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Princess Mononoke by kelogsloops Princess Mononoke by kelogsloops

I love Studio Ghibli films. By far, most of their films are probably my all time favourites. With that being said, Princess Mononoke will always be one of those, easily. 
I remember watching it as a kid growing up, and to this day, I still am mesmerised by how beautiful the film is, how enchanting the art, the style and use of colour is. It's magical.

It's hard to say which is my all time favourite Studio Ghibli film, but Mononoke is high up there for many reasons. Besides from the art/film itself, it was the characters and what they stood for. Mononoke (San), is the epitome of that.
She is the female protagonist who stands for resilience, independence, and the courage to fight for justice. She's strong, and that was what I find so beautiful about the film.
It's not some cheesy 'heroine needs to be saved' kind of film. She stands and fights for herself, while the 'hero', fights alongside her. I love that about the film, about San.

My question to you guys is then, what's your favourite Studio Ghibli film, and why?

Some more of my work: 

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ChiwwyDawg Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing movie, amazing fan art.
NeutralRebellion Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all of the Studio Ghibli's movies but from all of them, I'm still attached to Spirited Away and I don't know why xD
Yes, I agree with you, San is amazing and cool *^*
PillowBull Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What paper do you use
ashleychanelpowell Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Student General Artist
My favorite is Howl's Moving Castle. It is beautiful and I love Calcifer :D <3 Plus, it has my favorite music besides the song from Kiki that plays when she is flying on her own looking for her city!
GirlGamer12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know how I missed this beauty, it's amazing! I really like how the wolf is merging into the background, gives the piece a nice fantasy feel. :) Well done!
silverbackwolfe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is gorgeous..
LostinSorrows Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
dude y u no perspective

jk ily
thePanos Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Much love for your work!
syntaxError36 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Your Work is amazing.. Wow.... Follow your dreams!! and thanks for sharing!
DaniMiruku Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Work! So beautiful! It is difficult to choose just one Ghibli movie...  But I think my favorites are Mononoke Hime, Naushicaa, Laputa, Tales from EarthSea and  Howls moving castle xD
00comm Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems like your last few pieces have been super minimalist. I always loved your stylized work and for WC you really had good detail. Its cool to see you expanding I hope you don't lose that awesome style though :)
Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Really beautiful tribute!!
Studio Ghibli movies all have something special ^^

yes, she is a wonderful female protagonist! (^^)b

We can say that for me and my sister really like Spirited Away, however they all have a special place in the heart :heart:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb tribute to an amazing movie...
ambermadridy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE YOUR WORK SO EFFIN HARD MAN!!!!!!! Puppet Bonnie's Existential Life Crisis (Chat Icon I love you senpai Puppet Bonnie's Existential Life Crisis (Chat Icon :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
ebee-the-artist Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this picture is amazing. 
MotherAvstract Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the best one I've seen yet! Love this piece.Love 
AnEmoLeprechaun Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know the film, but this is kinda fantastic.
Crystal--Art Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Love it :D I must see this movie one day!
FlamewolfTheWhite Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loving it! :love:
DasFarbspiel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still one of my favorite movies of al time!
Love her expression and your color stile very much <3
yadiyada27 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Magnificent Hieu :clap:.
silicon-jayce Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes I grew up watching this too T__T much nostalgia, beautiful painting btw =]
YellowClovers Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016   Digital Artist
So beautiful!
SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
so nice. great anime
ammydalishawright Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016   Digital Artist
Hey :D I've been wondering if you had a DA page! I followed you on youtube first. Love your work, it got me into watercolor painting #bigfangirl 
kanumbra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016   Writer
Deviant294852 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
This is beautiful :)
hanestetico Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Why so many Princess Mononokes on dA lately?
CeliliaWonder Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016   Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing!
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016   Digital Artist
Favorite Ghibli film: Porco Rosso.

Seeing Mononoke fade in such a fashion is especially sad consider a number of Ghibli staff member have passed away in recent months.
rlkitterman Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a beautiful portrait!  I wish I could see Princess Mononoke again, but I don't remember it well, as I haven't seen it for about ten years.
Cornaline Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats so beautiful, I love your work! Thanks for the speedpaint I'm new to watercolor and always learn so much from them.
I think Princess Mononoke is my favorite Ghibli film, maybe because it was the first one I watched and it was so emotional to me. And no matter how many times I watch it this feelings stay the same because the storys and characters are so well made.
kit-su-ne Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favourite is also Mononoke. I am a nature lover and this movie captures everything I love about nature, and what I don't like about humans.
LaEnigmaDama Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
Emote - Smile Very Nice! I like Mononoke in your style! Applause Clap Applause Clap Applause Clap Fantastic Job!!

As for favorite Ghibli film, it's kinda hard to say. All there films are beautiful, and most of them have strong characters and interesting story lines. But I know my top three films would have to be My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Spirited Away. And I guess the reason why I love those three so much, is because how vivid the memories are of me watching them. Totoro I think overall captures the spirit of being a kid, and reminded me a little of my grandparents house since they had big a back yard. Kiki was always fun to watch at night, or in the afternoons when it was too hot outside to go play. And Spirited Away, I'll never forget the first time I saw it. I was in my room at my grandparents house and Cartoon Network was playing. It came on and I was instantly memorized. I knew immediately it was a Ghibli film based on the art, but unlike the other stories I didn't quite get understand what exactly was going at times. It was just amazing.
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obake-the-sincere Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! There is a certain solemness to this picture, especially with the expressions.
Anais07 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
Great! :rose:
Mimisaurus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your process videos have been very useful learning materials for me! I have a question, though. How long does the process actually take for you? It's always hard to tell when it's sped up like that. :)
pjenz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such an amazing work :heart:
spacewolflord Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
This is a great water color.  Much like your last one it seem more complex then what you done before.  And its is done really well.  It doesn't hurt that you use such a great source material. 
Thank you for sharing as always.
S3rb4n Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an amazing beauty, Hieu! I love the calmness this piece is transmitting.
AbyssIllustration Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student General Artist
a classic
spiti84 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
this looks great :)
caddman Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
stunning work...:clap:
suchann Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
very nice!!

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Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loooove your fanart !! (but what I don't love from you ? haha)
Catstudio7 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!Heart Love Heart Love Heart Love Heart Love 
Jacky-Bunny Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Arrietty, Ponyo , Spirited Away and Howls moving castle a lot . Too bad the first two aren't very (or doesn't seem to be) very popular :(
Even tho the head of the wolfs looks a little bit odd, I like and maybe it's fitting for it, your unique art style!
BooAkaisha Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
add to favorites. NOW
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