Having two young daughter the Disney franchise has played a rather large part of my life since their early years. I've always been a fan of the super clean colourful art they kick out year after year. Beauty and the beast is a beautiful animation and at precisely 25 years old it stands the test of time. Having recently purchased an ipad pro and the amazing ipad app Procreate it's made my ability to draw that little more accessible.
The finished Belle sketch above is not as clean as Disney's version I wanted to create a very simple sketch but offer a slight addition of lighting and shadow to give it some more depth. All in this was probably about two hours work and I always see room for improvement but sometimes a little rough gives it more character.
The sequence above provides a basic overview of my current process. I will normally sketch either freehand or digitally to iron out any issues. Then sketch over this will cleaner digital lines sometimes in a dark colour but in this case I matched the line colour to the clothes and skin. I then add some colour to each element, utilising Procreates layers to full effect so I can rework individual elements if needed. The final stage is to add depth using dark and light. I find the best way is to create a new layer in procreate and set it to colourburn, overlay or softlight and paint in black and white. This tends to produce a colour that blends better, although I may work these layers with additional darker overlays.
One of Procreates great features is the screen capture of the drawing from start to finish. See above to see the whole sketch from start to finish. Thanks for stopping by.