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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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haius Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist
The hairstyle suits her very well, and the detail on the dress is exquisite. After seeing this and Pocahontas, gah, I can't wait for the rest! XDX
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Aurora will be the next one, and then Megara after that. :D (I'm going down the list in order of how the girls placed in my Disney princess poll: [link] )
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Synthetic-Xlora Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Very, very nice! I love the detail work on her dress and the sheen of the yellow fabric. I also like how you added the blue in there as well - and the rose is just the right touch! Belle is totally my favorite princess. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you! She's one of my favorite princesses too, if you couldn't tell. :D
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creativsis Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this.
:heart: the dress!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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CoCreation Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So pretty! Seriously, you rarely see this style of stuff on DA, but when you do, it's in seriously beautiful things like this :) Great job!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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La-Chapeliere-Folle Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
how beautiful!! :heart:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Isiswardrobe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Too cute!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Chrispy75 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Beautiful! Seriously beautiful. I love how you made the dress really shimmer, and... I could just stare at this for hours.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Painting fabric has gotten easier for me, the more I practice... I like how this turned out too. :)
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More of these "historically accurate Disney princess" wouldn't go amiss....:)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah? :)
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Miletysant Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Nicely done! :clap:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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s2-EnchantedRose-s2 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011   Photographer
The detail is amazing. :wow: Excellent job on the designs and detail of this piece. :clap:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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s2-EnchantedRose-s2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011   Photographer
You're welcome. :huggle: :aww:
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DawnArts Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O-M-G

I love you T_T This is the same of one of my Belle's vision. You are a great artist!! Congrats!!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You pictured her looking just like this? :)
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DawnArts Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not yet, but I will do it!!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't forget to link me when you're done! :)
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DawnArts Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ahaha, ok!! I'm working in it =3
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Durnesque Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Oooh, nice! Lovely work!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Durnesque Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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KissMeImDanish Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
This style of dress has allways been one of my favourites! Sadly you rarely see it on paintings, films, fanarts etc. :(
I would have loved BATB so much more if it had been set in the 18th century! But i love it anyways :D Lovely piece of art!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I like the off the shoulder look and the lace sleeves... it's so attractive! :D
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Minky-For-Short Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
absolutely stunning!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Minky-For-Short Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
you're welcome :D
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MoonchildinTheSky Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gorgeous!!! great!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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cindydesiree2010 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love what you did! Very imaginative and creative! Well done :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks-- I'm glad you like it! There will be more princesses to come, hopefully soon, depending on my schedule.
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cindydesiree2010 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet :p
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Yekrutslover Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! I prefer this to the Disney film version, as well. :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thanks! I do love designing costumes, I don't know if you can tell. :D
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KonekoTsukino Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the little details, and especially love her hair!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Her hair is dressed a la herisson, the frizzy "hedgehog" style of the 1780s.
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KonekoTsukino Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
You're welcome!! I love old hairstyles. Too awesome.
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GlamourousGlue Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
the dress is just beautiful , love all the details! And it looks gold to me =]
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm happy with how the fabric turned out-- it's not so easy painting something to look like gold silk. :)
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ToughSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Very lovely.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ToughSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Very welcome^^
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Rxsias Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Artist
shes beautiful what did you use to color her? i like your style
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