I have always loved this story. The beauty and the beast exist in many different versions, and I am fascinated by them all. I loved the Disney movie as a kid.
I made an illustration of the first meeting between “beauty” and the beast a couple of years ago. I liked that it was a bit whimsical, and I found it funny that “beauty” looked like a bad actor only pretending to be scared. And that her hands were so small!
Now I wanted to remake the scene and do a more professional job of it. I made this illustration, like most of my illustrations, by drawing the image first, and working on it in Photoshop afterwards.