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Original Artwork: Totoro

Original Artwork: Totoro

I love Studio Ghibli so much, and Totoro is a character that I would just love to have a big cuddly nap with. I was always so taken with the bus stop scene. Totoro standing with Satsuki and Mei in the captivatingly lit natural setting of that quiet countryside road, and simply enjoying the magic of the rain. Waiting on a bus is such an innocuous task, but seen through the eyes of Ghibli animations the beauty was so heartwarming.

I wanted to capture a little bit of that magic in this illustration. I used watercolours to render Totoro, letting the colours flow into the patterns like rain. I collaged the background with pressed botanicals to evoke the nature spirits of the film, and sprinkled it with a little gold glitter to encapsulate a little more of that magic effect!

This original artwork is hand-painted with watercolours, and is collaged with pressed botanicals and glitter on A4 paper. It comes packaged in a biodegradable clear wallet with cardboard backing board for protection. All my original artwork comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.