For those who don’t know, the Character Asks have a limit to them where they can only be directed at characters already in the Near Hentai canon (i.e., characters I’ve drawn before). Belle here only just barely qualifies, as I drew her once for a WWOEC event back when Marvel was purchased by Disney (the event was focused on drawing Disney characters and Marvel characters swap costumes, and I had her swap with Storm of the X-Men). That being said, this is the first time I’ve drawn her nude, so there’s that. ^_^;
I thought the most interesting aspect of this Ask would be Belle’s conflict. Like she mentions, Adam can’t really go back to being the Beast, so saying flat out that she preferred that version would be kinda rude and insensitive. Besides, Belle’s whole story is about loving the guy regardless of how he looks, so it’s not like she’d be unhappy with human Adam. I’m sure the people behind the movie intended for Adam to be this stunning good-looking prize when he’s revealed at the end of the film, but I think most people found the Beast’s design more charming and fun, and there’s definitely a number of people who’re more attracted to that version as well. I didn’t want to have Belle commit that strongly here, since that felt out of character for her, but I do like the idea of her sometimes fondly remembering being pinned down… thick coarse fur rubbing against her back… Seems romantic.