30 day monster girl challenge, day one-harpy
she is a japanese crane. if you see her, good fortune comes your way. if you feed her sushi, she will claws the eyes out of your foes.
oof, i spent a long time on this one, it feels like forever since i’ve done digital art…experimenting in SAI
O:Sonow 3 of my favourite artists are doing this monstergirl challenge and it’s all on my dash and @3@~!!
chekout dis crane-harpy yess
Outside of some anonymous cartoons Japanese cartoons they used to run on WGN back in the day, Nausicaa was my first anime experience - before I even knew what it was.
I picked up the video tape out of the discount bin at a Tape World or something at the local mall. Had zero point of reference for it and it is amazing, two decades later to see the following it has built over the years.
Nausicaa is one of my very favorite comics, and the anime is one of the earliest memories I have of Japanese animation (aside from Tranzor/Mazinger Z & Speed Racer maybe), as I saw it in the mid-80’s on HBO.
Anyway, this image was done for the Studio Ghibli Retrospective that’s currently touring america. Thanks to the NW Film Center for giving me a reason to pay homage to one of my favorite things in the world.Check out the brand new 35mm prints when they play in May!
Nausicaa poster, colored (by zacksoto)
reblogging this b/c I just realized the image was super small before, now it’s viewable.