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Somewhere only we know by yume-darling Somewhere only we know by yume-darling
I just finished reading Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones and it inspired me to draw this of Howl/Howell Jenkins and Sophie Hatter. :] Title comes from Keane's "Somewhere only we know". The picture's also sorta inspired by the Studio Ghibli adaptation of the book because of the background that I attempted to imitate... XD; I tried to recreate the sky during the part about Howl's childhood with crayons to make it look sorta childish. Dunno if it worked.

Howl and Sophie were colored with Prismacolor and Roseart colored pencils. Stars done in crayon; sky done with watercolor.

Diana Wynne Jones.

Time: 2 hrs appx.
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Carmee09 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
soooo what i thought they looked like while reading
mijelly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
I really love how they seem to be chuckling at their special little secret. Very sweet and romantic. You already have a lot of comments for this, but I hate favoriting without commenting (Hint, hint).
yume-darling Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Chuckling at their special little secret... or bickering under their breath? xD

Thanks a lot for the comment! And yeah... I do wish people would comment more but what can I do.
mijelly Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
They could be bickering. And no one would know since the two are so goofy together...

But what is more romantic than a fireworks display of dying stars? So I suppose they make up very quickly.
anenglishdirector Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Student Filmographer
This is awesome! I was so surprised at how much they look like Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable xD
jnotk Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
nice hob, but howl look s a bit bony, and that turns me off
CrushMyVelvet Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I loved this book so much! And the companion book too. ><
FowlHunter Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
OMG IT'S HOWL!! <3 <3 <3
I love this, you drew Howl perfectly, though I didn't imagine Sophie to be so pretty. ^^
RoninMaj Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
omgoodness!!! i love this so much :heart:
i was raiding your gallery and i saw this, i instantly thought... "howl? ... no it couldn't be... "
i love it so much. just .. perfect :love:
this made my day, thanks for the hmc fanart :D
abayo ;D
Brangienne Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
yay! book sophie and howl! *loves*
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