyeChan Beauty and the Beast by KmyeChan
Copyright Kmye Chan, 2014. All rights reserved.

Finally a new picture in my fairytale series!
The original idea for "Beauty and the Beast" was something else entirely - but then I wanted to experiment with more dynamic compositions, so here you go!
I had lots of fun with the colours.
I hope you will enjoy it!

[EDIT] Updated with a better colour editing, closer to the original drawing. Enjoy! :)

More fairytales:

Rapunzel by KmyeChan Snow White by KmyeChan The Sleeping Beauty by KmyeChan

[Markers and inks on watercolor paper | 30x40 cm - 12x16 inches]
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Critique by Dr4z3 Feb 8, 2014, 11:36:05 AM
First of all I'd like to say I've always been keen on the fact you illustrate fairy tales, which is perhaps one of your most cherished theme, and you're approaching them in a more mature way which i like.

What struck me is that this picture is probably tad darker than most of your other artworks and the most complex by it's symbolism (imo) :

The idea of a gaunt face beast works well reminding he must face his death to reach a higher moral level and experience a true love for Beauty instead of only desiring to possess her.
In opposition you've hidden Beauty's sweet face, and she seems to be looking onto her heart, where's the true beauty
Nice recall of the tale's moral : Appearances can be deceptive.

Regarding to the composition itself, you managed to represent what can be frightening in the Beast and his envirronement as well as all the gentleness and the love he can feel for Beauty.
Like that almost leafless rose bush serving as a jewel case for their embrace shows how fragile beautiful things and love's thing can be.

I also love the way you split the artwork in two parts, a light one and a darker one, recalling the dichotomy of the two heroes of their respective symbolism (and their completeness)
[beauty / bestiality. spirit / body, male / female, as well as light / dark, solar / lunar]
One cannot exist without the other etc ...

as regards of coloring, the use of browns, reds and roses complies with the theme you gave yourself, but this time I found you have managed to give a pleasant new depth to your artwork.

And all this elements provides a consistent and amazingly adult atmosphere while remaining of a poetry worthy to this lovely tale.

forgive my outburst and my English xD
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Première chose à dire : c’est un dessin magnifique! A peine les yeux se posent sur ce chef d’œuvre qu’on se sent happé par l’incompréhension : où commence le corps de la Bête ? Et où se finit-il ? On remarque cependant tout de suite la fragilité de cette jeune femme, qui s’agrippe tant qu’elle peut. Les énormes pattes, très visible, contrastent avec cette apparente fragilité… Et que dire du mouvement de la robe, des cheveux, si amples, face aux griffes agressives ? Les quelques fleurs ne font que renforcer le caractère puissant du monstre. En revanche, Le crâne semble représenter l’éphémère… Tout comme la position du pied, qui ressemble à une résignation... Comme la moitié du dessin est vide, l’impression de solitude est encore accrue. De plus, le contraste entre la noirceur de la Bête et la lumière du « vide » ressemble quelque peu au ying yang. La jeune fille semble devoir choisir entre le néant ou le monstre… Quel est son choix ????
Conclusion : Très belle œuvre avec un monstre écrasant et terrifiant qui prend tout de suite à la gorge ! A éviter en cas de dépression ;)
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Unsorteddots Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is..... just wow. One of the best "Beauty and the Beast" drawings I have ever seen.
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
Rus-ka Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Your works are beautiful.
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
naseem-art12 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this looks amazing!!!!
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
naseem-art12 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem!!
Nordictfantasy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!, i love the shading, blending and everything else.
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love how the girls is almost lost within the creature, you almost cannot see her, like she is consumed by the creature.
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