Sunday, July 13, 2008

Totoro Forest Project

Some doodles and a quick photoshop color sketch!

Work in progress painting using Cel Vinyl Acrylics!


Prancing in Snow
5" x 15 1/2"
Acrylic on Illustration Board

Here's my donation for the Totoro Forest Project, an international charity event to help preserve Sayama Forest in Japan.  Hayao Miyazaki got the inspiration for his movie "My Neighbor Totoro" from this forest.  Over two hundred artist from around the world participated for this charity event.  We were asked to create anything inspired by the movie "My Neighbor Totoro".  So this is my contribution that will be auctioned off on September 6th.  To see the artworks from all the artist who participated and to learn more about this charity event, please visit the Totoro Forest Project website.


52 comments:

lanfeng3d said...

It is the first time I see your art and I am amazed!..
amazing works !!!!!!

Javi García said...

Cool!, really love the shapes.

Cheers!

RAWLS said...

Beautiful piece Erwin!! What a great opportunity for a great cause!

Peter Breese said...

what fun, love the winter feel and grace of the characters.

C.B. Canga said...

wow i thought this was digital. i can't tell the difference.

nice job as always.

Lucia said...

Wow!!! I just found your artwork tonight and I love it!!!!! It's beautiful!!!!

Lucia in San Francisco

Zaff said...

many many many good stuff !!!


gracious color !!

good good

I want more !

Zaff said...

your personal project is sooooo cooool !!!

Ivan's blog said...

This is great, Your work is so inspiring.
-Ivan

Pandagun said...

Right on Erwin, love the shapes.

victoriaying said...

wow! so wonderful and dynamic!

Joey Chou said...

great design as always!

Food and Drugs said...

A great project, and many great artists supporting it!
Let's see if this way people can become aware of the beauty that not only is inherent to the natural world, but that which can inspire, and so begin to get more proactive in its preservation.
Regards

Enrique said...

http://www.enmayusculas.com/Imagenes_categoria_3.html

Linked from Spain

Saludos,

Randy Bantog said...

great piece!

TH3DEN said...

man that looks amazing!!! high five from vancouver!!! yeah!!

a.g.barrows said...

beautiful work!!!

i love your style and colors..

cdeboda said...

Nice post and contribution to the project! Always enjoy seeing part of the painting process too.

Juan Manuel Reggi said...

Hola!; es increible el clima que logras en todas tus obras, INCREIBLE. Saludos

Webrocker said...

This is so rad!!! Really amazing stuff.
Keep up the good work, greetings
Tom

lelisblogspot said...

Really, it's wonderful.

Christian Robinson said...

I cannot believe i have never came across your blog until now.
your work is incredible, super inspiring.

thanks for sharing your talents with us.

3MF said...

hi ...
this is my first time that i see ur works - they are great , and amazing . i loved them .
please come and see webloge :
www.ehsancartoons.blogfa.com
but i'm a begginer and need proffessionals help - tell me something to make my works better pleeeeeeeeez .(if have a little time)
i am waiting for You

Simon Scales said...

Very very cool Erwin
well done

Wouter Tulp said...

Your work is stunning! Bookmarked!

Ben Mauro said...

that turned out great, i still cant believe how indistinguishable it is from your digital stuff.

Ivan's blog said...

great stuff as usual.I like how you actually did the piece traditionally. You dont see that alot now a days.

-Ivan

Coen met een C said...

I just discovered your work.
Really great!

Armand Serrano said...

Oh my, real paint! Great job.

Jose Emroca Flores said...

Awesome stuff man good to see you still using real paint

Yassir S.Rasan said...

love your arts ,it makes me happy
its full of feeling like magic

Aaron H. Bynum said...

Excellent work as always.

Sylvain Jézéquel said...

hi erwin :]
it's amazing how it look like your digital work.realy love the simplicity in this one ,good job !

TURCIOS. said...

FANTÁSTICO TU ARTE!
AQUÍ UN FANS.
SALUDOS

uri said...

woooooww!!!!
Absolutelly amazing works, Erwin!

You have a new fan.

nadashope said...

i loved it
your drawings are amazing!!f

Will Higgins said...

I'm a big fan of your work, and I would just like to make a few suggestions for your blog. You should syndicate it (with FeedBurner) and you should let people Follow it with the new tools built into Blogger. I wish you the best of luck!

c.g.young said...

just awesome.
inspiring.

-c.g.young

Barnard Cyrus said...

wow! wow! wow!

thecrazychef said...

Wow Erwin!! your art ROCKS!!!!! it was nice meeting you at Dreamworks man! keep up the art!

Ryan

CAOZINHA said...

Hello... I like very mutch your work . So I going to talk about you in my blog . Im from BRAZIL and I am glad to see people doing great illustrations like yours.


Carolina

Ben Fiquet said...

amazing works here, I just discover your work on cgtalk .... very cool stuffs

Braxton said...

Your work is so beautiful. It makes me want to draw. I love how establish your focal point in your works. It's amazing how you use color, direction and light to get your point aross. Awesome job.

Ronald Theelen said...

Erwin, your work is really amazing!
Keep it up!

lanfeng3d said...

Highly praise again!

pumml said...

Erwin, so glad to see some process shots of this and to see you using cel vinyl too. Love the stuff. The painting came out beautifully!

geraldraws said...

really great work ! And since I had the privilege to see the original piece, I can say a big bravo !

EL GRANDE said...

Awesome work!

Peace,
Joe y Elio

pupupidu said...

Que dibujos mas bonitos!

klimtbalan said...

Un gran proyecto, solidario y de una gran calidad!!
Muchas gracias por dármelo a conocer...
Un fuerte abrazo..
Tengo los ojos muuuy abiertos, sorprendida!!

Berea R. said...

Wow, I absolutely love the style you have. It's beautiful!

Kristi Valiant said...

Your work is stunning. Thanks for posting!