11 04 2009

as I mentioned in some earlier post, the idea at disney was to have the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST story take place in the french LOIRE-area. there were some earlier locations like the black forest in southern germany and the neighbouring french alsace, but – maybe because of the french author CHARLES PERRAULT – everybody seemed to be happy with the loire area with its beautiful castles. that was the reason why a small team spent a few days there to get the right inspiration.
following is my BEAUTY AND THE BEAST castle version. it is based on my favorite castles in the loire area – CHAMBORD, USSE, CHENONCEAU, CHALLAINA and BRISSAC QUINCE. you might notice a big difference to the german castles, especially the often used NEUSCHWANSTEIN.



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2 responses

12 04 2009

fantastic post, Hans – love seeing the process, from beginning to end. the line drawing is great. that must’ve been a fun project to work on. thanks for sharing.

16 04 2009
jung etienne

Thanks for posting these.A good answer to my question about your previous post on Beauty and the Beast sketches.

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