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Beauty and The Beast by postapocalypsia Beauty and The Beast by postapocalypsia
This is my take on the timeless fairy tale - who really has all the power?
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Given 2007-12-17
An interesting take on a timeless classic Beauty and The Beast by ~postapocalypsia is filled with detail and wonderfully executed all around. Simply a stunning piece of traditional painting. ( Suggested by GH-MoNGo and Featured by fourteenthstar )
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alexkajf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent , very warm and good work , I like the play of light
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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battlechaser1212 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
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Ilyrria Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow, this is great! I love all the small things about this that make it unique - as if the characters wouldn't be enough. The cloth she's sitting on, the pattern and how it stands out, and also the little, blue flowers. And the light! And, and, and... Now I'm just listing everything about the painting. :D Anyway, all in all, it's awesome! I can't come up with anything negative to say about it.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
What a lovely response! I like that you noticed all the subtleties...much appreciated :)
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Truth-Artur Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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Scribblebum Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely :)
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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MoontoeFairy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it!

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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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MoontoeFairy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
YW!
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XxLyraLunaSilviaxX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWWWW! T~T
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walkthecreativepath Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful composition. Thanks for sharing!!! :love:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - my pleasure :)
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walkthecreativepath Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
You´re very welcome!!! Love :iconhave-anicedayplz:
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siobhanS15 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful painting!! I especially love the way the lighting falls on both Belle and the Beast. It just makes the painting feel so realistic which is such a magical thing when it's of something like a fairytale such as Beauty and the Beast :) xx
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I find that lighting can really influence the mood of an image...I'm glad you like it :)
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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
He looks a little forlorn and lovesick. But she has a quiet contented smile of a woman in blissful happiness. This indicates that the beast has nothing to worry about for she is quite in love with him.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feedback. This story has always intrigued me for the subtle emotional play between the characters. I have tried to capture a little of the essence of it here...glad you like it :) 
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BrightRaining Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
This is beautiful. Do you have any advice on how to be able to paint realistically from imagination like that?
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My advice is to observe and paint from life as much as possible. Get a feel for the mechanics of light and shade and form by constant practice and research. There are many books (mostly free from libraries) that deal with good painting theory, especially those who paint 'plein air' or outdoors.
The other thing I would suggest is studying anatomy and life drawing, even if you don't have the opportunity to attend life drawing sessions - we all have human form and we can study form and structure by simply looking in the mirror.
The other thing I would suggest is drawing by letting your imagination go nuts, and not worrying about how polished or accurate your results are. Imaginative drawing is a bit like interpreting or remembering dreams...you just grab the initial impression and get it down as best you can so you don't lose the idea. Then you can return to it later and rework it to your heart's content.
...But in a nutshell, there is no substitute for constant old-school practice without a screen in front of you or a CNTRL-Z, or photo reference. The really original ideas will go straight from your head to your hand, and then with practice and research you get to hone your visions more accurately.

I hope this makes sense and doesn't sound too intimidating! 
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful 
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
you're welcome :}
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H-Johanna Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So gorgeous, I love yhe creation of light, that makes this picture so strong
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for kind words - I do think that lighting can make such a difference to the mood of a painting. :)
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H-Johanna Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're right, it can make all the difference, the atmosphere, but also whether it pops or not. I personally still have a lot to learn in that aspect, but that only comes from painting from life. Also, thank you for replying. A lot of artists as good as you don't bother doing that so much, so I felt it should be said that it is very much appreciated
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, painting (and observing) from life is a good part of it. When you work from life, be it figures or environments, you are relying on your own instincts to interpret your subject. Photo reference can only give you one specific option, which already carries the stamp of the photographer. Nothing wrong with that of course, but calling on your imagination and your eyes first always leads you somewhere new and original.
...I think anyone who shows interest and curiosity deserves a reply! I love talking art and appreciate the contact.
All the best :) 
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Baredog Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Hey David.... I was checking out Stjepan's favorites and came across your piece. The special moment shared, in what looks to be a beautiful warm summer's day, takes me away. Brilliant.....
Cheers, Barry:pencil:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Barry, thanks for the kind words! :)
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DaGaoPump Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thats amazing!!!! WOW!!!! *//u//*
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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DaGaoPump Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Your welcome! ^.^
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SerenityValkyrie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so cute!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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villavillekulla Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I really like the expression on beast' face and that you've chosen to make him more similar to herbivore creatures (I see monkey and goat features for example) than to carnivores.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
hey thanks for the feedback...yes, I think it's bit too easy to just lapse into cliche and rely on the usual generic beastie features. I guess I wanted him to demonstrate his acting skills more, and his anatomy less. :)
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Elderscroller Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Great lighting and wonderful narrative story!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly - much appreciated :)
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Sky-Quill Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
awww:icontwilightclapplz:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Elegant-Blue-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is so cute! I love it! <3
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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mehdi-tehrani Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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mehdi-tehrani Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
i like..it is good...you are great.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you liked it! :)
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AnthonyCummings Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Nice work! This painting tells alot!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yes it's a story of great subtlety I think. I tried to convey some of the undercurrents and chemistry...glad you like it :)
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