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Stockholm syndrome by cabroon Stockholm syndrome by cabroon
I always loved the way Belle looks at the prince in the scene after he transforms into a human, right before they kiss. Her eyes and her body language really sells how she is totally in love and could do anything for him. In a way, she is totally devoted at his will. You could even feel a submissive vibe. The whole transformation scene shows what a great master in art and animation Glenn Keane is.
I frequently imagined the prince putting a ballgag on Belle, because of the way he has his hands placed over her face. After some thought and testing, I decided to leave Belle's face without a gag.

I traced their faces and upper bodies straight from a screen capture from the movie. The rest of the pose was my idea. The background was a fortunate find in google search images. I cropped it and it fitted really well. The beastly ornament on the wall served as a perfect chain wall fixture. I used several filters on the background and on the characters. And still they look oversaturated. I could not desaturate them. I liked too much the way they initially looked and after that, each time I wanted to desaturate them, the pic didn't felt right.
The problem with 18 (or 19?) Century underwear. I stopped thinking too much about historical accuracy and went with some lingerie garter and stockings.
In one instance I thought about a naked, disheveled Belle, but I didn't liked the tone and direction that depiction would imply. I just wanted to show the romantic (¿?) side of the psychology behind the stockholm syndrome, which I believe is easier to digest when the perpetrator is rich, royalty and handsome.

The light direction has some meaning in the picture. She sees him as sort of an angel, an ethereal presence, a savior, but as such, he also has some darkness in him. He is a prince but he is flawed scarred, she believes that if she endures his demands, she can cure him, but she doesn't realizes that he doesn't wants to be cured.

Fuel for fanfics.

I could rant about this pic for far longer, but I guess I've said enough and the pic speaks for itself. The idea is materialized and my purpose is accomplished.

Cabroon out.
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DjEtla Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
That's very clever and fun and well done. I'm glad to see you've gotten lots of views and favorites for this work -- you deserve it.

A naked and disheveled Belle would give this work quite a different tone, like you say. If you do that version some day I think it'll get a good reaction too.
Aries3052 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You sir are very talented
anyazemanova Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
Love how much emotion you capture in this and all your other work.  You can see her lust in her eyes!
Awesome job!
dragonz696 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
yes excellent , always thought there was a little devil in all these princesses ;)
Toshi81 Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
Nice work!
jabba9999us Featured By Owner May 8, 2018
That's an awesome pic... and personally I think your decision regarding her clothing was right. I think the chained beauty looks much more erotic in sexy lingerie than she would if she was completely naked.
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
exllcent work
Dragon-Cana-Love Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure about your interpretation. Felt it was more shock and joy, though it's really a matter of perspective and different people will see different things. Anyway I love this and Belle looks amazing
chinook18 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
Beautiful and very sexy image.
LustDiDHarem Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
Just beautiful <3 one of the best Belle's pics I've ever seen <3
Psycho-Carlos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
I simply love it :heart:
darknessofanubis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
aidenke Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
A really lovely concept here, and I've always had a little fondness for the idea that Belle is into some more interesting play, and possibly keen to get up to this kind of play. Lovely lingerie, it has a delightful sense of fondness here, and adds a fun layer to why she might be rather happy to stay there. :P
ChenChong Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
This is too amazing...even for a traced image! :D
cabroon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glenn Keane's lines were too damn perfect. I wouldn't have made justice to this scene if I tried to make my version. That's why I decided to trace it. 
spidermagus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
I love this!
brentcherry Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
I love how you gave it the Fifty Shades of Grey treatment. Really suits it. Also really love the shading, line work, and background on this! :)
qq88qq88qq88 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Like most visitors on DA, I rarely make the effort to comment on drawings that I like.
But I couldn't let this one pass me by.
This is an outstanding work of art.
Your drawings are always of high quality, but the loving gaze in both their eyes really is incredible.
(As is the rest of the pic and your outstanding choice in lingerie ^^ )
ForestWolfDragon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Such exquisite detail and the scene is just so beautiful.
Rook-07 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Great job replicating their likeness.
cabroon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not ashamed to admit that I traced  their faces from a screencap. They were too perfect. That scene in the movie is just beautiful. The background is  a random dungeon image. The rest of their bodies, the coloring and the composition are my creation. 
coredumperror Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
Oh god, Belle looks sooooo amazing! Absolutely beautiful lingerie, heels, and stockings. She's such a vision!
MsNotSleeping Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
Love it. And I agree, this is almost the natural progression of their characters from the film. ;)
Night-Miner Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2018
This is awesome! This is awesome! This is awesome!!! 
d4phnaie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist
*Lima Syndrome. 

somebodyonDA Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018
What's that?
d4phnaie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist
somebodyonDA Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Those are REALLY similar...
japender61 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2018
I appreciate the effort you put into the background, and the prince, but I just can’t take my eyes off of Belle! She is so gorgeous and sexy, it’s indescribable! Outstanding job.
CerberusKing Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Student Writer
Belle being my favorite princess, this makes me happy. Great job as always, you did great.
Jabroniville Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE BELLE!! So beautiful! Though I think her shoulder's too low (check the length of her neck), it's otherwise perfect. A very sexy, loving couple- I think she's just into playing his victim :).
cabroon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had some issues with their heights. The prince is really tall in comparison to Belle (watch the scene where they dance at the end). He is already kind of hunched to the front, and she is already extending her neck. I wanted to emphasize that yearning that Belle has for the prince. So I made her neck subconciously longer I guess, to compensate for the prince´s height difference. She is wearing high heels and at some point I considered that Belle would stand on an elevated step platform to compensate the height difference. That would have hurted the composition of the pic.
If you can let slip past that  minor detail...
Jabroniville Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
No probz- the pic is ultra-lovely. I'm a big fan of your stuff :).
mahashiva001 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Lovely! Who's to say that this was not the original idea Glenn Keane had in mind and wished he could do! :-)
Devil621 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Guess she prefers this.
JakeBondage Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Professional Writer
you do very superior work... and this is amongst your best.

Well done
bondagelover1664 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Very sexy!
Kellkrull87 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
;) (Wink) 
Saharacarly Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Would love to see a gagged variant so i could compare the two, lol, love your work, and you really captured that moment perfectly.
catsprin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
wow.  she looks stunning.

the prince reminded me of Vega a little bit.
mcrocks Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a fantastic scene!!! This is absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing it on D.A.
Theneagan442 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
You forgot the gag
KittyNinee Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
The back ground looks does Belle if course :)
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