From the first time I saw Spirited Away years ago I have always had a great love of the Studio Ghibli films and characters. I think it was Totoro the big fluffy woodland creature that I loved the most. I wanted to create an illustration encompassing the very best parts of Studio Ghibli.
I planned out my illustration twice before putting it to the page.
I had to feature Howl's Moving Castle within the piece as it is one of my favourite stories.
I started colouring the piece with water colours, I feel it is a more subtle way of building up colours and layers, I still have quite a way to go.