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Belle Commission by katiedesousa Belle Commission by katiedesousa
A commission! Yes! Holy crap my life has settled down *fingers crossed* so I can finally breathe and also get back to work on these things. Damn.

BTW if anyone has sent me an e-mail or anything and I haven't responded, super sorry, I'm a scatterbrained moron, send again and feel free to yell at me.

This piece took like 80 million tries to get right. Ok maybe that's an exaggeration but... at least 8. Seriously, my boyfriend thought I was crazy scrapping paintings that were 75% done because they didn't "feel" right to me. Haha. The failures are actually posted on my blog if anyone wants to see em.

Cheers!

Photoshop CS3, Intuos3


For art and things I don't post on DA check my blog at katiedesousa.com. Thank you!
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Gorgeous. <3
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:iconsalachii:
Salachii Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful...
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:icongneisshist:
Gneisshist Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
absolutely beautiful
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:iconinyuji:
InYuJi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've read this story, still waiting for updates on it too. So that's where the cover image came from
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:iconpurple-the-cactus:
purple-the-cactus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! Just so you know, I've used your fan art as a cover image for my Beauty and the Beast fanfic here: [link]
I've credited your name at the bottom of the first chapter, but if you don't want me to use it please let me know and I'll take it down straight away. Thanks!
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:icontilwen:
tilwen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
stunning - i adore the angle you've taken, realistic, dark - beautifully done indeed.
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:iconceleblhach:
CelebLhach Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Wonderful picture. She looks exceptionally realistic and I love the way you've drawn her hair.
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:iconconcepcionpujazon:
concepcionpujazon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
dulce tristeza...tierno y frágil a la vez....sublime
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:iconcaite-bookworm:
caite-bookworm Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Writer
This is without a doubt, breath-taking!! I absolutely love it!
Bravo! :clap:

XOXO,
Caite
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:iconsesshomaru68:
sesshomaru68 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! great job making her look realistic! I <3 her, she's the most noble and respectable Disney princess, imo :)
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:iconkitty-grimm:
Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconbiro-boi:
Biro-boi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautifully poignant xx well done
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:iconguddipoland:
GuddiPoland Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured here: [link]
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:iconcalialy:
Calialy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Gorgeous
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:icontaintedshades:
TaintedShades Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
This is the first time I've seen Belle in a different and better style. Amazing! Beauty and the Beast is my favourite Disney film!
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:iconsmile12me:
Smile12me Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
this... is ...amazing!
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:iconlizzy-sakura:
Lizzy-Sakura Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
awwww. this is SO gorgeous. i LOVE it. :D
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:iconprayergirl1:
PrayerGirl1 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Amazing!
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:iconarbitraryjane:
ArbitraryJane Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Oh, I love this! You even made her look French with her nose and lips. And I like the simple, soft ponytail you gave her better than those twists that Disney put in her hair. Sweet. ^_^
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:iconcounselor-vidkun:
Counselor-Vidkun Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
aaww she's so purty. this is very well done. =D I love the detail
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Very beatiful one of Belle here
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:iconaspenofocean:
AspenOfOcean Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! I love the character, and so I love your work :)
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:iconpapermask:
papermask Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Gorgeous, gorgeous work. :)
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:iconcelticruins:
celticruins Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simply beautiful!
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:iconkakumei-tifa:
Kakumei-Tifa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
This is very lovely!
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:iconrotebeete:
RoteBeete Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Love it! Her face... it is so painful. Full of sadness. Super talented! Keep going! Wow~ what a flash, greatsome flash.
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:iconfalconoffire:
FalconofFire Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE BELLE!
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:iconemstheunitaur:
emstheunitaur Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Lovely :heart:
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:iconjumei:
Jumei Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Her hands are quite too big for my feeling, and her forehead seems to have a rather awkward form under her hair...
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:iconleesygirl:
leesygirl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
beautiful. I love it. You're so talented! (:
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:iconcherrypopz:
Cherrypopz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Your blog adress leads to a dead link
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:iconjadesheldon:
jadesheldon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Beautiful and heartfelt rendition...
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:icondarkereve:
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Totally love this one, is sad and beauty in the same time, so beautiful artwork :love:
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:iconjitterbugie:
Jitterbugie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Gorgeous take on the character
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:icontwinsoul239:
TwinSoul239 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really really like this...it is so BEAUTIFUL....can you do another painting of Belle and the Prince???? =)
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:iconeleonn:
eleonn Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
She is so alive... Perfect! =)
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:iconmi2x:
mi2x Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Student
wow, nice!
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:iconprismatic-prince:
Prismatic-Prince Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
This is wonderful. In a quick response, I tried to favorite this piece...only to find out that I had already done so, and ended up removing it. So I must add it again. lol...I need to slow down. Very well composed; I like how her dress flows at the bottom.
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:iconsnow-princesse:
snow-princesse Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Belle's my favorite princes
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:iconmodernaoide:
ModernAoide Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
wonderful.
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:icongingerbreadcat:
gingerbreadcat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Student Filmographer
I really like the piece. You paint beautifully, and the the composition really works. C:
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:iconwinstonta:
WinstonTA Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Gorgeous :D
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:iconmischiefmayhem0-o:
Mischiefmayhem0-o Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
The tear drop is perfect, the pic is stunning!
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:iconladyofcinema:
LadyofCinema Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Student General Artist
Belle is my favorite! :love:
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:icondeadrabbit:
deadrabbit Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As cheesy as this sounds, I'm overcome with emotion as I look at this. Beauty and the Beast is my second all time favorite Disney movie, and you really nailed the darker side of the story here. Belle truly is a beauty in your style. Very, very well done.

I would LOVE to have this as a print :please:
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Titania-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Im sorry Yume, I gotta gripe. Your paintings/coloring is always beautiful and intense attention to light. I admire it. But those "Failures", I looked at, and there were two in there which I think are better than this one. Just my honest opinion, something about the way it was drawn just appeals better to me. To go in order, from left to right, the 5th one, and the 10th one. This one just doesn't feel like Belle to me and her hand seems a little large? Your work is always beautiful though. /end art rant. I'm being extremely picky with my work as well, I can understand what its like. I'm taking eons working on something right now. And I know, my old art has a ton of mistakes.
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:icontitania-rose:
Titania-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
has something to do with my current experience working with graphics and how things look. I'm a visual merchandiser for a living and I attained this attention to "the right look" ever since.
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:iconfilly777:
Filly777 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
oh wow,
beautifly done :) ~
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Each version you did, so full of emotion. But this one is truly brilliant and I think the one that moves me the most - awesome work!
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:iconmercury-yume:
mercury-yume Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
I like your take on her character, she so wonderfully soft, your style is really evolving, you've used such dark tones and yet it doesn't overcome the beauty of it. Man, AA people are developing so much, I'm craaaawling.
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