One of two pieces for this year’s Ghibli Jam! Howl’s Moving Castle is one of my favorite movies ever, and the detail in the every facet of the castle makes me so happy.
I’m still playing around with combining cut paper and digital, as well as using traditional mark-making and digital. Getting closer to where I want it to be!
Maude: I should like to change into a sunflower most of all. They’re so tall and simple. What flower would you like to be?
Harold: I don’t know. One of these, maybe.
Maude: Why do you say that?
Harold: Because they’re all alike.
Maude: Oooh, but they’re not. Look. See, some are smaller, some are fatter, some grow to the left, some to the right, some even have lost some petals. All kinds of observable differences. You see, Harold, I feel that much of the world’s sorrow comes from people who are *this*, [she points to a daisy] yet allow themselves be treated as *that* [she gestures to a field of daisies].
Jack Pierce fixing up Boris Karloff on the set of The Mummy. (1932)
Prince Ashitaka from “Princess Mononoke” for The Ghibli Jam.
I hoped this would turn out a lot better than it did but I’m sick so that’s my excuse.
random character appreciation: Tracy Samantha Lord
“Tracy Lord. Big game hunting in Africa, fox hunting in Pennsylvania. Married on impulse and divorced in a rage. And always unapproachable by the press.”