This is a piece I created as a tribute to one of my favorite artists. I wanted to create the sense of wonder and imagination of a Hayao Miyazaki film but just as importantly I also wanted to capture the feelings of comfort and happiness his films give me every time I watch them. The entire piece is watercolor, ink, and a bit of oil glazing. The work was done on strathmore 500 wet media board with windsor newton watercolor and oil paints as well as sumi ink with a series 7 brush for the line and ink work. The size of the original is 12"x15".
This piece was a real delight to work on.