However, I have been trying to get some things done for an oh so wow-some competition. Unfortunately I mucked up the deadlines and so missed handing it in. But I worked hard on it and at least I have some things to put in my portfolio.
The competition was this
Basically you had to come up with a new design to illustrate Beauty and The Beast. And if you won it would be, to quote The Incredibles, 'totally Wicked!'
For the first round we had to show three character designs and a double spread illustration.
'Before leaving, he asks his daughters whether they desire that he bring them any gift upon his return. His two elder daughters ask for jewels and fine dresses, thinking that his wealth has returned; Belle is satisfied with the promise of a rose, as none grow in their part of the country.'
Cue huge over haul. It was decided that this style was over cute and probably slightly patronising. So I went the other way and decided to make something that was a bit different and probably more gruesome.
'Upon picking the most lovely rose he finds, the merchant is confronted by a hideous 'Beast', which tells him that for taking his (the Beast's) most precious possession after accepting his hospitality, the merchant must die.'
'Upon returning, Belle finds the Beast almost dead, and she weeps over him, saying that she loves him.'