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Chasing Smoke - Princess Mononoke Nouveau

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I first saw Princess Mononoke as part of an outing with the Anime Club in high-school. The Art Institue of Chicago was holding a special screening at a time when anime had never seen major distribution in America.

In the late 90s, if you wanted anime or manga, you were going to have to work for it. The lights went out and Yo-yo Ma’s strings set every otaku’s teeth on edge. Equal parts history and legend, the story captured the hearts of audiences around the world.

Miyazaki’s epic masterpiece remains one of my favorite films of all time.

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...Klimt-Style...and the Forest-god looks a bit like Gozilla...Sherlock Holmes
Interesting picture...Winner 
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RedgarnetfireangelHobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite anime films! Awesome style and great colors. I'd love this as a shirt.
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musashimixinqProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!

As you wish ;) ---> society6.com/product/Chasing-S...
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RedgarnetfireangelHobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! I love you! Ahh must buy right now!!!
sentrionic's avatar
as if Mucha went to japan, time travelled his soul into present age and stayed there and lives forever and...
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musashimixinqProfessional Digital Artist
Nice! Thank you!
nicomouse's avatar
Beautiful!

It wasn't Yo-Yo ma who composed it though, it was Joe Hisaishi.
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musashimixinqProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!

The YoYo + Hisaishi combo was a pretty big deal at the time. Definitely helped push Miyazaki into the American mainstream.
ubergally's avatar
wow, this is so cool...the details are really great!!!
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musashimixinqProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! Getting lost in them can be the troublesome part ;)
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IllusiveWolfeStudent General Artist
Oh soo cool!!
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musashimixinqProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MeadowMaidenHobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is simply gorgeous! San's clothing and jewelry are especially beautiful.

I remember the first time I saw this movie I must've been six or seven, back when television was mostly rabbit-ear technology. The final battle scared the bejesus out of me. xD One of my all-time favorite movies.
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Thanks so much! It was a joy to put together. Thanks for sharing :D
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great job^^
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musashimixinqProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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no problem:>
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DevilsDarkMessiahHobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa whoa whoa....there's an anime high school club o.O lol Awesome pic
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musashimixinqProfessional Digital Artist
Yes it was :D Thanks!
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DevilsDarkMessiahHobbyist Traditional Artist
Np ^^
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This is definitely a very genuine take on the film, and I absolutely love it.
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musashimixinqProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Geranger's avatar
Gosh, I never thought anyone could do such a perfect mix of Princess Mononoke and Art Nouveau. You are able to add modern decoration elements into it without distrubing the true spirit of the Princess. It's quite refreshing.
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Thank you so much! I'm glad it all pulled together :D
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