Last Year during my employment at Animal Logic in Sydney, I contributed an entry to the Smash! Travelling Artbook to be auctioned off for the purpose of charity (The Fred Hollows Foundation). I chose to do a fan art piece on The Secret World of Arriety as it is my one of my favourite Studio Ghibli animated films. I have always been a fan of miniatures and painterly landscapes/environments, so Arriety’s premise really resonated with me to this day.
You can view the impressive list of other contributors of the charity artbook on Smash!’s website here. Now I am wondering if they did manage to break the auction record of AUD$1000 from the previous year (2012).