I've decided to start a series of paintings based on my favorites. The first here is my version of a scene from My Neighbor Totoro released in 1988. This is when Totoro's magic makes the garden grow. My Totoro was based on a Tarsier which is a small primate from the Phillipines.
I know... he looks like a big cat!
This next one is based on "Princess Mononoke " from 1997. Ashitaka is the main character and here he's riding his Red Elk Yakkul. Miyasaki is a master of light and shadow.