Howl's Moving Castle Wallpaper: Howl's: Clockwork Castle

Studio Ghibli, Howl's Moving Castle Wallpaper
Studio Ghibli Studio Howl's Moving Castle Series,OVA

1600x1200 Wallpaper

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It's nice to get away from all that vectorwork every so often. Here's a wall on the other side of the spectra, technique wise: the smudgeorama painted wall featuring Howl's famous castle. When I saw the movie, one of the things that struck me most was how the castle was designed in the movie: every part moving separately, yet in a coordinated enough fashion to get the building where ever its master wished. I told my friend it reminded me of clockwork. There aren't many Howl's walls out there so when I saw the scan I knew I wanted to make one. Basically redrew the left-hand portion, then smudged it to try and capture the Ghibli watercolor style.
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  1. boink Oct 22, 2005

    holy shit, I love it. you will be the mother of my children, Tama!

  2. Leena Oct 22, 2005

    Hi, nice wallpaper. I think the scan you saw was mine but I deleted it.
    Anyway, the grass is not so blending with the rocks, well in my opinion.
    Overall, is okay. True that not many Howl's Moving Castle is here.
    Well, great job.

    PS: sry, my favs is over the limit T_T

  3. 4yosoul Oct 22, 2005

    nice work. i like the concept of the the whole clockwork idea and i like scenery in the back.

  4. Cress Oct 22, 2005

    beauuuuuuuuuuutiful. :o absolutely gorgeous. i think there always needs to be more "abstract" pieces and concepts, walls always focus on people--it's nice to see originality!

  5. flyindreams Oct 22, 2005

    Another wall of another movie with an inherent anti-war message @_@

  6. Firefly Oct 22, 2005

    so wonderful to see howl's wallpaper...
    i love the look of the castle, very mysterious with the moon.

  7. lthnadml Oct 22, 2005

    It's really pretty. XD XD XD

  8. euna Retired Moderator Oct 24, 2005

    ooh. i never thought i would see the day tama gives a break from the vector and goes into smudging (hey, that's my profession! lol. j/k xD xD xD)
    it looks good. i think the mountains could be a tad sharper coz it seems a little too blurry compared to the scan.
    but but but. it's great. nice work as always tama!

  9. TrinityLi Oct 24, 2005

    Wow, very nice. Great job with the smudging, it almost looks like a painting. When I saw this movie, I really though the castle was amazing and I'm glad that you made it the focus of your wall. Great work as always, tama-neko! :)

  10. shinorei Oct 27, 2005

    Yay, Howl's Moving Castle! <3! I love the way you planned your sceneric
    wallpaper. Love the smudging effect too. Very creative. ^_^ Keep up the good work!

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  12. Dani Nov 06, 2005

    This is just incredible - the detail, the texture of the overall piece...you always do remarkable work, but with this one you've outdone yourself.

  13. Sabbathiel Jun 03, 2006

    Your vectors are wonderfull but your painting/smudging is also amazing, I really admire your works!

  14. lizzandra Aug 07, 2006

    I have already seen the movie and I really liked it... it's sad to see only one item of it, but I love your details, FAVS!
    I will do something and your work don't be alone....JE ^^

  15. Oyazi Nov 17, 2006

    2 tumbs up!

  16. DarkDemonz Nov 20, 2006

    Awesome, just finished watching the movie not to long ago, lol, very amazing, +fav !

  17. starrliteangel Jan 06, 2007

    wha? Why isnt this wall more popular? I LOVE it! Amazing painting style. You used smudging but it still has so many details! I especially loved this Ghibli movie..I loved the book by Diana Wynne Jones (sp?) too. this is going to be my new desktop bg! Really great lighting effects on the castle too!

  18. deedeezel Feb 08, 2007

    this is so kewl...i love it

  19. Fenriswulf Jul 15, 2007

    Such a surreal piece of artwork! A literal moving castle that moves across the landscape. . . I may not understand the methods you have used in this wallpaper, but I do know art when I see it. A round of applause for you and your great wallpaper! :)

  20. Swordlily003 Feb 18, 2009

    "Clockwork Castle" love the name!

  21. happypk04 Mar 12, 2009

    Wow. This is really amazing..
    This is really pretty and totally fits the whole mood...
    I'm glad you made it with this effect...

  22. jiop Oct 26, 2009

    great painting....thnaks!

  23. jagjit Nov 04, 2009

    Thank you for a wonderful wallpaper.

  24. nuyoil Jan 30, 2010

    I Love Howl's Moving Castle ! Cute !

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