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Gaston by suburbanbeatnik Gaston by suburbanbeatnik
Look, more Disney fanart! I've done Frollo--[link] -- and Hades -- [link] -- so here's everyone's favorite guy, Gaston, from Beauty and the Beast. It was an interesting challenge drawing this character realistically, because every screencap of him had him mugging more than Brian Blessed. DID SOMEBODY ORDER A LARGE HAM!?

But yes, I am pleased with the final result. I used to be a big fan of the movie, way back in the day, but I saw it so many times I grew irritated with it, and now I don't think I can ever watch it the same way again. I always thought making someone like Gaston the villain was really clever-- since Belle, who sits around reading romance novels, can't stand Gaston, who is exactly like the alpha asshole "heroes" of '70s and '80s bodice-rippers like The Wolf and the Dove. Sounds good in theory, but in practice I don't think it quite works, since it seems within the space of half an hour of film time Gaston goes from being a douchey sitcom-type antagonist to Evil Epic Villain. Personally, I think there's a bit of a disconnect there.

But as much of a douche as Gaston can be, he's a great character in the hands of the right author. If you're in the mood for reading some good fanfic, check out "Picture This"-- [link] -- and "Man of Stature"-- [link] -- both by TrudiRose at fanfiction.net. Both stories are smart, entertaining and compulsively readable, and they treat Gaston's character quite differently in both. Check them out-- you won't be disappointed!
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!!! *swoons over Gaston*
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) 
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!! :)
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
beautifful
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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coffeebandit Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant <3 I faved this years ago and forshame have only just commented! Anyway, yes! I love all your comments about the film and rather agree with a lot of them. I wish Gaston's transition was a lot smoother for that final showdown with the Beast, because honestly I was quite sad to see him pop off when I was so entertained by his "sitcom type" behaviour earlier in the film. And I will always love Picture This. A fanfic I go back to quite often ;)
thanks again for such great art!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I love the fic myself-- it's hard to believe it's 20 years old now. :O
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017   General Artist
Amazing work! (plus I'm intrigued by those fics you linked. ) :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I hope you enjoy them (I am especially fond of Picture This). 
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SirenDrake Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
You did a great job of capturing the essence of the animated character while making him look realistic.  Excellent work.
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :) 
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Corbett-Collins Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
A lover of lard.
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Loukho Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing !
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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methowwolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No looks good realistic like Gaston!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL yes!
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fic recommendations.
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure NP! 
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adnilnosnhoj Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very outstanding work. He looks like an actual human and not a cartoon villain. I hope you continue your craft. 
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! XD
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Comicalfreakazoid Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014   General Artist
You did an amazing job with this. I've read TrudiRose work and love her take on Belle and Gaston. It's quite refreshing and a great spin on a pairing of the two. 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I find myself rereading TrudiRose's work whenever I'm feeling down. There's something so engaging and fun about her work.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now you mention it, I can see what you mean about him going from being a douche to a villain... I always got the feeling that it was more his "I want to kill the biggest things to show off as a hunter" side than his "Belle is mine" side by that point, but his motivation wasn't particularly clear.

At least they didn't make him a coward, though. The "Evil = Cowardly" trope annoys me.

Film critique aside, however, I like the pic! :) It really does look like him without being too cartoony!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I don't think the transition was done as well as it could have been, but it works a lot better than some more recent movies I could name... *coff*

Thanks! I loved doing this pic. I think Belle and Gaston are my good-luck totems. :)
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!! :faint:
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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MaddHarliquinn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Love this

 

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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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MetalWolfGemstone Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always though Gaston was kind of ugly, but oh my god you make him look SOOOOO attractive in this piece! :clap: Amazing job!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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MetalWolfGemstone Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! :D
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sheltin115 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Writer
Omg <3
I still like lefou better
Still amazing
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsheltin115:
sheltin115 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Writer
your welcome
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:XD:
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:iconsheltin115:
sheltin115 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Writer
;)
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:iconsasookay:
sasookay Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Good god I'm going to swoon ;>; I love Gaston so much, and this is so good.
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is great! You've made him traditionally handsome- I can see why those blonde girls were falling over themselves, if Gaston looked like this.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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comedygal1884 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Wow that's awesome! :icongastonplz:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MewEllyAzura Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That one line..."Every last inch of me's covered in HAIR!" gets me every time XD
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PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love that he winks when he says it. Gaston, you're filthy. : 3
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It is really funny.
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BoBlackwell Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Very beautifully done! Such a damned blockhead in the film, but I loved him just the same.

I have a request?

Brom Bones, in a similar style?

You don't absolutely have to, but it would be nice. It upsets me that he isn't on the radar.

At all. '

He delighted me as a little girl, they both did.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm very busy at the moment, but you can commission me if you like. My rates are here: [link]

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. :)
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peacelovehalstewart Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
he makes me laugh he was so full of himself
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL yes!
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