Studio Ghibli has been showing off Hayao Miyazaki’s hands — the hands that have drawn and written so many things that have made so many people happy.
First up is Miyazaki’s hand on his latest book.
— STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) January 9, 2021
SoraNews24 provided this translation for the message with it:
“Yesterday Miyazaki-san held a copy of Hayao Miyazaki and the Ghibli Museum. ‘You put a lot of work into this,’ he told the book’s art director. Then he said, ‘I’m sorry to leave while you’re so excited, but I have background art that’s waiting to be checked’ and went back to the studio.”
Next up is a photo showing Miyazaki at work, dealing with a cut scene.
— STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) January 11, 2021
SoraNews24 translated some of the responses, including:
“There are beautiful works of art that could only have been brought into this world by Hayao Miyazaki’s hands.”
“You can tell how hard he’s worked his whole career by looking at his hands.”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.