For the rest of the semester in Advanced Character design we were assigned (2 or 3 weeks ago) to do a story of our choosing. We could write our own or use an existing story that we like. I am using a combination of the original Beauty and the Beast story and the Disney version to come up with a darker story starting with the Beast's death.
I will be posting a synopsis once I have a coherently written version!
Here is the first batch of characters after a few weeks of sketching and critiquing