Hayao Miyazaki is a very influential part of my choice of my career, having seen so many of his movies as a child and now still watching them, it has done nothing but continue to fuel my love of animation. He began to work as an animator at studio Toei Douga in 1963, grabbing everyone’s attention with his amazing art works and ideas. In 1973 after transferring to Nippon Animation, there he was able to bring about some classics such as: Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984).
The success of the film (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)) brought him toa place in his life where he was able to start his very own animation studio; Studio Ghibli. All this success from Hayao Miyazaki honing his natural ability of art and embracing all the strange ideas he has had for beautiful movies has brought me lots of hope for when I am feeling like all I turn out is chicken scratch.
His efforts have never been fruitless in making everyone, including people who do not watch Anime, enjoy his movies. Spirited Away (2001) Image Source: http://www. irdasianews. com/store/spirited- sen-chihiro-kamikakushi/ In this image we have the female protagonist Chihiro solidifying the relationship with one of her first friends, Haku. Some of the noticeable elements in this image are the difference in shading between animated character and background, the lines that outline their bodies, and the emotion on their faces. As the main protagonist, Chihiro has a red uniform, part of the primary colors, it shows her status as a main element.
Next to her is Haku, who is also in a primary color of blue.
The two characters colors can depict their personalities as well, Chihiro who shows her emotions on her sleeve and feels them heavily and intensely. Haku is in cool under tones, not only because he is more of a side kick, but because his personality is rather hidden and although very deep he does not show it. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Image Source: http://doublefeatureshow. com/2012/08/the- iron-giant-my-neighbor-totoro. html Here we have a picture of the movie My Neighbor Totoro, there are the three main characters in this image.
Totoro, Satsuki, and on Satsuki’s back, Mel. In this scene, we see hue (primary color of yellow), value (the brightness over the children, the darkness over totoro and the forest), temperature (the warmth of orange and yellow and red from the light, the coolness of the dark blue and green in the forest and on Totoro), and lastly, intensity ( the main characters coloring compared to the background. ) Ponyo (2008) Image Source: http:// www. fanpop. com/clubs/ponyo-on-the-cliff-by-the-sea/images/30547637/title/ponyo- screencaps-photo Ponyo loves ham!
Ponyo is a sweet little protagonist in this movie, er and her human friend Sosuke are what keep the film light-hearted – as well as all of the bright hues and values. Ponyo is adorned in red, still symbolic of the primary status we discussed earlier, but temperature is a cooler red to help bring harmony with the cool tones of the ocean and background scenery, and a softer more childish image to her personality. The very flow of the lines drawn create a lot of dynamic movement, which I believe to be one of Hayao Miyazaki’s greatest skills. The tousled look of the characters hair and the wide eyed look in their eyes express the many