I've been thinking about this concept for the longest time. A twist on a classic tale of a beautiful girl who falls in love with a beast. But what if the beautiful girl turned
into the beast? I immediately started sketching my idea of a female beast. She's not a completely feral monster, instead looks more human with beastly qualities. She has feminine animal limbs like Gazelle horns, lioness claws, white eyes, she-wolf tail, possibly other parts that aren't visible here. Her dress is based off of a cross between Gothic and Victorian fashion. Add a rose in her hand and some lace, and the whole idea comes together.
After doing a lot of research and drawing and spending hours of my weekend coloring this, I've begun to get really attached to this idea! I plan to do something with it, maybe a comic, very possibly a short animated film. (after I get some experience in animation) I have ideas for the plot, the characters, the theme of the story, I just wish I could put it all together into a film to show you guys. So sketches of the characters may come soon, but first of all I need a name for this character. Any ideas?
Hope you guys like it!
Art and character (c) Me
Original Beauty and the Beast (c) I'm curious to look this up
Lace Pattern (c) [link]
Please do not redistribute without my permission. Since I'm planning future projects with this concept, I will not permit this idea to be copied.
Sketched and lined traditionally, colored in Paint Tool Sai.
100 Themes Challenge: 5. Seeking Solace (in the rose)