I have such fond and vivid memories of The Secret of Nimh, the gorgeous animation and richness of colors, the use of lighting, the character designs… Agh! Out of nowhere came the compulsion to pay homage to it.Favorite 2D animated movie ever, and now I have an incredible phone wallpaper too.
When I first started this illustration, I was yet so young. So full of hope. And now look at me… still so full of hope.
I ended up having to fix the nose AGAIN before it was done. Really loving the selective sharpening for that crystalline effect!!