So cool! A former bar host turned illustrator has created some incredible Ghibli inspired fan art. The Japanese man, Takumi Kanehara, used to be a bar host in Hokkaido, and is now a focused full time illustrator and recently won the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine Treasure Newcomer Manga Award. Even more astonishing is that Kanehara says that he has never had any formal art training.

The art nouveau Ghibli illustrations combine powerful portraits of your favorite Ghibli characters, symbolism and colorful and detailed backdrops. The drawings are done by hand using alcohol-based magic markers and show the artist's incredible precision.

One amazing Spirited Away themed work!

The artist starts by using regular paper and a felt tip pen.