Totoro Illustration

totoro illustration
totoro illustration

This is an illustration of totoro. It is my favorite Miyazaki movie. It reminds me of my childhood and running around in the woods, believing in spirits and being afraid and amazed by the world. In Japan the number nine is bad luck because it sounds like the word for suffering. It is strange that totoro has 9 shapes on his chest and it makes you wonder about different interpretations of the movie and what he might represent.

About the author: I am an artist who aims to capture the whimsical, mass produced, slightly sinister, gimmicky, derivative, transient nature of modern life. macmcraeart@gmail.com