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Ponyo On the Cliff By The Sea by lord-phillock Ponyo On the Cliff By The Sea by lord-phillock
One of the rare occasions in which the picture looks almost exactly the way I thought it would... well, almost.

Insanely Zany Artist Notes-----------------------

This is less a "DVD-Release-style" as it is a movie-poster style advertisement. Sorry, that's just how I think: being a movie-making-sort-of-person.
The intention was to give a unique and "grand" look at the basic premise behind the movie. Obviously the majestic score is what made it look so "epic".

Seriously! Listen to the soundtrack and look at this painting! I think it works!

I also drew the characters as on-model as I could: because of course its the movie that's being promoted, and its best to stay as true to the idea, concept, and "look" at least of the main characters as possible.

Actually I think this would be better as the music album cover, as it more accurately reflects the epic scope of the music, rather than the playful almost child-created world of the film's visual style!

----------------------- End of Zany Artisti Comment

Thanks to Joe Hisaishi's very lovely work on the soundtrack of the film of the same name, which inspired this "poster" 100%.

I enjoyed painting this (from scratch) and will upload a bigger version sometime soon!

*UPDATE* Thanks for faving, guys. I lost to a screencap. :( Sucks.

also, please de-fave this, and FAVE THIS INSTEAD: [link]


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starcru Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
:OOOO I effing love this one!!! Supa-kawaii<3
And i loveses ponyo x3
GodSaveTheKing Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I still can't believe you lost to screen cap. I can't believe how many people lost to a screen cap! I'm ashamed at DA for this.
lord-phillock Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010   Artist
many thanks, dude!

Yeah, me too. :'(
konoesuzumiya Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Digital Artist
I loved your entry. Hell, I wasn't even expecting to win because of this one! :D but can you believe it? being defeated by a screenshot :( what has the world come to?

regardless, I liked yours most out of all of the other ones submitted for this category :heart:
lord-phillock Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Artist
yup, that's why I'm very upset. So they get 500 for... what... pressing the prnt screen button?

Thanks, kumagoro. I don't usually enter these contests because I know I won't win thanks to great artists such as you! Seriously! But this time, I had a good feeling as it was "right up my alley". I was wrong.

actually I just found out that the picture was not a screencap... but still, it looks exactly like the still frame it was traced/copied from. Embarassing for all of us who actually did something creative...
VanillaTwilight Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Wow! this looks really great! :D
good luck!!
celeceravian Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Love everything about this! The shading, colors, and the water especially! Good luck!
lord-phillock Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010   Artist
woowooo! Thank you! Yes, I took quite the effort to do this! :D
celeceravian Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I can tell! And you're welcome!
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