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(Music: The Halloween Monster Band - Scary Music Box)

This piece is based on the scary theory that Totoro is the God of Death (Shinigami) and this interpretation is much closer to my taste 👻



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:iconloopypanda:
LoopyPanda Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never heard that theory (I hardly remember Totoro tho) but it certainly is fitting in your style when rendered with that concept! He certainly looks resemblant to a Shinigami, I also love the way you drew the trees in such a creepy gnarled way to twist around the moon rather than block it out. Very well done!
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It works pretty well with the start of the film, when the mother's reassuring the daughters that she loves ghosts and can't wait to come live with them.
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Arklilia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Very nice fan art ! *w*
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:iconlugia20711:
Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Very spooky
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:iconashreila:
Ashreila Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Student General Artist
If the the embodiment of human mortality ends up looking like Totoro, then, that may be a comfort in one's final moments.
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:iconcreamypvff:
creamypvff Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! I also love totoro!
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:iconletwig:
Letwig Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Student General Artist
Loooove it
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:iconsmaugthegreat108:
smaugthegreat108 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup, was about ready to mention the god of death theory myself when I saw this
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:iconalfabreloom101:
AlfaBreloom101 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Wow This Is More Creepy Than My Wendigo Drawing
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:iconarci-zhadoow:
Arci-zhadoow Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so epic, love it! =D
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:iconcrackawindow:
CrackaWindow Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! great job. so adorably spooky.
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:iconcloudycloud16:
cloudycloud16 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
Way to make one of the cutest creatures of studio Ghibli creepy. Nice.
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:iconardenta:
Ardenta Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
Creepy :D
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:iconhartsangel:
HartsAngel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
Woah! Amazing!! Love it!!
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
nice one
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:iconviolettundercolt:
violettundercolt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello neighbor totro
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
wonderful!!!
amazing picture!!
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:iconsapphire236:
Sapphire236 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
small heart - purple
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:iconmintech0:
Mintech0 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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:iconmysticblare:
MysticBlare Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched Totoro for the first time today. Loved it.
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:iconghost-studio-devs:
Ghost-Studio-Devs Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
yes rather creepy
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:iconsalyssong:
salyssong Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So when you meet your end
Your journey just began
Transcend the world of man
And then you'll never wake again

Know the reference?
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:iconbanjoker:
Banjoker Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean, he did appear before two children loosing their mother.  
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:icontheadventurousnerd:
TheAdventurousNerd Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why does he still look friendly to me? Haha :P
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:iconirmzaq:
Irmzaq Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
So cool!
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:iconpeachpot:
PeachPot Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
This is definitely an interesting take on him! I'd be interested in seeing a movie based on this.
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:iconsorapenguin:
SoraPenguin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I love this so much!!!

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:icondoctorchevlong:
DoctorChevlong Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After all, Totoro has owl-like features, so his role as a Shinigami seems rather legit :)
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:icondialivia:
Dialivia Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
O.o Wow, I'm never going to look at Totoro the same way again. This...is...AWESOME!
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:iconmisaki18lap30:
Misaki18LAP30 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Me seeing the notification : "Ooh a cute Totoro !"
Me seeing 'IrenHorrors' name : " oups  ...I mean a cute spooky totoro !"
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
LOL, god of death? How scary! xDDD I like your interpretation of it though! :) And I love that derp-deathly stare he has on him. xDDD haha, good job.
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BeatryczeNowicka Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
I watched this movie during visit in my acquaintances flat, together with his young daughter. The girl was so happy but I couldn't stop to think how sad this story is - the seriously ill mother, family who needs to move to little ruined house (maybe because they became poor because of the cost of healing), father who now has long way to work and back and simply cannot deal properly with two kids left under his care. The older sister who tries to take her mother duties but is too young to think about everything. 

And much later I talked to a women of my age who turned out to be a fan of Ghibli anime. She told me that it was a theory that the story is based on the real story about a young girl who accidentally drowned and her sister who commuted suicide after the accident. And that some say that the cat-bus actually comes for the girls' ghosts to take them to their mother. 

But enough about the film - your work as usual is very good! I like your style - it is original and easy to distinguish from the other art :)
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:iconnoxaunu:
Noxaunu Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
oh my, your compositions are always so wonderful <3
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:iconravenheart1984:
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
have a spooky halloween
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:iconsereida-arts:
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student General Artist
So creepy, so cool!
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:iconclaudie-g:
Claudie-G Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018   General Artist
Really cool ! 
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:icondaria102205:
daria102205 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fabulous!! Love it!! Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconnymeriadire:
nymeriadire Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student
Wow gorgeously beautiful done! :heart: :love:
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:iconskullkidross:
SkullKidRoss Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
This is absolutely terrifying. I love it!
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:iconhardwing:
Hardwing Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
Scary!
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:iconlosil:
LoSil Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
My Nightmare Totoro. Now it's official... but beautiful nonetheless!
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:iconmercurialfox:
mercurialfox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018   General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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:icongypsynatayla:
GypsyNatayla Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
after watching a weird video called, "Ghibli Studio disturbing urban legends: My Neighbor Totoro"
&..........let's just say i will never look at Totoro the same child wonder ever again...
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:iconcapicuche:
CapiCuche Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
Wonderful interpretation! I read about that theory years ago.
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:iconedithondine:
edithondine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student Filmographer
Love the colors! :)
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:icononyx-diamond:
Onyx-Diamond Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this. <3
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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Is Amazing!!
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