I recently brought Nausicaa to work for Ryan to read and it's reminded me of how much I love it. It really is one of the best comic series I've ever read, and expands hugely on the content of the movie. The art and story -- by Miyazaki himself -- are absolutely breathtaking and the world it explores is mind-bogglingly cool. While my Nausicaa bug was still buzzing, I thought it would be fun to do some fan art at this past draw night. The end result is a bit hard to dissect without some visual aids, so I decided to employ some grays to lend a helping hand; after scanning in the drawing, I went to work.
And this is the result -- a quick-and-dirty job with a bit of subtle lighting thrown onto the various layers. Her sandwich received a bit of color and focus because I worried it would be hard to spot. I tried to get as much of her equipment as "correct" as possible, but I noticed her plane had a few details missing when I was perusing the manga later. Other weird errors include a lack of dark-patches on the tips of the critter's ears, and getting the date wrong... I meant for it to read 11-1-11. The biggest issue I have, however, is her squirrel-fox (or whatever) not being that clearly in the foreground -- it might look like a human-sized rodent sitting on the tree.
After coloring the sandwich, I was curious what the two main character focuses would look like with similar, simple treatment, and gave it a whirl. Fun.