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Howl's Moving Castle bookverse! :boogie:

the book was utterly fantastic; it filled out what i got from the movie and made the whole story so much better! i loved it.

Howl said, "I think we ought to live happily ever after," and she thought he meant it. Sophie knew that living happily ever after with Howl would be a good deal more eventful than any story made it sound, though she was determined to try. "It should be hair-raising," added Howl.

"And you'll exploit me," Sophie said.

"And then you'll cut up all my suits to teach me," said Howl.

(c) Diana Wynne Jones
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EthelBH Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
Thank you thank you thank you (etc.) Seriously. If it hadn't been for you I wouldn't even have known this book existed and it's so good and it complete the movie in a perfect way and I love you so much ❤❤❤
MarionM Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay I read this book long before I saw the movie and I loved it. I saw the movie and... I kind of wish they'd stuck more to the book but the movie was fun. Your fan art here is amazing if they'd kept the book ending in the movie it would have been spectacular!
marebear752 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
seriously my favorite fan art of the couple because it depicts the book version! and my fav. part in the book, just the best ending !
x-Lilou-chan-x Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love the book as much as the movie *^* you did really good with their faces and their hair! :heart: just like I imagined them :XD:
AliNavGo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
NatAsplund Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Ooooooooooo I love this!!! love your book version!
EnchantressEmily Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!  I love that scene.
icebec Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I looooooved the book and I looked everywhere for a fanart where Sophie is actually red-headed.
Also, I am jealous now because I also wanted to make a fanart and that was the first scene that came to my mind. Now, mine will never be as good as yours T.T
I adore your art, keep being AWESOME =v=
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
You read all the series? Like: howl's moving castle, castle in the air and house of many ways? 
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I must read it!
RyuRyobi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Read this book 4 times in 2 weeks then watched the movie 3 times in 2 days!! Love this book and it's 2(or 3?) sequels!!
MangoMehu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
aaaggghh wonderful job I love your style!!♥ Please do more about the book... Please?
CuriousIris Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Just finished reading this book for my birthday, and I have to say I think your rendition is awesome . I also love the little extra that you put on the black suit. Again, awesome job!
I-draw-in-my-mind Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
This is most excellent!
DivergentGames14 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
oops thought this was Jace and Clary... lol
CrazyEEP Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Don't worry your not the only one XD I thought that to until I cought that last line of the desc. and name...then I fangirled.
DivergentGames14 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
haha :)
CrazyEEP Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
yeah XD
Amiryte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student
I absolutely adore this! Is there any chance you'd put this on tumblr (or have it on tumblr and I just missed it)? I'd love to reblog it from you!
malenmal232 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Haha I love this part! Where they're all trying to talk to Howl and Sophie but they're in their own little world
thetaleof2sisters Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
:) I love Howl's Moving Castle (the book)
Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Very nice!
QuirkyCat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
They are green! OMG I love you!
I LOVE this moment in the book.
Above comment weird? Because somehow it's rare to see fanart of Howl with green eyes (the book!) D=

This is simply FABULOUS!
Akkaroo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
OMG, it's PERFECT! I love this moment in book, it's my favourite =]
pixiepaparazzi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I absolutely LOVE this! It's utterly perfect. I really enjoy how you only coloured in Howl and Sophie, really emphasizing that they're just in their own little world at the end of the novel. Gah, this makes me melt. This is the perfect visualization of the ending of one of my favourite books. Beautifully done :)
FurEmberLily Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Hahaha! Have you read the sequel? (Although you don't even realize it has the same characters until the end of the book... but Howl's reaction to seeing his son for the first time is priceless... I need to re-read that trilogy...)
fiarcurrin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:squee: LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
molly798465 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
I love the book, i have just read it for my 3rd time. When i saw your picture it blew me away, it was if this was made for the book version.
AoiKuroNeko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Love this! It really sums up that scene nicely. Sophie's hair is lovely and the details on Howl's suit are cool.
Inali-Namid Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I'm so glad that after you did the scenes from the movie that you followed up with this one from the book. Not only is it one of my favorite scenes- it capture's the author's style and humor so perfectly, but there are several people who don't even know that the anime was based off the book. I read the book first and was rather devastated by how inaccurate the movie proved to be- don't get me wrong, it was lovely, but I have to think of them as separate entities that happen to have similar bases.

Wonderful job all around!
Leamonadefreak Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Reminds me of Jace and Clary from The Mortal Instruments.
I-swear-to-athena Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
i was just thinking that!!!
Leamonadefreak Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice :D
TatiraSolil5 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The ending seemed like the cutest thing in the world to me...awesome drawing :D
xXWatermelonSmileXx Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
nyaa! i love this book. and this couple ! ^^
booknerd55 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe at first I thought this was Jace and Clary... Then I thought it was Valentine and Jocelyn and then I realized it had absolutely nothing to do with either.... :D
DecayingxxIcee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
You captured this moment beautifully!! The book was better, but I do like the movie, too. I think your Howl's cuter, though ;D
Sugar317 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I was think Finnick and Annie from the hunger games XD lol but I see now
KKBossa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you drew this. It's so like how I imagine the scene to be, including how everyone's all faded out and Sophie and Howl are the only ones that stand out. I love the book so much since it's so well written. Plus it reminds me of studio ghibli which was a big piece of my childhood, though I love the book in it's own right :)
Ravenhearst201 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I loved the ending! But where'd Calcifer go?
atheneofwisdom Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Michael looks a bit like David Tennant.
atheneofwisdom Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
today i was wondering if you had done any howls moving castle art and like ten seconds later i found this one.
atheneofwisdom Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i read this book like a million times and you drawing suits it perfectly. theyre both amazing!
bajabbers Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist
I just finished Howl's Moving Castle (the book)! It was on my books-to-read list because after seeing your fanart last year, I got curious watched the movie (which was awesome). Finally picked it up at the library last week and I couldn't put it down! I liked it so much better than the movie. It's definitely one of my new favorites - I think I like it more than Harry Potter now. Thank you for your awesome fan art - without it, I wouldn't have discovered this great book. :)
Pie-Sensei Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Another HMC pwn from the forever-amazing Burdge. Awesome job!
Friendofdragons Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
You should know that this inspired me to read the book. I loved it! It was spectacular! Thank you for leading me to an excellent book; they are in short supply these days!
ChammiBee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
draw valerie and peter AND henry from te movie and book red riding hood
PencilTerminator Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww~ I love the book. I've always wanted to read it ever since i saw the movie, and I finally got it. I love both the movie and the book. They're both amazing! :D I love the drawing!
ForkTheMighty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww! This is a great picture, it captures the moment beautifully! Hahaha I just showed this to my friend and she had to watch the movie twice in a row. She simply HAD to. And now she's reading the book...
woodsykid Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I looooove Howl's moving Castle but I've never read the book... anyways, good job!
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