I’m currently trying to practice being present. So I decided to draw a bit for a diy gift I’m giving for a birthday. It helps a whole lot in being focused and it’s therapeutic. We’ve been watching lots of Hayao Miyazaki films lately and they’re addicting. Philosophy, beautiful imagery and compelling stories is quite the combination. Admittedly, I wasn’t too fond of all the stories, but I truly admire all the work it takes to create films in this medium. If you’re not familiar with Miyazaki films, they are Japanese animation films or anime, (but according to Wikipedia, Miyazaki despises the word, so let’s stick with animation instead). I especially like My Neighbor Totoro and one blogger friend Beth suggested, The Red Turtle. Such beautiful, cute and thoughtful films. I drew some film characters below. I’m not the best at it, but I think I’ll get better with practice. I drew with pencil, pen and colored pencils.
The camera or lighting caused the pieces to look lighter than they are.
You may recognize this from the Disney film Bambi. Bambi and Thumper talking with each other.
Mei Kusakabe is a character from My Neighbor Totoro. Very sweet, curious, cute and innocent.
My take on the character Snow White.
Mulan from the Disney movie Mulan.
Totoro and friends!
Did you like any of these?