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Studio Ghibli: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by kevinbolk Studio Ghibli: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by kevinbolk
Still working on art cards for Otakon 2012. This one's for a Studio Ghibli set and features Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

This was not only my first anime, but the first character I ever idolized. Yup, before He-Man, Superman, and Scrooge McDuck, my hero was Nausicaa (or Princess Zandra in the version I watched as a kid.) Even today, she's still one of my favorites, so drawing this one was a real treat. :D
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SoyaBeans Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always liked the costume design in Nausicaa and I really like the way you've made her look in this.
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Pabzzz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
very cool !
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Ranki-Chee Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I should watch this movie...it looks so good *u*
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Dash-The-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:3 This was my favorite movie by Miyazaki, besides Princess Monoke. (I dunno how to spell ;3;)
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Swordsman826 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I love Miyazaki but I must admit I hate Nausicaa, both the movie and the character. Maybe it's nostalgia because I saw Princess Mononoke when I was young and Nausicaa when I was a teen but from where I sit both movies had similar themes and Mononoke handled it better in every possible way. I've seen every Miyazaki film and Nausicaa is really the only one I can really say I disliked.
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Mitzyonherlaptop Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Have you read the manga? It's so much better than the film and as good as Princess Mononoke. If not, even better.
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behappy1990 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
wow, love it!
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TabbishmonsteR Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I love them all! <3
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CMNProductions Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This goes on all of the Studio Ghibli stuff.
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Predigious Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
The movie rocks hence this art will too.
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mondays-dusk-noon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOMEE!!!!!!!!!
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DragonoftheMoon13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww!
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JadineR Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Nausicaš is awesome :love: You did her justice here!
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Fiend30 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Yes very awesome, She was a strong positive female heroine. And so very cool in the film.
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ChupaCabraThing Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   General Artist
SAME here. My last gift given to me by my Nana (fathers mother) was this DvD.

I loved it...opened my world up to anime, I was 9
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pinktink99 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I recently watched this movie in Japanese Class and loved it!
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Juhan345 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Maybe it's just the gun and blue outfit, but this reminds me of Valkyria Chronicles :D
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DeLoverly Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it so much!!! (Oh, and by the way, Princess Zandra or Xandra was from Warriors of the Wind. They just butchered it and changed the script and actors. I myslef like the original. So does Miyazaki :XD:) Didn't you do one of San?
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fataleflare Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats so awesome! My friend from Uni cosplayed Nausicaa at ACEN, this would be a perfect gift for her!
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ShokuninUrufu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
will you be making one for all teh movies? cuz i really want to see a Cat Returns one :D
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artandmartini Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome but actually Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind isn't a Ghibli film. It was made before Studio Ghibli was founded.
still awesome though!
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birdiey1miss Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Nausicaa and the Valley of wind, and Princess Mononoke are my two favorite movies of all time1 a close third would be Laputa: Castle in the sky.
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NINJAS
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Looooooooki
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gwalla Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Ah yes, "Warriors of the Wind", with the incredibly misleading VHS box art.
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cddmanful Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw this first time 2 days ago! (Seen all the ones from the art card set except Howl.) I love how she seems to be more sensitive to sounds, and creatures, than anyone else--and a wicked-good pilot too!:iconblushplz:
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cddmanful Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I lied--still need to see Kiki, too.
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Nausicaa is my favorite character of Ghibli's at the moment, I was so happy to see this in my inbox~
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ASakuraButterfly Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
This was my favorite movie as a kid!!!! Still is! You did such a wonderful job!
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Rose-Leah Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was the first anime I ever watched too! I re-watched it last night and afterwards I discovered that this is the movie Studio Ghibli was founded on! How cool is that?!
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Douji-Mayamiko Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I LOOOOOOOOOOVED This Movie. Nausicaa was so my hero. <3 She was soo amazing in the movie. and I LOVE the ohms. <3
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SLYMaster58 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondragonwant: Wow, this is beautiful~~:heart:
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Zoroark300 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Nausicaa fanart... as merchandise?

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cargirl64 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
damn it man i just ordered cards from you and now your making me want more D:
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Jenthura Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You seriously watched the Princess Zandra version? :P
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fox914 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Nausicaaaaa! I need to watch that again.
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BT-01 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm currently reading the manga version. Definitely recommend it for anyone who likes the movie. It's like the Akira manga in terms of how much more expansive it is compared to its movie counterpart.
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borisvdb Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
She never really carried a gun that often.
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kevinbolk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
This is true, but I love the design of the thing so much that I had to draw it. :D
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wildHart4art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
YES!!! Nausicaa for the win!!! :D
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Kage-Koinu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I... need to finish watching that. o.o
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StrayFlame Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
i wish i could make it to Otakon and buy this set ;__;
beautiful work <3 Nausicaa needs to be a part of my collection!
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JeffreyMonye Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
memories!
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Pennyiscute Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
she is also my fav SG character! Love her to peices :3
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AnimeXForXEver90 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Nausicca :) Fricken Awesome
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MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember watching this and thinking, "That chick is totally cool fighting huge bugs!" Then, by the end of it I was all like, "THAT WAS AWESOME!!"
And I love how you drew her. ^^
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kingfox66 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
i really like your pics
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palmcastle Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
The first character I idolized was (Apparently) Pippi Longstocking. My mother tells me that I sat in front of the TV and just marveled over the fact that she LIFTED HER HORSE. But I was so small, I don't remember. I do remember Idolizing another Astrid Lindgren character: Madicken. I even got a brain concussion, just like her. (It wasn't intentional though)
I like the picture! Love Nausicaš. :)
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Brollyhero93 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Cute stuff! :)
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demonbarber Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
This is funny but I just bought Porco Rosso because Ghibli has been laying heavily on my mind lately. Very very awesome work, I love it.
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kkanimegirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this movie! :)
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TatsukiIshida10 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
... and here I thought I couldn't POSSIBLY love :iconkevinbolk: anymore than I already did... *sits here, proven clearly wrong*

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