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I just finished reading Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones and it inspired me to draw this of Howl/Howell Jenkins and Sophie Hatter. :] Title comes from Keane's "Somewhere only we know". The picture's also sorta inspired by the Studio Ghibli adaptation of the book because of the background that I attempted to imitate... XD; I tried to recreate the sky during the part about Howl's childhood with crayons to make it look sorta childish. Dunno if it worked.

Howl and Sophie were colored with Prismacolor and Roseart colored pencils. Stars done in crayon; sky done with watercolor.

Diana Wynne Jones.

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ThaleiaFantasy's avatar
The hair! The dress! So pretty! ^w^ xD
gggrrrhhh's avatar
This is amazing :) I want to read the books but I've only seen the movie...
yume-darling's avatar
Books are much, much better! Thanks for the comment. :)
TinyTinaa's avatar
Hello My name is Tina. I was looking up studio Ghibli drawings in the serch thingo and I thought your art was awesome :D:D If your interested please visit my gallery folder "Studio Ghibli Drawings" [link] and maybe watch my page as I am currently making up a folder full of my drawings of the Studio Ghibli main characters from the films I plan on regulaly uploading photos as I complete the Drawings!

Thank you so much for your time and keep up the great work!
selendrile-strife's avatar
my favorite part is Sophie's hair. It has so many colors in it and the movement is great!!!!
GoblinQueenSelene's avatar
ghostyheart's avatar
HOWL IS HOT, I mean, uh *coughcough*
Anyways, this is beautiful! I like your version a whole lot better than the movie version, it's very close to how I imagined them reading the book. I love the background! And their clothes! Awesome job. :heart:
Joon-ki's avatar
Ahh I love how you drew them based off the book descriptions<33
It's great! (x
And the bg came out really cute too! C:
Carmee09's avatar
soooo what i thought they looked like while reading
I really love how they seem to be chuckling at their special little secret. Very sweet and romantic. You already have a lot of comments for this, but I hate favoriting without commenting (Hint, hint).
yume-darling's avatar
Chuckling at their special little secret... or bickering under their breath? xD

Thanks a lot for the comment! And yeah... I do wish people would comment more but what can I do.
They could be bickering. And no one would know since the two are so goofy together...

But what is more romantic than a fireworks display of dying stars? So I suppose they make up very quickly.
anenglishdirector's avatar
This is awesome! I was so surprised at how much they look like Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable xD
nice hob, but howl look s a bit bony, and that turns me off
CrushMyVelvet's avatar
I loved this book so much! And the companion book too. ><
FowlHunter's avatar
OMG IT'S HOWL!! <3 <3 <3
I love this, you drew Howl perfectly, though I didn't imagine Sophie to be so pretty. ^^
RoninMaj's avatar
omgoodness!!! i love this so much :heart:
i was raiding your gallery and i saw this, i instantly thought... "howl? ... no it couldn't be... "
i love it so much. just .. perfect :love:
this made my day, thanks for the hmc fanart :D
abayo ;D
Brangienne's avatar
yay! book sophie and howl! *loves*
Anonymous-Mystique's avatar
That is so beautiful! I love it! Personally, I prefer the Sophie with red hair.
chocoj20's avatar
:D Now that I know the song, this picture has more meaning (though it was lovely and meaningful enough before I knew it too)... I love that song :3
yume-darling's avatar
Yaay! I was introduced to the song by a Studio Ghibli movie music video! I should show it to you someday; it's sooo beautiful!
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