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Princess Mononoke by AlectorFencer Princess Mononoke by AlectorFencer
~They rise against the soaring fires.~

Of the list of things I always wanted to draw was Princess Mononoke. It is one of my most favourite movies of all times! I wanted to depict San and the three wolves run against the fires of the Tatara clan and make them look touchable as well as ghostly. I had a lot of freedom on painting the wolves as I didn't attempt to make them look like normal animals, but more like spirits.

This painting means a lot to me. It was more the time I spent doing it and enjoying the freedom of letting my brush run freely, just like Mononoke.

You can download the bigger file. :)

A little extra information to the composition: I know that many are sad about Moro's face not visible in the picture, and when working on this picture, I went through the same thinking process whether it would be the right decision to paint her face or not. I wanted to draw the full attention to San and make the wolves appear more like spirits. The speed and dynamics in this painting would have "stopped" and became stiff, if the one that runs fastest, would be still in the picture, fully visible. This is at least the way how I think and feel. :) I want to do another painting, featuring Moro fully! :D

I have WIPs and close up shots of this painting on my Facebook fan page, too! There will be a walkthrough for this painting available on there soon as well. :D ~> Like me ~<3

Thank you so much for looking! :blowkiss: <3<3<3
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:iconjusticedog337:
Justicedog337 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Moro and her children
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:iconhiroshimorie:
HiroshiMorie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
I love it!
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:iconlordakiyama:
LordAkiyama Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just a wonderful, stunning piece. The coloring is fantastic.
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:iconnonidipriv:
nonidipriv Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My fave female animated character of all time!! This is beautiful. Are there prints for sale?
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:icondeathfoxprincess:
deathfoxprincess Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you captured the picture perfectly. I love the faces of the wolves and the girl.
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:iconslotherius:
SlotheriuS Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing
I think I've fainted. 
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:iconnonmagicalboy:
nonmagicalboy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Perfect!
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ggirtc Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mononoke~!
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ShadedKitty Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o-o...... -rides 1 of her wolves- WHEEEEEEEE 


amazin' drawing~ I'm in love with it!
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YMINU Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student
This is SOOOO COOL
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basilisk-eye Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Wow, I love this. This movie really struck a chord with me, and this picture brings back some of those wondrous feelings I got from watching it. +fav
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Ottanara Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Shake-la 
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:iconannafuru:
annafuru Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
wow0.0 I really like the wolves!
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:iconxshadowwalker:
XShadowWalker Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT!! Anime WOLVES AND AMAZING DRAWING!!!!! *FFFFAAANNNGGGIIIRRRLLL*
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ThreeHornsOne Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my favourite moovie... And this draw is awesome, so I will click the star botton... Double fav!!
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Majungatholus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Wie ich diesen Film abgöttisch liebe...=w=
und wie ich dich bewundere für deine Zeichenkunst >w< Wunderschönes Bild!
Machst du noch weitere Ghibli-Bilder?
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Paredi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wolves... 
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:iconzanapi-1709:
Zanapi-1709 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
run with the wolves
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:iconellenmellenn:
ellenmellenn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
This is beyond awesome!!! Wow, you really got the feeling down, you can see her in the whole painting :D
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demonlovers Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
beautiful 
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:iconanellyz:
Anellyz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
This is gorgeous!
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:iconmigohunter:
migohunter Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
amazing. <3
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:icondreadedblacksmith:
DreadedBlacksmith Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing as always, my friend.
Keep up the good work.
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ShadowStormEX Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh My GOD WOOW
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:iconvaalandil:
Vaalandil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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:icontenro1:
tenro1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
cool
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:iconyoyofreakcj:
YoYoFreakCJ Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, stunning!
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pure Perfection I So gotta watch it again now!!
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:iconsoovigon:
soovigon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Beautyful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkarfunkelstone:
Karfunkelstone Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWWW!!! So great movie and very cool interpretation of you!!! Just awesome! :la:
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IZR0 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh my, I love this art! 
Good job. ;-;
I must watch Princess Mononoke again. :'D
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WanderingPariah Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
A dream made real after so long. I am so very proud of you and astounded by your imagination and skill.

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kagomeblack Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love princess mononoke, love your picture.
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:iconnafaka15:
nafaka15 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
superb like always!
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:iconneko012:
Neko012 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing art !!! *o*
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:iconondori-mizu:
Ondori-Mizu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful *-*
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:iconoharya:
Oharya Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Overall good, but middle wolf's head looks cut off. It irritates me.
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:iconsilerenth:
Silerenth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
read the description.
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:iconoharya:
Oharya Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Whoops, sorry. My bad.
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:iconalsii:
Alsii Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Beautiful work
Thank you!
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Aonad Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this more realistic edge to the wolves <3
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome tribute to an awesome movie.
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Super-Crazy-Weirdo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing how no matter how old a Ghibli film is, it still stays in our minds! This is an amazing piece of fanart! I love the detail of the wolves fur and the lighting the facial features of San!

Great job! :)
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FallenToRise Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Trippy! i'm watching the movie right now! right before the forest spirits head gets shot off... And then I check Devi and see this... wow.
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denofshadows Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This movie is so pleasantly ridiculous, and amazingly addictive.

Love the fanart. :D
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Resennar Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
This turned out really awesome, and I'm happy to see that you finished it :D
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WolfOfTheCross Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent!
This is probably my favorite anime movie at present, especially by Studio Ghibli (and I at least "like" pretty much everything I've seen by them).
It's good to see you've come to care so much about this piece; it deserved your attention, and your attention deserved this wonderful result.
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PaintStrip Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
i really love this images, though little dissapointed that the wold shes riding on is half missing. Would of loved to see his face. Really great detail looks amazing!
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Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wonderful
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HeskHwis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
BADASS !
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