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Kohaku + Chihiro naptime by janey-jane Kohaku + Chihiro naptime by janey-jane
A sweet afternoon respite.

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LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
So so so KAWAIIIII!  Love the poses of a nice long cat nap. ;p  It's been awhile since I last drew any elegant Japanese dragons. :heart: it a bunch!!!!!  Beautifully done, janey-jane!
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VedranR Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:love:
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shadowsofdestiny Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love adorable
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a-neverending Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh well. Pictures like these remind me why I love Ghibli-movies so much. My childhood wouldn't have been the same without them. And I can shamelessly say that I always revert back to a small kid watching them, the new ones and the old ones. There's so much love in them and so much deepness without being all rose-coloured-glasses. And the characters are just ridiculously cute. Had I been a bit older when I saw that movie the first time I would have written tons of fanfiction about Chihiro and Kohaku. And your various fanarts always make me wish that there'd be a sequel of them when they are older. Though I'm either way inclined to just consider it canon that Haku didn't break his promise and that they saw each other again, in whatever realm. (And now I need a big cup of hot chocolat to match the sweet feelings in my tummy your chihiro&haku-art always gives me.)
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
part of me is really sad that Ghibil didn't really hit it big in the west until I was an adult - Spirited Away came out when I was 16 or 17 (OMG I've totally just outed myself as an old lady), though I think Princess Mononoke was the first Ghibil I was aware of (because of Neil Gaiman's connection... I guess I would have been about 14...). I think it would have been lovely to have these movies be a part of my childhood, but then, there's something to be said about discovering them as an adult. I think you get different things out of them, the same thing with stories - sometimes I'll go re-read a book I haven't read in ages and I relate strongly to completely different characters, or different elements of the plot will strike me than did when I was younger. It's amazing how much our life experiences and realities affect how we 'read' stories.

But Ghibli... Ghibli movies are like slipping back into the wonder fantasy of childhood. So lovely.
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a-neverending Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was eleven when Spirited Away came out, and I had just been re-reading 'The Neverending Story', and I cried buckets of tears. It was my first Ghibli Movie, as I'm sad to have to say that Ghibli never really became a thing here. There's a kids channel on TV that everyonce in a while (usually around chirstmas) shows Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and The Castle in Sky, but that's that. Which is a shame, as the kids of today could really use some welldone and thought-through movies. I like to think that I became so much aware of environmental topics was because of Spirited Away. Lucky I never cared much for growing out of things (hence why I still play pokemon when I'm 21 and I'd like to think that I will never stop), so Spirited Away really was only the beginning of things for me. I agree, though, that there's a whole new sub-plot to Ghibli Movies when watching them a bit older. I think I value them all the more for it. I have to say that I rarely re-read books these days, as the list of books I want to read grows broader the older I get, so I always feel like there's not enough time in my life to read. But I re-read books I loved when I was younger, somtimes, to bring it back more in detail to memory. There was one book that I liked as a kid but that was kind of spoiled for me when I grew older and noted things that I overlooked as a kid. But more often than not the really good stories become even better. You won't be surprised by my saying this, but 'The Neverending Story' is one of those books. I'd go as far as to say that it's my favourite book. It has the same feeling of 'slipping back' that you mention about Ghibli, but I often pause while re-reading to take them back to my more grown-up mind and ponder over things said in there. But, back to topic: Ghibli just has its own magic of innocence. I recently watched Totoro the first time, and even though I never saw it as a kid, I still felt as if I was entering a place in my mind that I have (despite my reluctancy) grown out of.
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
I just read the Neverending Story for the first time this year! People know about the terrible movies here but I actually didn't even know it was a book until recently. I think reading that book changed my life. No joke. there were several times I had to put it down - it wouldn't even be a 'sad' part, but I would just start sobbing so hard I couldn't keep reading. There are parts that are so surprisingly poignant and nostalgic. I've probably recommended it since reading it to basically everyone I know because it was so amazing.
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a-neverending Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the other way round for me - I only know one of the movies, and that one wasn't really much to talk or think about, so I can see how many people wouldn't even give the book a chance after watching those. Which I always find very disappointing. I usually try to get people to read it, however old they are, because I think that it's one of those books that makes us richer in our mind and our heart. I frequetly sob at specific points in the story as well, and they don't have to be sad either. They're just often very bittersweet. I really hate that Michael Ende was being looked down upon during his whole life for writing children stories. If you liked the Neverending Story and you didn't read it yet: Read Momo, another book of his. :)
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ivana81uy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
so cute!
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GregoryNomura Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
awwwwwn <3
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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Awwwwwwwwwwww,
You gotta love them!!!!!!!!!
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nonidipriv Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful. I hope they already did the 'heavy petting' part. *Crawling back to fanfiction*
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AnnSmith12 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
This is so pretty...
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heartsinice14 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I love your art work of Spirited Away. It's one of my favorites of all time, and your work is just stunning!~
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
thank you so much! Its one of my all-time favorite movies!
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heartsinice14 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Me too~
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Lotusflower22 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
That is to cute. Who knew a dragon could be so comfy?
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XxSarahScreamsRAWRxX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
too cute =)
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j-e-n-i-f-e-r Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
That's awesome!
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kittyinequestria Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spirited Away is amazing! It's one of my favorite movies! I love your take on the characters.
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
thanks! Spirited Away just floors me sometimes, I mean, I've seen it so much that usually its just sort of background, but then I'll stop myself and just watch a sequence and it's just like I've been gutted or something. So incredible.
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CamSpooks Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mind-blowing! Kohaku has always been my fav, but I could never draw him! This is awesome!
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mutant-coyote Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why and how are you so good at drawing?!?!
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
bless you for saying that. I have massive insecurities that I struggle with constantly.
I've been drawing for my entire life, for me it's just practice, practice, practice.
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mutant-coyote Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww really it's no problem we all have insecurities sometimes and, personally, I think it's human to have them...
Practice is the first step to perfection, always remember that. And if you've been practicing for your whole life, well then, I think you're already at the door labeled "Perfect" :)
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fargreencountry Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
It is so adorable!
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
cuddle time!
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icedragonsoul Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWWWWWW (O)3(O) soooo cute. I just watched the movie recently. and this picture makes want to watch it again!!! I wish I had a dragon to sleep on ^.=.^
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Haku is such a furry, cuddly looking dragon too!
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icedragonsoul Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed
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haius Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist
I want a giant dragon to sleep on. :iconwantplz:
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
HI SWEETIE!
Wouldn't it be the comfiest?! Esp. a dragon like haku - all fuzzy and infinitely positionable.
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crazygamerrofl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
to cute :)
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Anais07 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
So cute! Amazing pic! :heart:
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ArtisteFish Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Adorbale!!! I love the soft quality of the line work, and the colors are beautiful together!!! Awesome job! :D
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ReplicantAngel Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Aaaaaaand I'm getting out "Spirited Away" for some long weekend watching. These two are totally precious - one of the most perfectly innocent love stories that I've ever seen.

The curve of Kohaku around Chihiro is beautiful! They both look so rested and content. I want to hug the both of them. :)
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
"Perfectly innocent love story" is a huge part of why I love the movie so much. Their love story is so sweet, and so selfless.
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Ranuel Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Gorgeous!
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Katsrae Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Sooo adorable~ And I am going to glomp you for returning to fan art for these characters. :glomp: You do such beautiful fantasy artwork and I needed more Chihiro and Kohaku. :)
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janey-jane Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
haha, I never abandon fandoms, I get really into them for a while and then they 'go into rotation' so to speak. I love drawing these two because I'm completely charmed by their sweet, innocent love for one another in the movie, and the thought that it could evolve into something more.
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rubberduckielampost Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
lurv! Best ghibli movie evah!
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savindi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
THIS IS AMAZING O_O...I LOVE THIS FILM SOOO MUCH AND I WANA SEE THEM WHEN THEIR OLDER SO BADLY AND UVE DONE AN AMAZIN JOB OF HER LOOKIN OLDER OMG........i hope you ge the fact that i really like this and this is goin straight to my favs. you have just made a very serious spirited away fan quite content :)
i'd also give anything to sleep like that with a dragon...pure awsomeness....
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janey-jane Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
happy to oblige!
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mira-shiki Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Very cute. <3
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Joltsgal Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Awww so cute!
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute!!
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Nameless-please Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT!!!!
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Sabrina-star Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Everytime I finish watching the movie im hoping to see at the end a little bit more.....if he found her, did the get together..........something........ I simply love it! :love:
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janey-jane Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
me toooo! the ambiguity is maddening at the same time it's part of what makes the story so lovely.
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almaleon Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
yeah i am with you :D
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