My favorite Studio Ghibli film is Spirited Away. It's difficult to choose, because I like a lot of them, and mainly for the same reason. A good chunk of their films have a comfortable, cozy-fantasy feel that makes them really rewatch-able. They're generally optimistic and upbeat and leave me in a better mood than when I started watching. It may not be something a person wants in all of their entertainment, but I like it in a lot of mine. Plus, the quality of the animation is really spectacular. This piece was for Marisa Seguin's Ghibli Swap over at Ten Paces & Draw. The sketch I illustrated was created by Julianna Brion.
I finished that white sketchbook on New Year's Eve! Two years in a row, finishing sketchbooks minutes before midnight, and I don't even care for New Year. Big New Year cynic. Maybe this is a pattern for improvement.
Here's some sketches from the last of that sketchbook. The lower half are characters I made up, the upper half is mostly One Piece, plus a Merida (Brave. Drawing her is incredibly fun). Random bits. That mermaid sketch is the precursor to a painting I made for my friend.
So what's on the plate now? I signed up for the Sketchbook Project. I'll post photos of that later. I've got to do some serious documenting for this sketchbook, since I'll be relinquishing to the mercy of a traveling sketchbook library and probably won't see it again.