There is some real talent on Twitter.
Ghibli Studio’s movies have always been known for their unique and unobtrusive traditional animation style, but recently, a brand new project of the franchise is starting to envision their characters looking how it will look like in many different art styles. Artists and illustrators from all over the world have created Ghibli characters according to their own aesthetic, with some interesting and very surprising results.
Created to celebrate the studio’s 34th anniversary, the #ghibliredraw challenge saw hundreds of artists take to Twitter to share their own signature drawings of Studio Ghibli’s magical universe. While some closely resemble the originals, others have opted for the digital style or much more dramatic schools.
Notably, many artists have opted for a more detailed, realistic style than the original Ghibli, which makes the characters look more human (or animal). It’s a gripping glimpse of how the characters of Studio Ghibli could be as different if handled by different artists – the extra details that make many faces even more expressive, while some of the younger characters look older. Check out some of our favorite examples below.
Not only will it make you infatuated by seeing Ghibli characters in different styles, but this particular project is also a delightful window to access the huge amount of artistic talent on Twitter.
Talking about the different art styles, fans recently were dissatisfied with the first glimpse of Ghibli Studio’s upcoming film, “Earwig and the Witch”. For the first time in the studio’s history, the film has largely replaced traditional hand-drawn animation with CGI. It seems that the #ghibliredraw challenge is a campaign to approach and gradually change the mind of Ghibli Studio fans? What do you think about this issue?
Translator: Nam Vu