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Howl's moving Castle by Lotusdatasept Howl's moving Castle by Lotusdatasept
I worked FOREVER on this drawing, i really wanted to make it look nice and detailed but then I really needed practice on the coloring and stuff. I mostly done it on this drawing, so i keep on changing my mind on how i wanted it to look at the end. I'm not completely satisfied by the final result so I might put a upgrade version of it later.
I'd really like to know how to make the illusion that the background is really apart from the character, if you got any advices, please dont be shy to tell me.

Howl & Calcifer (c) howl's moving castle movie of the Studio Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki

Howl's Moving Castle written by Diana Wynne Jones
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Pisces-sayonara Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this style <3 It has this ancient and mysterious feeling. You captured the mood of his bedroom very well <3
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist
wow thank you soo much *_*
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Yoko-tan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hoooly freakin' hell this is amazing, the detail on the background is so complex I don't think I'm even really noticing everything that's there, but the coloring is super nice as well, especially on his hands but also on his hair and the back of his cape... :iconwooowplz:

:iconidieplz: iiiii regeret nooothiiiiiing~
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist
wow your comment is so sweet, thank you so much! this means alot :hug:
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Yoko-tan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you are very welcome~ :iconslowhugplz:
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Meduza1989 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kyaaaaa!!<love> Hauru XD-<kiss>
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
<3
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Meduza1989 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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LLAMALOVR Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you did a very good job; and I admire all of the detail you put into the picture, the compesition is also very well done! However in a word of advise i would, in the future make the fire's eyes a little the bright. I understand that Miyazaki- Chan drew hin likt that but it does'nt fit in with the style of the rest of the picture. But, and i'll say this agian, it's a very well done pictue!
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist
thank you very much! I have to admit i got kinda lazy doing the fire, i guess I could fix it haha :)
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mistylovesrocklee Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I love that movie! You did an awesome job!
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist
great movie isnt it? :) thank you so much!
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mistylovesrocklee Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
It is. :D You're welcome.
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Honeykitten Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture looks absolutely amazing, dearie! You have done a marvelous job, there really isn't more to say, I am impressed :clap:
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
thank you so much love! *3* <3
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Honeykitten Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any time, sugarcube! I hope everything is all right with you :glomp:
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist
things are fine thanks :) and you? I'd like to maybe start doing commission at some point, got any advices for me? hehe
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Honeykitten Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great to hear! Well, apart from being a tad bit stressed things are all right with me as well :giggle:
Commissions sounds like a good idea, I'm not an expert or anything so all I've got to say is: you are a good artist so you shouldn't have any trouble getting any commissions! Don't take on too much work at once, start with a small number of commissions and work from there :nod:
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks alot darling! :hug: :heart:
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Impressive!
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
thank you! <3
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
You're welcome!:heart:
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whit-whit Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I love it, so much detail!!!
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist
thank youu! <3
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LaSalvi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
HOLY SHIT WOMAN, that's amazing!!
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist
haha thanks so much love! =D
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Lady-RyuuXX87 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is super impressive! :D I like how the stuff pops out- like that purple thread in front, it gives it a more 3D feel :nod: really awesome detail on his hands x3 well done! :clap:
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist
thank you very much! i'm glad you noticed the purple thread making an illusion of distance :) i just need to learn how to do that with the rest of the stuff i guess XD
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allisonchinart Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
GREAT. The detail work paid off. Howl's face and hands are really perfect!! :heart: Could stare at this for a loong time. <3

As for distancing things in the background, I would lower the contrast as things get further away and intensify the contrast the closer they are. You might want to consider slightly tinting the background a certain color so the foreground stands out more. ^^
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you so much!!! :heart: I've spent alot of time on the face and the hands are my nightmare haha,i'll try your advice as soon as possible :)
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Bonnzai Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Artist
Wow! You're so brave on using that delightful bedroom as setting: it has plenty of room for sight gags but it's so crowded! The composition's great, but maybe... try to put a bit of a shadow from the arms on his chest.
(I'd say more but the thought of Howl's chest has made my mind blank.)
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you so much! :) i'll try your advice, although would it make sense since there is the light from Calcifer on it?
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Bonnzai Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Artist
Let me think hard... (crunch crunch)perhaps a bit of a warm glow where Calcifer is shining?
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Sounds like a good idea :) thanks!
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AerynLeafy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Woww look at all that detail!! This looks amazing Maggie! <3
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you so much darling! <3 miss you!
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AerynLeafy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
You're very welcome <3 Hope you've been well :hug:
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist
i'm alright, i'm at school right now, i'm sad i havent seen you in forever, everything's good with you? :)
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AerynLeafy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I know D; Are you going to AN 2013?? Hopefully we can see each other there ><
Everything's going pretty well :) Working full time. Growing up! D: haha xD
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
ooh I hope i could this year, but it's hard to say since i'm still broke and jobless at the moment, we'll see i guess.
haha growing up suuuucks, where are you working at?
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AerynLeafy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I hope you find something! And can make the con >< We're considering going to Otakuthon next year, so maybe we'll see you there? We've been hoping to go to that con forevvvver but we're broke too haha

Just at a local newspaper. Nothing fancy really, but at least it's in my field (went to school for English Lit). And hey, it pays the bills. ^^;
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
hehe thank you! that would be pretty cool if you guys wouldcome to otakuthon! i would for sure see you there!

hehe thats pretty cool man! :) im really hoping to find something that would pay my bills, being broke is pretty stressfull x__x
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ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!!! that is amazing!!!
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you so much sweets! <3
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ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very welcome!
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Komeko-chan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is ridiculously amazing.
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
why thank you very much! <3
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Komeko-chan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :'D
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Yuki-Kiba-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
goodness gracious, look at all that detail. this is so beautiful *w* :heart: well worth all the time you spent on it. <3
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
thank you so much! it means alot! <3
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