Hello everyone!!! Posting my IMC thumbs. I'm doing Beauty and the Beast (since I do children's book art). I had a pretty specific idea in mind for this. I want to keep the piece outdoors because I want to have a landscape in the background, and in the foreground I want the image to be darker and in shadow. I also don't want an action shot - I want it to be more peaceful. They're becoming friends.
I want my beast to be my own beast, NOT disney-esque or with horns. I wanted it to be catlike, but not a complete cat-beast. Thought it might be interesting to give it front human arms and a more human/expressive face, and princely attirement in the form of jewelry. Belle will be wearing peasant garb of the 15th century. Pretty much thinking 15th century here... although the Beast will be more exotic.
Size - do I want it to be like an double spread of a square book? or do I want it to be like a book cover... double spread gives me more room for fun plants and leaves. Doesn't necessarily have to be a square book though. Medium - probably watercolor. I've played with the idea of working in oil in a very watercolor-like way with layers... but i doubt I'll ever work like that again. I do watercolor and I should stick with it since I want this to be a good portfolio piece... keep it cohesive.
Anyway here are my sketches!