I re-watched Howl's Moving Castle at the weekend. The art is just beautiful, and the story so romantic. I haven't read the original book yet, but I have it, courtesy of a very kind friend. I think the images are beautiful and inspiring. They even make me want to paint landscapes in watercolour. (I suck at watercolour!) All images from Google:
I drew a quick sketch of Howl myself:
I have ideas buzzing round in my head and I've been thinking about them on and off all week. It's harlequins and card suits and chess boards and the flash of the gold of a necklace... Hmmm. It is nice when something plants a seed of an idea!