The characters and scenery of Studio Ghibli movies inspire all kinds of artwork by fans, from impressively detailed posters to super-minimalist art. Russian artist mr von ungarn has been delighting and perplexing Japanese netizens with his adorable, naive-style depictions of our favourite Ghibli characters. Check them out after the jump/
As one commenter pointed out, the images encapsulate the Japanese concept of heta-uma (unskillfully-skillful, or ‘so bad it’s good’). It’s this kind of faux-naivety, I think, that makes them so endearing and bewitching.
▼ ‘Mei and Corn’
They’ve also been attracting attention for the slightly eccentric Japanese text in some of the images.
▼ “Want me to rip his throat out?” asks the wolf in this Princess Mononoke pic.
▼ ‘Porco Rosso’
▼ “Leave me to die!” yells Howl.
▼ A delightfully grumpy Kurokawa from The Wind Rises.
▼ I just love the look on Kiki‘s face here.
▼ Howl and Turnip
▼ Howl Cooking
▼ I’ve saved my favourite till last – this characterful portrait of Sad Hayao Miyazaki.