Friday, 5 October 2012

What to do with this?

I've been playing with Manga and Studio ghibli inspired designs all week.  Here is my rough sketch for an idea that literally popped into my head as I was falling asleep one night!  I think the idea of Gigi (cat in the tree) being freaked out was what started my mind off on it's ramblings as she is such a delicate creature!

I love working with chalks and pastels and this was a chance to see what I could do with a black background. I love how it's turned out and have been asked to make some Halloween cards for a couple of people. It's going to be very heavy on the ink, so I'll only make a couple and maybe one or two A4 or A5 size prints. Does that seem like a good idea? I'm not sure as this is just me playing :D

Would you believe there are characters from 6 different movies here??? Not all of them ghibli's (Skelly is from a Tim Burton movie and there is at least one Pokemon there and the two cats are mine :D )  As I said, it's just a bit of fun :D


pattypan.2 said...

I just love your work. What about T shirt designs for the youngsters. Just a thought and it is in a slightly different direction to what you normally do. Start my Masters tomorrow am a bit nervous.

Take care



Bovey Belle said...

That looks fun. Pattypan's idea sounds a good one.

I've just been across to your Etsy shp - loved the Llyn y Fan Falls by moonlight : ) But the birds - OMG- those are SO SOOOOOOOO GOOD. You HAVE to do more birds - I think they are "your thing". Brilliant.

Dartford Warbler said...

I do like the shades of darkness you have created. I agree with the others. A T shirt design would be great!

Country Rabbit said...

how looks like a page from a childrens book ;0)x

Yarrow said...

Thank you everyone for your wonderful ideas. Kazzy, I was trying out an idea for illustrations :D

Tammie Lee said...

so wonderful the way pieces just appear! this is a super fun piece, a wonderful Halloween card!

this is my 4th try with word verification.... ugh

rossichka said...

Hello, Kimberley! Halloween is "knocking on the door"... Are you ready for it? (Did you make more earrings of the kind?)

laoi gaul~williams said...

i love it! i have a huge love for studio ghibli :)