Monday, February 16, 2015

Studio Ghibli Drawings

OK, I promise this isn't going to completely transform into a poorly formatted stand-in for a Deviantart page. (Maybe I should sign up for a Deviantart, but anyway.) I still wanted to share some more drawings. I've found I really enjoy working with ink, and I'm slowly getting better at using it.

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.


  1. The final result of the first image looks even nicer! As for the other images, they're pretty well done and look quite artistically nice. I like 'em.