I really love this artwork... not going to lie - looks like Nausicaa just a bit - because you know it looks like she's wearing blue and has red hair.... and maybe is one the seven warriors.. anyway! good job
Thanks! Didn┤t think of Nausicań at the time, mostly I just really like red hair, but you┤re right it does remind me of that too now. It kind of reminds me of the promotional poster for Pacific Rim too so I┤m glad I uploaded this before the material for that film started popping up. That poster sort of ruined this image for me a bit still. Anyways, I am a huge fan of Gibli (even though Nausicań was done before the studio formed I consider it a Ghibli movie) so it wouldn┤t surprise me if influences from their movies pop up in my work from time to time. The Ghibli movies that has inspired me the most visually are probably Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Porco Rosso though.
This one was a quick 20 - 25 minute sketch in photoshop that I then just put a bit more time in to refine it. Think I spent maybe 1 Ż hours on it or something close to that. Don┤t really know what to tell you, there┤s no magic trick.