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Howls Moving Castle at Staubbach Falls Switzerland by fantasio Howls Moving Castle at Staubbach Falls Switzerland by fantasio

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Hayao Miyazaki meets Albert Bierstadt!

Full view is duty!

Explanation here: please read !!

I did paint the whole Landscape and the Castle!

But, the landscape is heavily based on a painting from Albert Bierstadt - check out his amazing works: www.albertbierstadt.org/
The work is in Public Domain, according to: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil…
What does that mean? fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/…

Actually the jpegs of this specific work for reference, were in such a bad quality that I had to paint the whole image from scratch - a nice test for me and I created some useful brushes along the way. Since I had no usable hi-res source, I hope you can accept the little flaws in it, most stuff is painted from imagination and my personal interpretation of huge jpeg-artifacts ;)

Good part of having to paint the whole thing was that I was able to push it more into a Miyazaki kind of mood and coloring that matches the concept that I originally had in mind.

The intention behind this is to learn from the old masters, Mastercopies are good, but actually there´s no better way of studying them than to get your hands dirty and spend 10 hours in the image and paint something that is not there. This time it took me around 20 hours.

Process here:
Process-howls-staubbach-falls-near-lauterbrunn by fantasio 


Actually I´m positively surprised about how well my 
recent Kaiju-piece and the Star Wars piece was perceived, thanks so much!
For the Kaiju Fans: Leatherback is still in progress Nod

This is part of a study-series, called "Ancient Kaiju project (...and other big things)"

Suggestion for other Kaiju´s or big cinematic - things are welcome as well as also constructive comments!!
Ohmu is planned as well as also the robot from Laputa.

I like popculture and I love traditional art, so this project came so naturally to me and since the paintings are public domain, no one was harmed, not even the original paintings!

There is no intention to sell these images, I did them for learning purposes and use them in my classes as well, however, if you want it as a wallpaper, feel free to hit the download-button to get the 2560x1500 px version.

cheers,
fant

The blog post containing all works and information: www.fantasio.info/2014/05/the-…

The deviantArt-gallery: fantasio.deviantart.com/galler…

 Copyright notice and disclaimer:

   - Created by Oliver Wetter / Ars Fantasio.

    - You are welcome to share my work or repost it, but please don't claim or sell it as your own.

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Given 2014-09-21
"Excellent fan wallpaper art of Howl's Moving Castle! The colors are absolutely beautiful, and the artist's attention to details is truly commendable. The overall atmosphere of the piece is just as wonderful. Well done!"

Howls Moving Castle at Staubbach Falls Switzerland by fantasio ( Suggested by Ginryuzaki and Featured by TehAngelsCry )
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Was a big fan of the movie and this bring me back. Could be a little more brighter little hard to see the details.

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Omgosh, this just takes me back to my childhood. You did an excellent job on this! (This is my new screen saver on my Desktop). I viewed the images that you used as references, and omgosh, I just can't even think of the words to describe this to you about how beautiful it is. You got the castle perfect, you got the characters, you got a little town, scenery, everything is just on key with this. And the mountains in the background really help balance out all of the dark spots and the shading that you have. My eyes are really drawn towards the waterfall, and the mist resonating off of it. Oh my gosh, once again, I can't even put it into words. Good job, and congratulations on the DD, this one deserves it.
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CelestineSkye Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
I love the landscape design. The legs on the castle remind me of chicken's feet. They also look like water pipes arranged to look like feet.
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GLoRToR Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018   General Artist
Ghibli <3456789
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:iconregeek-en:
ReGeek-en Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Just WOW! Really amazing! 
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:icontoshnilovka:
toshnilovka Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
i like trees
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DaniCopic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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:iconcimplo:
cimplo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous *A*!!!
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:iconalphawolfappa:
Alphawolfappa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very very beautiful!!!
I Love this movie to bits, I love the ending a lot and Howl's castle!
Hope you have a wonderful day! :3
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Lesholyon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
Howl's Moving Castle. Putting a whole new spin on the expression "living in your car." ;)
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:iconthe9th-angel:
the9th-angel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
lovely artwork!
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oscarian-disciple Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
love it
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:iconhimitsuuk:
HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018   Photographer
Nice
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CliffOG Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
Sugoi!! 
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Jam-uzu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OHMYGOSH
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RHJunior Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Professional Artist
You know, for a guy who was supposed to be all anti-war, Howl had a DISTURBING number of cannons sticking out of that house of his...
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parasitangel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
Love it
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kavalryMaster Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist
Lovely!
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:iconkindaloner:
KindALoner Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
I love the Ghibli movies!!! Heart :happybounce: 
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:iconcvanims:
cvanims Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So awesome! Nice work!
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:icondragonbuggg:
Dragonbuggg Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
just great Clap 
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PolAnimates Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! This is my favourite movie!
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Durtyass Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
jesus christ I haven't seen this movie in a long time
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:icongem-d:
Gem-D Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! Amazing work! :heart:
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AndreeaLupsaNL Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work
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:iconzacyart:
zacyart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it
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Thunder-B Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
that movie is so good
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:iconteddytaw:
TeddyTaw Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THAT ANiME!!!
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:icontthel25:
tthel25 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Le chateau ambulant un de mes preferes des studio ghibli magnifique travail
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:iconpmeowmix:
pmeowmix Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So wonderful!! Thanks for sharing this! Heart 
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Sagirou Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Very interesting.
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:icon4dojo:
4dojo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
I haven't heard of Staubabach Falls. Gonna check it out
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Silvador Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
I don't know why but it never occurred to me to think of Howl's Castle being in other locations. Seeing this, however, gives me an idea, to see the castle standing atop Paradise Falls. XD
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ApparentlyImStupid Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Student General Artist
>Castle uses Poison Gas!

>OZONE LAYER has been knocked out!

>Castle wins!
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:iconmusa1918:
musa1918 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
This is simply stuning artwork, very well done mate. you are a real talent :)
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StinkyChezz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
nice work
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KJspir Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God ... I love ♥😍
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logans164 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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xYoh23x Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
that looks so beautiful
i want this as my desktop background
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angel686 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
this is so cool!
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Iride1Mar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
What a marvellous work!
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Lilly-Lamb Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
This looks amazing! Well done! :icongreatjobplz:
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petesd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Student General Artist
I liked this film a lot as a child, Im gonna go watch it now bc of that :D Very nice painting, or as my good friend Stephen the Slug Eater would say, "Mighty incredaboid!!!"
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lundemo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
Amazing!
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DrawsWithPaws Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning
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Pobepom Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist
Loved!
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alex-aaart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
enchanted😮😮
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diegoam123 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Simply Awsome!! 
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
...some days, you just gotta have a swiss cocoa break. :shrug:
:nod:
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:iconthestorian:
TheStorian Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Student Writer
That was a good movie.
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kopofx Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Cool!
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