The Signs as Studio Ghibli Quotes

Aries: “Sometimes you have to fight for the things that are worth fighting for.” - The Secret World of Arrietty

Taurus: “Once you’ve met someone you never really forget them.” -Spirited Away

Gemini: “Everybody, try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away!” -      My Neighbor Totoro

Cancer: “A heart’s a heavy burden.” - Howl’s Moving Castle

Leo: “Just follow your heart and keep smiling.” - Kiki’s Flying Delivery Service

Virgo: “There’s not future for people who worship the future and forget the past.” - From Up on Poppy Hill

Libra:  “Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.” -The Cat Returns

Scorpio:  “They say that the best blaze burns brightest when circumstances are at their worst.” -Howl’s Moving Castle

Sagittarius: “We each need to find our own inspiration. Sometimes it’s not easy.” - Kiki’s Flying Delivery Service

Capricorn: “Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still you find reasons to keep  on living.” - Princess Mononoke

Aquarius:  “It’s funny how you wake up each day and never really know if it’ll be one that will change your life forever.” - The Secret World of Arrietty

Pisces: “No matter how many weapons you have, no matter how great your technology might be, the world cannot live without love!” - Castle in the Sky


I wanted to thank you guys for all the feedback I’ve gotten in asks and comments since my previous post! Thanks to everyone who took the time to give some honest tough-love critique. Some of it was confirmation of things I knew I needed to work on, some of it was out of the blue new stuff to think about! Thanks for helping me improve :)

One of the issues that came up from more than one source was that my female body-types and designs were not as varied or strong as their male equivalents. Which was a wake up call, since I care deeply about issues of representation in design- thanks for the heads up. I’ll be making a concerted effort to take more risks with the ladies I design going forward.

Thinking of that, I hopped on Twitch tonight spontaneously and started doodling Dola from Laputa: Castle in the Sky. She’s just such a killer character, and Miyazaki does an amazing job of varying his female cast members and giving each character nuance and dignity. Dola is an all time favorite, and I could use the practice, so…

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