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The Beauty's Mirror by Jennyeight The Beauty's Mirror by Jennyeight
// This is a remake, PLEASE READ!!!

Do you know the problem of old artwork in your gallery you'd really like to delete?
Well, do you also know the problem of old artwork you cannot delete, because it would be INSANE, since it does have about 7000 Favourites???

I don't want to say that I don't like my older artwork anymore; I'm proud of it, but, honestly, I could improve myself a lot in the last two years and still everyone admires my Disney princesses most. (Of course, they are Fanart).

That's why I thought about doing a remake of "Belle" for a long time. Not for getting faves or more Fanart watchers who just give a damn about my original work, but for everyone who is interested in watching me getting better.

Here you can see the old artwork, by the way; Please do have a look at it!
Belle by Jennyeight

I chose Belle not only because it is my most popular painting here at dA, it was also the first one I ever uploaded, so it still has a very important meaning to me!
I already did a remake of her face and uploaded the portrait at dA last year, so you can see how long I thought about doing a complete remake.
You can find the portrait here:
Belle Portrait by Jennyeight

About this painting:
I decided to do a very similar situation, but not completely the same one. In the original painting Belle is holding a book in her hands, like a treasure, here it is the mirror showing the silhouette of the beast.
I also changed the rough setting a bit. She's still at the library of the castle, but not at the same position.
I kept the color scheme, but added some more colors to it I personally like better than the old ones.
Also I changed stuff like her dress, her hair and her posture.
All in all I wanted to keep the theme pretty similar so that you can immediately see that it actually is the same as the original one!

Well, one big difference of the original one is the time it was painted in; For the original it took me about 65 hours of work to finish the artwork, here I only needed something around 8 hours. I decided to waive some details, because I think the painting works without the mass of details I drew in the original one.

Technical stuff: I used Photoshop CS2 and SAI Paint tool for this painting and my Wacom Intuos 3. As I already said, it took me about 8 hours to finish it, for the dress I used a Disney artwork as reference, but changed it a bit.

I leave it to you, if you want to see it as a new artwork or as a complete remake and a "mirror" to the old one - well you can see that I thought about the theme a lot -, for me it is just the way I would have painted Belle today, my personal mirror of painting experiences!

I hope you like this painting! If so, or if you think you can see the improvement I'm talking about, I'd feel honored, if you faved it and/or left a comment about it here.

Please also have a look at my other artwork here:
Irineon by Jennyeight Hexer by Jennyeight Lady of Smoke and Ice by Jennyeight The Rose by Jennyeight

My official homepage: jennyeight.com
Visit me on facebook: facebook.com/Jennyeight
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:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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your work is featured here in my blog :)
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
Thank you so much ^^
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:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :)
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:iconindygirl89:
IndyGirl89 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
Gorgeous! :)
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
Thank you!
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:iconindygirl89:
IndyGirl89 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
You're welcome. :)
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:iconjeana1:
jeana1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
I love how you did Belle! She looks beautiful!
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Thank you!
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:iconpiatto:
piatto Featured By Owner Edited May 11, 2016
Belle is intellegent, strong, and beautiful. You capture all of that so well in this piece. The beauty in her hair and dress; the strength in her expression; and the intellegence in the location of the library.
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
Thank you :)
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:iconzehramirza:
zehramirza Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is absolutely a great piece of art. i am soo happy u gave my favorite princess a look so much more enchanting then she already is <3
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Im glad you like it , thank you ^^
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:icondream-angel-artista:
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:rose: I love her styleo sweet details!
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Thank you :D
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:icondream-angel-artista:
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome!
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:iconizzyo816:
izzyo816 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love it so much and want to add to my favorites but don't know how 
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
:D Nice to hear that. There's a button to put it to your favs. :)
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:iconomnipotrent:
Omnipotrent Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
That's the most Alluring I've ever seen belle
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Thanks :)
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:iconomnipotrent:
Omnipotrent Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Tis gorgeously done
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:iconkshattuck:
kshattuck Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I like the older one and this one as well! beautifully done!!!
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Thanks :)
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:iconsweet-syrup:
Sweet-Syrup Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The dress and expression = perfect!
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Thank you ^^
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:iconladywhitelilly:
LadyWhiteLilly Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I like this one better than your first version. The pose, the dress... Everything, I just find it more complex and just better done in here. Also, I find her to look darker in this piece, her expression looks like she's keeping some sort of secret...
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Yes, there's lots of technical mistakes in the first one, since it's been about 3 years older than the other. I think it's easier to see improvement by doing a piece again :)
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Lildupes07 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I really liked the old one. And can really see how you have grown as an artist with this one. The dress looks like it is shaded better, and she looks like she is more naturally posed. Great job!
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much :)
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:iconwishingdreamer5:
WishingDreamer5 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
The dress looks so real! I love how much detail you put in it. :heart:
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I'm glad you like it, thank you :)
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:iconrawrchelsc:
RawrchelSC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist
i'm glad you didn't delete the old one. it's amazing, though i see you improved!
still, both are a must fav!
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Haha, thank you ^^
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:iconbluebelle-88:
bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Hi :wave:
Just wanted to let you know that your art has been featured here [link]
:love:
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thank you so much! ^^
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:iconbluebelle-88:
bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
:heart: You are most welcome.
The hardest part was choosing a single piece. You have an amazing gallery.
:D Thanx for faving it
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:iconiviway:
IviWay Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
stunning *-*
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconsnowflower--chan00:
Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Writer
Gorgeous!!! :D
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconsnowflower--chan00:
Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Writer
NP :D Please review my story. :D I hope you will love it!!!
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:iconthecollector92:
TheCollector92 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Some of this stuff is AMAZING!!!! I've never seen such detail and softness of any painting in the longest time :clap:
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thank you very much ^^
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:iconc-chan411:
c-chaN411 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this picture is so awesome!now if only i can draw that well without killing all of my pencils!LOL
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Haha, thank you very much ^^
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:iconc-chan411:
c-chaN411 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome!:D
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:iconcoogi100:
coogi100 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
SUPREME
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thanks!
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is even more beautiful and greatly done than your first artwork of Belle, but still I'm glad you didn't delete the old one :) It's nice to have a remainder of one's progress, especially when the old artwork was still so very beautiful!
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:iconjennyeight:
Jennyeight Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Yes, I actually only painted a new version to let everybody know that I get better. Guess I would be kind of stupid to delete a painting with 7000 favos ^^
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