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Chasing Smoke - Princess Mononoke Nouveau by musashimixinq Chasing Smoke - Princess Mononoke Nouveau by musashimixinq
I first saw Princess Mononoke as part of an outing with the Anime Club in high-school. The Art Institue of Chicago was holding a special screening at a time when anime had never seen major distribution in America.

In the late 90s, if you wanted anime or manga, you were going to have to work for it. The lights went out and Yo-yo Ma’s strings set every otaku’s teeth on edge. Equal parts history and legend, the story captured the hearts of audiences around the world.

Miyazaki’s epic masterpiece remains one of my favorite films of all time.

Wonderful feature on Tokyo Pop : [link]

Prints: [link]

Homepage ---> [link]
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Redgarnetfireangel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite anime films! Awesome style and great colors. I'd love this as a shirt.
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!

As you wish ;) ---> society6.com/product/Chasing-S...
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Redgarnetfireangel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! I love you! Ahh must buy right now!!!
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sentrionic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
as if Mucha went to japan, time travelled his soul into present age and stayed there and lives forever and...
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! Thank you!
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nicomouse Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Beautiful!

It wasn't Yo-Yo ma who composed it though, it was Joe Hisaishi.
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

The YoYo + Hisaishi combo was a pretty big deal at the time. Definitely helped push Miyazaki into the American mainstream.
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ubergally Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
wow, this is so cool...the details are really great!!!
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:iconmusashimixinq:
musashimixinq Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Getting lost in them can be the troublesome part ;)
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IllusiveWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh soo cool!!
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:iconmusashimixinq:
musashimixinq Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MeadowMaiden Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is simply gorgeous! San's clothing and jewelry are especially beautiful.

I remember the first time I saw this movie I must've been six or seven, back when television was mostly rabbit-ear technology. The final battle scared the bejesus out of me. xD One of my all-time favorite movies.
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! It was a joy to put together. Thanks for sharing :D
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el-e Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
great job^^
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:iconmusashimixinq:
musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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el-e Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
no problem:>
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DevilsDarkMessiah Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoa whoa whoa....there's an anime high school club o.O lol Awesome pic
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it was :D Thanks!
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DevilsDarkMessiah Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Np ^^
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Heruuna Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
This is definitely a very genuine take on the film, and I absolutely love it.
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Geranger Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Gosh, I never thought anyone could do such a perfect mix of Princess Mononoke and Art Nouveau. You are able to add modern decoration elements into it without distrubing the true spirit of the Princess. It's quite refreshing.
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad it all pulled together :D
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Greenwood-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... :D
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ForkTheMighty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing! I love this style!! :D You are so awesome
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! ^_^
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glass1green3eyes7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
WWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW
CCCOOOOOLLL
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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glass1green3eyes7 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
:D welcome
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Minatu-chan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome!
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:iconmusashimixinq:
musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Minatu-chan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
LOVE HER!
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Original by Manuel Orazi:
[link]
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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ShaunMichaelJones Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
I too rememeber the dark days of little Anime distribution here in the UK. How things have changed over the years. The kids are very lucky these days to have access to it. I like this piece a lot and its a very strong image. I imagine it was quite hard to get all the different elemets to gel together. Good job.
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm still amazed at how much Japanese art and culture has been embraced by the world. All the better for us fans.

Composition is definitely the most satisfying part :D
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aynawiseone Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
two of my favourite things put together (Miyazaki and Art Nouveau) love it!
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! My entire nouveau series can be found here ---> [link]
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Naria-hime Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I find this piece both gorgeous and utterly fascinating! Great work! I love the style. Princess Mononoke will always be my favourite film too - it was the first anime film I ever saw... I was 10 years old.
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! It was a blast to finally pay homage to one of the greats.
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KingWarpath Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's crazy
grate work
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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xScreamingcrows Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing uvu
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musashimixinq Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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xScreamingcrows Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you welcomes uvu
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