Tale of Princess Kaguya, now part of my top 5 animation films!

I recently went to see Studio Ghiblis take on the Japanese legend  ‘Tale of the Bamboo cutter.’ also known as ‘Tale of Princess Kaguya. It is about a Bamboo cutter who finds a baby in a Bamboo stalk and brings her up to be a Princess. A beautiful tale in itself, Isao Takahata and company give it so much life with such raw artwork for animation, varying in chalk and water colour like mediums. The music is soft and delicate to match the standard of the art; creating a great force of an animation. As always with Studio Ghibli, every scene can be appreciated and for me personally, this has to be one of my favourite animations. Mikey Espinosa - Princess Kaguya detail squareI was so moved by the film that I had to re-create a scene that really struck a chord with me. Everyones interpretations differ but for me it was something deep. I hope you like the ink and watercolour piece I did. The last image is a photoshop coloured version. OH and I’m also learning Japanese using Rosetta Stone, so far I know how to tell people wether they are running, drinking, eating or swimming haha, progress ay! Thanks to Scooch for starting me up with it!Mikey Espinosa - Princess Kaguya bnw Mikey Espinosa - Princess Kaguya


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