Fanart by Malboro does Ghibli magic justice

Studio Ghibli films hold a special place in the hearts of millions, not only children but adults too.

The magical stories fill our heads with creativity and transport us from our chairs to the land of cats, the spirit world and underwater lairs.

It’s no surprise fans like to recreate and reimagine the worlds they love. Of all the Ghibli fanart out there Malboro‘s is definitely at the top with the best of them. Anime meets Art Nouveau.

CosplayGen X Cristian Dîrstar

Cosplay Gen is the bible of cosplay, from interviews to tutorials, the magazine showcases the best of cosplay and gives you an insight into the minds of dedicated cosplayers – and best of all it is made by fans for fans.

Below are promo cards for issue 3, taking some of the best cosplays from the issue and mixing them up with illustrations by Cristian Dîrstar – it’s interesting to see cosplayers who dress as real life versions of drawn characters being drawn themselves, seems like a weird paradox but we love it.

See the full series here.

15 again

I’ve recently been reflecting on the past and wondering where my life will go in the future, during which I found myself thinking of all the activities I did before uni that I quickly replaced with alcohol and studying. Tonight I decided to channel my inner 15 year old; with nowhere to go and strict curfews I used to do a ridiculous amount of drawing to fill up time so why did I ever stop?

One reason might be that I’m not that good. I seem to have a knack for copying other peoples work well but my original ideas are a flop; so here is the result of my boredom and life pondering mindset tonight. I just thought I would share with the World Wide Web – (This adds a sense of purpose to an evening of procrastination.) ^_^

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Shiro from Deadman Wonderland drawn in an A6 notebook – whilst watching Catfish: The TV show.