Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Falling In Love With Art: Part 6

Anime' Delights!
This week I am going to highlight a young woman I met before we moved.  She has an amazing talent for drawing not only by hand, but using a computer.  Her name is Karsha and she has a blog and a Deviant Art account.   
Her love of art began at a young age, although she was discouraged after being told her art was ugly.  She didn't really enjoy drawing much after that, until she was about 14 and learned about anime.  Karsha felt that she needed to write a book with art and that ignited a new passion within her, for drawing.  She finds her inspiration through many things, God being her number one, the sky, people, music and other anime artists.  As you will see, it really shows in her art.  Enjoy and feel free to visit Karsha and check out her art. 

She truly has a heart for others.

I love the cool backgrounds she adds to her art.

She does pictures of people she knows, this one she did of my son and his girlfriend.
I thought it appropriate to couple Karsha's beautiful anime with the amazing works of Hayao Miyazaki.  
As I've mentioned before, I not only love his artistic style, but his creative and whimsical story telling, as well.  To see the world through his eyes is absolutely fascinating.  If you've not ever seen one of his movies, I highly recommend you do.
Hayao is a manga artist, an animator and a film director.  His father was director of Miyazaki Airplane, which made rudders for fighter planes during WWII.  This is where Hayao began drawing airplanes and developed his fascination for aviation, which is a huge part of his movies.  You can look him up, to find a list of his works.  
My Neighbor Totoro...I like watching this one in Japanese. 

Howl's Moving Castle, great movie based on a book by the same name, by Diana Wynne Jones.
Great book too.

Spirited Away.  Interesting story, love it.

Hayao Miyazaki

Love the dimples, he looks so happy! 

Howl's Moving Castle

Kiki's Delivery Service (one of my all time faves)

Castle in the Sky

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind  (love the flying machines)

My Neighbor Totoro 

I had to add this, so you could see the original sketch.  Awesome!!

I have to add, that if you are at all a romantic,
then Whisper of the Heart would be a great movie for you to check out.
There are many others that I didn't mention, watch them all if you get a chance.
They're like magic!!

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful week.  


  1. Hi Heather!
    WOW- that is Awesome work! My favorites are the first sketch (such beauty and movement!) and the one with your son and his girlfriend - how cool is that~! And I love this feature ;) xoxo

  2. Amazing artists you have shared with us this week! Love them both! The one of your son and girlfriend is fantastic! And, the one with the girl with the tape over her mouth, in the background, looks like the movie, the Matrix. Oh, I love the dimples too ;o) Have a great one!

  3. She is an amazing artist. How sad it is that people can be so careless with someones self expression. Good thing she was brave enough to get back to what she loves.

  4. Thank you Heather!
    Beautiful new profile picture - I hope you have a wonderful weekend ;) xoxoxo

  5. So enjoyed this post Heather! I too love the one of your son and his girlfriend but I really love all of her work! Hayao's dimples are adorable! I'm not familiar with his work but thanks to you I can broaden my horizons.
    Jessi xox