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Castle in the air

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Howl, Sophie and Morgan (I bet, he has black hair, just like his dad XD).

I supposed to be dead till May, but I couldn't resist... Last week I have read Castle in the air from Diana Wynne Jones (for those who don't know, it's the sort of continuation of Howl's moving castle - it's NOT the anime, it's the second book, which wasn't made into anime) and simply had to draw them two again. I love them because they are such an imperfect couple and so funny at the same time.
(Spring is here and I'm ill...again... I needed something to cheer up).

Ink, watercolours and gouache (ruined by my evil scanner).

Characters belong to Diana Wynne Jones, who is an English writer and author of the books Howl's Moving Castle and Castle in the Air. Hayao Miyazaki's anime was based on the first book.
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theGrayStray Traditional Artist
This is a truly lovely illustration! The whole piece feels joyful and aerial, much like the book. Well done!!! :clap:
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Thank you! I guess I should go back to wotercolours someday:]
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theGrayStray Traditional Artist
So many painting methods, so little time, eh? I definitely know the feeling. I wish I were half as talented as you are, though :P
You're welcome :hug:
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Awww, thank you so much!<3
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Myricae91Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damnit, I love them :heart:
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EnchantressEmilyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny, I always imagined Morgan as dark too, even though Howl's actual hair color is muddy brown and Sophie's is red-gold.  Lovely picture, by the way!
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I love so much Howl's Moving Castle AND Castle in the Air! I also thought Morgan had black hair, especially because he is a black kitten (even if Sophie is also black, even with the ginger hair).
sincerely, I think Howl and Sophie should have kept him as a kitty until he was a bit more grown up, I would like to be a kitty instead a baby.

And the drawing is so lovely! loved the technic, and how you imagined the characters! <3
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fuwafuwanwanStudent Traditional Artist
so nice to see a fanart of the book!
you did such a beautiful job with watercolors~
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Thank you:) It's been a long time since I used them:[
I wish, there would be more fan art for the book than for the movie - it would be nice to see people's own imagination:]
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fuwafuwanwanStudent Traditional Artist
Yes! I definitely agree ^^
and you're welcome ^^
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stargazinggypsyHobbyist Traditional Artist
There was also a third book called "House of Many Ways" that tells you Morgan does indeed look like his father and has curly Blonde hair and big blue eyes.
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This is just gorgeous! I recently found about "Howl's moving castle" and hurried to watch the anime before reading the book, so I'm really glad to see something beautiful based on the book itself. I love the mystical feel to the piece and, personally, I think the colors are great! Keep up the great work! :)
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my scanner does that too-if you go to office depot their scanners are much better
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IndeGarduHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! My favourite book!
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:clap: Enchanting...
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Dracohawk96Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I love it! Er... actually Howl's hair is brown, not black. If you don't know for sure, it's right in the first book. I just finished reading the third and final book an hour ago, and I love all three stories tremendously.
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My favourite book and probably my most favourite fan-art of them as well :D first saw this a year or so ago, I think you did an amazing job!
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TatiraSolil5Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!!!!! :love:
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This was one of the first fanarts for the novel version of Howl's Moving Castle that I saw, a couple years ago. I'm happy to have found it again. The painting looks lovely, and the characters match what I would imagine from reading the book quite well.
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skye-pixieHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! I love the colors. Loved the book too.
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Howl789Hobbyist Artist
the movie casstle in the air is so good
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