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“Afternoon Tea With The Neighbors”

Afternoon Tea With Neighbors

Afternoon Tea With The Neighbors

30″ x 48″ acrylics on canvas. 2013. ORIGINAL SOLD. Prints available here:

A tribute mashing up the mad tea party from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” and some of my favorite Studio Ghibli (Hayao Miyazaki) characters: Howl as the Mad Hatter, accompanied by Calcifer; Totoro as the March Hare; Ponyo as the Dormouse; No Face as the Caterpillar; Kiki as Alice, accompanied by jiji; Yubaba as the Queen of Hearts; Chibi Totoro as the White Rabbit; a Cheshire Catbus; And a few other characters and a bunch of references hidden throughout the painting.

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Sketch-A-Day #148

Sketch-A-Day #148

Sketch-A-Day #148

Sketch-A-Day #148 © Justin Hillgrove

This sketch is a tribute to two of my favorite things, Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Tea Party and Studio Ghibli /Hayao Miyazaki’s (My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke)

The painting for this sketch is currently in the works! In fact, I spend last weekend in Issaquah Salmon Days working on it so keep your eyes peeled for progress pictures!