The Illustration Friday topic this week was “electronic”, and since I’ve been regretting my (unavoidable) inability to enter the Folio Society illustration competition, my thoughts were on Diana Wynne Jones’s books, and the unexpected co-appearances of magic and more contemporary technologies.
So here is a Howl, of Howl’s Moving Castle, as loosely suggested by a scene that is in the book, but not the movie!
And here is the original piece, with my hand for scale.
This is one of my favourite images for illustrating one of my very favourite books (and I also love the movie).
:) Thank you! They are both grand. But no saucepan song in the movie!
I totally love the contemporary/magical collision in Howl’s Moving Castle (book), too! How cool to walk from one magical place into someone’s living room in contemporary life?
It’s the most delightful moment, isn’t it!