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Illustration I spent quite a bit of time on the past few days, inspired by (a very brief but powerful scene from) Spirited Away. Also fulfills an old kiriban request from ~WingsofSmoke. I posted a progress shot of this on my sketchblog last week - reference from here; I also looked at many underwater and ocean photos for inspiration, particularly the underwater photography of *ElenaKalis.

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Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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:iconendlessloveeternally:
Love it! 
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:iconladybellatrix337:
LadyBellatrix337 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconkingfisherfire:
kingfisherfire Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow...
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ImLovingDN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Beautiful!
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Quirinuslr Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist
  Wow! Wunderschön!!! :squee: +fav 
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Nanakyseic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
amazing.. speechless..
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Elizabeth3696 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favorite scene from Spitited Away. I love of how warm it is compaired to the movie that seemed alot cooler.
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SekushiBoy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
really beautiful! reminds me of chihiro and haku!
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PikaBoo-CanaCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's because it is them. xD
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:iconcrystena621:
Crystena621 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
One of my favorite movies
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:iconbisentiem:
bisentiem Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Artist
very nice
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sereneparity Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student
I love it. I just bought a this as a case for my iPhone because I love it so much. It's amazing!!! I love Spirited Away, and this picture captures the movie perfectly. :)
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dandounah Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
very nice
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:iconsqueekycow:
squeekycow Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
breathtaking...
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:icontheawakeningproject:
TheAwakeningProject Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
J´adore :)
et l´expression cool!
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:iconzoeyissmarticles:
zoeyissmarticles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i cant stop looking at it!!!! its amazing!!!!!
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dagi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
well done
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:iconcloverlovly:
Cloverlovly Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist
YOU JUST COMPLETED MY LIFE :iconfaintingplz:
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:icong0uveia:
g0uveia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
One of my favorite moments in the movie! Amazing art
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:icontobias-is-mine:
Tobias-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
beautiful <3
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ThePhantomWolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok, I will comment, to say, besides being an epic artist, you have great taste in movies and tv series ^^
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Firefly1910 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I love this movie, I only saw it recently for the first time. Amazing job, you captured a lot of emotion here
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Nikolai-Bartolf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Spirited Away <3
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:iconhazardousthing:
Hazardousthing Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If I could add this to my favourites a thousand times, I would. It's too good! It's blinding! AARGH!
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GabrielSora Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
You pictures of miyazaki movies are awesome!
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:iconcir3d:
CiR3D Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
even without your desription i recongnized this as chihiro, very beautiful
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:iconlight138wing:
Light138Wing Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
LOVE
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:iconzawadipdt:
zawadipdt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
i can almost feel the water
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:iconwemuht:
Wemuht Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No words...i'm just stuck in awe at the moment. Well you got my fav. lol.
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:iconlunewhisper7:
lunewhisper7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah! I love this scene! This is amazing! ^-^
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:iconflamme-doudoune:
Flamme-Doudoune Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Awesome as usual.
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:iconfay-13:
Fay-13 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
When she remembers Haku's name right??
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Akeschnyder Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ponyo? D:
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Dinahdog Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy wow
your art is amazing omg
i dont even know how to
ahh
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theonewhodoodles Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! But I was under the impression that you're not allowed to sell prints of fan art? It's not your intellectual property, is it?
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Ebsie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't that hold true for images drawn from photographs that you haven't taken yourself? No one would be able to sell a portrait image ever again. I think as long as it's not a direct image that hasn't been drawn by an artist who is trying to sell it, it's fine. I think
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theonewhodoodles Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No that's different. This shot is copied as is from a screenshot from the movie. Even if it the scene wasn't copied, if I drew a picture of this character it would be fan art. Art based on the creation of someone else would be considered fan art, and selling fan art is against dA rules, as far as I'm told.

Using photographs for reference is different because the photographer only owns the picture he took, not the place or person he took a photo of. you're not drawing the photograph, you're drawing the person in the photograph. A portrait is not fan art.
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NesuraMisuzu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my goshners. i love this! i love the movie! i love chihiro! i love chihiroxhaku/kohaku! I ESPECIALLY LOVE THIS PICTURE! OMG! :faint:
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migueleonm Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Photographer
Funny fact, my first impression was it looked like Ponyo from Ponyo on the Cliff. then I read the description.
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LmonLimeCat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I remember this scene! I knew where it was from since the moment I laid my eyes on it <3
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icy-ciel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
spirited away!! I knew it looked so familiar! :D

One thing that makes me sad is that in the end, haku and the girl didn't get together *sob*
they look so cute together ;__;
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sana-chan12 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really amazing and I love the movie Spirited Away
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no1avatar-fan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
i KNEW this was from spirited away :heart: i seriously love that film :love: FREAKING GOOD JOB ALRIGHT :love:
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ArtemOrlov Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
"Spirited away" is awesome nice))))
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Dreamy-Duskywing Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah! I love your art so much, but this one captures a favourite moment in one of my favourite films and it's done so beautifully!
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Darjavine Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved this scene too. The animation for it was sssooooo realistic and fluid!
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ssquared Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Just beautiful. I love this movie.
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2299299 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist
your work has been featured here[link]
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duckyymomo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awesome!
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ForgetfulChild Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
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Ms. Alicexz, your wonderous creations never cease to bring me happiness.
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