It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love Studio Ghibli movies. From the spellbinding storytelling to the fantastic art, it seems there’s something for everyone when it comes to Japan’s most beloved animation studio. Today, we’d like to share with you this fantastic digital art by Tianhua Xu, a concept artist and art director for Chinese studio Chiyan Workshop. Join us after the jump as we compare this work to the original still from the film Princess Mononoke.

Comparing the original movie scene to the fan art, you can really appreciate how much extra detail has been added to create a realistic-looking image, particularly in San’s clothes and jewelry.

If you like what you see, you can always check out more of Tianhua Xu’s digital fantasy art here.

We particularly like this Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones!

We’re definitely looking forward to seeing more from this artist soon!

Source: Artist Database
Images:, Wikimedia Commons