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Soot balls go to work by ekurepu Soot balls go to work by ekurepu
Carrying their coal, endlessly.

From the movie "Spirited away".

Apparently they are called Susuwatari, but "soot ball" is easier for me :)

I know the reflection on the coal could be better, but I made this one year ago and I don't want to change it :p
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:iconpossesedturnip:
PossesedTurnip Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oooh! I LOVE Spirited Away!
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foofygirl45 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
how is it i was watching this yesterday!? ITS SO AMAZING
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:iconobsidianwasp:
ObsidianWasp Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This movie...
My childhood!! ;u;
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ArtemisTheGrapefruit Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You forgot to mention how much the coal weighs.






THEY WEIGH A FLIPPIN TON!
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StellaLockser Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Spirited away soot balls!
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:iconpolerix:
polerix Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
*sprited* away!
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:iconlena-ru5:
Lena-ru5 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh no wait...it's spirited away..o.o...i knew that Sweating a little... 
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:iconlena-ru5:
Lena-ru5 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
howl?!
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:iconlkwayvern:
LKWayvern Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that movie! This looks so cool! 
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Riku8406 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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IGGLE-PICKLES Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
oh my god....:iconsokawaiiplz:
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:iconoctobird:
octobird Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GAAAHHH :D :D :D :D
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cherriblossomrain Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the soot sprites! Spirited Away is my favorite movie! Actually, all of Miyazaki's and Studio Ghibli's are my favorite!
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ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Miyazaki's movies are very good, I'm a little sad that he won't do any more movie. His son's movies are good, but they don't have the little magic/strange/mystical something that his father's movies had
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cherriblossomrain Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is true, but my love for Studio Ghibli will never fade. I remember watching 'Howl's Moving Castle' for the first time on a movie channel. It was just amazing. The details, the use of magic, the story, everything was just beautiful. It left me in astonishment. And then I saw 'Spirited Away' and was sold on Miyazaki. I cannot wait to see 'From Up On Poppy Hill'! He wrote it, so it should be good! 'The Secret World of Arrietty' was very good!

Well, for the most part Gorō Miyazaki has only directed, but his father has been writing and producing the new movies. Perhaps Gorō just needs more practice and experience. I'm sure his movies will be amazing!

I'll stop blabbering away now! lol
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UncleGargy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love these little critters. But then I'd get the Smurfs doing all the hard work. Mwa,ha,ha,ha!
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TomboyLil Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
:D :D
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frostdrop1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Aww their so cute! When I watched Spirited Away I fell in love with these things as soon as I saw them ^^~ THEY ALWAYS DESERVED CREDIT!
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Brookfan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
\OoO/ AWESOME! I love spirited away XD
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:iconekurepu:
ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Brookfan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
No problem C:
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:icontotemeye:
TotemEye Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It's beautiful :heart: :iconilavplz:
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:iconekurepu:
ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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TotemEye Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Np! It really is! >w<
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MiMiDong Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I don't get how the reflection could be better, it looks pretty good to me :D this really brings me back TT_TT
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ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well as it is now, the reflection only appears when the coal turns right, but it should also appear when it turns left... I'm not sure if I'm understandable ^^'
But in terms of animation, the reflection is animated smoothly enough I guess

And thanks :)
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MiMiDong Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh I see XD makes sense... Still looks pretty great anywho XD
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TechnoShadowBlood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cuuuuute!
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Holyengine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
CUTE! :wow:
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:iconfaerismoka:
faerismoka Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cute! :la: Memories~
Can I use this as my webcam? ouo/
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:iconekurepu:
ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Sure you can :)
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faerismoka Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you~~~
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crazymusicchick16 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats awesome!! Loved the movie ^.^ So cute!
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ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D yep the movie was really good
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emowriter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
love it!
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:iconekurepu:
ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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nexu22 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I am not sure it was coal, cause Chihiro sure had a hell of a time picking one up... awesome soot balls, nonetheless =)
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:iconekurepu:
ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
As for the weight, a coal of this size would weigh around 5kg I guess, it's not that heavy but chihiro is still a little child
Or else it's just magic coal :D
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andinhu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Interface Designer
makurokurosukes! *o*
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:iconekurepu:
ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooo... is their name makurokurosuke or susuwatari? I'm lost D:
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andinhu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Interface Designer
hahaha It Susuwatari, but remember that a character from Studio Ghibli always called them Makurokurosuke
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insanity-pillz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Why do I have the sudden urge to whistle "High-Ho!"?
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HelloHailey Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
i love that movie and these things were so cute! ^.^
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:iconekurepu:
ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep they were, even though they were not so different from slaves if we think about it... poor things :p
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HelloHailey Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
yea...bleh...but they were so cute
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NinGeko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OuO you are my hero, this just made my day~
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ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really nice, thanks!
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NinGeko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
tee hee your welcome! ^u^
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Miss-Melis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   General Artist
so great...made me smile! One of them should've come out with a star candy :giggle: hahaha
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:iconekurepu:
ekurepu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha that would have been funny :D too bad I didn't think of that
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