I fell in love with Studio Ghibli films more than a decade ago, and my kids and I were watching some of them over the past few days. I really love how this Totoro picture turned out. I think it captures the sense of wonder and joy the film so perfectly displays.
I'm also extremely pleased with this Spirited Away drawing. I did this one prior to the Totoro pic, and I think it's pretty clear I made some progress with my shading technique by the time I did the second one.
Finally, this Castle in the Sky picture didn't end up quite as good as I hoped. I used marker for the fire, which is fine. I just don't feel like I got quite the dramatic "camera" angle I had originally envisioned.
And, just for a sense of how I operate, here are two versions of the Totoro pic as it progressed.