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Howl's Moving Castle by flominowa Howl's Moving Castle by flominowa
I've been immensely busy lately with finals, staying up til ridiculous hours on papers. Finally, yesterday, I burned out and was a total mess. When I figured nothing was helping me to get back to work, I dropped everything and watched Howl's Moving Castle again.

Misery seems to evaporate when you're traipsing through the world of Miyazaki. I drew this after the movie as a stress-reliever. About 7 hours total. The original piece is about 1.5 this size. Thanks to this image, I feel a little better now and more motivated to get back to work.

Markl, Sophie, Howl and Calcifer (c) Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli

EDIT: I wasn't happy with the jpg conversion of the colors so I've fixed it around a bit. And took away the noise for a cleaner feel.
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Nice
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Emsquad Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  New member
This reminds me of frozen soo much cause of the hair lol
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a wonderful job with this, particularly on the shading. :)
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:iconflominowa:
flominowa Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! c:
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Mabelbird Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so colorful and cute and amazing!!
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:iconflominowa:
flominowa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! c:
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pear6900 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing artwork! I love this movie so much! Hee, hee, Calcifer looks like he's about to fall off! XD Calcifer's so funny.
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flominowa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Me too, it's my favorite Ghibli film.
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silica-casey Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
could I use this for an assignment.
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:iconflominowa:
flominowa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
sure go ahead!
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silica-casey Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, so perfect!
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:iconflominowa:
flominowa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They're my favorite family c:
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TheShipingQueen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is really cute
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JMBorne Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely wonderful!
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amiecreations Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this picture!! 
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Dreammlp Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I Love this anime soooo much ;(
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LadyCorvidaea Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that movie! This picture is so perfect.
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ExplosiveSplatter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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izclark Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
theres just something so captivating about this film and this love.
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SapphireOfTheAbyss Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
This. Is. Awesome ^_^
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LuNa-NaLu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really good! :3
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Moon-Flower4022 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing.
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YamaBerryCZ Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love this!
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HowlTheMagician Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I like a lot how you have drawn them :3 very beautiful
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Zooi-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, it looks great and i can't believe it took you only 7 hours!
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful, both your artwork and the lovely family scene!
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Very nice!
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RikaMakino Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I love this! Amazing drawing! :D
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mondays-dusk-noon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME@!!!!
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istilldontwantthis Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Such a cute piece! Fantastic job with this!
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mbembet Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
beautiful movie
beautiful art
great job :D
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flominowa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! c:
I will never grow tired of that film.
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kit-katk Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
woww!! i saw this on the facebook page of "Studio Ghibli" and youre page was mentioned in the comments so i had to look you up :P calcifer looks aammazzinngg hehe ^_^
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flominowa Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa! I had no idea it was up there! Thanks for letting me know! c:
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alzith Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww :happybounce:
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Talmenar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
OMG!! I tried to draw something like that when I was like ten. it didn't turn out very well.
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beachlovingirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
This is simpley sweet.
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Greylady-of-Meridian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've really captured the essence of Howl's Moving Castle! It is one of my favorite movies, and you've really done it justice!
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MortuusDiabolus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link] :)
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heyychungg Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WOW, I LOVE THIS DRAWING. ITS SOO CRAAZY GOOD LOL.
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ReginaZelfiXD Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I loved this movie-Its also a book but I havnt had time to look for it [them] and read it [them] so the movies just as good! You got the colors perfectly, even thier expressions, brava to you!
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strawberryenigma Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
:iconsobeautifulplz: Ahhhhh! Love it!
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sabriel--chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
poor calcifer's on a shovel again
8D you delightfully happy weirdos
<3
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LyraAlluse Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have mixed feelings about this movie. On one hand, I am glad that someone FINALLY realized the genius of Diana Wynne Jones. I mean seriously; this woman has written like a billion fantasy novels and all of them are ten times more interesting and engaging than a great deal of the fantasy novels that are massed produced these days. Why don't more people make movies out of her books? Seriously. On the other hand, the movie didn't have much to do with the book other than borrowing some of the characters and the world they lived in so all of Jones's genius did not shine through. But for what it is I suppose, I can't complain. They got Calcifer right on the money and he's always what keeps me coming back. The picture captures the spirit of the movie well.
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flominowa Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your insightful comment! I couldn't have articulated it any better. I quite enjoyed the fact that the movie and book were two separate things, but the spirit was there for sure! Jones' writing was fun and whimsical, and I think it came out perfectly in the musical score of the film, and the general ambiance. I enjoyed both very much! But I must say that the build-up of the romantic relationship between Howl and Sophie in the book seemed abrupt to me, whereas I enjoyed the way it escalated in the film. That's about it tho!
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LyraAlluse Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I agree with you there. But then again, Howl in the book (in my humble opinion) is a lot better than the Howl in the movie. In the book, Howl slithers out of responsibility, is not much of a role model for anyone, is a womanizer, over concerned about his looks, and yet for all of his flaws, you can't help loving the guy. In the movie I think he came off as being more of "the ideal guy you want to drool over...eye candy eye candy" type. While this worked for at least the physical appearance aspect of Howl because even in the book he is quite attractive, it wasn't enough to show all of the quirks which really make him memorable as a character. And don't even get me started on Micheal who is supposed to be 15 and dating...well you know. ^_- And then there is Sophie who...well really isn't that good of a person in the book either. I mean she is nosy, doesn't think anything good will happen to her because she is the oldest of three, and bossy most of the time. But again for as many character flaws as she has, you can't help loving her. And in the movie, I am sorry to say because I love Miyuzaki's work, her character fell flat. There wasn't that fire, that bite, that sass, and her always putting Howl into his place that there was in the book. But again, I'm not trying to criticize the movie. I take it for what it is; a separate entity from the the book. In fact I wish they had called it something else, but then again, if it attracts people into reading Diana Wynne Jones's amazing fantasy works such as A Tale of Time City, The Crestimanci series, and her other brilliant works, then I really can't complain.
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Eminore Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!
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Zo6andB31 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that movie!!!
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