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Studio Ghibli: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

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Still working on art cards for Otakon 2012. This one's for a Studio Ghibli set and features Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

This was not only my first anime, but the first character I ever idolized. Yup, before He-Man, Superman, and Scrooge McDuck, my hero was Nausicaa (or Princess Zandra in the version I watched as a kid.) Even today, she's still one of my favorites, so drawing this one was a real treat. :D
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igotsaladfingers's avatar
can i use it for an icon? plz? 
SoyaBeans's avatar
I've always liked the costume design in Nausicaa and I really like the way you've made her look in this.
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Ranki-Chee's avatar
I should watch this movie...it looks so good *u*
Dash-The-Wolf's avatar
:3 This was my favorite movie by Miyazaki, besides Princess Monoke. (I dunno how to spell ;3;)
Swordsman826's avatar
I love Miyazaki but I must admit I hate Nausicaa, both the movie and the character. Maybe it's nostalgia because I saw Princess Mononoke when I was young and Nausicaa when I was a teen but from where I sit both movies had similar themes and Mononoke handled it better in every possible way. I've seen every Miyazaki film and Nausicaa is really the only one I can really say I disliked.
behappy1990's avatar
TabbishmonsteR's avatar
I love them all! <3
Yemi-Hikari's avatar
Wow. This goes on all of the Studio Ghibli stuff.
Predigious's avatar
The movie rocks hence this art will too.
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JadineR's avatar
Nausicaä is awesome :love: You did her justice here!
PupLeo's avatar
Yes very awesome, She was a strong positive female heroine. And so very cool in the film.
ChupaCabraThing's avatar
SAME here. My last gift given to me by my Nana (fathers mother) was this DvD.

I loved it...opened my world up to anime, I was 9
pinktink99's avatar
I recently watched this movie in Japanese Class and loved it!
Juhan345's avatar
Maybe it's just the gun and blue outfit, but this reminds me of Valkyria Chronicles :D
aikaryotic's avatar
I love it so much!!! (Oh, and by the way, Princess Zandra or Xandra was from Warriors of the Wind. They just butchered it and changed the script and actors. I myslef like the original. So does Miyazaki :XD:) Didn't you do one of San?
fataleflare's avatar
Thats so awesome! My friend from Uni cosplayed Nausicaa at ACEN, this would be a perfect gift for her!
ShokuninUrufu's avatar
will you be making one for all teh movies? cuz i really want to see a Cat Returns one :D
artandmartini's avatar
This is awesome but actually Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind isn't a Ghibli film. It was made before Studio Ghibli was founded.
still awesome though!
birdiey1miss's avatar
Nausicaa and the Valley of wind, and Princess Mononoke are my two favorite movies of all time1 a close third would be Laputa: Castle in the sky.
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gwalla's avatar
Ah yes, "Warriors of the Wind", with the incredibly misleading VHS box art.
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