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Studio Ghibli Producer Teaches How To Draw Chu-Totoro On YouTube

Studio Ghibli Producer Teaches How To Draw Chu-Totoro On YouTube

He makes it look so easy.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

A Studio Ghibli producer has revealed a quick and easy way of drawing Chu-Totoro.

Many people have been taking up new hobbies while in self-isolation or lockdown and drawing is certainly high on everyone's list. But, artistic skills can sometimes be incredibly difficult to improve on when you haven't got an artistic bone in your body.

That's why Toshio Suzuki is here to help.

The Studio Ghibli producer has been filmed showing you how to mock up one of the most recognisable characters from the film canon.

Anyone worth their salt in the Studio Ghibli universe will know of or at least have seen Totoro in some way, shape or form.

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If you've always wanted to draw the friend of the adorable forest spirit in My Neighbor Totoro then let's get started. Thankfully, you only need a few brush strokes to bring this character to life.

In the video, which was uploaded to YouTube by the Nagoya City Board of Education's for free, Suzuki says: "Have you all been keeping well? I'm going to teach you how to draw Totoro! OK?"

"Here comes the most important part. With the eyes, draw them far apart. This is most important."

Suzuki makes it look very easy but after a few goes surely you'll be able to replicate what you see on the screen.

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If you'd prefer to leave the art to the experts and just soak up the beautiful cinematography and storylines from Studio Ghibli then you're in luck: they're all on Netflix.

The final batch was uploaded last month with Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, The Wind Rises, When Marnie Was There, Pom Poko, From Up on Poppy Hill and Whisper of the Heart.

Netflix kicked things off at the start of February by adding Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Only Yesterday, Porco Rosso, Ocean Waves and Tales From Earthsea.

Then, from the beginning of March, viewers were able to stream Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbors The Yamadas, Spirited Away, The Cat Returns, Arrietty and The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya.

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But if you're also a fan of the music from the movies then you're in luck.

Music from nearly all of Studio Ghibli's 23 films has been uploaded to music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and YouTube Music.

Featured Image Credit: Nagoya City Board of Education/YouTube

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film