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Christmas Totoro

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By Simanion   |   Watch
Published: December 14, 2014
© 2014 - 2020 Simanion
Watercolour on A4 watercolour paper.

Hey peeps.

So here's something new! Merry Christmas from Totoro! In Christmas tree form.

This was done really quickly as a Secret Santa gift for someone (who loves the film), and by quickly I mean 6 hours...but for me, starting and finishing something on the same day is a Christmas miracle in itself.

Going around Japan I saw SO much Totoro. He is well loved. It was really surprising because over here I guess the most popular Ghibli stuff is Spirited Away then maybe Princess Mononoke or Howl's Moving Castle. But Totoro is so iconic, almost like the Mickey Mouse of Studio Ghibli. So I kind of developed a new respect for him, haha. I was totally in the right mindset to paint my version when it came time to do this.

Thanks for checking it out :) and a slightly early Merry Christmas to all of you x

~Simon

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Image size
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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BillyNikollHobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!!! 
trainnekko42's avatar
Awesome, what a great way to capture the fun of cats in trees. Meowyou Clawmess.
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SimanionProfessional Traditional Artist
Haha, I don't know if the fun of cats in trees will ever be adequately captured.
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Awww, that's so cute! Fantastic work!
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SimanionProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Love all things Ghibli :D
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RachaelLeflerHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I'm launching a new ebook anime magazine called Dark Fire Anime Magazine. I'm looking for Christmas-themed anime art to go in the "Featured Fan Art" section of the December 2015 Issue and I'd like to use this work, with your permission. I will, if I use it, credit you as the artist and give a link to this page in the magazine. If you say no, or don't get back to me before Dec. 1, I won't publish it. But I really like this! I'll be looking for "Featured Fan Art" for future months as well so you or someone you know who is also a fan artist should submit stuff to me via email: rjlefle@ilstu.edu. Thank you!
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SimanionProfessional Traditional Artist
Hey there! I'm happy for you to feature this work :aww: Thanks for asking! 
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RachaelLeflerHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! I'll let you know when I publish the magazine! I've never done anything like this before but I have a good ebook on self-publishing? :)
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wow! i love your work. this is cool. i like your style!!!
may i use your artworks from the gallery for my postcard project please!!!


XXO
may
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SimanionProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks! What is your postcard project? As long as you're not selling them, that's fine with me :)
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yes i am creating postcard. and we have a sunday market here.
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SimanionProfessional Traditional Artist
If you're selling the postcards then sorry but you can't use the image
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thats fine. thank you. but your work is still great!!!!
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Lunnika-Horo Photographer
OMG it`s traditional! *________________________________*

MATCHLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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zemimskyHobbyist General Artist
:rofl: this is abolutely brilliant !!!
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SimanionProfessional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :lol:
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SimanionProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww:
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LeoHatsukiProfessional General Artist
Wonderfully done!Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to you too:)
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SimanionProfessional Traditional Artist
Hope you had a good one, and thanks :D
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sourisdesboisProfessional Digital Artist
Nice picture!
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SimanionProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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LeahPlainAndTallishProfessional Traditional Artist
What a great idea, so adorable!
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SimanionProfessional Traditional Artist
He was the perfect shape :P Thanks!
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