Hello everyone! This is my first FlippedNormals challenge, and I am more than excited! My new year’s resolution was to improve my 3D art skills and been working really hard for it. I was looking for challenge like this. Sadly I noticed this pretty late… but let’s see how far I can get!
I decided to choose Beauty and The Beast as my fairy tale. I find the story to be really bizarre, and that’s why I think it’s perfect to reimagine, haha! It took a while to decide what to actually go for. I like to plan my character’s really carefully; think about the character’s traits and motives, and what kind of effect they have on character’s design.
The Beauty/Belle is usually described in the story adaptions to be really beautiful but kinda like a girl ahead of her time. The story is really old and it can be seen how the women are treated in the story. I actually watched the most recent movie adaption of the story for research, and felt pretty bad about it. Even though it was correct representation of those times the movie takes place to. So I decided that I want to bring the story modern day and picture modern day woman. But then I found another inspiration as well…
I have watched a lot of Marvel’s movies as well lately. Which have a lot of strong women and women ahead of their time. And I was greatly inspired by this, especially the character “Peggy Carter”. Pretty clear connection in the theme here. This is where I got inspiration to place my reimagination of the story in the year ~1940.
So my concept is that what kind of person and style would The Beauty have if the story would take place in 1940. Most certainly she wouldn’t just run to save her father with stick as her weapon and just stare from the distance in ball gown dress as two men fight for her love
Here to start of my workflow process diary. My early reference and moodboard collection:
Let’s start working! Good luck for everyone doing the challenge!