Fans of Japanese animation will instantly recognize the inspiration found in these beautiful paintings by Louise Terrier.


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The French artist, painter and sculptor takes well-known characters from Studio Ghibli (the animation house behind such well-known films as My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Bakery) and adds her own creative flair to some of anime’s most beloved heroes. The Annecy-based Miyazaki fan says she’s scribbled since the day her parents put a pencil in her hands, and as she writes on her Facebook page, “When people ask me: where does that creative energy come from? I would say I don’t know! But it’s just a part of me, like my nose in the middle of my face! Even though my studies take the most part of my time, the pleasure to paint never leaves me.” We’re very glad to hear that!

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