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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 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
faceless man: LOL
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rubyrouge649 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww so cute! Love the expressions!
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SSSS7777 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
great work !
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful picture :D
A bit funny, too XD
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thelonelotl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016   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 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016   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 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So much Cuteness!!!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016   General Artist
Thank you dude!!! I love your Xenomorph icon!
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SpaceshipLewis Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Your style looks amazing!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016   General Artist
Wow thank you so much man!!! TTvTT I appreciate it!
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SpaceshipLewis Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D Also I Watched your Gallery!
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TrueOrder Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Aw it's adorable. Though No face is still strangely disturbing.
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016   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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Twinke-and-Zone-Co Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016   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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Romulan64 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016   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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Romulan64 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
almost makes me sorry for parodying this movie...almost but not quite.
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016   General Artist
YOU MONSTER
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AAGGRESSS Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
I'm a jester, it kinda comes naturally.
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016   General Artist
Considering my title for this piece I'm a bit of one too now, urge to pun... Rising...
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AAGGRESSS Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
you have way too much fun with these things.
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commandergrunt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
(pun titles intensifies)
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016   General Artist
I WAS TRYING FOR HOURS to think of anything more creative than just calling it "Spirited Away" I'm so proud of it
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KaumiThomason Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cute and awesome!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016   General Artist
Thank you very much!! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
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KaumiThomason Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome, and that was a good film, too. :)
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Serpanade-Toons Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy moly, this is awesome!!! Heart Love Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] :love: Bear Emoji-08 (Rolling Love) [V1]
I love the cartoony style you drew them in!
I love this movie. It has to be my fave Ghibli movie Blush 
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016   General Artist
Waaah your comment made me SO happy you don't even know!!! Thank you so much!!! ^U^

I'm glad you appreciate my style, sometimes I get comments on my fan-art like 'This would be so amazing if it looked like the show's style" and I'm like, RUDE XD Where's the fun in that!
Ghibli doesn't get any better than Spirited Away *_* What do you think your second favorite is?
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EB-the-GAMER Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
what, no adorable soot balls?
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016   General Artist
I WAS SERIOUSLY GOING TO ADD THEM but decided to just add the friends Chihiro takes with her to Swamp Bottom.... THE PAPER BIRDS COUNT since they are technically Zeniba XD
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EB-the-GAMER Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I get it XD trying not to overload?
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016   General Artist
Yeah I thought there'd be too many XD I can have as many sootballs as I please when I make my full Spirited Away piece one day, that will have like... EVERYBODY TOGETHER skldmalkd
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Nifffi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw the thumbnail and my reaction was:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH :la:
This is so adorable and perfect and hnnnnnnnnggg
makes me wanna watch the movie again
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016   General Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAH THANK YOU thank you so much!!!! How funny, my reaction to seeing it again yesterday was a similar

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH La la la la

The entire time!.. Well... Internally that is, I DIDN'T WANNA GET KICKED OUT skldma

Thank you though seriously, it's been a long time coming, so many of my most favorite things ever I don't have any fan-art of and I really gotta change that. I know I said it a few weeks ago but I hope one day to see Spirited Away fan-art from you too cause seriously you'd make the best one ever!!! It would blow mine away XUX
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Nifffi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will! at some point, it's in my ever-growing list of things to draw fanart of :'D
But how could I beat this one it's so sweet and precious (´∀`*)
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