Beauty and the Beast set in the 20’s.
A Detective is cursed to become a beast by a Fortune teller who saw no love in his arrogant heart for others. The only way he can break the spell is to learn to love another and earn her love in return before his transformation completes. Beast takes refuge in an old inn at a grungy sea port. There he hires lackeys to bring forth to him beautiful woman to help break his spell. Beauty, a beautiful young flapper girl is brought to Beast and he truly believes she is the one but Beauty views him as nothing more than a monster as he views her as difficult and stubborn. But soon Beasts life is threatened when rumors hit the streets of him being a monster, stealing girls and eating people in their sleep. Beauty is forced to help him but the two soon become much better acquainted during their escapade. (totally ripped this off from the disney movie summary but HAHA you get the point. Be sure to check back at my Character Blog for upcoming sketches of these two.)
What Big Teeth You Have, Grandma! (2012)
“It’s the great ‘Once upon a time…’ which is a marker that says, ‘This is not the here and now.’ You can let your imagination run wild, you can go places that you’d be scared to go otherwise, you can say things you’re afraid to talk about. In mysterious ways, you come to an understanding.”
(Drawing of the talk by The Graphic Recorder.)
First of a three-part series of spreads of my take on Rapunzel set in India. The book is geared toward a younger audience so I went with younger protagonists as well!
Last of the three Rapunzel in India spreads!
Rapunzel by Frances Alcaraz
Acrylic on Paper