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Rococo Belle by suburbanbeatnik Rococo Belle by suburbanbeatnik
Here's Belle, the winner of my "historically accurate Disney princess" poll! She's wearing a 1779-1780 robe de cour, based on one worn by Marie Josephine of Savoy. I left off the train, and gave her a softer 1780s English hairstyle, like what you'd see from a Gainsborough portrait, since that seemed more suitable to her character, and closer in feel to my previous 1780s Belle piece. [link]

It was a bit of a challenge coming up with a dress that was similar in feeling to the design in the original Beauty and the Beast, but I'm pleased with what I came up with. I know that ball gown was supposed to be gold, but it looks banana yellow. I prefer this style to what she wore in the film, but hey I've always been a big 18th century fan, if you couldn't tell...
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SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Nice work
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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rosewitchcat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
DeviantArt :) (Smile) 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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rosewitchcat Featured By Owner May 19, 2018
:) (Smile) 
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
I do love Rococo. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too!
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
High five!
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wetumbrella5 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
so nice.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
looks great
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it so much!!!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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EverfterFan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks great, and most definitely accurate.
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Keytalin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
class!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SilverCloud13 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Do you watercolors for your amazing art? I wold love to know!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually I use acrylics. 
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In my Art history Class we briefly talked about this period. My teacher doesn't like it much, but I think it is more because it was harder to make out what was going on.

I kind of like the softness of the style. It's different from the Renaissance style and also Baroque. Is this more because of where the film was located? I heard Rococo was more in France though it was in others.

But she is very lovely. She actually has that softness, but yet she doesn't seem soft in actual sense. She looks like a curious girl, a girl that enjoys reading and seems strong somewhat. Wonderful. 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool, thanks! Yup, I'm going for 1780s, so it's late (late) rococo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rococo
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ksj7700 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Breathtaking work :wow:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ur welcome :D
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Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loooove this version. :rose: I think this is my favorite historically accurate depiction of Belle ever!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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veronarmon Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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dandounah Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
very nice
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ADangerousLady Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Writer
I think you did a magnificent job! It is simply stunning ad I think it has more depth and character than the one she wore in the movie! I really enjoyed seeing this and it caused me to imagine what the movie would have been like if you had done the costume art for it. Thank you very much indeed for the pleasure of seeing this!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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ADangerousLady Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Writer
not a problem hun
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Beatiful work
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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tmwillson3 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This dress is so.... entertaining. I love the dress, so colorful (personally, I like the banana yellow color) and eye-catching. I can't concentrate on one thing; I just want to sit and stare at the entire thing and sigh contentedly. I love all the detail you included, and the fact that it is Rococo automatically makes it awesome. The flowers are such a nice touch.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Not all of my friends are crazy about this style, but I think it works for the character and the setting. :)
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tmwillson3 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Especially for this time period, it's perfect. Yes, it is not the original, and perhaps this style is a little over the top, but that is what makes it so much better :-D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! She looks so wonderful, and I love the blue accents on the dress. :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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starcru Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
nice.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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caitycaitcake Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah that skirt is so pretty!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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caitycaitcake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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