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Spirited Away by sycamoreleaf Spirited Away by sycamoreleaf
Once you've met someone, you won't really forget them. It just takes a while for your memory to return...

"Will we meet again sometime?"
"Sure we will"
"Promise?"
"Promise."



HOLY FU**** S****!!! I can't believe I did this! I CANNOT believe I DID THIS! On a school night! *does the Rapunzel dance of "yay" and "nay"...*

... oh, right - drawing *ahem*

For a couple of weeks now, I've been rather stressed with work, so after taking ~Bezanthume's suggestioin, I decided to take a break and finally watch Spirited Away. Well, it is a Ghibli movie, and I am rather fond of Howl's Moving Castle...

The moment I pressed "play" my life was changed forever...

I can start, but I don't think I can ever finish saying just how much I love this movie! Spirited Away must be - in my opinion - one (if not the) of the best movies to have ever existed! There are so many things to like: the characters, the atmosphere, the animation (:heart:) the music, the incredible use of Japanese folklore mixed with modern terms to create one of the awesomest bits of animation ever!

~Bezanthume, I will continue to thank you forever and a day after that to thank you for introducing me to this beauty! :salute:

You can imagine that my hands were itching (even without my knowledge) to draw some SA fanart. The result stands before you. Why now? ... I have no idea...

But here it is. And in case you're wondering, I do believe these two met again after the movie ended, and I sure want to think that they got to spend some memorable moments together - lighting lanterns on water being one of them :aww: And yes, Haku is burning the sign for "light" on that lantern, and yes, he is also making the water dance. Anything for a friend, right?








artwork Jessica P. 2011
Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し) Hayao Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli
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:iconarimus79:
Arimus79 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
It's also my absolute favorite movie to come out of that studio. :) (Howl's Moving Castle is a very close second.) And this very VERY beautiful!
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SamHedgehog10199 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
This is so beautiful! ^^
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CrystalBreeze77 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
How Sweet :]
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ArtistOfDawn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful.
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TurtleAdventures Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
This is so beautiful. 
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TurtleAdventures Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
np! :)
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SailorAutor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
ahjdhsuajdguaduaw i love it so much, this so beautiful :heart:_________________:heart:
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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SailorAutor Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
you are welcome :3
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IWantCandyCreation Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
**
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sampea Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Very beautiful, I love it!
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joyeshaa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
This is so beautiful.
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bLueLady09 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
*sob* i miss this movie.. TT-TT i always wished there'd be a 2nd part TTATT
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ArtistOfDawn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly. I agree so much.
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ladybuglover4081 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
oh look, another HNNNNG attack
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feng-gao-long Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
you are really, really good at making the contrast between shadows & lightings! Argh I wish I had sense as good as yours
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Spirited-Away-4ever Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is beautiful, and the movie is my favorite.
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Greenwood-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am very thankful that you discovered the magic of this movie. The world needs more Ghibli fans.
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MomotaroChan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I love that movie! :iconhappytearsplz:

Awesome work too!
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DPyourPinayPRIDE Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I. am. SOOO gonna ship them <3

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:iconsycamoreleaf:
sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do not dare let me stop your ship from sailing.
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Elizaxchan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so sweet and cute, I love midnight paintings!!
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:iconsycamoreleaf:
sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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Elizaxchan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
please come and watch me!!
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Juicymango23 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
:O Love the lighting and everything!!!!!
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:iconsycamoreleaf:
sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ever co much! :hug:
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littlerose13 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
love love i just love it!!!!!!!!!!! its been 4 years since the last time i watched spirited away but i just borrowed it from a friend and cannot stop watching it!! *ehem* annnnyways keep creating stuff like this, your totally amazing at it
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:iconsycamoreleaf:
sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ever co much! :hug:
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Bellasmina Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Wow, it's really beautiful!
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:iconsycamoreleaf:
sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much! :hug:
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TomokoNoKazeHime Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh right, the nose of Chihiro here is just a tad bit too high... But I still loved it~
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'll be keeping that in mind. Thank you!
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TomokoNoKazeHime Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this!!!!! XDDD Thank you so much for creating this drawing - or whatever. Spirited Away is one of the best anime I have ever watched in my short life. Chihaku forever~~~ XDD
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much! :hug:
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Shoukana Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*breaks into violent sobbing*I love you man!I seriously do!May the Gods bless you from the moment you finished this work of art!
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AND NOW I LOVE YOU FOR BEING SUCH AN AWESOME PERSON! *bro hug*
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savindi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
OMG LOVE THE AMAZINGNESS.....lol and i share the SA love....
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JorgeToei Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! @___@ *melts*
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LizzywithaWhy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched this movie again last night, for the first time in years... I cannot believe how much I still love it. Spirited Away is a masterpiece. :heart:
One thing I realized watching it over was that there really wasn't any concrete good side or bad side. The closest thing to a villain was Ubaba, but even she was classy and had her limits (and also was way in over her head with that giant baby but loved him anyway). I always get a kick out of moral ambiguity and there was sooo much to work with. :XD: It was just normal, flawed people (frogpeople) who happened to live in a place that was both more beautiful and more insane than Chihiro's world. Even the bathhouse wasn't some unescapable spirit hell - it was literally just a bathhouse with weird guests and poor workers who wanted money. And don't even get me started on Haku.
Anyway. This picture is too lovely. Especially the colors. :) Great job.
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much! :hug:
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lemonpunch Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
this is so great! i love chihiku!!! (chihiku is chihiro and haku's name together, by the way.)
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Thunderbirdice Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
This is great.
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1947-BluesNoir Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Very impressive work, you have really caught the moment; and, about Spirited Away....in my opinion this is Miyazaki's best in both content and, simply is just beautifully done. The heroine, Chihiro, is a timid and fearful little girl that learns she is far more courageous and strong than she believes. It is so human, we do not realize what we are capable of until we come face to face with a huge challenge to overcome or die in the process. I believe this is the first Miyazaki film anyone should see before watching any other of his fantastic films.
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Or simply one of those movies you just have to see during your lifetime. It's just that good and I agree with everything that you say. Spirited Away is just mind-blowing - in a good way. Watching it once will have you screaming for more.

It's just a perfect movie. There is no other word for it. It's just perfect.
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1947-BluesNoir Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Every time I watch it, I see a different angle or thought I didnt't grasp...awesome movie.
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Hilmu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Wow! This piece is gorgeus, you're really talented! Colours and all those little details... I wish I could be that talented some day, even I know I can't.
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That sounds like something I used to say when I was just a little older than you, dear ;) I just got back from running around your gallery and all I can tell you as that you're showing quite a lot of potential :aww: You're not half bad, dear. Keep up the good work and someday you may just as well be better than I can ever be!

Also, thank you very much for your comment :thanks:
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Hilmu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
And of course, Spirited Away is amazing movie, one of my favourites. :D
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Kirps Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Wow, so much pretty detail! I love the tree and the water....:heart:
and Of yourse the characters are beautiful too! :)

heh, I like to think they got to spend a little more time together after the movie ended...:iconeyebrowplz:
They're just too adorable together.... Such a strong bond...:happycry:
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