To me, this is the prettiest Ghibli film. I mean, they’re all absolutely beautiful and every background is a work of art, but the backgrounds in Arrietty are so stunning. So much detail, so many clever ideas for the interior of the tiny house that’s all borrowed stuff. Especially Arrietty’s room.
The Cecile Corbel soundtrack is also one of my favorite soundtracks ever, and not just from Ghibli films, but in general. The songs are all so sweet and I adore the lyrics.
Howl's Moving Castle is another one of my absolute favorite Ghibli movies! Mainly because to this day Sophie is one of the most relatable characters for me. Her struggles with herself and with what she wants to do with her life are so familiar to me. I was also very impressed by the design and animation of the castle back in '05. It's a work of art all by itself.
And Howls drama queen moments are really funny to watch. I generally like the humor in this film.
Painted on Canson watercolor paper, using Ecoline liquid watercolors, Schmincke masking fluid and a light table.