Once upon a time, a merchant came across the castle of a beast. upon entering the rose garden, he remembered that his youngest daughter loved roses, and so he picked one to bring back to her. The beast was enraged, accusing the merchant of thievery, and threatened to kill him for his crime. The merchant pleaded for his life, and the beast finally relented...only if someone else were willing to take his place. The only one who was willing to die in place of her father was the merchant's youngest daughter, and she came to the castle. But the beast did not kill her, simply treated her as an honored guest...
What the heck is wrong with my brain? Why did I doodle all this, whyyyyy? And it's a bunch of mishmashes of Disney version, fairytale, and a few modern retellings.
Okay, so, a few explanations...I can't draw monsters for crap, so i just drew Yukiki in a hood and cloak for some of these. In some versions of the fairytale, the beast doesn't want to scare Beauty with his appearance, so he wears a hood and cloak when he sees her. As they grow closer, he eventually wears the hood down, then wears the cloak open, and then stops wearing it altogether.
In addition, I've found several modern retellings that used the cloak and hood as well, with varying reasons--one story I found had the beast be actually NOT a beast, but a regular person. They had just chosen to hide their face because they considered themself to be "a freak" and refused to leave their home. After rumors circulated that the cloaked person was a monster, the "beast" embraced the rumors.
Blue roses=for some reason, I thought it felt more "right." Last-minute, really. (And yes, blue roses really exist.)
wanted me to draw one of the bird-scenes from the movie. XDc
Of course, the magic mirror shows up--I always liked that thing. I'd ask to see the back of my head. Wonder what Hanana's about to be shown?
"The death scene"--I know in the Disney version, the beast was stabbed, but...well, could Yukiki really die by stab wound? I doubt it...but in the original fairytale, he actually dies out of a combination of heartbreak (Beauty wanted to visit her family again, but he made her promise to return in a set amount of time. Her sisters persuaded her to stay longer...unbeknownst to her, the Beast had waited in "their spot," the rose garden, for her starting the day she was meant to come back. When she didn't, he kept waiting, heart eventually breaking as he worried she'd never come back)
and sickness (Because he was outside for so long, day and night, with no food, he made himself sick without realizing it, and was half-starved when Beauty finally came back to him)
ahem...anyway, yeah, that's the sketchdump. I apologize for the dumb fangirliness. orz