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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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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Sexual-Yeti Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
An awesome sketch for one of the more memorable (and slightly unorthodox) Disney villains. :+fav:

I still think that Brian Blessed is awesome! He was the one who made Hammy acting fun again!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks-- I'm glad you like it!

Ah yes, Brian Blessed-- although it's too bad Clayton was such a throwaway role, it cold have been really awesome.
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Neigeux Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010   Digital Artist
I've always had a crush on him.
You make his chin less dynamic, thank you so much xD
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, you're welcome!
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XISEZAPPY Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
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God he's sexy :drool:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, thanks! Or should Gaston be thanking you? ;P
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Istriel Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
best gaston ever !
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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WarrenTeeRat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Whoa. It looks so real, it almost makes me see Belle giving him a second chance if he gave her that glare.

No one stares at girls like Gaston! *looks for the mp3 of this song now*
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, yes, he does look pretty good, doesn't he? ;P
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LordOfPastries Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
pffffthahahahah I laughed so much at your artist's comment. Speaking of Brain Blessed maybe you should try Clayton from Tarzan next. *shot* All seriousness though. This is really great. It screams "GASTON!" yet has a unique look. I kind of understand how you feel when it comes to BatB by the way. I kind of went through a phase like that a few years ago. But idk I guess nostalgia finally kicks in. Anyhoo, enough rambling. I love this <3
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, I'm glad you like my comment! As much as I love Brian Blessed, I was kind of underwhelmed by Clayton. That's probably one of the few Disney movies where the hero is way more interesting than the villain.

I've been sick of BatB for the past fifteen years, so I don't think nostalgia is going to be kicking back in anytime soon... (I still love the Last Unicorn though, but I was really little when that was released.)
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EifaRose Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Wow, this is nice.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Sayuki16 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
super amazing! gaston is such a great character. What you did with him is awesum! :heart:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Sayuki16 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:heart:
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LissyH Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
a beautifull drawing
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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TheCrimsonPetal Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You definitely made him look less-a-douche than Disney did...finally a believable Gaston! Ce ce bonne!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks!
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fazzygrl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I like your style!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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fazzygrl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :)
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Alois-Noette Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
...so I'm roughly the size of a baaarge!

He's a bit of a creeper. But nice rendition ^^
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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haius Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist
no... one.... PLOTS like Gaston, takes cheap SHOTS like Gaston - no one persecutes harmless crack-POTS like GASTON-

sorry, but it's stuck in my head now. and I agree with earlier commenters, he actually looks quite handsome here. Hammy, yes, but not ugly.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I know, right? That song has been in my head for days too.

Hammy yet handsome-- LOL! I am now picturing Gaston yelling KHAAAAAAN!!!!!

[link]
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haius Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist
I love that movie. :3
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
What, the Wrath of Khaaaaaaan? ;P
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haius Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist
"The needs of the many... outweigh... the needs of the few..."
"Or the one..."
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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TrudiRose Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
I REALLY like this "realistic" Gaston, like a portrait of a real person instead of a "cartoon." VERY cool!

(And thanks for the kind words on my stories! :) )
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks! I'm glad you like the pic. I don't think I've seen another 'realistic' Gaston either, so it was a fun challenge!

It's good to see you on dA. Did you have a chance yet to look at my blog entry?
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savivi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That sketch is delish!

I was always ashamed to admit I liked Gaston. I wouldn't touch him with a ten foot pole, but I'd keep him around for entertainment.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, he does look rather yummy! Gaston is a total douchenozzle, but he does make me laugh.
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NatAsplund Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
omigosh.... this is so hot!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You thinks so? Thanks! :D
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NatAsplund Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
heck yes! X)

your welcomes!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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onionjulius Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Ahahah Gaston, just seeing him makes me laugh. Great job.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, and now the Gaston song is in my head...

THANKS GASTON, YOU GALLIC BASTARD
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onionjulius Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
My, what a guy.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
He sure is. If I ever need help moving my stuff, I can always count on Gaston!
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional
ha ha, this is great! :clap:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional
I've always been a HUGE Gaston fan!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? LOL! What do you like so much about him? :D
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional
Gee, I dunno... there's too much to pick from! In a spitting match nobody spits like Gaston, he eats 5 dozen eggs every morning to help him get large, and every last inch of him's covered with hair!

lol, he just has so much personality. He's so much fun. I always loved that.
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