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Live sketch done during a trip. I've finished it at home, added Kiki and colored it for my pleasure.
pencil & paper from by sketchbooklet ➝ Photoshop CS3

The sketch can be viewed in my blog. Critiques are requested.
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FrozenFeather Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WhimsyWitchStudios Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! I love Kiki's pose, and the buildings are wonderfully rendered. Lovely!
wanderinweezard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
This is an awesome piece of art.  Great job - there are a lot of great details in this picture. Again - great job!
jurggonnaloveit Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
There are so many wonderful things about the this piece.  But I think the buildings are my favorite, I love the colors, and the way you see some trees reflecting in the windows, really stunning work!  
Alvar09 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yozix Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
This is just awesome!!!
jonny9fingers Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Anyway I can get a print of this or some of your other studio ghibli tribute pieces???
Gajutsu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
maryemm57 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A great atmospheric piece, love the colors and you've done a great job with the buildings' perspective.
littlesongbird27 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ooo, pretty.
Gyrin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Wow, amazing. Great perspective too.
Argentorum Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
The texture of the buildings is amazingly done. I especially love the shadows on the eaves and the reflections in the windows, they add a whole new level of realism to the picture. That the colors of the buildings grow lighter as they appear farther away from the viewpoint adds so much depth as well. This plus the beautifully blended colors of the sky, just make the drawing seem real, even though its clearly not a photograph. I don't pretend to be an art critic, but all the same, this is flawless.
By contrast, Kiki's colors are much stronger than the background, its easy to see that she was added later. It gives a feeling that Kiki is farther 'forward' than the buildings, rather than higher up in the sky like the birds. Not a bad thing, it makes her noticeable, and she is the focus after all. But its a break in the artfully blended light scheme you have going, almost like she's a stamp (though wonderfully drawn all the same). I think she could be blended into the sky better. Though, Whether you like the way that Kiki pops out of the picture or not is more personal preference than anything, and its the only thing I can say about this picture that isn't downright amazing.
Did I mention that I love the black cat sitting on the chimney?
Let me end this by saying that this work is much better than anything I could draw, but you asked for a critique, so this is my honest opinion. Probably one of the best drawings I've ever seen. Period. Hell I made an account just to review this drawing.
BMLulu Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the soft colors and perspective on this piece! Kiki was always my favorite Miyazaki film.
StarMasayume Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This whole picture is just enchanting, a perfect fit for Kiki :)
SANU-CHAN Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how you did the houses :) The bricks and windows and gutters and whatever. The smoke is also very cool. And the colors are fantastic, they give a great vivid feeling.
Did you use water doing the clouds? :?
Yuluga Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Yaanchii Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
its wonderful!
Muggle-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
:D One of my fave movies!
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Wow, awesome work! It's beautiful!
Sweediepiejones Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwww cute!
OkiiTako Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
wow, much love for this work! Kiki's delivery service has a special place in my heart, and this fan work just makes me love it more! great job^^
Ruby97 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
How did you paint the sky and the window's glass??? :O
Ruby97 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
And how old are you? ^^
Fairie-Tails Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is so perfect. You're very talented :)
Bun800 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Beautifully painted and detailed. and I love this movie too :heart:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Artist
amazing :la:
AntoineRozel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liek the depth and the feeling of geometry. Nice colors too!
Beatrix-White Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is wonderful!
Afireinsidegirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
This one and your Princess Mononoke works are all my favourites :D you really do manage to capture the films in a way that is unique to your work... I hope that made sense I find it hard to describe in words but basically I LOVE this!!!
KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The detail on the houses is amazing!
SydneyCrystalStar Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Artist
paintingmyheartred Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
this color job is incredible
XtreamCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the soft colours of this piece! And the perspective makes it feel more dynamic. :>
Joltsgal Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Wow, this looks amazing!
Mania25 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing
Jazi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love the details, like the natural-looking wood and the trees reflected in the windows. The whole look is just beautiful! :heart:
Giroro-Gochou-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The buildings 'Wow!' me the most about this piece. I love how well-executed they are!
ChibiJirachi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The buildings and environment overall are just beautiful. Kiki and Gigi look so cute! XD
ultimatefan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
love your style!! The design of the buildings especially blow my mind! :D

great work!
pandamochi45 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
amazing :omg:!
KittyCatTsubaki Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Awesome :)
phantom-fan6735 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is realy good!
ErithEl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. I love the attention to detail on the houses. :D
JasiChan17 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WooooooooooooW!!! fantastic^^♥
VanishingStarlight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This looks so beautiful! I love the way you drew everything, the shading is just perfect, the way you colored it is absolutely gorgeous not to mention the colors that you actually used (which were perfect as well!). Everything is just amazing, especially the sky and Kiki. You made her look so pretty! Fantastic work! Really! I think you outdid yourself.
Foo-Foo-Flower Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you made the background, the perspective of the buildings, the overall mood created by the colors- it's just fantastic.
PrincessOblivion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love every aspect of this, and the background is just so beautiful and detailed!
UnexpectedFantasy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is amazing!!!!!! :)
Hollens Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This should be a DD. :3
Benjamin-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the coloring on this. Would love an entire animated film done in this style.
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