"DESSINS DU STUDIO GHIBLI, Les secrets du Layout pour comprendre l’animation de Takahata & Miyazaki "
The Layout secrets to understand the animation of Takahat&Miyazaki
I wanted so bad
to see this exposition .. I am really glad i was able to do so eventually !
It was on the last week-end of the exhibition in Paris, France, the 28Feb-1srtMarch 2015, and my boyfriend accepted to follow me in this fan-roadtrip ♥
For the first time ever in Europe, StudioGhibli and their main artists Hayao Miyazaki
& Isao Takahata,
exposed the original layouts (the drawings that make the movie)
of almost every movies they made.
The layouts were already exposed before, but only in Japan and HongKong : so it was a real honor to see the origins of such wonderful movies, here in our Occidental part of the world ...
The museum itself is quite an art piece :
So there was about 1300 drawings on the walls, showing the making of the movies we all love (those are the ones i have personally seen) :
Princess Mononoke, 1997
My neighbour Totoro, 1988
Spirited Away (Le voyage de Chihiro), 2001
Nausicaä and the valley of the wind (Nausicaä), 1984
Kiki's delivery service (Kiki la petite sorcière), 1989
Howl's moving castle (Le château ambulant), 2004
The secret world of Arietty (Arietty le petit monde des chapardeurs), 2010 ...
This is what it looked like inside the museum [taking photo inside was forbidden]
I took those photos outside ... you get the feeling ^^
Follow the white Totoro ...
Among the many souvenirs, there was this huge artbook
containing all the layouts exposed ! So great to admire these little pieces at home ^^ and to try and draw them myself ! Maybe i'll show you some fan art soon ^^
[Extract from Artbook of the exposition « Dessins du studio Ghibli : pour comprendre les secrets de l’animation de Takahata & Miyazaki » – ed. Art Ludique Le musée. © Studio Ghibli Inc. All rights reserved]
Fun and free attraction at the end of the visit : include yourself in the famous train scene's layout of SpiritedAway ...
In the movie it is :
The original layout looks like :
... and after taking myself in photo in front of a green wall [click to see it larger] :
Well there is so much to say about all this, and so many illustration to add ... Maybe i'll complete in another journal if you'd like more.
Goodies everybody wanted to buy in the souvenirs shop :
Thank you for reading
Visit the museum's page [in French]: artludique.com/exposition.html
Amazing interview of Miyazaki himself talking about his techniques and vision :