I hadn't picked up any kind of drawing "medium" in a LONG time, until this past February, when I was pretty much forced to.
My youngest daughter, who was turning three, was adamant about having a Princess Party. Specifically, she wanted a Belle party. So... to fit the theme, I searched high and low for a suitable poster of JUST Belle, so I could play a game equivalent to Pin the Tail on the Donkey (turning it into Pin the Crown on Belle... or something like that).
I looked online, I looked in toy stores, I looked in art stores... and couldn't find anything with JUST Belle, posed in a fashion that would work.
One day, while scoping out different stores to find birthday gear for her, I came across a Beauty and the Beast coloring book, with a PHENOMENAL picture of Belle holding a single, long-stemmed red rose on the back cover.
I hesitated at first, but then thought, what the heck! It doesn't have to be perfect, 'cause it's only for little kids... but I'll just use that picture as a template and DRAW the darn thing!
Well, I have to admit... although the persepctive on her face is a little wonky (I was drawing her on my dining room table, and never bothered to lift the posterboard up to see what it looked like at eye level until I was done), I think it turned out rather well, if I do say so myself:
So... my fellow artists... what do you think?