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Howls Moving Castle at Staubbach Falls Switzerland by fantasio Howls Moving Castle at Staubbach Falls Switzerland by fantasio
Hayao Miyazaki meets Albert Bierstadt!

Full view is duty!

Explanation here: please read !!

I did paint the whole Landscape and the Castle!

But, the landscape is heavily based on a painting from Albert Bierstadt - check out his amazing works: www.albertbierstadt.org/
The work is in Public Domain, according to: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil…
What does that mean? fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/…

Actually the jpegs of this specific work for reference, were in such a bad quality that I had to paint the whole image from scratch - a nice test for me and I created some useful brushes along the way. Since I had no usable hi-res source, I hope you can accept the little flaws in it, most stuff is painted from imagination and my personal interpretation of huge jpeg-artifacts ;)

Good part of having to paint the whole thing was that I was able to push it more into a Miyazaki kind of mood and coloring that matches the concept that I originally had in mind.

The intention behind this is to learn from the old masters, Mastercopies are good, but actually there´s no better way of studying them than to get your hands dirty and spend 10 hours in the image and paint something that is not there. This time it took me around 20 hours.

Process here:
Process-howls-staubbach-falls-near-lauterbrunn by fantasio 


Actually I´m positively surprised about how well my 
recent Kaiju-piece and the Star Wars piece was perceived, thanks so much!
For the Kaiju Fans: Leatherback is still in progress Nod

This is part of a study-series, called "Ancient Kaiju project (...and other big things)"

Suggestion for other Kaiju´s or big cinematic - things are welcome as well as also constructive comments!!
Ohmu is planned as well as also the robot from Laputa.

I like popculture and I love traditional art, so this project came so naturally to me and since the paintings are public domain, no one was harmed, not even the original paintings!

There is no intention to sell these images, I did them for learning purposes and use them in my classes as well, however, if you want it as a wallpaper, feel free to hit the download-button to get the 2560x1500 px version.

cheers,
fant

The blog post containing all works and information: www.fantasio.info/2014/05/the-…

The deviantArt-gallery: fantasio.deviantart.com/galler…

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© by Oliver Wetter / Ars Fantasio

All rights of this gallery are reserved to `fantasio / Oliver Wetter and may not be used without my permission. It's not forbidden to use one or more of my work on websites, blogs, etc, BUT its not permitted to submit it anywhere and show it to others, claiming as YOUR work!

Thanks for your appreciation.

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Given 2014-09-21
"Excellent fan wallpaper art of Howl's Moving Castle! The colors are absolutely beautiful, and the artist's attention to details is truly commendable. The overall atmosphere of the piece is just as wonderful. Well done!"

Howls Moving Castle at Staubbach Falls Switzerland by fantasio ( Suggested by Ginryuzaki and Featured by TehAngelsCry )
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Was a big fan of the movie and this bring me back. Could be a little more brighter little hard to see the details.

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Omgosh, this just takes me back to my childhood. You did an excellent job on this! (This is my new screen saver on my Desktop). I viewed the images that you used as references, and omgosh, I just can't even think of the words to describe this to you about how beautiful it is. You got the castle perfect, you got the characters, you got a little town, scenery, everything is just on key with this. And the mountains in the background really help balance out all of the dark spots and the shading that you have. My eyes are really drawn towards the waterfall, and the mist resonating off of it. Oh my gosh, once again, I can't even put it into words. Good job, and congratulations on the DD, this one deserves it.
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TaylorNicoleReed Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is such a beautiful location!! I think Howl's castle fits here perfectly!


AAAHH is that Turnip Head up there?!?!?! :D :D Wonderful attention to detail!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much, yes it is, thought it would be a nice touch;)
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:iconthealchemist31011:
TheAlchemist31011 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm such a fan of studio ghibli and this brought tears to my eyes! i love it!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :nod:
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:icontoffeeelf:
toffeeelf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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LunaSombria Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This beautifullllll, I love art Love 
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconmlparistisccsketch:
MLPAristiscCSketch Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing =D
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iwe91 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  New Deviant
wow, i love it...
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:iconelearu-hiru-firetail:
elearu-hiru-firetail Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yaaasss I love these films Miyazaki's art is amazing
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:iconstellarose1:
StellaRose1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
One of my favorite films :)
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:icondwestmoore:
DWestmoore Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconglowiegorgeous:
glowiegorgeous Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  New Deviant
LOVE THAT MOVIE! 😍
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BluePumpkin-Face Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Really beautiful! Love the serenity of the background. And you've really managed with the details. I love the book and movie.
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madao6 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful art, this is my favorite anime movie since i was 12
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:iconmikadolegaste:
mikadolegaste Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love that movie :3
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ilovetorothecat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how detailed it is.
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:iconlina37337:
Lina37337 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! The colouring is awesome!
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:iconsoco7:
soco7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Nice! I've never seen the movie but the book is so good! 
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:icong6-geremy:
G6-geremy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
I never knew that there was a book
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:iconpatosaurio:
Patosaurio Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Amazing work and beautiful movie. Thx for sharing!. :) (Smile) 
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TannerRice Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
super cool, like the concept a lot! 
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pinklovingheart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
This is awesome i always loved this movie specially the house
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:iconsamuelellcardo:
samuelellcardo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Wow awesome! How is the movie called? I think there is a manga movie to a "howls castle" or something like that.
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Dave851991 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Very nice! The feeling of this picture is awesome!
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:icondragon-paragon:
Dragon-Paragon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Dammit Howl, go home! Your visa expired already!
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shwabonka Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
I always did think that the environment and culture presented in HMC had a very strong Austro-Hungarian vibe, even if they did steal the uniform of those handsomely mustachioed soldiers from the French. We used to joke that the film depicts a factual account of what Japanese people believe contemporary Europe to be like XD
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ardhagaruda Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No word to say. Just an awesome art!
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CairoTheFox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student General Artist
This... This is just so flawless OoO i noticed that you said their are a few flaws, i don't notice any o: amazing work.
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MusicalCombusken Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love the textures and depth - the blues look wonderful!
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Colombiologo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Usted a echo algo asombroso!. :)
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Solus87 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
I remember the first time I watched this. Was just in awe, though even today it still is a masterpiece in my opinion. This makes me want to revisit it again. Beautiful work with the details and overall idea of the scene, and I really like the touch with the balcony. :) Instant favorite!
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brekanov Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
I literally cried out loud for looking this!
I loved it! =D
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Caine001 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive Artwork!!!Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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2dresq Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful
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leashonafryk Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
FANTASTIC, One of my favorite anime movies.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconmtdart:
MtdArt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Great illustration!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconpanic-jane:
Panic-Jane Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  New Deviant
I love this movie so much
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:iconsendomaho:
sendomaho Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
nice
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:iconjunjunterry:
Junjunterry Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I miss this movie
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:iconcanttel:
canttel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
MY TEACHER HAS THIS AS HER PC BACKGROUND
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:icontoshirokhan:
ToshiroKhan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  New Deviant
It's one of my favorite Miyazaki's movie! I love the universe and the castle... WOW!
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Miss-Vicka Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful!!!!
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:icontzub:
tZuB Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is a dream!
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CherryB2000 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
I love Howl's Moving Castle!!
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:iconroseliatyler:
RoseliaTyler Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2015
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i watched this the other day
loved it
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:iconcaspiansoulester:
CaspianSoulester Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student Filmographer
Fav movie of all time
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