I really have to figure out a better way to make these background because they take an insame amount of time to get done and they’re not exactly the most practical size.
I’ve been thinking to teaching myself to do digital painting for a while now which would be really handy of these kind of things, I could design the backgrounds, have it printed out and then it would be easy enough for people to get their own prints if they wanted. IDK just one of those ideas that I’ll have to think about.
Anyway! Back to the drawing! I really wanted to have a few elements of the disney film in this but not too many. For one Disney are a little bit notorious for being sue happy over silly things ,and I really wanted to put my own spin on this one.
After watching the film again (or rather several times) I remembered the stairs to the west wing and the amazing pillars. I decided to take that aspect of the fim, but change the pose and setting. I knew I wanted to have the setting at sunset and have wild roses EVERYWERE!
My main aim was to imply something old and broken but beautiful at the same time. The gargoyle was meant to look scary but having the warm colours of the sunset around it and the roses entwined all around made it less intimidating.
I did seriously consider painting in a hooded figure (the beast) but in the end I decided to leave him out as I wanted to leave it up to the viewers to imagine what he would look like.
What I used:
- Acrylic Ink
- Acrylic Paint
- Pastel Pencil
- Graphite Pencil