I need to be stopped....
I'll move on from princesses I SWEAR. Today's picture was going to be totally different, but this was just too good to pass up.
It's Belle again from Beauty and the Beast but this time I'm referencing not just her but the one and only Tyra Banks. In one of the seasons of America's Next Top Model, they have a photoshoot where the girls are princesses from fairy tales and their falling in the shot. I chose Belle because back in Freshman year during Design 1 I remember drawing a picture of belle in this dress but never doing anything with it. (In fact, if you went to my Deviantart account and looked at "Disney Princesses All Dressed Up", that's the extent of what happened with the idea.) I thought the dress was pretty, so I didn't want to waste it. It's supposed to be based off of old Baroque/Roccoco/Marie Antoinette style dresses, since that's when I think Belle's storry would have taken place.
Bah. Ruffles. Though they were a pain, I like the way they look. I also like the Aspen trees in the background. Both were kind of a wiatch to do but they are so important to the feeling of the picture. Plus, I'm glad I finally have more of a definitive background than normal. I was DETERMINED to have something non-figurative in this piece though, arguably, the trees did turn out looking like people. Oh well, better luck next time.
If I decide to do more of these, then I'll probably do more obscure princesses (with the exception of Ariel. She's staying. Cause she's awesome.)