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Published: October 20, 2016
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My local Drafthouse had a special screening of Spirited Away yesterday night. I've just been beyond excited since the moment they announced it in the schedule and was constantly thinking of it for days... Shows how much that movie means to me, when Shin Gojira's release was just a few days before it and yet I found myself more excited for the movie I've seen over fifteen times more than something brand new I'd waited ages for.

And I guess I couldn't maintain that excitement much longer cause I ended up sketching this out yesterday while waiting for the movie to start X'D LASKDMKLas

I don't know if I could ever really truly put into words just how much this movie means to me... And the best part is I know I'm not alone in that feeling. Spirited Away definitely is not only Miyazaki's best work in my eyes, but one of the best works of art ever made. It's a true piece of magic on celluloid, and a true trip into another world that never gets old. The only true dreamscape I can think of that does what it should. I can watch it a million times and honestly will, and somehow it still always has the same grandeur and impact it had when I first saw it so long ago. This was my third time seeing it in a theater, but my first time seeing the Japanese version on the big screen, so it was even cooler of an experience.

Spirited Away is my second favorite movie ever after Jurassic Park, and any of my best friends know just how crazy obsessed I am with all things JP so that's really saying something. I've planned for years to make a gigantic tribute piece to Spirited Away, because I love it that much. But have always wished to do that alongside other drawings of Miyazaki's other works. So that will come another day. Who knows when. For now though, I hope you like this quick little thing, even if it's small.

Watch the

SPEEDPAINT

here!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok7ffP…


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Spirited Away / Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi and all characters depicted
© Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli


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VicLiang's avatar
faceless man: LOL
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rubyrouge649|Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, I always love seeing all of these characters together. You make them look so happy and adorable! <3
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Carolina22|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww so cute! Love the expressions!
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SSSS7777's avatar
great work !
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julian0123|Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful picture :D
A bit funny, too XD
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thelonelotl|Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, this looks amazing! I love how you made the characters look super cute especially the chubby mouse with the little flying thing (don't know what their names are, its been so long since I've last watched it).
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DoubleDandE| General Artist
Nice Fan artwork by the way. I rather like this movie, although I haven't seen it in a while. 
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hooksnfangs|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work done here! Nice that you made NO FACE look rather cute here lol
Not my favorite Studio Ghibli film, but indeed a very popular and favorite among lots of people. It's a beautiful film.
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BLARGEN69| General Artist
Thank you very much!!!! I can't believe two people have commented now that they think No Face being cute is a surprise, I've always thought he's one of the cutest characters in anything ever! XD

Ooooh lemme guess your favorite.... I have a feeling you are either a Nausica or Princess Mononoke guy! Am I right?
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hooksnfangs|Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHY YES those are on my top list!
I'd have to give it to "Castle of Cagliostro" though because I LOVE LUPIN III!
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SpaceshipLewis|Professional Digital Artist
So much Cuteness!!!
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BLARGEN69| General Artist
Thank you dude!!! I love your Xenomorph icon!
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SpaceshipLewis|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Your style looks amazing!
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BLARGEN69| General Artist
Wow thank you so much man!!! TTvTT I appreciate it!
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TrueOrder|Hobbyist Writer
Aw it's adorable. Though No face is still strangely disturbing.
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BLARGEN69| General Artist
Thank you!!! I guess it says a lot about the person I am that I never found No face creepy even when the movie came out XD IF ANYTHING I think he's even cuter when he starts turning into the fat and scary frog form! ASKLDLASKM
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If I had a million and one words to explain how much I love this movie, it wouldn't be enough.  So glad you got to see that movie on the big screen!  That must've been sooo sweet! ;u;
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BLARGEN69| General Artist
Ooooh I'm so glad someone else feels the same way I do!!! I never would've guessed it's your favorite too. It was amazing seeing ti theatrically again, it's my third time, but the first time getting to see it in the original Japanese audio Ironically though I'm a purist with most anime I've felt the English dub is better XD STILL IT WAS SO MAGICAL I can't wait for another opportunity to see it theatrically again!!!! I hope you can get a chance one day as well
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I was there, too, man! :P

The other guys in my hadn't seen it, but they ended up loving it. Oh, Miyazaki...or, for that matter, Japan... :XD:
So so far, I've seen Ponyo, Spirited Away, and most recently, My Neighbor Totoro. I think I'm gonna see Princess Mononoke next. Or should I make it Kiki's Delivery Service? Any recommendations on a next Miyazaki movie?
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BLARGEN69| General Artist
Wow really? How funny, I didn't see you there, maybe it's cause I was at the 9:30 showing. I'm glad you were able to catch it though!

I think you should see Princess Mononoke next, specifically because the Drafthouse is going to be showing that too in just a few days, if you've never seen Mononoke you HAVE to see it on the big screen. Believe me, it's magical and that imagery is stuff that sticks with you for a lifetime. After that it'd probably be neat watching his films in release order, my first Miyazaki I  ever watched was Castle in the Sky.
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I was at the same showing, sitting in the back where I like it. :P

Sounds cool, then. Guess I know what I'm doing with my upcoming weeks. Thanks, man!
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AAGGRESSS's avatar
almost makes me sorry for parodying this movie...almost but not quite.
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BLARGEN69| General Artist
YOU MONSTER
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I'm a jester, it kinda comes naturally.
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