Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Gaston by suburbanbeatnik Gaston by suburbanbeatnik
Look, more Disney fanart! I've done Frollo--[link] -- and Hades -- [link] -- so here's everyone's favorite guy, Gaston, from Beauty and the Beast. It was an interesting challenge drawing this character realistically, because every screencap of him had him mugging more than Brian Blessed. DID SOMEBODY ORDER A LARGE HAM!?

But yes, I am pleased with the final result. I used to be a big fan of the movie, way back in the day, but I saw it so many times I grew irritated with it, and now I don't think I can ever watch it the same way again. I always thought making someone like Gaston the villain was really clever-- since Belle, who sits around reading romance novels, can't stand Gaston, who is exactly like the alpha asshole "heroes" of '70s and '80s bodice-rippers like The Wolf and the Dove. Sounds good in theory, but in practice I don't think it quite works, since it seems within the space of half an hour of film time Gaston goes from being a douchey sitcom-type antagonist to Evil Epic Villain. Personally, I think there's a bit of a disconnect there.

But as much of a douche as Gaston can be, he's a great character in the hands of the right author. If you're in the mood for reading some good fanfic, check out "Picture This"-- [link] -- and "Man of Stature"-- [link] -- both by TrudiRose at fanfiction.net. Both stories are smart, entertaining and compulsively readable, and they treat Gaston's character quite differently in both. Check them out-- you won't be disappointed!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmethowwolf:
methowwolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No looks good realistic like Gaston!
Reply
:iconyaoi-huntress-earth:
Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fic recommendations.
Reply
:iconadnilnosnhoj:
adnilnosnhoj Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very outstanding work. He looks like an actual human and not a cartoon villain. I hope you continue your craft. 
Reply
:iconcomicalfreakazoid:
Comicalfreakazoid Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014   General Artist
You did an amazing job with this. I've read TrudiRose work and love her take on Belle and Gaston. It's quite refreshing and a great spin on a pairing of the two. 
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I find myself rereading TrudiRose's work whenever I'm feeling down. There's something so engaging and fun about her work.
Reply
:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now you mention it, I can see what you mean about him going from being a douche to a villain... I always got the feeling that it was more his "I want to kill the biggest things to show off as a hunter" side than his "Belle is mine" side by that point, but his motivation wasn't particularly clear.

At least they didn't make him a coward, though. The "Evil = Cowardly" trope annoys me.

Film critique aside, however, I like the pic! :) It really does look like him without being too cartoony!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I don't think the transition was done as well as it could have been, but it works a lot better than some more recent movies I could name... *coff*

Thanks! I loved doing this pic. I think Belle and Gaston are my good-luck totems. :)
Reply
:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!! :faint:
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
Reply
:iconmaddharliquinn:
MaddHarliquinn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Love this

 

Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconmetalwolfgemstone:
MetalWolfGemstone Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always though Gaston was kind of ugly, but oh my god you make him look SOOOOO attractive in this piece! :clap: Amazing job!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconmetalwolfgemstone:
MetalWolfGemstone Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! :D
Reply
:iconsheltin115:
sheltin115 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Writer
Omg <3
I still like lefou better
Still amazing
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconsheltin115:
sheltin115 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Writer
your welcome
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:XD:
Reply
:iconsheltin115:
sheltin115 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Writer
;)
Reply
:iconsasookay:
sasookay Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Good god I'm going to swoon ;>; I love Gaston so much, and this is so good.
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconperilsofrosella:
PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is great! You've made him traditionally handsome- I can see why those blonde girls were falling over themselves, if Gaston looked like this.
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
Reply
:iconcomedygal1884:
comedygal1884 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Wow that's awesome! :icongastonplz:
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconmewellyazura:
MewEllyAzura Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That one line..."Every last inch of me's covered in HAIR!" gets me every time XD
Reply
:iconperilsofrosella:
PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love that he winks when he says it. Gaston, you're filthy. : 3
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It is really funny.
Reply
:iconboblackwell:
BoBlackwell Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Very beautifully done! Such a damned blockhead in the film, but I loved him just the same.

I have a request?

Brom Bones, in a similar style?

You don't absolutely have to, but it would be nice. It upsets me that he isn't on the radar.

At all. '

He delighted me as a little girl, they both did.
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm very busy at the moment, but you can commission me if you like. My rates are here: [link]

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. :)
Reply
:iconpeacelovehalstewart:
peacelovehalstewart Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he makes me laugh he was so full of himself
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL yes!
Reply
:icongibbonmoon:
GibbonMoon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
And btw, you aren't meant to be over thinking some plots, it kind of ruins the movie. I mean, sure, the age thing with the curse is a bit weird in theory, but humans can't turn into talking furniture either right?
Reply
:iconperilsofrosella:
PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
It truly makes me sad that you think that one shouldn't "over think" plots. As the artist mentions in response to your other comment, discussing a story values the story, not the other way around. Sitting back like goldfish and never questioning/expanding on an idea in a story stagnates you as a person, especially if you are an artist.
Reply
:icongibbonmoon:
GibbonMoon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
wow, you seriously criticize some of the best animators ever? like glen keane? Oh well, I guess everyone has the right to express their opinion. And they wanted Gaston to seem vain and mean, but harmless, in the beginning but show his true colors in the end :)
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I find it strange that you feel I shouldn't criticize animators. As artists and storytellers, they're subject to the same criticism as any other artist. To suggest otherwise is condescending to their work. Also, Glen Keane was not the animator responsible for Gaston-- that was Andreas Deja. If you are going to be critical of another persons criticisms, you might as well make sure you have your facts checked.

In any case, my criticism of Gaston's character didn't have anything to do with the animation. I was critiquing his treatment in the script.
Reply
:iconcool-guy-deviant:
COOL-GUY-DEVIANT Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist
very cool
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconmetalheadfan2500:
MetalHeadFan2500 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Most impressive Chin since Bruc Campbell
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's quite true! :D
Reply
:iconmychesthairisbeast:
MyChestHairIsBeast Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Splendid! Most fantastic! You even included my cleft. You are a true artist!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, that's good to hear! :)
Reply
:iconsnarkyphiles:
SnarkyPhiles Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Awesome work! This is really great! :D
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
Reply
:iconsnarkyphiles:
SnarkyPhiles Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
No problemo! :D
Reply
:icongrrrrrraaaaahhhhhhhh:
No one says "No one says 'no one says no to gaston' to gaston" Like Gaston!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, yes!
Reply
:icongrrrrrraaaaahhhhhhhh:
More beer?
Reply
:iconfaeriecarousel:
FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I think Gaston's character worked just fine in the film--I find his unexpected change from comical antagonist to Evil Epic Villain highly entertaining (though I still wonder why he didn't take his enormous gun to battle the Beast with *shrugs*). Still, to each their own, of course! Great drawing, I love the crafty look in his eyes :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 664 × 857




Details

Submitted on
February 12, 2010
Image Size
422 KB
Resolution
664×857
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
14,251 (2 today)
Favourites
653 (who?)
Comments
170
Downloads
176
×