Studio Ghibli’s Forgotten Concept Arton February 20, 2013 by Geraint Evans
Had to share these with you all this morning – they’re stunning Studio Ghibli concept artworks. Absolutely gorgeous watercolours from Miyazaki himself. Below you’ll find concept art from some of his most iconic works, and then, nearer the bottom, storyboards from the unreleased 1980’s Mononoke’s Princess.
There’s something so magical and captivating about all of these images – we hope you enjoy them.
Her first tentative steps into the tree…
Sketch and colour from Panda Kopanda
The incredible Princess Mononoke – this is an awesome image…
Sherlock Hound is… er… actually… what IS he doing?
Spirited Away – probably the one film that really brought Ghibli to a wider western audience.
One of my all time favourites – Howl’s Moving Castle.
Below you’ll find four sections of a Story Board for the unreleased Mononoke’s Princess. If you look carefully, you can see many elements and influences that you’ll spot in his later works…
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