my neighbour totoro

After the last painting my hands were a bit damaged, so I wanted to do something a bit more free feeling. This was a nice exercise in mark making and trying to salvage texture in a digital painting. And yes, I fell in to the trap of thinking impressionism would be simple… but found out it was more than I bargained for xD

Based on the Monet painting “Woman with a Parasol”. 

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23072017 • 3rd week of July • 🎧 : What U Do - Exo》
“Everybody, try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away.” - Tatsuo Kusakabe
me: *laughs like no tomorrow because I’m scared of graduating in <100 days* 😅

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“I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where two people mutually inspire each other to live. If I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.” -Hayao Miyazaki

This month’s image on the Dan and Phil Calendar is really cute, so I felt Inspired™ to draw this. Tonari no Totoro is one of my all-time favourite movies, it’s perfect for bad days when you just need something cute and fluffy and wholesome that also happens to be amazingly animated.

I’ve made another version of this as a #HeaderForPhil, if you like it feel free to head over to my twitter to support me :)